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1 Title I, Part D Program Office Q4 Updates 1September 18, 2012John McLaughlin, Federal Coordinator

2 Agenda Title I, Part D performance data reporting update and discussion for SY and SY (NDTAC) Use of Grant Funds for Conferences and Meetings (especially travel and meals) Supplemental grant awards for FY ‘11 and ‘12 Short Announcements Q&A or Solicitation of Topics (time permitting) 2September 18, 2012John McLaughlin, Federal Coordinator

3 CSPR Resources Released Available at delinquent.org/nd/topics/index2.php?id=10http://www.neglected- delinquent.org/nd/topics/index2.php?id=10 CSPR Instructional Guide for SY – Chapters 1 & 2: Background and information – Chapter 3: Instructions – Chapter 4: Checklists – Appendices Tip sheets for CSPR Changes – SY and Reporting Tools 1-5 – Average length of stay, outcome calculations, racial/ethnic categories, etc. September 18, 2012John McLaughlin, Federal Coordinator3

4 Summary of Changes for SY 2011–12 Refers to school year ending June 2012 (Report in February 2013) Much of the CSPR remains the same Minor changes made (removed or condensed items) – Total average length of stay (item removed) – Multipurpose facility count (item removed) – Number of programs with academic offerings (table removed) – Students obtaining postsecondary outcomes (items condensed) – Students enrolling in vocational training (items condensed)

5 September 18, 2012John McLaughlin, Federal Coordinator5 Refers to school year July 2012–June 2013 IDEA and LEP status of students (new to Title I, Part D) Table on transition services Academic and vocational outcomes – Merged into a single table and collected via EDFacts (individual items unchanged) – Disaggregation of outcome/transition data (same items) – Expanded transition period to 90 days Pre-posttest items and requirements altered – Merging of improvement categories – Removal of At-Risk from Subpart 2 tables Summary of Changes for SY

6 Discussion and Announcements EDFacts file specifications are available at nonxml.html (not enabled in ESS yet) nonxml.html EDFacts clearance package for SY to SY is available for public comment until Nov. 12 from (browse pending collections and click on link 04929) Should we consider allowing post-secondary acceptance/enrollment outcomes attained within facility programs?

7 7 Post-secondary Outcomes: Discussion Definition: The measure is the number of students accepted and/or enrolled into postsecondary programs, either while enrolled in the facility or program or within 30 days after exit. Postsecondary education refers to an independent postsecondary educational program; it does not refer to individual college-level courses that are part of a facility’s educational programming. Students may be included if they: are accepted in a program and enroll or choose not to enroll, or enroll in a program that does not require an application process. Challenge and Notes The new measure is not a sum of the previous two measures. This new measure reflects an unduplicated count of students. Each student should only be counted once for this measure; that is, if a student was accepted into a postsecondary program and chose to enroll in the program, the student should only be counted one time.

8 FY ‘11 Supplemental Grant Awards An SEA submitted downward revisions to its State Agency child counts for 2011 and As a result, about $1.8M will be reallocated soon. The FY ‘11 Supplemental GANs went to CSSO’s and Title I State Directors current as of June Please look out for the GAN. I forwarded a slate and memo to you last week. The grant period is listed as 7/1/11-9/30/12. However, under the Tydings Amendment, the funds are available for obligation until 9/30/13 and drawdown by 12/31/13. You may award the supplement to your current State agency grantees based on the most recent N or D child count data available. You do not have to use the 2011 child count as a basis for allocation. September 18, 2012John McLaughlin, Federal Coordinator8

9 FY ‘12 Supplemental Grant Awards For the same reason as for FY ‘11, Subpart I grant supplements for FY ‘12 will be awarded soon. These amounts are tied to new State per pupil expenditure data used for the October 1, 2012 Title I, Part A grant award to SEAs for FY ‘12. SEA administration set-aside caps will be increased for FY ‘12, including any increase from the FY ‘11 supplement for Subpart I (they are no more than 1% of Parts A, C and D combined). There will probably also be slight adjustments to Subpart 2 allocations for FY ’12. I will make that information available to you when I have it. September 18, 2012John McLaughlin, Federal Coordinator9

10 Use of Grant Funds for Conferences and Meetings Enclosure 7 on this topic went out with GANs in July It’s a reminder memorandum from ED’s Office of the Chief Financial Officer (OCFO). While the information is not new, in the past year there has been additional scrutiny of meals and travel funded through Federal agencies and programs. 10September 18, 2012John McLaughlin, Federal Coordinator

11 Deciding Whether to Host or Attend a Conference or Meeting Ensure it is reasonable and necessary to achieve the goals and objectives of the grant (including the number of attendees being sent). Consider whether there are more effective and efficient alternatives that can accomplish the desired results at a lower cost, e.g., webinars, video or teleconferencing. Ensure that the primary purpose is to disseminate technical information: i.e., information, research advances, training or PD, and work planning and coordination. September 18, 2012John McLaughlin, Federal Coordinator11

12 Food for Conferences and Meetings Should not be paid for by grant funds unless doing so is necessary to accomplish legitimate business. Working lunches may be allowable if attendance is needed to ensure full participation in essential discussions and speeches concerning the purpose of the conference and objectives of the project. Breakfasts, coffee breaks, receptions and dinners are generally discouraged. Any meals should be reviewed on a case by case basis. No alcoholic beverages or entertainment may be paid for by Federal grant funds. September 18, 2012John McLaughlin, Federal Coordinator12

13 Conference Sponsorship If there’s approval to use the ED seal on conference materials and signage, there must also be the following disclaimer: “The contents of this (type of publication) were developed under a grant from the U.S. Department of Education. However, those contents do not necessarily represent the policy of Department of Education, and you should not assume endorsement by the Federal Government.” Note: Swag is also discouraged, such as bags, notebooks, folders, pens and pencils, coffee cups, etc. September 18, 2012John McLaughlin, Federal Coordinator13

14 Consequences and Questions Please contact the program office if you have any questions or concerns about whether using grant funds for a meeting or conference is allowable prior to obligating the funds. Grantees may have to repay funds if they violate the rules on the use of grant funds, including the rules for meeting- and conference-related expenses. Questions and further topics: e.g., obligating grant funds for Fall conferences (when Tydings Amendment applies) 14September 18, 2012John McLaughlin, Federal Coordinator

15 Other Topics and General Q&A Contact information: Tel. no. (202) September 18, 2012John McLaughlin, Federal Coordinator


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