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Title I, Part A Fall 2008. Brief History of Title I, Part A As part of LBJ’s “War on Poverty”, the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965 (ESEA)

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1 Title I, Part A Fall 2008


3 Brief History of Title I, Part A As part of LBJ’s “War on Poverty”, the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965 (ESEA) was passed to strengthen and improve educational quality and educational opportunities in the nation’s elementary and secondary schools.

4 9/5/2014Overview of Title I4 Intent and Purpose of Title I Purpose: –Provide opportunities for children served to acquire the knowledge and skills contained in the state content standards (TEKS) and to meet the state performance standards (TAKS)

5  Title I, Part A funds should go to serve the highest poverty schools Intent of Title I, Part A Campus Allocation

6 A campus will be considered to meet the requirements of a schoolwide program if : School meets schoolwide poverty threshold of (40%) for eligibility; School is designed to promote schoolwide reform and to support students in their achievement toward meeting the State’s challenging student academic performance standards; If the program is designed to meet the educational needs of all children in school, particularly students who are failing or at risk of failing; If the school uses the State’s assessment system to review the effectiveness of the program.

7 Schoolwide Eligibility Threshold The School wide eligibility threshold is 40%; The threshold is determined by the number of students meeting the criteria for the Free/Reduced lunch program; This percentage determines the amount of Title I funds the district receives.

8 Title I, Part A General Requirements Schools must implement Parents Right-to-Know in accordance with P.L , Section 1111 (h)(6); Develop school-parent compacts jointly with parents; Provide information to parents in language the parents understand; Develop District and campus Parent Involvement Policies; Implement Section of Head Start Standards if implementing pre-school programs; Integrate and coordinate Title I, Part A professional development and services with other educational programs; Provide additional assistance to students identified as needing help to meet performance standards; Include in the Campus Improvement Plan, a plan to ensure that all teachers meet Highly Qualified criteria.

9 Parent Notification A school receiving Title I, Part A funds must provide each individual parent— the child’s level of achievement in each state academic assessment, and timely notice if the child has been assigned or taught for 4 or more consecutive weeks by a teacher who is not highly qualified.

10 9/5/2014Campus Allocations10 Reservation of Funds 1.Comparable services a)Homeless students in non-participating schools b)Students in Neglected Facilities 2.School Improvement Requirements 3.Professional Development 4.Parental Involvement 5.Private School Programs 6.Preschool, Summer School, Intercession Programs

11 9/5/2014Allowable Expenditures11 Policy Guidelines The application of these principles are based on the fundamental premises that: 1.LEAs are responsible for the efficient and effective administration of Federal monies through the application of sound management practice.

12 9/5/2014Allowable Expenditures12 Policy Guidelines 2. LEAs assume responsibility for administering Federal funds in a manner consistent with underlying agreements, program objectives, and the terms and conditions of the Federal application.

13 9/5/2014Allowable Expenditures13 Policy Guidelines 3. Each LEA, in recognition of its own unique combination of staff, facilities, and experience, will have the primary responsibility for employing whatever form of organization and management techniques may be necessary to assure proper and efficient administration of Federal funds.

14 Campus Improvement Plan “Schoolwide Campus” must: Clearly incorporate the Ten Components of a Schoolwide program; Describe how the school will use Title I, Part A resources and other funds to incorporate the ten components; Include a list of state and federal programs whose funds will be combined Describe how the intent and purposes of the other federal programs will be met; Include sufficient activities to address the needs of the intended beneficiaries of all involved programs.

15 Is an Expense Allowable Under Title I, Part A? Basic Questions 1.Was it identified in the campus’ comprehensive needs assessment? 2.Is the activity identified in the CIP (prior to amending the CIP to add it in)? 3.Is the activity for only eligible targeted assistance students-OR-is the activity to upgrade the entire educational program of the Schoolwide campus? 4.Is the expense reasonable & necessary?

16 9/5/2014Allowable Expenditures16 Who Determines Reasonable & Necessary? According to OMB Circular A-87 –The LEA is responsible for the efficient and effective administration of Federal awards through the application of sound management practices. –Normally the business manager and/or program administrator. –The external auditor can have an impact on determination of reasonable and necessary

17 9/5/2014Allowable Expenditures17 Reasonable & Necessary Cost is reasonable if: 1.It does not exceed that which would be incurred by a prudent individual or organization under the circumstances prevailing at the time the decision was made to incur the cost 2.Comparable to current market value Cost is necessary if: 1.It is essential for fulfilling the intent of the grant program

18 9/5/2014Supplement, Not Supplant18 What does the Law say? SECTION 1120A. FISCAL REQUIREMENTS: (b) FEDERAL FUNDS TO SUPPLEMENT, NOT SUPPLANT, NONFEDERAL FUNDS (1) IN GENERAL – A state educational agency or local educational agency shall use Federal funds received under this part only to supplement the funds that would, in the absence of such Federal funds, be made available from non-Federal sources for the education of pupils participating in programs assisted under this part, and not to supplant such funds.

