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Title III: Instruction for Limited English Proficient Students and  Immigrant Students


Title III of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act ensures that English Learners (ELs) including immigrant children and youth, attain English proficiency, develop high levels of academic achievement in English, and meet the Missouri Learning Standards by achieving high levels in the core academic subjects in educational settings taught in English.  Parent and community involvement must also be promoted. 


Title III funds are utilized for a variety of purposes to support EL students and teachers including:

  • Professional Development

  • Instructional materials and supplies

  • Parent Involvement (Required)

  • Nonpublic Schools in the School District of University City also receive a portion of Title III funds to support EL students. The school district acts as the fiscal manager and nonpublic schools within the District boundaries receive funding based on the number of students identified as English Learners.


In support of strengthening student academic achievement for EL students, U. City Schools receive Title III funds and will be carrying out the requirements of The Every Students Succeeds Act (ESSA). 

For questions regarding the Title III program and funding, please contact:

Rebecca Soriano
Coordinator of State and Federal Programs
Call: (314) 290-4049

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