Federal Programs

  • Title I

    The Webster Groves School District has been designated by the federal government as a Title I district, enabling the allocation of additional resources in support of students, parents and caregivers. Learn more about this designation below.

    What is Title I?
    Title I is the largest federally funded educational program and is intended to assist low-achieving students meet that state’s challenging academic standards.

    Why do we receive funds?
    Title I funds are allocated to schools with high concentrations of low-income students.

    What are funds used for?
    Title I funds supplement District funds for extra services to students, coaching/professional development for teachers and parent involvement activities.

    Parent involvement is key
    Parent involvement is an important part of Title I funding.  Schools receiving Title I funds are required to implement programs and activities that include and promote parent involvement.  Schools must also provide opportunities for parents to increase their knowledge as it relates to their child’s educational experience in terms of curriculum, assessments and instructional strategies.

    How can I get involved?

    • Joining the PTO
    • Supporting student extra-curricular activities
    • Volunteering at the school
    • Attending parent-teacher conferences
    • Communicating with teachers by email, phone notes, etc.
    • Keeping teachers and school team informed about events in your child’s life, which may affect school performance

    School-Parent Compact
    A Title I school-parent compact is a written agreement between the school and the parents that identifies the activities that the parents, the entire school staff, and the students will undertake to share the responsibility for improved student academic achievement.


    In support of strengthening student academic achievement, WGSD Schools receive Title I, Part A funds and will be carrying out the requirements of The Every Students Succeeds Act (ESSA) Section 1116. Please see your school’s parent handbook for more details.