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1 1 Spring 2011 Title I Technical Assistance & Networking Session Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education May 23, 2011

2 2 Intended Outcomes for Today Participants will leave the meeting with: 1.Increased knowledge of selected Title I programmatic elements & requirements 2.Greater understanding of current and future Title I grant procedures 3.Expanded opportunities for inter-district networking 4.Increased familiarity with ESE program staff & resources

3 3 Todays Agenda Announcements & Updates Small Group Sessions –Agenda & Slides in Folders Info Desk (all morning)

4 4 Announcements & Updates Overview FY11 & FY12 Title I Grants Program Review & Technical Assistance End-of-Year Activities Reminder regarding Title I paraprofessionals

5 5 FY11 Title I Grants Extension Requests to September 30 –ARRA: Use amendment form. Due May 31. –Regular Title I: request. Due June 29. Amendments –Increase/Decrease: No longer possible –Line Item Changes: Up to 30 days before grant end Final Financial Reports (FR1s) –Due 60 days after grant end –Return unexpended funds Carryover – waiver request if more than 15% (ARRA & regular)

6 6 FY12 Title I Grants Preliminary Allocations –2.5% decrease from non-ARRA –Variable impact at district level –Plan conservatively Final Allocations –Expected in June –No more ARRA

7 7 FY12 Title I Grants Application Materials –Available in June Technical Assistance –Available in June & July Grant Submission –One month before start of grant

8 8 FY12 Title I Grants – G3 [Screen shots of online grants system]

9 9 FY12 Title I Grants – Info & Access

10 10 Program Review & Technical Assistance Title I Program Reviews – Desk Reviews: 50 districts – Onsite / Telephone Interviews: 10 districts – : Coordinated Program Review schedule Regional Assistance & Networking Sessions –5 regions: hosted locally –Approximately every 3 months: March & June so far ESE-Hosted New Directors Sessions

11 11 Other End-of-Year Activities Title I Program Evaluation (including Private Schools) Title I & SES Data Collection Parent/Guardian Communications –SES and NCLB School Choice options Outreach & Coordination with Private Schools and Neglected/Delinquent Sites

12 12 Title I Paraprofessionals - Reminder What does the law say? –All instructional paras supported by Title I, including all those in SW schools, must meet certain qualification requirements HS diploma or equivalent, AND Associates or higher degree, OR 48 credit hours at higher education institution, OR ParaPro or WorkKeys assessment What must districts do? –Ensure compliance in school year

13 13 Detailed Agenda

14 14 Contact Information Website:www.doe.mass.edu/titlei/www.doe.mass.edu/titlei/ Phone:


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