What is Title 1?

Title I Program Overview

Title I, Part A (Title I) of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act, as amended by the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESEA) provides financial assistance to local educational agencies (LEAs) and schools with high numbers or high percentages of children from low-income families to help ensure that all children meet challenging state academic standards. Federal funds are allocated yearly to participating school districts.
-US Department of Education

For the 2020-2021 school year, eight schools located within the Wausau School District meet criteria for participation in Title 1 school-wide programs. The school-wide program description, offers learning opportunities for all students who attend these public schools. In addition, there are three local private school systems who meet the criteria for targeted assistance and specific schools within these systems participate in the Title 1 program.

Title I Goals

1. Close the achievement gap for students in all subgroups in English
    language arts and math.

2. Provide every student access to a well-rounded education that
    meets their learning needs in an appropriate, healthy, and safe environment.

3. Provide professional learning opportunities for teachers, para educators,
    and principals to enhance instructional best practices and the
    implementation of the teaching and learning process for all students.

4. Utilize evidence-based interventions and support services to ensure every
    student graduates from high school prepared for college or career plans