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Title 1

What is Title 1?

Title I is a federal program under the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) that provides supplementary funds and services to school districts and schools with high numbers or high percentages of children who are disadvantaged.

Its overall purpose is to ensure that all children have a fair, equal, and significant opportunity to obtain a high-quality education and reach, at a minimum, the level of “proficiency” on challenging state academic achievement standards and assessments.

Qualifying Factors

Public Schools:

A school district determines its programs based on student needs. Janesville’s Title I program provides literacy support for designated grade levels. Occasionally, math support will also be provided at these grade levels.

A school qualifies for Title I services based on the average poverty level of the school area. If a school qualifies for Title I in Janesville, it is considered “School Wide Title I”, and any student who is in need of extra support is eligible regardless of family income. It is up to the school to determine how the support is provided.

Parochial Schools:

The federal grant contains provisions for ensuring that children who are disadvantaged and enrolled in private schools also benefit from the academic enrichment services funded with Title I, Part A funds.Non-public school students who live in the attendance area of a Title I public school are eligible for Title I services. If the non-public school they attend requests services, nonpublic students are offered services based on the students’ needs rankings.

Parent and/or teacher recommendations, classroom performance, and performance on assessments are used to select children who show potential and need extra help in a smaller classroom setting. A student may remain in the program until test scores or recommendations show special help is no longer needed. If a child who has been selected for Title I transfers to another title school, that child will continue to receive services as room is available.


Title 1 Program Notice

Schoolwide Title I Program Notice

Schools with an elevated low-income rate receive federal Title I funds to support the learning of all students through a Schoolwide Title I Program. Schoolwide programs serve all children in a school. All staff, resources, and classes are part of the overall schoolwide program. The purpose is to ensure all students, including those most in need, are positioned to  meet the state's challenging academic standards. Schoolwide Title I schools annually complete a needs assessment to identify the school’s strengths and areas for improvement in student achievement, develop strategies and actions steps to address how the goals identified will be achieved, and evaluates and updates the plan as needed.

Schoolwide Title I schools are required to engage parents and families in the Title I planning and evaluation process as well as provide opportunities for parents and families to engage in supporting their child’s education.

Parents of children enrolled in Title I schools have the right to

  • Timely information about services provided;

  • Access to a description of the curriculum, the forms of assessment used to measure student progress, and the achievement levels of challenging state standards;

  • Opportunities or meetings to formulate suggestions and to participate, as appropriate, in decisions relating to the education of their children upon their request; 

  • Response to their suggestions in a timely manner.

Copies of the Schoolwide Title I Plan and the Title I Parent and Family Engagement Policy are available upon request. Please contact the school secretary at (phone number) or (email) to request a copy.

Building Address Phone Number
Adams Elementary 1138 E. Memorial Dr. - Janesville, WI 53545 608-743-6300
Jackson Elementary 441 W. Burbank Ave. - Janesville, WI 53545 608-743-6500
Jefferson Elementary 1831 Mt. Zion Ave. - Janesville, WI 53545 608-743-6600
Lincoln Elementary 1821 Conde St. - Janesville, WI 53546 608-743-6700
Madison Elementary 331 N. Grant Ave. - Janesville, WI 53548 608-743-6800
Roosevelt Elementary 316 S. Ringold St. - Janesville, WI 53545 608-743-7000
Washington Elementary 811 N. Pine St. - Janesville, WI 53548 608-743-7200
Wilson Elementary 465 Rockport Rd. - Janesville, WI 53548 608-743-7300
Edison Middle School 1649 S. Chatham St. - Janesville, WI 53546 608-743-5900
Franklin Middle School 450 N. Crosby Ave. - Janesville, WI 53548 608-743-6000
Rock River Charter School 31 W. Milwaukee St. - Janesville, WI 53545 608-752-8273