The Money You Don’t Know You Have for School Turnaround

The Money You Don’t Know You Have for School Turnaround: Maximizing the Title I Schoolwide Model is the newest publication from Mass Insight Education’s State Development Network for School Turnaround, in partnership with the Federal Education Group.

As the initial federal ARRA funds to support school turnaround run out, states and districts are looking for other sources of funding to support successful programs. Many school districts don’t consider using Title I funds to support turnaround because of misunderstandings about the “supplement not supplant” requirement. This toolkit clarifies the spending rules that apply to supporting schoolwide improvement programs with Title I dollars, and provides considerations for states, school districts, and schoolwide schools that want to rethink the way they use Title I funds.


The State Development Network (SDN) is a multistate, performance-based network of forward-thinking state education agencies who are committed to turning around low-performing schools by increasing state-level capacity and transforming the policy framework. SDN 2013 members include Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Illinois, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, and Virginia.