Federal Programs

Title I

 The Title I program provides financial assistance to schools with high numbers or high percentages of identified students to help ensure that all children meet challenging state academic standards. Federal funds are currently allocated through four statutory formulas that are based primarily on census poverty estimates and the cost of education in each state.

Title I funds are used to provide academic support and learning opportunities to help low-achieving children master challenging curricula and meet state standards in core academic subjects. For example, funds support extra instruction in reading and mathematics, as well as preschool, supplemental communication arts, and other programs designed to extend and reinforce the regular school curriculum. (Description  from: http://www.ed.gov/programs/titleiparta/index.html)

The Chadwick R-I School District Title I program operates as a School Wide program Pre-K to Grade12. This allows the school district to use Title I funds to support the overall academic programs of the school district. Specific funds are used to support the Title I Reading program in elementary, a supplemental communication arts program in the high school, and a Title I Pre-School program. Additional funding is used to support classroom resources.

The School Wide Title I program promotes student academic success through a joint partnership called a parent compact. This compact is an agreement between all parties stating that each will do his/her part to help his/her child to succeed in school, specifically in the area of reading.



Title II

The purpose of the program is to increase academic achievement by improving teacher and principal quality. This program is carried out by: increasing the number of highly qualified teachers in classrooms; increasing the number of highly qualified principals and assistant principals in schools; and increasing the effectiveness of teachers and principals by holding schools accountable for improvements in student academic achievement. (Description from: http://www.ed.gov/programs/teacherqual/index.html).

Title III

 The Title III, Language Instruction for Limited English Proficient and Immigrant Students program, assists school districts in teaching English to limited English proficient students and in helping these students meet the same challenging state academic standards required of all students.

Title IV

 Title IV may also be cited as the ‘Safe and Drug-Free Schools and Communities Act’.

The purpose of this part is to support programs that prevent violence in and around schools; that prevent the illegal use of alcohol, tobacco, and drugs; that involve parents and communities; and that are coordinated with related Federal, State, school, and community efforts and resources to foster a safe and drug-free learning environment that supports student academic achievement, through the provision of Federal assistance to —

(1) States for grants to local educational agencies and consortia of such agencies to establish, operate, and improve local programs of school drug and violence prevention and early intervention;

(2) States for grants to, and contracts with, community-based organizations and public and private entities for programs of drug and violence prevention and early intervention, including community-wide drug and violence prevention planning and organizing activities;

(3) States for development, training, technical assistance, and coordination activities; and

(4) public and private entities to provide technical assistance; conduct training, demonstrations, and evaluation; and to provide supplementary services and community-wide drug and violence prevention planning and organizing activities for the prevention of drug use and violence among students and youth. (Description from: http://www.ed.gov/policy/elsec/leg/esea02/pg51.html)

Parent Consent

Districts must make a reasonable effort to inform parents/guardians of students of the contents of programs or activities funded through Title IV.A. Districts must withdraw a student from any program activity supported with Title IV.A funds upon written request from the parents or legal guardians of students. Drug and violence prevention programs must convey a clear and consistent message that the illegal use of drugs and acts of violence are wrong and harmful.

Title IV funds in the Chadwick R-I School District are used to support the guidance and counseling department and school safety. Every other year students are asked to participate in a drug-free survey. Students are not asked to identify themselves and no individual responses are maintained or reported.


Title V

 This federal Innovative Programs formula grant supports education reform efforts; innovation based on scientific research; the purchase of instructional, library, and media materials; and the implementation of programs to improve student, teacher, and school performance. Funds have been awarded to each public school district based on K-12 enrollment combined with the enrollment of private non-profit schools in the community that participated in Title V the prior year, with an adjustment to provide higher per-pupil allocations to school districts with higher percentages of students from economically disadvantaged families.

The intent of Title V, Part A, is to increase the academic achievement of, and improve the quality of education for, all students through innovative education reform efforts. Local educational agencies (LEAs) have the flexibility to use the funds for 27 different types of activities, strategies, and programs identified in the law.

Title V, Part A, Innovative Programs are designed to

  • support local education reform efforts consistent with statewide education reform efforts;
  • implement promising education reform programs and school improvement programs based on scientifically based research;
  • provide a continuing source of innovation and education improvement, including support for programs to provide library services and instructional and media materials;
  • meet the educational needs of all students, including at-risk youth; and
  • develop and implement education programs to improve school, student, and teacher performance, including professional development activities and class size reduction programs. (Description from: http://dpi.wi.gov/titlev/index.html)


Title VI

 Title VI, Part B, Rural Education Achievement Program (REAP), is a federal program which provides funds for eligible school districts. Funds are available under two separate formula programs that target rural local educational agencies (LEAs) – the Rural and Low-Income School Program (RLIS) and the Small, Rural School Achievement Program (SRSA).  Funds are available to eligible LEAs on a formula basis. Data is collected and verified by each school district, approved by the Missouri Department of Education, and forwarded to the U.S. Department of Education. The Chadwick R-I School District currently qualifies for the SRSA program and funds are requested directly from the U.S. Department of Education. Chadwick R-I District does not qualify for this funding.

Title VII

 The Title VII–Indian, Native Hawaiian, And Alaska Native Education and Indian Education (VII-A) education program supports the efforts of school districts, Indian tribes and organizations, post-secondary institutions, and other entities to meet the unique educational and culturally related academic needs of American Indian and Alaska Native students so that they can meet the same challenging state student academic achievement standards as all other students. (US Dept of Education).

Title IX

The Federal No Child Left Behind Act of 2001 (NCLB), Title IX Part C. Sec. 9304(a)(3)(C) requires the Missouri Department of Elementary & Secondary Education (DESE) to adopt procedures for resolving complaints regarding operations of programs authorized under the Act, including Title I, Title II, Title III, Title IV (Part A), Title V, Title VI, and Title VII and Title IX, part C. (Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education).


 Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 is a civil rights statute which provides that: “No otherwise qualified individual with disabilities in the United States…shall, solely by reason of his/her disability, be excluded from the participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be subjected to discrimination under any program or activity receiving federal financial assistance or under any program or activity conducted by any Executive agency or by the United States Postal Service.” (20 USC Section 794) (Taken from DOE,Mass).


REAP funds, provided through the SRSA program, are provided to school district through a formula basis from the US Department of Education, and are used to promote academic achievement of all students in the school district. Funds must be used in accordance with the guidelines of other federal programs. (See Title VII, Part B).