LAS VEGAS – Nearly 50 schools in Clark County will lose their Title I funding for the 2023-2024 school year, according to the Department of Education. The federal funding is intended to help schools and local educational agencies with high numbers of children from low-income families. The Clark County School District (CCSD) reported that over 76% of their schools shared the funding during the 2022-2023 school year, which includes additional requirements for support professionals.
CCSD said that Title I-funded programs included school-based programs, early childhood and pre-kindergarten, homeless services, Project HOPE, family engagement, migrant services, and neglected and delinquent services. However, starting from the next school year, funding will be given to schools where 75% or more of students qualify for free or reduced lunch, based on data from December 2022. This means that 47 schools will no longer receive the funding. Under previous criteria, the district said that 42 schools would have been categorized as Tier II, and five schools had free or reduced lunch percentages that would have phased them out of the Title I criteria completely.
The district emphasizes that it reviews the allocation of Title I funding to ensure that the money provides the greatest possible benefit to Clark County students. The impacted schools include Tony Alamo Elementary School, Legacy High School, Sierra Vista High School, Durango High School, and others. The district has provided a full list of affected schools.
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