State's Charter Schools Try To Understand Title I Funding Cuts

Oct 12, 2015

Melodi Miller, a Title I instructional assistant at the Paramount School of Excellence, helps lead her students during a math lesson.
Credit Rachel Morello / StateImpact Indiana

There are a lot of moving parts to school budgets and plenty of different types of schools to deal with. And in some cases, the federal government gets involved, which adds another layer of confusion.

That appears to be what’s happening with this year’s Title I funding situation in Indiana. A number of charter schools saw their Title I funds decrease this year – while in some cases, nearby traditional public schools saw an increase.

But as StateImpact Indiana’s Rachel Morello reports, there are many twists and turns to the funding formula – and in some cases it’s unclear where Indiana stands.