Welcome to Westview Elementary School. We believe all students will learn based on the individual, developmental level of the child. Westview works in a team approach, utilizing the strengths of many, to provide a strong, well rounded "Family" atmosphere to the learning process. Our children are the center of attention for teachers, PTA, support staff, administration, and everyone who lends a hand to help our students succeed.
Westview Elementary School is considered a Title 1 school by the state of Ohio. Therefore, we receive some money from the state of Ohio, to help some of our students achieve to their best abilities. We utilize the funds to hire tutors and purchase materials to support student understanding and achievement. Below is a general description of the Title 1 provision.
Title I ("Title One"), a provision of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act passed in 1965, is a program created by the United States Department of Education to distribute funding to schools and school districts with a high percentage of students from low-income families. Funding is distributed first to state educational agencies (SEAs) which then allocate funds to local educational agencies (LEAs) which in turn dispense funds to public schools in need. Title I also helps children from families that have migrated to the United States and youth from intervention programs who are neglected or at risk of abuse. The act appropriates money for educational purposes for the next five fiscal years until it is reauthorized.
In addition, Title I appropriates money to the education system for prevention of dropouts and the improvement of schools. These appropriations are carried out for five fiscal years until reauthorization. According to the National Center for Education Statistics, to be an eligible Title I school, at least 40% of a school's students must be from low-income families who qualify under the United States Census's definition of low-income, according to the U.S. Department of Education.