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Introduction to Title I October 23, 2014. No Child Left Behind (NCLB) January 2001 Re-authorization of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA)

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1 Introduction to Title I October 23, 2014

2 No Child Left Behind (NCLB) January 2001 Re-authorization of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA)

3 ESEA Waiver  Congress has not reauthorized the program formally known as No Child Left Behind (NCLB)  New Mexico was granted a waiver in February of 2012 by Education Secretary Arne Duncan. New Mexico was the 11 th state to receive a waiver from NCLB.  The waiver gives New Mexico some flexibility in the use of Title I dollars.

4 Title I Provides school districts with extra resources to help improve instruction in high poverty schools, and to ensure that poor and minority children have the same opportunities as other children to meet challenging state academic standards.

5 Albuquerque Public Schools Title I Department A team dedicated to providing the highest quality service and support to eligible school communities under Title I guidelines.

6 Qualifying For Title I Program Eligibility Application (Free and Reduced Lunch Forms) th day school count of free and reduced lunches determined the Title I eligibility and award for the school year.

7 Schools Awards Part A Basic Program  Title I funds flow to schools (public, charter, private, neglected and delinquent sites).  Eligibility and awards are based on the percentage of students receiving free and reduced lunch.

8 Public Schools  101 Public Schools qualify for Title I funds and support for the school year.  69 Elementary Schools  21 Middle Schools  11 High Schools

9 Albuquerque Public Schools Total Title I Distribution school year $28,345,000

10 Programs served in addition to school allocations After School Programs America’s Choice AVID Digital Learning Even Start Programs in 13 schools Explora Family Science Nights Homeless Program Instructional Coaches in all Elementary Schools Parent University Professional Development for Teachers in Reading, Math and Science Summer School

11 Charter Schools  11 Charter Schools qualify for Title I funds and support for the school year.

12 Private Schools Neglected or Delinquent Sites  10 Private Schools qualify for Title I funds and support for the school year.  7 Neglected Sites qualify for Title I funds and support for the school year.  1 Delinquent Site qualifies for Title I funds and support for the school year.

13 Which students must be served in a Schoolwide Program?  No school participating in a schoolwide program shall be required to identify particular students as eligible to participate under Title I.  All students are eligible to participate in all aspects of the schoolwide program as appropriate.  However, the statute requires schools to address the needs of the lowest achieving students and those at risk of low-achievement and for additional services to be provided to those students.

14 Budget Requirements  Funds received under Title I are used only to SUPPLEMENT the amount of funds available from non Federal sources for the education of students participating in the Title I program.  Purchases are made for increased student achievement in Reading, Math and Science.

15 Parent Involvement/ Family Engagement  Each school district is required to reserve 1% of the total district allocation for parent involvement activities.  95% of the 1% must flow directly to schools.  Each Title I School is required to revise/revisit the School’s Family Engagement Policy and Compact each year.

16 Family Engagement Funds  $303,023 represents the 1% plus some additional unspent funds that were reallocated to all APS schools, including Charters and Privates for the school year.

17 QUESTIONS??? Call the APS Title I Department x144, 234


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