When considering adopting community eligibility, schools often question how its implementation might affect the allocation of certain federal funds, specifically Title I funding. This concern arises because under community eligibility, schools no longer process school meal applications, and the percentage of students certified for free and reduced-priced school meals are commonly used to distribute Title I funds to schools. Fortunately, there are other allowable measures that school districts with community eligibility can use to allocate Title I funds. This resource provides answers to frequently asked questions regarding the relationship between community eligibility and the allocation of Title I funds.
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