Presentation on theme: "Stimulus Co-op Title I, Part A and IDEA Applications."— Presentation transcript:
Stimulus Co-op Title I, Part A and IDEA Applications
AGENDA TOPICS Co-op Membership and Support Stimulus Funding Key Points ARRA Goals: Federal and State Comprehensive Needs Assessment (CNA) Identifying Needs and Determining Activities through Small Group Work Title I Application – Helpful Hints Questions/Answers and Next Steps
What will the Stimulus Co-op Provide? District Level Data Dig and Dashboard Support in Identifying Needs and Aligning with ARRAand TEA goals Ongoing Technical Assistance related to Grant Requirements, including quarterly report and amendment support Discounted Professional Development based on Needs Updated Grant Information as available from TEA/USDE
Stimulus Funding Key Points Current Applications Available on Egrants – NCLB and IDEA Must be submitted by no later than September 1, 2009 Funding will end September 30, 2011 Funds must be accounted for separately from otherfederal allocations Significant Transparency and Accountability Requirements, including a “whistle-blowing” provision DUNS number must be secured; CCR registration must be completed and US Congressional District # must be reported prior to receiving a NOGA
KEY POINTS (continued) Initiatives Must be tied to Needs AND be included in district and/or campus plans Private Non-profit School Consultation is Required Districts must track new jobs created and number of existing jobs saved A Needs Assessment Data Validation will occur in September from the NCLB office at TEA Quarterly reports will include programmatic information, not just fiscal, with data elements TBD
KEY POINTS (continued) All Title I, Part A district-level setasides (parent involvement, homeless, neglected/delinquent facilities, choice/SES, and professional development) are required (unless TEA secures a waiver) While TEA expects more than 30% of the funds to be reserved for district-level initiatives, funds must also be allocated to Title I eligible campuses All Title I and IDEA rules/regulations apply Be able to answer auditor questions about how your activities are aligned with your Needs Assessment and ARRA and TEA goals!
ARRA Guiding Principles Spend quickly to Save and Create Jobs Ensure Transparency and Accountability Thoughtfully Invest One-time Funds Advance Effective Reforms
ARRA Core Reforms/Goals College- and career ready standards and high quality, valid, and reliable assessments for all students, including ELLs and students with disabilities Pre-K to higher education data systems that meet the principles in the America COMPETES Act Teacher effectiveness and equitable distribution of effective teachers Intensive support and effective interventions for lowest-performing schools
TEA Target Investments Increasing efforts to institute rigorous post- secondary standards and high quality(valid, reliable) assessments Enhancing pre-K to post-secondary data systems that track progress and foster continuous improvement Ensure continuing to improve teacher effectiveness and supporting the equitable distribution of qualified teachers across the state Expand the state’s support and effective interventions for the lowest-performing schools
Aligned Allowable Title I Investments Supplemental professional development and activities, meeting identified needs of Title I campuses, such as: High School Completion and Dropout Prevention (Part 5*), STEM Education (Part 13), or Career and Technology Education (Part 15) Texas Pre-K Guidelines, School Readiness Integration, or Early Childhood (Part 14) HQT requirements, Equitable distribution of qualified, experienced, and in- field teachers or Teacher Quality (Part 12) SIP Schools (Stages 3- 5), SIP Schools (Stages 1-2), Potential Schools, Other Title Schools, SES (Part 6) or School Improvement (Part 10) * Refers to Schedule 3111 of ARRA Title I Application
Alignment: ARRA, TEA, & Title I ARRA College- and career ready standards and high quality, valid, and reliable assessments for all students, including ELLs and students with disabilities TEA Increasing efforts to institute rigorous post- secondary standards and high quality(valid, reliable) assessments High School Completion and Education (Dropout Prevention (Part 5), STEM Education (Part 13), or Career and Technology (Part 15) Title I
Alignment: ARRA, TEA, & IDEA ARRA College- and career ready standards and high quality, valid, and reliable assessments for all students, including ELLs and students with disabilities TEA Increasing efforts to institute rigorous post- secondary standards and high quality(valid, reliable) assessments SPP Indicators: Graduating with IEPs (1); Dropping out with IEPs (2): Transition Plans (13); Post-secondary work/school (14) IDEA
Alignment: ARRA, TEA, and Title I and IDEA But… WHAT IS MISSING????????
Needs Must Drive All Decisions Identifying Needs to ensure that Title I and IDEA activities are based on needs! The rest of today will be spent introducing ways to identify needs based on data.
