What is our free/reduced lunch rate used for in regards to Title I?
If our free/reduced lunch rate does not influence the amount of Title I funding that we receive, what is it used for in regards to Title I?
The free/reduced lunch rate is used locally (within the district) when deciding how to allocate the funds. In the case of the 2017-18 school year, the highest percentage of students who received free/reduced lunch are at JFK Elementary School (41%) and CVS Intermediate School (35%). As a result, we designated those two schools as school-wide programs, allowing for these funds to be used for all students and teachers in grade K-5.
• Verified via phone with the NYSED Title I School & Community Services Office on April 16, 2018.