Jane Addams High School receives federal funding through Title I, Part A. This federal program provides financial assistance to schools serving high percentages of economically disadvantaged students to ensure that students meet challenging state academic standards.
Since more than 40 percent of the Jane Addams High School student body is classified as economically disadvantaged, JAHS uses Title I funding to operate a school wide program to upgrade the educational program for the whole school. Our schoolwide Title I program includes strategies to address academics, social barriers, and parental involvement.
More than 50,000 schools across the country use Title I funds to provide additional academic support and learning opportunities to help low-achieving students master challenging curricula and meet state standards in core academic subjects.
JAHS may use Title I funds to:
- Provide instructional aides and non-teaching assistants to provide daily assistance to students and classroom teachers.
- Provide high quality professional development to all staff.
- Employ educational/curriculum and student support personnel to remove academic and social barriers to learning.
- Support parent involvement activities.
As a parent of a student who attends a school receiving Title I funds, you have a right under federal law to request information about the professional qualifications of the classroom teachers who instruct your child and the Title I paraprofessionals who assist them. The No Child Left Behind Act of 2001 gives you the right to ask for the following information about each of your student’s classroom teachers and their paraprofessional assistants:
- Whether the state has licensed or qualified the teacher for the grades and subjects he or she teaches.
- Whether the teacher is teaching under an emergency license or other provisional status by which state licensing criteria have been waived.
- The teacher’s college major, whether the teacher has any advanced degrees, and the subject of the degrees.
- Whether any instructional aides or paraprofessionals provide services to your child in the Title I program and their qualifications.