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Title I, II, & III Federal Grant Programs

Title I, Financial Assistance
Part A of the Elementary and Secondary Act (ESEA), provides financial assistance to local education agencies (LEAs) and schools, with high numbers or percentages of children from low-income families, in order to assist schools in ensuring that all children meet challenging academic standards.

Districts or schools accepting Title I funds are required to provide all children with fair, equitable and significant educational opportunities in order to obtain a high-quality education and to reach--at a minimum--proficiency on challenging state academic standards and assessments. Title I programs utilize highly qualified staff who implement instructional strategies based on scientifically based research and which are supported by organized and effective parental involvement.

Title I, Funded Public School Sites
Bamber Valley Elementary
Elton Hills Elementary
Franklin Elementary                                                  
Gage Elementary

Jefferson Elementary
Longfellow Choice
Pinewood Elementary
Riverside Elementary
Sunset Terrace Elementary

Title I, Funded Non-Public School Sites                              

Holy Spirit
Resurrection Lutheran
Rochester Central Lutheran
St. Francis
St. John
St. Pius

Title II
The Title II Program provides professional development funding to Local Education Agencies (LEAs) that is tied to research-based curriculum that impacts student achievement.  These funds are intended to increase the academic achievement of students by improving teacher and principal quality.  In particular, Title II funds are used to provide continuous, ongoing training that helps teachers better understand academic subjects and to learn new instructional strategies focused on improved student learning. 

In addition to using Title II funds for professional development, funds can also be used for a variety of other purposes, from recruiting and retaining teachers to reducing class sizes.

Title III
The focus of Title III, a component of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA), is to help local education agencies (LEAs) ensure that English learners (ELs) and immigrant students attain English proficiency and meet the same challenging state standards required of all other students.  To achieve this goal, districts that receive Title III funds must provide high-quality professional development activities to staff involved in the instruction of ELs, including elementary education, content, English as a Second Language (ESL), and Bilingual Education (BE) teachers and paraprofessionals. 

In addition, Title III funds may be used to enhance the language instruction education program (LIEP) already offered by the LEA. Supplementary activities funded by Title III must be grounded in scientifically based research on teaching EL and immigrant children and youth.

Title III, Parent Notification
Local education agencies (LEAs) participating in the Title III program are required to notify parents of their student's participation in Title III programming annually, within 30 days of the beginning of the school year, or within two weeks if the child enters the district during the course of the year.  Information required with this notification includes the most recent English language proficiency assessments.

Program Contact Information
Denise Moody
Coordinator of Mental Health Services
328-4273
demoody@rochester.k12.mn.us

   

 

                                               
   

 

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