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2 Fulton County Schools Title I Annual Seminar 2010 Title I schools will all PASS!!! August 17, 2010 Principals, Bookkeepers & Parent Liaisons Meeting This presentation will probably involve audience discussion, which will create action items. Use PowerPoint to keep track of these action items during your presentation In Slide Show, click on the right mouse button Select “Meeting Minder” Select the “Action Items” tab Type in action items as they come up Click OK to dismiss this box This will automatically create an Action Item slide at the end of your presentation with your points entered. 1tdm/8/15/ :59 PM

3 Public Service Announcement – please don’t shoot the messengers – thank you 2

4  Title I Updates A Blueprint for Reform: The Reauthorization… AYP SES - Differentiated Accountability Summary Data ED and GaDOE updates  Findings from Cross Functional Monitoring Visit – April 19, 2010  What’s New? Buddy Support Program Renzulli Document Sharing 3 Agenda

5 Guess what? Title I has a new name >>>  It’s hiding somewhere – Can you find it? Door prize for the 1 st person to find it. 4

6 PASS  Passing and breaking down barriers to success! 5

7 PASS  Title I Schools will PASS every obstacle. HOW???  by….Principals & Parents working collaboratively to increase student Achievement in Title I Schools.  Together we [admin, schools, parents, community] will eliminate the achievement gap in Title I Schools. 6

8 A Blueprint for Reform: The Reauthorization of Elementary and Secondary Education Act  The Blueprint for the reauthorization of the Elementary and Secondary Act recently released is a call challenging us to conduct business with a different perspective. 7

9 A Blueprint for Reform  The Blueprint represents the overhaul of the No Child Left Behind Act (NCLB) which was established in 2001 under the last reauthorization of ESEA.  It replaces NCLB’s requirement that every American child reach proficiency in reading and math with the goal that all students should graduate from high school college- and career-ready by

10 A Blueprint…. (continued)  It contains the following five priorities : 1. College- and Career-Ready Students 2. Great Teachers and Leaders 3. Equity and Opportunity for All Students 4. Raise the Bar and Reward Excellence 5. Promote innovation and continuous improvement 9

11 ESEA Reauthorization: NCLB and the Blueprint Based on information from: A Blueprint for Reform July 2010

12 Core Policies to Maintain in ESEA Reauthorization Standards-based reform and accountability Disaggregation and focus on improving performance for all groups of students Focus on equity

13 NCLB & Blueprint: Accountability NCLBBlueprint “Race to the bottom” for state standards States adopt college- and career-ready standards. Real rewards for high-poverty schools, districts and states showing real progress, especially in serving underserved populations and closing achievement gaps. Many ways to “fail,” no recognition for success Focus on proficiency; schools making progress can still be “failing” Differentiation of schools based on student growth and school progress. Develop and support the use of better assessments. Look beyond assessments to determine what a school needs, including attendance, conditions for learning, course completion, to paint a fuller picture of a school. Allow use of additional subjects. Additional resources for developing a well-rounded curriculum Exclusive focus on tests, narrowing of curriculum

14 Meaningful change in persistently low-performing schools. Allowing persistently low- performing schools to avoid real change NCLB & Blueprint: Accountability NCLBBlueprint Holding every level of the system responsible for improvement and support. All consequences focused at the school level Punitive/labels without support Meaningful investment in low-performing schools. Targets more limited portion of schools for significant intervention. More local flexibility around how best to serve schools; no mandated SES or choice. Over-identifies schools Mandated SES and choice

15 Ignored need for better school leaders Invest in preparing and improving better leaders. Utilize surveys of teachers (around working conditions, professional development & support), and surveys of conditions for learning that include teacher perspective. Not focused enough on building the profession and teacher voice Greater focus on getting great teachers where they are needed most. Equitable distribution requirements not meaningful NCLB & Blueprint: Teachers and Leaders NCLBBlueprint No acknowledgement or support of teacher collaboration Invest in expanded learning time programs that provide more time for educators to plan and collaborate.

