Welcome - Effingham Unit #40 Title I Web Page

We are excited to bring helpful information and resources for you to use at home.  This web page was created from the suggestion of Title I parents. If you have any suggestions, please contact us. We are eager to help in anyway that we can.


What is Title I?

Title I was established as a federal funded program in 1965. The goal of Title I is to provide extra help and instruction for the students who need it most. These are children who are not performing at or near the level of others their age. Across the country millions of elementary and secondary students benefit from the Title I program.

Effingham Community Unit District #40 has three schools implementing Schoolwide Title I programs: Early Learning Center, South Side, and Central. Teachers and Title I staff have developed appropriate programs to serve the needs of their students. Emphasis is placed on reading and math because of its importance to early school success.

Illinois has received a Federal Flexibiliy Waiver from No Child Left Behind. ISBE has created an FAQ document to provide additional information. 

Central Grade School

Name PositionPhonePhone
Hewing, Amy Title I  540-1530 xV1712  540-1530 xV1712 
Hoelscher, Carol Title I  540-1400 xV1713  540-1400 xV1713 

Early Learning Center

Name PositionPhonePhone
Hefner, Kami Title I  540-1460 x5104  540-1460 x5104 

South Side Elementary

Name PositionPhonePhone
Fleener, Amy Title I  540-1530 xVM 1717  540-1530 xVM 1717 
Hewing, Amy Title I  540-1530 xV1712  540-1530 xV1712 
Jansen, Angela Title I  540-1530 x4309  540-1530 x4309