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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 is the School Accountability Report Card?

School Public Accountability Report (SPAR) provides parents and the community with important information about each public school-–Demographic data –School safety and climate for learning information –Academic data–Graduation rates –Class sizes –Teacher and staff information –Curriculum and instruction descriptions –and Postsecondary preparation information. It is available at the school office or website or online at

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 Pam Beck, at 892-1250, or

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