Title I

Title 1 is a federally funded program that provides extra academic support and learning opportunities for students who are struggling to master state and local academic standards. The newest authorization of Title 1 is part of No Child Left Behind (NCLB) that was signed into law on January 8, 2002. NCLB emphasizes the importance of teacher quality, student achievement and parental involvement; additionally, NCLB stresses that schools must be accountable to students and parents in the areas of teacher quality, student achievement and parental involvement.

Title 1 funds are federal supplemental funds that provide additional instructional time and support to identified students. GCSC elementary schools provide additional instructional programming in the area of literacy. Title 1 programs at each of our elementary schools are supported by scientific and/or evidence-based research.


In accordance with the Elementary and Secondary Education Act, Section 1111(h)(6), this is a notification from Greencastle Schools to every parent of a student in a Title I school that you have the right to request and receive information in a timely manner regarding the professional qualifications of your student's classroom teachers. This information regarding the professional qualifications of your student's classroom teachers shall include the following:

  • If the teacher has met state qualification and licensing criteria for the grade level and subject areas taught;
  • If the teacher is teaching under emergency or temporary status in which Indiana qualifications and licensing criteria are waived;
  • The teacher’s baccalaureate degree major, graduate certification, and field of discipline; and
  • Whether the student is provided services by paraprofessionals, and if so, their qualifications

If you have questions or concerns, please feel free to contact your building principal.



Becky McPherson

Assistant Superintendent