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1 Association of Compensatory Educators of Texas (ACET) Conference Corpus Christi, Texas October 10, 2014 Anita Villarreal State Coordinator, Title I, Part A Division of Federal and State Education Policy Texas Education Agency ©2014 by the Texas Education Agency

2  Program  Resources  Private Non Profit (PNP)  Website  McKinney Vento Homeless  Capacity Building Initiative  Parent Involvement and School Support

3  Creation of a new office, the Office of State Support (OSS) within ED’s Office of Elementary and Secondary Education (OESE)  The Office of State Support (OSS) will help rethink, redesign, and rebuild the ways that ED supports and interacts with states.

4  reduce duplication of effort and improve effectiveness and efficiency Specifically, the OSS will be responsible for administering:  Title I Part A  Title VI, Part A, ESEA – State Assessment Grants  Title VI, Part A, ESEA – Enhanced Assessment Grants

5  Title III, Part A  Section 1003(g), Title I of ESEA – School Improvement Grants  Race to the Top  Title II Part A, Subpart 1, Section 3111 of ESEA – Teacher Quality Formula Grants to States  Title II, Sec. 203, of the Education Technical Assistance Act of 2002 – Comprehensive Centers Program


7 Toolkits and training available free of costs at each ESC under Title I, Part A and NCLB School Support:  Title I, Part A  Empowering Parents: A Training for Families and Parents  Getting It Right: Educating Children and Youth Experiencing Homelessness

8  Basic Elements of the Parental Involvement Policy  Equitable Services to Private Non-Profit (PNP) Schools  Advancing the Education of Students in Foster Care-Guidance for Texas Schools  Title I, Part A Fiscal Issues

9 Unveiling …. Federal Flexibility Toolkit!

10 Comprehensive Needs Assessment Fiscal Issues Consolidation Options Campus Improvement Plan Evaluation Plan Title I, Part A Schoolwide Program

11  Required components of a schoolwide program  Comparison of consolidation options  Fiscal issues related to operating a schoolwide program

12 Federal Flexibility Initiative

13 Division Name Office for Grants and Federal Fiscal Compliance Contact Person Terry Reyes Email Telephone

14 Division Name Division of Federal and State Education Policy Contact Person Anita Villarreal Email Telephone 512.463.9414

15 Division Name Division of Federal and State Education Policy Contact Person Didi Garcia Email Telephone 512.463.9414

16  Reports released on NCLB Reports week of October 13  If staging released on ISAM only the reports for staged districts due to ICRs will be available

17 ICR Intervention Stage Number of Districts Not Staged for ICRs918 Watch List – Not Staged for ICRs255 Staged for ICRs37 Staged for ICRs due to missing 2 or more of same indicators as in 2013-2014 8 Total1218

18  Manually verified all Yes answers  Manually verified all NA answers

19  Collaborating with management  Reassessing ICRs and effectiveness  Random Validations  Develop a plan to share with management  Process may change but not the accountability  Currently reviewing compliance reports for any potential changes

20  Increase the frequency of random validations to 2 times per school year – Fall and Spring  Campus Improvement Plans will be part of every random validation  Remaining random validations will be from other areas of concern  Parental Involvement  Coordination and Integration  Title I, Part D  Private Non-Profit

21 Division Name Division of Federal and State Education Policy Contact Person LaNetra Guess Email Telephone 512.463.9414

22 Reminders Complete a PNP Affirmation for each PNP participating with Title I Part A PNP Affirmation is no longer required for additional federal programs Complete an Equitable Services Worksheet (ESW) for each PNP campus participating with Title I Part A, Title I-C Migrant, Title II-A, Title III-A, and Immigrant

23 Past Due 2014-2015 PNP Equitable Services Worksheets & Affirmations were due, October 1 st

24 Title I Part A: Students Residing in Mexico For students residing in Mexico & attending Texas PNPs which receive Title I Part A services: Students are not eligible for Title I Part A services Rationale: Residency requirement is not met * *Source: Title I Services to Eligible Private School Guidance (Q. B-21)

25 Title III Part A: Students Residing in Mexico and Other States Eligible for services IF: Student meets Limited English Proficient (LEP) eligibility criteria [Definition of LEP—Section 9101(25) of ESEA] And Eligible student attends a PNP located in an area served by the LEA which receives a Title III-A subgrant Also, Eligible student’s residency is not a factor (unlike Title I Part A), even if residing in Mexico or another state *Source: Title IX, Part E Subpart 1 Private Schools Guidance (Q. E-1, E-4)

