Federal Title Programs
No Child Left Behind (NCLB) Consolidated Application
The No Child Left Behind (NCLB) Consolidated Application, consisting of Title l and Title ll-A provides federal funds for qualifying schools and programs. The overarching goal of NCLB is for every child to meet state academic achievement standards. Title I provides the programs and resources for disadvantaged students to meet this goal. It also requires school districts to close the achievement gap, to place a highly qualified teacher in every classroom, and to improve the qualifications of paraprofessionals who work with disadvantaged students. Throughout NCLB, the use of solid research to improve teaching is required and promoted, and parents are provided with information and options to improve the education of their children. Title I funds, in conjunction with District 214 dollars, are used to support staff salaries and programs for reading instruction and math support, before and after school tutorial programs, parent workshops, and staff development training. Elk Grove, Rolling Meadows, and Wheeling High Schools receive Title I federal funds from the NCLB Consolidated Application. Elk Grove and Rolling Meadows are designated as targeted programs, and Wheeling is a schoolwide program. Title ll-A federal funds support math and science staff development training district wide and classroom reduction.