19 9/5/2014Supplement, Not Supplant19 What does the law mean? Federal funds may not be used to provide services required by: –State law –State Board of Education Rule –Local policy

20 9/5/2014Supplement, Not Supplant20 What does the law mean? Definition of Terms: Supplement: –means to add to, to enhance, to expand, to increase, to extend basic education program Supplant: –means to take the place of, to replace

21 9/5/2014Supplement, Not Supplant21 Requirements Documentation must be maintained which clearly demonstrates the supplementary nature of the federal funds and/or activities, as appropriate. –Documentation might include ledgers or budgets reflecting amount of state and local funds vs. federal funds for current and preceding years

22 Title II, Part A-Teacher and Principal Training and Recruiting Fund (TPTR) Intent and Purpose: Provide financial assistance to districts to: increase student academic achievement through improving teacher and principal quality; hold local education agencies and school accountable for improving student academic achievement.

23 Allowable Use of Funds Recruiting, hiring, and retention of highly qualified personnel Professional development Improve quality of teacher and paraprofessional work force Reducing class size.

24 TPTR Program Activities are based on local needs and must: Be aligned with state academic content and student academic performance standards; Be aligned with curricula and programs tied to state academic content and performance standards; Be based on a review of scientifically based research; Have a substantial, measurable, and positive impact on student academic achievement; Be a part of a strategy to eliminate the achievement gap between low-income and minority students and other students.

25 Title II, Part D The purpose of Title II, Part D is to improve student academic achievement through the use of technology in elementary and secondary schools. It is designed to assist every student- regardless of race, ethnicity, income, geographical location, or disability – in becoming technologically literate by the end of eighth grade 25% of the allocation must be used for ongoing, sustained, and intensive high- quality professional development.

26 Title III, Part A English Language Acquisition, Language Enhancement, and Academic Achievement Act Title III, Part A provides supplemental resources to local education agencies to help ensure that children who are limited English proficient attain English proficiency at high levels in core academic subjects to meet state mandated achievement performance standards

27 Title III, Part A Purpose and Requirements To assist all LEP and immigrant students to achieve at thigh levels in the core academic subjects; To develop high-quality language instruction educational programs; To assist local education agencies to develop and enhance their capacity to provide high-quality instructional programs; To promote parental and community participation in language programs for the parents and communities of LEP students; To hold schools accountable for increases in English proficiency and core academic content knowledge of LEP students; To provide schools with the flexibility to implement the most effective instruction programs based on scientifically based research; To assist schools to build their capacity to provide high-quality – streamlined language instruction programs that help LEP students reach the high academic performance standards.

28 Title IV, Part A Safe and Drug-Free Schools and Communities The purpose of the Safe and Drug-Free Schools and Communities program is to support comprehensive (EE-12) drug use prevention and violence prevention programs that: –Prevent violence in and around schools; –Prevent the illegal use of alcohol, tobacco, and drugs; –Involve parents and communities; and –Coordinate with related federal, state, and community efforts and resources to foster safe and drug-free schools and communities.

29 Title V, Part A Innovative Programs The purpose of Title V – Part A: support local education reform efforts that are consistent with and support statewide education reform efforts; provide a continuing source of innovation and educational improvement including support programs to provide library services and instructional media materials; Meet the educational needs of all students; and Develop and implement education programs to improve school, student, and teacher performance.

30 Enacted January 8, 2002

31 Overview of NCLB 1.Increase Accountability for Student Performance 2.Focus on What Works 3.Reduce Bureaucracy and Increase Flexibility 4.Empower Parents

32 Increase Accountability for Student Performance State Standards Assessment System Accountability System Adequate Yearly Progress School Improvement

33 Standards Academic Standards –Coherent, rigorous content of what children are expected to know and be able to do –Encourage the teaching of advanced skills

34 Standards Student Academic Achievement Standards –Aligned to State Academic Standards –Includes a minimum of three levels of achievement (basic, proficient, and advanced)

35 Accountability System Criteria –Based on State academic standards and State assessments –Include sanctions and rewards Adequate Yearly Progress –Single system for all public schools

36 LEA and Campus Responsibilities Assistance, materials and training to parents Education of teachers, principals, and other staff Information in format and language parent can understand Building Capacity through-

37 No Child Left Behind Act Increases accountability standards for districts and students Failing to meet NCLB criteria increases the chance of losing Federal Funding Provides for quality education and training for teachers and students

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