Welcome to the Saint Charles Public School District
Office of Title 1 Funded Programs

Learning is timeless...

 Title 1 funding at St. Charles Elementary provides additional academic support and learning opportunities to help low-achieving children meet state standards in the core academic subjects (math and reading). For example, funds are used to provide additional instructional staff, professional development, and other strategies for raising student achievement.

Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA), which was first enacted in 1965, is the principal federal law affecting K-12 education. The Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) was signed by President Obama on December 10, 2015, and represents good news for our nation’s schools. This bipartisan measure reauthorizes the 50-year-old Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA), the nation’s national education law and longstanding commitment to equal opportunity for all students.
The first section of the ESEA, Title 1, part of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act is the largest federal education program. The purpose of Title 1 of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA), most recently reauthorized
under Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA, is to ensure that all children have a fair, equal, and significant opportunity to obtain a high-quality education and reach, at a minimum, proficiency of challenging state academic achievement standards and state academic assessments.

ESSA includes provisions that will help to ensure success for students and schools. Below are just a few. The law:

  • Advances equity by upholding critical protections for America's disadvantaged and high-need students.
  • Requires—for the first time—that all students in America be taught to high academic standards that will prepare them to succeed in college and careers.
  • Ensures that vital information is provided to educators, families, students, and communities through annual statewide assessments that measure students' progress toward those high standards.
  • Helps to support and grow local innovations—including evidence-based and place-based interventions developed by local leaders and educators—consistent with our Investing in Innovation and Promise Neighborhoods
  • Sustains and expands this administration's historic investments in increasing access to high-quality preschool.
  • Maintains an expectation that there will be accountability and action to effect positive change in our lowest-performing schools, where groups of students are not making progress, and where graduation rates are low over extended periods of time.
The Title I program in the St. Charles Public School District provides supplemental educational services for students in kindergarten through grade 6 to ensure that all children have an opportunity to obtain a high quality education. Students whom are deemed to be Title One students must meet certain criteria in an area of academics.  Testing will occur over the first few weeks of the school year and again in January (these are called benchmark assessments).  Parents must give permission to allow these services to be utilized for their child. This permission is given in the form of a "COMPACT".  Title One services will begin the last week of September.

For more information:

Visit the department of education... https://education.state.mn.us/MDE/dse/esea/

For further information about Title I programming at the federal level, please visit the following link: http://www2.ed.gov/programs/titleiparta/index.html

Title I definition at Ed.Gov: http://www2.ed.gov/policy/elsec/leg/esea02/pg1.html

Contact: Gretchen Hoffman