16 Ignored important factors like conditions for learning Make accountability about more than test scores for most schools. Fund development of measurement systems around conditions for learning. NCLB & Blueprint: Broad Principles NCLBBlueprint Narrow vision of school’s role Greater opportunities and structures for positive adult-student relationships. Funding for providing comprehensive services so that students are safe, healthy, able to focus on learning. No acknowledgement that equitable funding matters Encourage funding equity.

17 AYP Preliminary Results 2010  71 of 98 or 72% of all Fulton County schools made AYP  31 of 54 or 57% of Title I schools made AYP Conversely – 23 Title schools compared to 5 Title schools the previous year did not make AYP 16

18 Supplemental Educational Services and Differentiated Accountability  SES schools Renaissance MS Banneker HS Creekside HS  Differentiated Accountability McNair MS McClarin HS North Springs HS 17

19 Applause for great improvements!  While many Fulton schools posted increases over last year’s scores, in some cases the increases were not enough to make Adequate Yearly Progress. However, of the schools not making AYP, 10 showed gains for three consecutive years in math for the All Students’ subgroup Heritage HE Holmes Liberty Point Mimosa Oakley Renaissance MS PD West MS Ridgeview MS Banneker HS Tri-Cities HS

20 Applause ….  In addition, two schools showed gains over last year in math for the ‘All Students’ subgroup. LT Nolan North Springs

21 LEA Cross Functional Monitoring Team Report – April 19,2010 For the School Year – we are non-complaint due to 10 reported findings by the LEA Cross Functional Monitoring Team Report FINDINGS  3.3 Fulton County Schools did not provide evidence that parents were notified of their Choice option at Hamilton Holmes Elementary School, Mimosa Elementary School, Spalding Drive Elementary School, Paul D. West Middle School, Renaissance Middle School, Creekside High School, Langston Hughes High School, and Westlake High School. The Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) 34 §200.37(b)(4)(iv) requires that “Parents must be notified by the LEA that their child is eligible for public school choice sufficiently in advance of, but no later than 14 calendar days before, the start of the school year for which public school choice is being offered.” 20

22 Findings (continued)  3.4 Fulton County Schools did not provide evidence that parents were notified of their Choice option at Hamilton Holmes Elementary School, Mimosa Elementary School, Spalding Drive Elementary School, Paul D. West Middle School, Renaissance Middle School, Creekside High School, Langston Hughes High School, and Westlake High School. The Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) 34 §200.37(b)(4)(iv) requires that “Parents must be notified by the LEA that their child is eligible for public school choice sufficiently in advance of, but no later than 14 calendar days before, the start of the school year for which public school choice is being offered.  3.7 The Fulton County School District did not provide evidence that school level parent involvement policies were distributed to parents of children participating in the school’s Title I program as required by section 1118(b)(1) of The Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) as reauthorized in The requirement under this section states, “Each school served under this part shall jointly develop with, and distribute to, parents of participating children a written parental involvement policy….” 21

23 Findings (continued)  3.8 Fulton County School District did not provide evidence that schools developed school-parent compacts as required by the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) as reauthorized in 2001, Section The requirement under this section states, “each school served under this part shall jointly develop with parents for all children served under this part a school-parent compact that outlines how parents, the entire school staff, and students will share the responsibility for improved student academic achievement…” Compacts were not consistently signed and dated by all parties; therefore, it could not be ascertained that the compacts were for students and parents participating for FY2010.  8.3 Five Fulton County Targeted Assistance plans were randomly selected to discern whether or not the schools use student achievement data to make instructional decisions and coordinate with the regular program. The multiple selection criteria used by Fulton County do not meet the requirements of Section 1115(b)(B) of The Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) as reauthorized in 2001 which mandate that eligibility for Title I service be based on academic achievement and states, “eligible children are children identified by the school as failing, or most at risk of failing, to meet the State’s challenging student academic achievement standards on the basis of multiple, educationally related, objective criteria…” On three of the five plans selected, Ridgeview Charter Middle, Langston Hughes High, and Holcomb Bridge Elementary, the multiple selection criteria used to rank students did not match the criteria described in the targeted assistance plans.  22

