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The Instructional Services department is responsible for compliance with the requirements of federal grant programs.

Title I 
Title I is a federal program that provides supplemental funds to ensure that children have a fair, equal, and significant opportunity to obtain a high-quality education and reach proficiency on challenging State academic achievement standards and state academic assessments. The intent of Title I funding is to meet the educational needs of low-achieving students enrolled in the highest poverty schools and to close the achievement gap between high- and low-performing children. Title I funding is based on the percentage of students who qualify for the National School Lunch Program (NSLP).

In Riverside Unified School District, Title I is a Preschool through 12th grade program, and funds for this program are based on a per pupil amount for each student who qualifies for the NSLP enrolled at the school:
  • Preschools and Elementary with a NSLP percentage of 55% and higher are eligible for Title I
  • Middle schools with a NSLP percentage of 60% and higher are eligible for Title I
  • High schools with a NSLP percentage of 65% and higher are eligible for Title I.

Title I Schools: Adams Elementary, Alcott Elementary, Arlington High School, Patricia Beatty Elementary, Bryant Elementary, Central Middle School, Chemawa Middle School, Emerson Elementary, Fremont Elementary, Gage Middle School, Harrison Elementary, Hawthorne Elementary, Highgrove Elementary, Highland Elementary, Jackson Elementary, Jefferson Elementary, Liberty Elementary, Lincoln High School, Longfellow Elementary, Madison Elementary, Magnolia Elementary, Monroe Elementary, Mountain View Elementary, North High School, Opportunity Program, Pachappa Elementary, Raincross Alternative School, Ramona High School, Sierra Middle School, Sunshine Preschool, Taft Elementary, University Heights Middle School, Victoria Elementary, Washington Elementary. 

Title II
The purpose of Title II is to increase the academic achievement of all students by helping schools and districts: (1) improve teacher and principal quality through professional development and other activities, and (2) providing low-income and minority students greater access to effective teachers, principals, and other school leaders. All sites are eligible for Title II services from the district office.

Title III
The purpose of this program is to provide funds for helping English Learner (EL) students attain English proficiency and meet the same challenging state academic standards as all children are expected to meet. Funds must be used for increasing the English proficiency of EL children by providing high-quality language instruction and high-quality professional development for their teachers and other school staff. All sites are eligible for Title III services from the district office.

Title IV
The purpose of Title IV is to provide students with a well-rounded education including programs such as college and career counseling, STEM, arts, civics and International Baccalaureate/Advanced Placement. These funds are also used to support safe and healthy students with comprehensive school mental health, drug and violence prevention, training on trauma-informed practices, and health and physical education. Finally, these funds support the effective use of technology that is backed by professional development, blended learning and ed tech devices.  All sites are eligible for Title IV services from the district office.

These programs have many important components, such as parent involvement, parent education, and professional development.

For more information, please contact
Diana Ochoa
Coordinator of State and Federal Programs

dochoa@rusd.k12.ca.us