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1 Title IA Coordinator Tutorial Title IA and Private School Students 2005-2006

2 Title IA Allocations Title IA allocations include funding for: – All children residing in the district meeting census poverty criteria

3 Funding Title IA Services In consultation with private school officials –Determine number of private school students: residing in Title IA school attendance area eligible for free/reduced lunch

4 Determining Title IA funding Add number of eligible private school students to –Number of children in poverty in School student would attend

5 Determining Title IA funding Determine per child amount –Divide school allocation by number of students in poverty (including private school students) Multiply number of private school students by per child amount

6 Verification District must verify students reside in Title IA funded school attendance areas Private school officials may help

7 Options for Service School-by-School Basis: Provide services to children in each private school Pooling Option: Pool funds allocated to all private schools

8 Pooling Option District provides services to Private School children: – in greatest need and –reside in Title IA school attendance areas

9 Pooling Option In consultation establish criteria –determine students to receive services –services do not depend on allocations for children in a particular school

10 School by School District provides Title IA program: In each private school To eligible students

11 Private School Students Students receive services –In grade span served by public school –Meet Targeted Assistance Criteria Determined through consultation

12 TAS Criteria Criteria for service to k-2: –Teacher judgment –Interviews with parents and –Developmentally appropriate measures.

13 TAS Criteria Criteria used grade 3-12 Assessments (valid/reliable) Teacher: –Referrals/recommendations based on objective, educationally related criteria

14 Private School Program District plans, implements, evaluates program –In consultation with private school officials District may not delegate this to private school

15 Planning Private School Program In consultation : Conduct needs assessment of eligible students Determine: –content areas –service delivery method –goals, action plan and evaluation

16 Program for private school students District provides program –Based on scientific research –Supplementing regular classroom instruction –Based on needs assessment

17 Program Services Services may include: –Extended-day services –Counseling programs (only for eligible students) –Computer-assisted instruction (CAI) –Home tutoring –Instruction using take–home computers

18 Materials, Computers, Software Only selected students may use Title IA materials, etc. District owns all Title IA purchased materials, etc. Anything no longer needed for the program – returned to district

19 Materials and equipment Materials and equipment Must : Be secular, non ideological, neutral Used only for Title IA program Listed on district inventory

20 Staffing Title IA Private School Program Teachers: Highly Qualified public school teachers Third parties may be contracted by the district

21 Third Party Contracted teachers Must be contracted by district Under direct supervision of public school Need not be highly qualified May not be employed by private school During time teaching Title IA

22 Paraprofessionals May provide services if: Highly qualified Work under the direct supervision of a highly qualified public school teacher Program may not be staffed exclusively with Paras

23 Insufficient funds for program District may provide for eligible students and their teachers: –Professional development –Counseling services –Services to support academic achievement

24 Location of Services Services may be provided : –Private School –Public School –Neutral Location Private schools do not: –Need to remove religious symbols –Provide space for services

25 Professional Development Only Staff serving eligible students receive professional development –Must support Title IA program –May be invited to professional development for public school Title IA teachers

26 Parental Involvement Parental Involvement activities In consultation with private school officials and parents planned activities may include: –School/home compact –Annual meeting –Parent teacher conferences –Reasonable access to Title IA teacher

27 Funding Parental Involvement Divide # of children eligible for free/reduced lunch (students in Title IA funded schools + private school students) into set aside Multiply # of private school students eligible for free/reduced lunch by the per child amount

28 If…… Private School officials refuse services –Document invitation and refusal Private school officials disagree with district selection of staff –District provides an explanation of selection

29 If… Private school officials disagree with program/services –Private school officials may file a complaint With district With ODE

30 Most Important Title IA programs in Private Schools are district programs District must plan,implement and evaluate program Private school program must benefit only students selected for service Private school may not benefit

31 Further Information Title IA Handbook “Private Schools and Title IA” Online training documents –Includes: Samples of required documentation and Worksheets to calculate equitable services NCLB Text and Guidance

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