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Fall 2011 Title I Technical Assistance & Networking Session October 6, 2011.

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1 Fall 2011 Title I Technical Assistance & Networking Session October 6, 2011

2 Intended Outcomes for Today Participants will leave the meeting with: 1.Increased knowledge regarding selected Title I programmatic elements & requirements 2.Increased familiarity with ESE program staff & Title I resources 3.Expanded opportunities for inter-district networking 4.Greater understanding of ESE’s plan to request a waiver of certain NCLB/ESEA requirements Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education 2

3 Today’s Agenda  Announcements & Updates  Small Group Sessions  Agenda & Slides in Folders  Info Desk (all morning) Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education 3

4 Announcements & Updates Overview  FY12 Title I Grants, Including Carryover  Program Review & Technical Assistance  ESEA Flexibility Waiver Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education 4

5 FY12 Title I Grants  Review status as of October 5  Regular Title I: 313 out of 349 received  FY12 Carryover of FY11 Funds  Notification / application sent after FR-1 processing, or  Available now for districts that amended down their regular FY11 grant before mid-April  Submission Deadline: December 31, 2011  Regular & Carryover Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education 5

6 FY12 Title I Grants  Amendments  Required when there is:  significant change in program objectives; or  increase or decrease in total amount of grant; or  increase in a line of the budget exceeds $100 or 10% of the line (whichever is greater), or exceeds $10,000  Narrative details:  why district is proposing a change  how the change will improve provision of Title I services  Update to Forms 1 & 2 Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education 6

7 Program Review & Technical Assistance Program Review Logistics  Same year as Coordinated Program Review [See  Primarily desk-based, onsite component for selected districts  Requires submission of various materials  the district’s Title I ‘Administrative Handbook’  Timeline: Winter – Spring  Notification of findings and required actions, if any, in spring Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education 7

8 Program Review & Technical Assistance  Title I Program Reviews  Program Reviews: Required actions due October 15  : 60 Districts Based on Coordinated Program Review schedule: Formal notification this month  Regional Assistance & Networking Sessions  5 regions: hosted locally  Approximately every 3 months: October sessions next  Host district contacts local Title I contacts (in ‘DA’) Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education 8

9 Program Review & Technical Assistance Prevalent Findings from FY11  Supplement not Supplant policies and procedures  Parent/guardian involvement policies  Time and effort reporting  NCLB report card distribution Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education 9

10 Title I Program Resources

11 ESEA Flexibility Waiver Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education 11

12 ESEA Flexibility Waiver - Objective Prepare high-quality plan to redesign federal components of school & district accountability system, that:  Is guided by clear, rigorous goals  Creates conditions leading to improvement in all schools  Aligns clearly with Framework for Accountability & Assistance  Is informed by broad stakeholder input  Meets requirements for flexibility set out by ED Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education 12

13 Detailed Agenda

14 Contact Information Website:www.doe.mass.edu/titlei/www.doe.mass.edu/titlei/ Phone:


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