24 Findings (continued)  8.4 Five Fulton County Targeted Assistance plans were randomly selected to discern whether or not the schools use student achievement data to make instructional decisions and coordinate with the regular program. The multiple selection criteria used by Fulton County do not meet the requirements of Section 1115(b)(B) of The Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) as reauthorized in 2001 which mandate that eligibility for Title I service be based on academic achievement and states, “eligible children are children identified by the school as failing, or most at risk of failing, to meet the State’s challenging student academic achievement standards on the basis of multiple, educationally related, objective criteria…” The Targeted Assistance Checklist for LEA Coordinator and Title I Education Program Specialist as revised 2/22/08 requires “1. Description of instructional strategies and programs which coordinate with and support the regular program – a. Grades and subject areas to be served, b. Instructional strategies to be used, c. Scheduling models to be used, d. Supplemental instructional activities.” On three of the five plans randomly selected (Holcomb Bridge Middle School, Langston Hughes High School, and Ridgeview Charter Middle School) the multiple selection criteria used to rank students did not match the criteria described in the targeted assistance plans. Four of the five plans randomly selected (Langston Hughes High School, Ridgeview Charter Middle School, Sandy Springs Middle School, and Westlake High School) were missing one or more of the required items in the description of the programs, 23

25 Findings …  13.1 The Fulton County School District’s property inventory records for equipment and real property do not include serial numbers, and, in some cases, are missing property descriptions. Additionally, not all inventories are up to date as they do not include FY2010 purchases. Section 80.31(d)(1) of the Education Department General Administrative Regulations (EDGAR) states that "Property records must be maintained that include a description of the property, a serial number or other identification number, the source of the property, who holds title, the acquisition date, and cost of the property, percentage of Federal participation in the cost of the property, the location, use and condition of the property, and any ultimate disposition data including the date of disposal and sale price of the property."  13.3 The Fulton County School District’s property inventory records for equipment and real property do not include serial numbers, and, in some cases, are missing property descriptions. Additionally, not all inventories are up to date as they do not include FY2010 purchases. Section 80.31(d)(1) of the Education Department General Administrative Regulations (EDGAR) states that "Property records must be maintained that include a description of the property, a serial number or other identification number, the source of the property, who holds title, the acquisition date, and cost of the property, percentage of Federal participation in the cost of the property, the location, use and condition of the property, and any ultimate disposition data including the date of disposal and sale price of the property. 24

26 Findings …  13.4 The Fulton County School District presented no evidence to indicate that periodic physical inventories of equipment and real property are conducted since inventories were not signed and dated to indicate a physical inventory was taken.  16.1 No supporting source data was provided by Fulton County School District to document the Pre-k Free/Reduced Meals count on the Eligible Attendance Areas Spreadsheet. The local educational agency (LEA) shall use the same measure of poverty, which measure shall be the number of children ages 5 through 17 in poverty counted in the most recent census data approved by the Secretary, the number of children eligible for free and reduced priced lunches under the Richard B. Russell National School Lunch Act, the number of children in families receiving assistance under the State program funded under Part A of the Title IV of the Social Security Act, or the number of children eligible to receive medical assistance under the Medicaid program, or a composite of such indicators, with respect to all school attendance areas in the LEA. Georgia has determined that Districts will use the number of children eligible for free and reduced priced lunches under the Richard B. Russell National School Lunch Act to measure the poverty measure of its schools. 25

27 Title I Part A, 2010  Title I, Part A –  Helping Disadvantaged Children Meet High Standards 26

28 Warning CAUTION…CAUTION  Things to watch out for from ED & GaDOE 27

29 Things to Watch  Revision of SWP and TA plans, include month, date and year Be sure you have documentation that parents met with the team for the revision of the SWP and TA plans. In other words you must invite parents and have a copy of the invitation documenting that all parents were invited. The SWP and TA plan must be shared with the parents – be able to document it (i.e. have it on the annual meeting agenda as one of the items for discussion/shared) with sign in sheets  Revision of Parent Policy both LEA and school level with month, date and year. Keep agendas and sign in sheets, parents on committees, invitation to invite parents to meeting to revise the policies. 28

