Could you define what a Title I School Wide Building is in reference to the topic: Highly Qualified Paraprofessionals?
In order for a building to be considered a Title I school-wide it must:
- Receive Title I funds
- Have a low-income percentage over 40 %
- Have spent a year planning a comprehensive, supplemental education program for all students enrolled.
- Notified the State Title I Office of the intent to become a schoolwide program.
- Combined State and Federal funding. In Iowa, only 23 districts have a Title I schoolwide buildings. If a building is an approved Title I schoolwide, paraprofessionals employed after January 8, 2002 must meet the new NCLB requirements.