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Title 1 Site Navigation Program Improvement Title I Programs home Title I Homepage Other Title I Programs Schoolwide Programs home Targeted Assistance Programs

Schoolwide Waiver Request

A schoolwide program uses its Title allocation to upgrade the entire educational program of the whole school in order to raise academic achievement for ALL students at the school. No longer are students or teachers labeled “Title I” but instead, all the students and all the teachers at the school use Title I funds to improve the school’s entire academic program. A schoolwide program is built upon schoolwide reform strategies rather than separate, add-on services.

For a school to be eligible to become schoolwide, it must be qualified as an eligible Title I school with 40 percent or more of the attending children coming from low income families. However, Title I schools that are unable to meet the 40 percent poverty rate do have the option to request a waiver from the U.S. Department of Education (USDE). 

The purpose of this webpage is to provide guidance on the schoolwide waiver request.




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Kirsten Baesler, State Superintendent
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