30 Things to Watch …  Keep inventory of all Title I equipment of items that have a shelf life of at least one year. Inventory must include: item, cost, vendor, location, date of purchase and funding source.  Parent Meetings – Light snacks - no meals are allowed. Served only during meal times  Food is not allowed at staff workshops or meetings. The only time food is allowed is at parent meetings that are academic focused. No snacks with Title I funding during testing. You can supplement after school snacks once you have met school nutrition requirements. Must keep detailed records of the cost of the snack and with the school nutrition required cost and the Title I supplemental cost. 29

31 Things to watch…  Parent Meetings – Light snacks - no meals are allowed. Served only during meal times  Food is not allowed at staff workshops or meetings. The only time food is allowed is at parent meetings that are academic focused. No snacks with Title I funding during testing. You can supplement after school snacks once you have met school nutrition requirements. Must keep detailed records of the cost of the snack and with the school nutrition required cost and the Title I supplemental cost.  Parent Involvement/Parent policies – all areas (ED is really monitoring this closely) see Data Bank sheet in your bags.  TA programs – be careful how staff is used especially at the high school so as to avoid supplanting. TA Schools must show  1)eligibility roster  2) multiple selection criteria (educationally related)  3)served roster (served students in rank order)  4) must have a reading rosters and math rosters Title I Director must pre-approve all Title I purchases with signature and date. Be mindful - the Title I Director dated signature must be before items are purchased. 30

32 Things to watch…  TA programs – be careful how staff is used especially at the high school so as to avoid supplanting. TA Schools must show  1)eligibility roster  2) multiple selection criteria (educationally related)  3)served roster (served students in rank order)  4) must have a reading rosters and math rosters Title I Director must pre-approve all Title I purchases with signature and date. Be mindful - the Title I Director dated signature must be before items are purchased. 31

33 Practices associated with firings, demotions and alleged prison terms  AJC articles–federal, state & local $$ Book Sales spell trouble – 08/15/10  School funds used to purchase thousands of dollars worth of books that school administrators had written Former Dekalb Schools chief, three other indicted 05/27/10  RICA – Racketeer Influenced and Corruption Act [falsifying public documents, competitive bid process, overtime, p-card, 171 acts, max – years in prison]. 32

34 Summary Reports for schools  Total Pre-approvals processed by school = 4,296 or $6,666,324  Highest month for pre-approvals April 2010 = 1001 pre-approvals  Don’t forget Spring Break  Average = 455 per month  Total Miscellaneous (A7, reclass, property control…) = 2,017 or average of 224 per month  This does not include SES, payroll, ND,… 33

35 What’s New for 2010???  Renzulli Learning – provided for all ES and MS TA students only in TA schools  Cluster Data and Instructional Support Teams  Revised T-Train Manual – SAP Empowerment  New and improved Budget Manual  New Parent Liaison Manual  New SES Contact and Vendor Manuals  Document Sharing – Paperless, efficient, and faster way to manage budgets, pre-approvals and coming soon – binder processes.  Buddy Support Program  Selected School Resource books (All,ELL,MS/HS,DSS/IC)  GaDOE 34

36 What’s New for 2010???  Read it LOUD ! Campaign National campaign, headed by Chairman - Wally Amos of the Read It Loud! Foundation and other partner organizations aims to have 5 million adults reading to young children daily. MARSYS Digital Platform [digital networking via cell phone and other digital content] 35

37 Resources  Technical Assistance  Understand that constituents and stakeholders may want to be assured that all possible resources are being used, but in such a way that costs will be properly managed. 36

38 Recognitions  Buddy Program  Certificates for schools with less than 15% remaining funds in regular Title I, Part A [as of 07/29/10]  Thank you, Gracias, Merci 37

39 Guess what? Title I has a new name >>>  It’s hiding somewhere – Did you find it? Door prize. 38

40 Break-out Sessions  Check agenda and room numbers  Grab your lunch on your way out after the end of the last session  Thank you for your attendance and attention today! 39

41 Thanks for coming!!!!!  Please don’t forget to fill out the evaluation forms that will be distributed in your last session. 40

42 Contact information – Title I Department - [year round staff]  Tawana D. Miller, Ed.D.  Marrietta Jackson-Carter  Ethel Lett Washington  Pam Baisden  Sonya West  Harriet Perry  Vickie Stephens  Terri Chow 41


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