Title I Statement of Purpose
The Title I program at District 15 promotes the belief that all children can learn and acknowledges that parents share the school’s commitment to educational success for all students. We recognize that a student’s education is a responsibility shared by school, family, and community. As a result, the program is designed to assist students to acquire the capacities for achieving the Illinois Learning Standards. District staff and Title I schools work jointly to ensure effective involvement of parents.
Title I Schoolwide Information
Schoolwide programs are not districtwide and must be planned for and implemented at each individual school building (also known as attendance center) in the district. District 15's Title I schools are Duker Elementary, Edgebrook Elementary, Hilltop Elementary, Riverwood Elementary and Valley View Elementary. A Title I, Part A schoolwide program is a comprehensive reform strategy designed to upgrade the entire educational program in a Title I school with a poverty percentage of 40% or more in order to improve the achievement of the lowest-achieving students.
Title I Program Funding
Projects or programs funded in whole or in part with Federal grant money must credit the Federal government for the Federal government’s portion of the financial support. In compliance with the Steven's Amendment, the federal government has given Title I, and Title II monies to McHenry School District 15 to support its local programs. Staff development opportunities, resource purchases and personnel have been funded in whole or in part with Federal entitlement dollars.
Title I Information and Documents
In accordance with ESEA Section 1111(h)(6) parents right-to-know, McHenry School District 15 is notifying every parent of a student in a Title I school that you have the right and may request information regarding the professional qualifications of your child’s classroom teacher.
Title I, Section 1116 of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965 (ESEA) requires that each school receiving Title I, Part A
funds jointly develop with parents of all Title I children a school-parent compact.