Title I Information

  • Title I is a federal education program that supports low-income students. Funds are distributed to high poverty schools as determined by the state's eligibility guidelines.

    Johnson School and Tioga School participate in District 2’s Title I program. The program focuses on early intervention at the preschool and elementary levels and provides supplemental programs in the areas of reading, math, student engagement, 21st Century skills and social-emotional learning.

    How are the Title I funds used?

    Title I funds are used on a school-wide basis at both Johnson and Tioga to upgrade the schools’ educational programs. Title I is not a stand-alone program, but is coordinated with other District, state and federal programs to drive improved achievement in the schools. Title I funds provide additional student programs, extensive professional development for teachers, and a variety of parent and family programs.

    Contact your principal for more detailed information about how Title I funds support your school.

    Title I Grant Parent Participation

    These are some of the opportunities provided to parents/guardians to become involved in their child’s education:

    • Parent-Student-Teacher-District Compacts.
    • Surveys asking parents/guardians to determine their perception of the effectiveness of the program.
    • Meetings with teachers and other effective communications via telephone calls, e-mail, newsletters, personal contact, and letters.
    • The Title I Parent Orientation meeting held at the start of the school year. At this meeting, parents/guardians will receive a copy of parent-involvement activities and policy. A Parent-School Compact will also be distributed. 

    Right to Request Professional Qualifications

    All parents and guardians have the right to request the professional qualifications of the teachers who instruct your child and the paraprofessionals, if any, who assist them. You may request the following information about each of your child’s classroom teachers and their paraprofessional assistants, if any:

    • Whether the teacher has met Illinois qualification and licensing criteria;
    • Whether the teacher is teaching under an emergency permit or other provisional status by which state licensing criteria have been waived;
    • Whether the teacher is teaching in the field of discipline of the certification of the teacher.
    • Whether any instructional aides or paraprofessionals provide services to your child and, if so, their qualifications.

    Please contact the school office to receive this information.