26 Title I Part A Campus Reservations ‘Off The Top’ Title I Part A* Equitable Services required ‘if’ LEA provides its campuses the following services Summer School District-wide Instructional Programs Transferability Authority *Source Title I Services to Equitable Private School Children Guidance (Q.B9 – B15) *Sample Calculation may be found in Q.B-10 of the Guidance

27 Title I Part A: Professional Development Professional development activities for PNP staff should address how teachers can serve Title I students better (i.e., research-based reading and mathematics instruction) *Source Title I Services to Equitable Private School Children Guidance (Q. D-3)

28 Title II Part A: Professional Development Online professional development subscriptions LEA is responsible for ensuring only secular, neutral, and non-ideological subscriptions & materials are being accessed and paid by the LEA with Title II-A dollars If unable to ensure specific guidelines are being met, LEA may request that Title II A services be provided through other allowable options *Source TEA Title II-A Guidance (Q. G-15)

29 Division Name Division of Federal and State Education Policy Contact Person Charles Hess Email Telephone 512.463.9414




33 Old New

34 Education Service Center ESC 10 Contact Person Toni Garrett Email Telephone 972-348-1488

35 TEA Title I, Part A Capacity Building Initiative

36  Identify Reward Schools that demonstrate best practices related to Critical Success Factors  Feature profiles of these Reward Schools on Capacity Building Initiative web page  Contact your ESC for more information

37 Education Service Center ESC 16 Contact Person Terri Stafford Email Telephone (806) 677-5126

38 Let’s Revive our School-Parent To reach our school improvement goals, everyone needs to be on board!



41 41 District and Campus Improvement Plans School-Parent Compact Grade Level Strategies Parent-Teacher Conferences Home Learning DISTRICT SCHOOL GRADE CLASS HOME STUDENT DATA




45 Featured Speakers EXCITING NEWS! USDE IS COMING TO OUR CONFERENCE! Carrie Jasper, Director, Outreach to Parents and Families Office at USDE and Vicki Myers, Assistant to Arne Duncan, Commissioner of Education, USDA will be attending the 2014 Statewide Parental Involvement Conference. They will be our featured speakers (educators) on Thursday, December 5, 1:15 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. and will also do a breakout session. We are honored to have them at the conference and to hear the latest updates. Carrie Jasper Vicki Myers Thursday, December 4 1:15 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.

46 Pre-Conference Speaker Improving Child Outcomes by Strengthening Fathers and Families J. Michael Hall will share the foundations of effective father and family engagement programs that are built to be successful and sustainable in your schools. Participants will learn how to plan and promote effective programs that help IMPROVE STUDENT OUTCOMES and better engage parents for the long term. Thursday, December 4 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 Noon J. Michael Hall

47 Thursday, December 4 1:15 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. How do we build systemic, integrated, sustainable family-school partnerships? What are key roles that parents play in their child’s academic achievement? Entertaining and interactive this session will deliver proven, capacity-building strategies with fun, easy-to-present parent leadership skills and practical ideas for boosting student achievement through parent engagement. (Spanish session will also be available.) Featured Speakers The Magic of Effective Family-School Partnerships: Working Together for Student Success (Parent Session) Patty Bunker Carlos Huerta

48 Featured Speaker Texas Education Agency (Educator Session) Anita will provide the latest legislative updates including:  USDE and TEA updates  Latest research and requirements for family and community engagement  State and Federal resources available to local education agencies and education service centers Anita Villarreal Thursday, December 4 1:15 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.

49 Opening General Session Keynote Speaker Hope in the Midst of Challenge Jose Hernandez is a proud son of a migrant worker and is one of 12 children. Jose faced many challenges in his childhood including domestic violence, alcoholism, and poverty. Jose survived and even thrived with the help and support of two teachers who dared to believe in him. Hernandez has the privilege of “paying it forward” by helping families with similar challenges. Thursday, December 4 4:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. Jose Hernandez

50 Closing General Session Keynote Speaker The Magic of Education Billy Riggs has been called “The Dr. Phil of Magic,” and is America’s source for all things positive! He uses his illusions and comedy to grip audiences, moving them to action, improves attitudes, and change lives. His quick wit and quicker hands spread laughter and raise morale as listeners learn to reshape their destinies. Billy Riggs Saturday, December 6 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 Noon

