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1 TITLE I IDEA Version Funding a Response to Intervention System Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction

2 Version Local Tax base Covers the majority of expenditures State General Aid Equalization Aid Categorical Aid Federal IDEA Title I Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction

3 Version Federal Funding Options Title I Schoolwide - In general, covers all costs Title I Schoolwide - In general, covers all costs Title I Targeted - Only costs associated with providing services to students qualifying for Title I services Title I Targeted - Only costs associated with providing services to students qualifying for Title I services IDEA Entitlement - Only costs associated with providing services to students eligible for special education services IDEA Entitlement - Only costs associated with providing services to students eligible for special education services CEIS (IDEA) - Limited allowed costs associated with the delivery of interventions CEIS (IDEA) - Limited allowed costs associated with the delivery of interventions Title I Schoolwide Set-Aside (IDEA) - In general, covers all costs Title I Schoolwide Set-Aside (IDEA) - In general, covers all costs Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction

4 Title I Flexibility Options for Focus Schools Transfer up to 100% of Title II funds into Title I Reserve up to 20% of Title I allocation to support focus schools Convert Focus School to Title I schoolwide program even if poverty rate is under 40%

5 Transfer of Title II funds into Title I Transfer up to 100% of Title II funds into Title I after private school obligation is met Performed through the ESEA Consolidated online application within the Title II budget Contact Abdallah Bendada, Title II Manager at or

6 Reservation to Support Focus Schools Reserve up to 20% of district Title I allocation Must consult with participating private schools Utilize reserved funds to support required reforms: Implement RtI with fidelity in reading and mathematics Coordination of RtI Initiatives; Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports (PBIS) Collaborative Planning Time; Core Instruction and Interventions; Professional Development Early Warning Systems

7 Conversion to Schoolwide Programming Apply for Focus School to become a Title I schoolwide program even if schools poverty rate is under 40% A schoolwide program is a comprehensive reform model used to upgrade the entire educational program in a Title I school, and it has the primary goal of ensuring that all students, particularly those who are low-achieving, demonstrate at least proficient levels of achievement.

8 Schoolwide Application Process Version Download the DPI Title I Schoolwide Program Assurances and Narrative form PI-9551; This form takes a district through the step-by-step schoolwide planning process; Important to note that this form includes assurances and is not the schools schoolwide plan; Focus school schoolwide applications must be submitted before the Title I application is developed.

9 Schoolwide vs. Targeted Assistance Title I targeted assistance programs only provide educational services to identified individual students. PBIS is not an allowable expense. Schoolwide programs allow staff in schools with high concentrations of low-income families to redesign their entire educational program. Serving all students Improving all structures that support student learning Combining all resources as allowed to achieve a common goal.

10 Supplement Not Supplant As a review: Title I has a supplement not supplant requirement that affects the use of funds to implement RtI In general, the supplement not supplant requirement is intended to ensure that services provided with Federal funds are in addition to, and do not replace or supplant, services that students would otherwise receive. This slide taken from USDE power point:

11 Title I Schoolwide Set-Aside (IDEA) Version An LEA may use a percentage of IDEA funds received for any fiscal year to carry out a schoolwide program under section 1114 of the ESEA Section 613(a)(2)(D) of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act Schoolwide programs under Title I of the Elementary & Secondary Education Act (34 CFR § ) Only an option for LEAs with Title I schoolwide schools Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction

12 Percentage of IDEA Part B Funds (IDEA T1 School-wide Set-Aside) Version Flow- Through Allocation $100,000 Flow- Through Allocation $100,000 Preschool Allocation $10,000 Preschool Allocation $10,000 Total Entitlement $110,000 Total Entitlement $110,000 Total # of SwD in LEA 73 Total # of SwD in LEA 73 SwD Per Capita $1,506 SwD Per Capita $1,506 # of SWD in the Title I Schoolwide School 44 # of SWD in the Title I Schoolwide School 44 Max amount set-aside for this Title I School $66,301 Max amount set-aside for this Title I School $66,301 Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction

