Title I Services
The Title I program in Geary County Schools is made possible by federal funding that is set aside to the states, which in turn allocate additional funds to improve basic educational programs in schools with high numbers or high percentages of poor children to help ensure that all children meet challenging state academic standards. More than 50,000 public schools across the country use Title I funds to provide additional academic support and learning opportunities to help low achieving children master challenging curricula and meet state standards in core academic subjects. For example, funds support extra instruction in reading and mathematics and before and after school to extend and reinforce the regular school curriculum. Additional information about Title I services in Geary County Schools can be found in the content below.
Within the last 3 years, USD 475 received permission from the Kansas State Department of Education to carry over more than 15% of Title I allocation. The prior carryover included either Title I regular funds or Title I American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) funds or both. As a result, USD 475 did not spend all of the 2010-2011 regular Title I allocation. The district is requesting an Ed-Flex waiver of the Title I carryover limitation of "once every 3 years" in order to carryover more than 15% of its 2010-2011 Title I allocation into 2011-2012.