51 Learning for a “Change” Summit IXLearning for a “Change” Summit IX

52 Learning for a “Change” Summit IX FEBRUARY 9, 2015 – DAY 1: SCHOOL SUPPORT Transforming Schools at Every Level Through the Transforming Schools at Every Level workshop, the school community and its leaders will learn how to create a culture that establishes a productive learning environment for all students. Dr. Luis F. Cruz will shed new light on the diverse issues of resistant staff, explore the root causes of staff resistance to change, and expose educators to immediate, accessible strategies that improve school culture. Dr. Luis F. Cruz

53 Learning for a “Change” Summit IX FEBRUARY 10, 2015 – DAY 2: PARENTAL INVOLVEMENT MORNING SESSION “Corazón” (Heart) Principles + Best Practices = Increased Parent Engagement This session is for Education Stakeholders who want to take their parent involvement programs from a mediocre level to one of excellence. The truth is that the implementation of “Best Practices” is only as good as the team that delivers them. Attendees will engage in discussions and activities designed to bring out the best in themselves and those they serve. Lucy Cantu

54 Learning for a “Change” Summit IX FEBRUARY 10, 2015 – DAY 2: PARENTAL INVOLVEMENT AFTERNOON SESSION Cultivating the Character and Culture of Success! Lucy Cantu Enhancing Parent and Community Involvement: A Systems Approach to Student Success SOMERSET ISD Susie Hernandez & Manuel Maldonado Kriesti Bunch Dr. Howell Wright Strategies & Best Practices to Engage the Community SMCISD’s Epic Journey San Marcos CISD Nicole Dray Benjamin Reed “ People Helping People” A Hands on Approach to Parental Involvement Floresville ISD

55 Division Name Texas Homeless Education Office (THEO) Contact Person Barbara Wand James Email Telephone 800-446-3142

56 For McKinney-Vento Assistance Contact the Texas Homeless Education Office 800-446-3142

57 McKinney-Vento Update Fall 2014

58 Funding Availability New Texas Support for Homeless Education Program (TEXSHEP) RFA on THEO website: grants up to $225,000 separate applications for single LEAs and Shared Services Arrangements

59 Unaccompanied Immigrant Children assess for homelessness on case-by-case basis Texas has the largest numbers of unaccompanied children children must be enrolled

60 Fall Enrollment Issues requiring records and proof of residency prior to enrollment electronic registration: may discourage homeless students from enrollment requiring caregivers to obtain legal guardianship unnecessary enrollment delays

61 McKinney-Vento Homeless Liaison Program Implementation Guide An exciting new resource—will be on the THEO website in mid-October Based on feedback from MV liaisons across the state: a quick guide that’s easy to use Filled with best practices, helpful documents

62 Paving the Way: Educating ALL Our Children and Youth Annual Conference of the National Association for the Education of Homeless Children and Youth October 25-28, 2014 Kansas City, MO For information:

63 Division Name Division of Federal and State Education Policy Contact Person Kelly Kravitz Email Telephone 512.463.9414

64 Copyright © Notice The materials are copyrighted © and trademarked ™ as the property of the Texas Education Agency (TEA) and may not be reproduced without the express written permission of TEA, except under the following conditions: 1)Texas public school districts, charter schools, and Education Service Centers may reproduce and use copies of the Materials and Related Materials for the districts’ and schools’ educational use without obtaining permission from TEA. 2)Residents of the state of Texas may reproduce and use copies of the Materials and Related Materials for individual personal use only without obtaining written permission of TEA. 3)Any portion reproduced must be reproduced in its entirety and remain unedited, unaltered and unchanged in any way. 4)No monetary charge can be made for the reproduced materials or any document containing them; however, a reasonable charge to cover only the cost of reproduction and distribution may be charged. Private entities or persons located in Texas that are not Texas public school districts, Texas Education Service Centers, or Texas charter schools or any entity, whether public or private, educational or non-educational, located outside the state of Texas MUST obtain written approval from TEA and will be required to enter into a license agreement that may involve the payment of a licensing fee or a royalty. For information contact: Office of Intellectual Property, Texas Education Agency, 1701 N. Congress Ave., Austin, TX 78701-1494; phone 512-463-9270 or 512-463-9713; email:

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