13 Allowable Expenditures (IDEA T1 School-wide Set-Aside) Version Activities that support the districts approved action strategies as outlined in the ESEA consolidated applications plan AT THE SCHOOL LEVEL Any manner the LEA chooses – as long as the costs are allowed under OMB Circular A-87 Salaries / Fringe Contracted Costs Curriculum Development / Materials / Software Instructional Equipment Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction

14 Coordinated Early Intervening Services (CEIS) Version % of IDEA Allocation – Option for ALL LEAs Interventions funded with CEIS dollars must be provided to students not receiving special education Intended for grades kindergarten (including 4K) through grade 12 But NOT allowed for preschool Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction

15 Percentage of IDEA Part B Funds (CEIS) Version Flow- Through Allocation $100,000 Flow- Through Allocation $100,000 Preschool Allocation $10,000 Preschool Allocation $10,000 Total Entitlement $110,000 Total Entitlement $110,000 15% Amount of IDEA funds that can be set-aside for CEIS activities $16,500 Amount of IDEA funds that can be set-aside for CEIS activities $16,500 Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction

16 Version Universal Screening Not random selection - must be data-based Students may be at risk academically or because of behavior issues No CEIS Interventions Additional services & supports ABOVE the core Not differentiated instruction Fidelity Yes CEIS Progress Monitoring Data collected on student response to intervention Monitoring is frequent Data drives future support Yes CEIS Professional Development Staff need training to implement properly Some CEIS ** Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction

17 Unallowed Costs (CEIS) Version Core curriculum Universal screening Computers, smart boards, other technology devices Remodeling Vehicles Special education eligibility evaluations Physical, Occupational or Speech Therapy Special Education staff Student Transportation

18 Fundable Costs (CEIS) Version Salary and Fringe Benefits of staff providing services General Education Staff Pupil Services Staff Tutors / Aides Contracted costs of staff providing services Intervention instructional materials Software Training / Travel Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction

19 Application Process (CEIS) Version Budget Narrative describing RtI system Annual student data submission DPI reports to the US Department of Education, annually, the number of students who received services funded with CEIS and then consequently qualify for special education services within the next two years Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction

20 Version Example Resources Needed for All Students (Universal/Core/Tier 1) Universal Curriculum Universal screening materials Student and staff incentives Collaboration time / subs Data collection software Coaches IT services Wireless systems Laptops / iPads / iPods Software / Apps Professional development / subs Professional resources (journals/books/etc.) Data wall/graphing/record keeping materials Example Resources Needed for Targeted Students (Selected/Targeted/Tertiary/Tier 2/Tier 3) Intervention Curriculum Progress Monitoring materials Student and staff incentives Collaboration time / subs Data collection software Coaches IT services Wireless systems Laptops / iPads / iPods Software / Apps Professional development / subs Professional resources (journals/books/etc.) Data wall/graphing/record keeping materials All Students Specific, Targeted Students

21 Version I Reading Core Curriculum All Students Targeted Students Reading Screener Collaboration Time Reading Interventions Reading Intervention Teacher External Coach Internal Coach Math Curriculum Computer Lab Textbooks SMART Board Professional Development Professional Development Assessment Materials Collaboration Time Scheduling Curriculum Mapping Establishing fidelity checks iPads & Apps Wireless Installation Substitutes Tutors Extra hours Progress Monitoring Tool Title I Schoolwide IDEA - CEIS IDEA Title I Set-Aside Local IDEA - Flow-through

22 Resources Version IDEA Budget Technical Assistance: Title I Budget Technical Assistance:

23 Conclusion Version RtI integrates many initiatives. Examine the most appropriate flexibility and programming options for your school. RtI has some features that are for ALL students, and some for specific students that have been systematically identified as needing additional supports. This impacts which sources of funds are allowable for each feature. Examine all costs associated with RtI implementation, and apply the most appropriate funding source. Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction


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