Title I /Federal Programs

Title I
Title I is a federally funded program that was enacted to "ensure that all children have a fair, equal, and significant opportunity to obtain a high-quality education and reach, at a minimum, proficiency on challenging state and academic achievement standards and assessments". The program emphasizes closing the achievement gap between high- and low-performing children, providing enriched and accelerated instruction for low-achieving children, ensuring teachers have high quality professional development to more effectively impact student progress, coordinating services among other programs,  and expanding family involvement in the learning process. 

Brookfield R-III School District has elected to focus the resources of its Title I program to assist students at the elementary level, believing that is the foundation for all future learning.  The program currently provides instructional support to students in the elementary building in the area of Reading/English Language Arts. The 2.5 Title I teachers employed by the district provide services  through both in-class support and through small group instruction outside of the regular classroom.

Additional Federal Programs
The English Language Learners program is designed to provide language assistance to ensure eligible students have meaningful access to all curricular and extracurricular programs. The definition of an English Language Learner is any enrolled student who was not born in the United States or whose native language is a language other than English; who is Native American, Alaska Native, or a native resident of the outlying areas; OR who comes from an environment where a language other than English has had a significant impact on the individual's level of English language proficiency; AND whose difficulties in speaking, reading, writing, or understanding English language may be sufficient to deny the individual the ability to meet proficient levels of achievement on state assessments, successfully achieve in the classroom where the language of instruction is English, and/or the opportunity to participate fully in society.

Homeless children and youth are defined as children who lack a fixed, regular, and adequate nighttime residence. The McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance Act, signed into federal law in 1987, guarantees homeless children and youth an education equal to what they would receive if not homeless. Services that can be provided by the school district include transportation, school supplies, clothing for school, school fees, and funding for tutoring, as well as other resources that might be needed for success in the school setting.

Migrant education is a federal program designed to provide supplementary education and resource services to highly mobile children aged 3 through 21. Eligibility for the program is determined by the lifestyle of the parents/guardians, specifically moving between school districts for the purpose of seeking or obtaining temporary or seasonal work in agriculture or commercial fishing activities. The mission of the migrant program is to provide support services which strengthen and enhance the development of the migrant child and the migrant family.