July 29, 2014
Title I

Title I is a federal program to help students in our nation's schools.  Over 90% of the schools in the nation receive Title I funding.  The goal of Title I is to help all children get a good education. 

In Granite City School District #9, we place the emphasis on remediation at the earliest age possible.  Therefore, our funds are allocated to all seven elementary builidngs which offer schoolwide programs.  Schoolwide schools must address needs of low-achieving children and those at risk of not meeting the state student academic achievement standards. 

As part of the No Child Left Behind Legislation, school districts are being required to provide information to parents regarding school programs, especially those that are federally funded. 

As a parent of a student at Frohardt, Maryville, Mitchell, Niedringhaus, Prather, Wilson, or Worthen Elementary School, you have the right to know the professional qualifications of the classroom teachers who instuct your child.  Federal law allows for you to ask for certain information about your child's classroom teachers, and requires us to give you this information in a timely manner if you ask for it.  Specifically, you have the right to ask for the following information about each of your child's classroom teachers:

  • Whether the Illinois State Board of Education has licensed or qualified the teacher for the grades and subjects he or she teaches.
  • Whether the Illinois State Board of Education has decided that the teacher can teach in a classroom without being licensed or qualified under state regulartions because of special circumstances. 
  • The teacher's college major, whether the teacher has any advanced degrees, and if so, the subject(s) of the degrees.
  • Whether any teachers' aides or similar paraprofessionals provide services to your child, and if they do their qualifications. 

Currently, all of the teachers at the above mentioned elementary schools are licensed by the Illinois State Board of Education in the area or grade level that they are teaching. 

If you would like to receive any of this information, please call Mr. Jim Parker, Personnel Director or Mrs. Nancy LeVault, Director, Elementary Education/Title I at at 618-451-5800. 

As a parent, you can play a big part in your child's education.  Please make sure that you review school work and help your child on a nightly basis.


Public School Choice Information

Granite City School District #9

 

There were three schools in federal status in the 2010-2011 school year – Prather, Maryville, and Wilson.  Eligible students in the building were given the option to transfer to Frohardt, Mitchell, Niedringhaus or Worthen.  A transportation option was provided. 

 

Schools In Federal Status

# of Students Eligible To Transfer

# of Students Who Applied To Transfer

# of Students Who Actually Transferred

Prather

351

101

86

Maryville

322

43

36

Wilson

404

45

35

TOTAL

1077

189

157

 

Our district offers parents from all schools the opportunity to apply for in-district special request transfers.  There were children who transferred into Prather, Maryville and Wilson from the other district schools based on parent requests.