Title 1

The stated purpose of Title I is 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 academic achievement standards and State academic assessments." To that end, Wisconsin has developed a comprehensive set of standards to measure what students need to know and be able to do, and an assessment system to determine to what extent Wisconsin students have met these standards. We will continue to provide Wisconsin students the highest quality education as we implement the requirements of the No Child Left Behind Act of 2001.

The Title I program provides supplemental services to children in Title I schools in the form of a Targeted Assistance program. The Targeted Assistance model provides direct service to students with the greatest need for supplemental services while Schoolwide programs deliver services to all students with a continued focus on students with the greatest need. The goal of the program is to provide supplemental instruction to improve the academic performance of students.

The Whitefish Bay School District currently has two schools that host Targeted Assistance programs in reading and/or mathematics:

  • Whitefish Bay Middle School
  • Whitefish Bay High School

Parents are their child's first and most important teacher.  Children learn language by interacting with their parents.  In addition, parents influence their child's educational attitudes, habits, and interests.  In Title I, parents and teachers build a close, cooperative partnership.  Parents help to plan and participate in their child's learning and recceive progress monitoring updates on student' s progress when working with Title 1 staff.

Education for the Homeless- McKinney-Vento Act

The Education for Homeless Children and Youth (EHCY) Program's major responsibility is to implement the McKinney-Vento Homeless Education Assistance Act. Homeless children and unaccompanied youth must have access to public school educational programs and services that allow them to meet the same challenging state academic standards to which all students are held.

District Contact: 

Stacy Gahan at (414) 963-3924 or stacy.gahan@wfbschools.com

Program Elements:

  • Identify and immediately enroll any homeless child or youth (preschool to grade 12), even without academic or medical records.
  • Continue children or youths in their "school of origin" for the duration of their homelessness.
  • Inform parents/guardians of the educational rights of their children.
  • Provide transportation, at the request of the parent, to the school of origin.
  • Ensure no barriers exist (for example, residency requirements, lack of transportation or school fees) for full educational participation.
  • Develop partnerships with community agencies to identify and assist with basic services for homeless families, children, and youth.
  • Ensure homeless students are not segregated or stigmatized.
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