Title 1

What is Title 1?
Title I is the largest federal assistance program for our nation’s schools. The goal of Title I is a higher quality of education for every child. The program serves millions of children in elementary and secondary schools each year. West DeFuniak Elementary School is a Title I school.

How does Title 1 work?
The federal government provides funding to states each year for Title I. The Florida Department of Education sends the money to the district. The school district identifies eligible schools and provides Title I funds. West DeFuniak Elementary School implements a school-wide program, which means all students are served under Title I.

What do Parents have the Right to Know?
Parents can request and receive information on the qualifications of your child’s teacher; and be informed if your child is taught by a non-highly qualified teacher for four or more consecutive weeks. All WDE teachers and paraprofessionals are highly-qualified.

Interested in joining?
WDE has several school based committees that include parent members. This is in an effort to involve parents in the decision-making process. A letter was sent home the first week of school giving you the opportunity to let us know if you were interested in participating. If you didn't get a letter or are still interested, please contact Hope Allen, at 892-1250, or allenh@walton.k12.fl.us

Committees include- School Improvement Team, PTO, and School Parent Advisory Council.

School, District, and State Report Cards
The Florida Department of Education is pleased to announce the release of School, District, and State Report Cards in the EduData Portal (http://edudata.fldoe.org).

These report cards serve as a valuable resource for parents, educators and stakeholders by offering greater transparency into how Florida’s districts and schools are doing regarding student achievement and success. It not only provides the performance data, but also contains a State Report Card, educator qualifications and equity, per-pupil expenditures, and national data.

The department will continue to update information in the report cards as new data becomes available, as well as develop new enhancements based on user feedback received through the portal. News and updates about ongoing enhancements will be provided to those who subscribe through the portal.

If you need assistance accessing or navigating the EduData Portal, please contact your school’s Title I Contact at (850) 892-1250 ext. 2513.