Comprehensive Needs Assessment A Comprehensive Needs Assessment should include longitudinal data in the following domains: I. Shifting Demographics II. State Accountability III.Federal Accountability IV. Grade Level Standards V. College or Work Force Preparation
Comprehensive Needs Assessment Domains continued: VI. Teacher Retention VII. School Processes in Support of Equity VIII. Safe Schools IX. Parent/Community Engagement
State Performance Plan (SPP) Profile While the domains include data related to students with disabilities, the SPP profile gives district’s specific data as to how they compare to the State. The SPP provides analysis of district data on 21 indicators in 14 areas, including graduation, dropout, AYP, assessment, discipline, LRE, preschool LRE, preschool progress, parent involvement, disproportionality, timelines, 3-year olds, transition and post-secondary participation.
Aligning Needs to Activities Identified Needs must be aligned to Activities indicated on Schedule PS3111 of the Title I Stimulus Application Activity Areas include: High School Completion and Dropout Prevention Supplemental Educational Services (SES) High-Quality Professional Development Reading First or Similarly Implemented Reading Programs
Aligning Needs to Activities Activity Areas continued: Response to Intervention (RtI) School Improvement Technology Teacher Quality STEM Education Early Childhood Perkins/Career and Technology Education
District Comprehensive Needs Assessment Using the data notebook, as well as any other data you brought with you, including parent evaluation information, you will: identify needs prioritize needs if necessary align needs to Title I PS3111 activities and SPP indicators using the activity worksheets begin delineating costs for district-level vs. campus activities
USDE Guiding Questions And, check to ensure that the district can answer YES to all five questions posed by the USDE. Will the proposed use of funds: 1. drive improved results for students, including students in poverty, students with disabilities, and ELLs? 2. increase educator’s long-term capacity to improve results for students?
USDE Guiding Questions 3. advance state, district, or school improvement plans and the reform goals encompassed in ARRA? 4. avoid recurring costs that states, school systems, and schools are unprepared to assume when this funding ends? 5. include approaches to measure and track implementation and results and create feedback loops to modify or discontinue strategies based on evidence? (i.e., foster continuous improvement?)
Title I Application – Helpful Hints Grant Application Process Grant ADC Grant Application Grant Schedule Instructions Stimulus Special Instructions Program Requirements Fiscal Requirements AmendmentsDue Dates and Deadlines Q and A
Title I Application – Helpful Hints DUNS, CCR, CDSC5010 Charter School Only ADC GFSCRApplication NOGA Amendments AuditsProgram FiscalNCLB Regular Application SC5000
Application Guidelines and Instructions Part 2- Program Guidelines and Use of Funds ARRA of 2009 (Stimulus Funding) NCLB Application for Federal ARRA Funding 2009-2010 School Year Due to TEA – 5:00 p.m. Central Time, Tuesday, September 1, 2009 Standard Application System (SAS) Schedule Instructions NCLB Stimulus Application for Federal Funding 2009-2010
Next Steps Consult with private non-profit schools about ARRA (if not already done so) Maintain documentation related to private non-profit school consultation Ensure your district has a DUNS # and has completed the CCR registration Complete the CNA process for all campuses Collect data from other sources to document needs (if data provided is not adequate to support needs) Include initiatives in DIP and CIPs Identify estimated costs for district vs. campus initiatives for Title I
Next Steps Read the Provision and Assurances, especially those specific to ARRA Complete other components of the application Ensure all CNA documents are in a secure location so available if TEA calls for them in September Begin discussing with appropriate staff how to capture data related to positions saved and created through ARRA Submit the Egrant application as soon as possible if planning to hire positions that begin this summer Begin to identify participants for the Data Dig that will occur in September Submit the Egrant applications by no later than September 1!!!!
Helpful State Websites TEA Stimulus Website http://www.tea.state.tx.us/index4.aspx?id=3873 NCLBST10 Application https://seguin.tea.state.tx.us/apps/logon.asp NCLBST10 TEA Website for Viewing Purposes Only http://burleson.tea.state.tx.us/GrantOpportunities/forms /GrantProgramSearch/aspx
Important Websites USDE Guidance http://www.ed.gov/policy/gen/leg/recovery/index.html#apps ESCXIII ARRA Stimulus Funding http://www5.esc13.net/stimulus/index.html
Who Do I Contact? For Title I, ARRA: Dan Arrigona512-919-5236 firstname.lastname@example.org Craig Henderson512-919-5390 email@example.com Julie Lyons512-619-2174 firstname.lastname@example.org For IDEA ARRA: Shirley Sanford512-919-5375 email@example.com