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Committee of Practitioners March 19, 2009. 1. Even Start Application 2. Homeless Education 3. Migrant Education Program 4. ED Monitoring 5. SES Appeals.

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1 Committee of Practitioners March 19, 2009

2 1. Even Start Application 2. Homeless Education 3. Migrant Education Program 4. ED Monitoring 5. SES Appeals 6. American Recovery and Reinvestment Act 7. School Improvement Funds Allotment Policy

3 Even Start Terry Hall

4 Homeless Education Contract with SERVE Diana Bowman

5 Migrant Education Program Service Delivery Plan Quality Assurance Manual MSIX Regional Approach to Migrant Education

6 ED Monitoring Received approval February on responses to all findings

7 SES Appeals Provider application meeting March 5, 2009 Applications due March 27, 2009 Appeals process

8 Overall Goals: Stimulate the economy in the short term Invest in education and public services for the long term American Recovery and Reinvestment Act

9 Stimulus Flow Chart Stabilization – Education Secretarys Portion – Governors Portion Increases to Formula Grants

10 American Recovery and Reinvestment Act Title I, Part A amount is $257,456,360 50% to SEA by end of March Becomes part of total allocation for

11 American Recovery and Reinvestment Act Remaining 50% to SEA by September/October 2009 Becomes part of total allocation for Additional School Improvement funds by fall, 2009

12 ARRA Title I Overview Use funds consistent with the Title I, Part A statutory and regulatory requirements Use funds on short-term investments for long-term economic health

13 ARRA Title I Overview Spend funds quickly to save and create jobs Improve student achievement Ensure transparency, reporting, and accountability Invest one-time funds thoughtfully to minimize the funding cliff

14 Spend funds quickly to save and create jobs Title I funds to maintain teachers No waivers for: – Comparability – Supplement vs. supplant – Private school participation

15 Improve student achievement Identify and train highly effective teachers Modify school schedule to allow for collaboration Intensive year-long teacher training

16 Improve student achievement Title I schoolwide programs for secondary school students Strengthen and expand early childhood education programs (i.e. Title I preschool)

17 Improve student achievement Using longitudinal data systems Professional development in Title I targeted assistance programs on use of data

18 Improve student achievement Use of reading and math coaches Establishing or expanding fiscally sustainable extended learning (e.g. before school, after school, summer school, extended school year)

19 Ensure transparency, reporting, and accountability Consideration of amendments to current applications Consideration of separate PRCs for Title I and School Improvement 1003(a) and 1003(g) Dempsey Benton – NC Office of Economic Recovery and Investment

20 Ensure transparency, reporting, and accountability Each state and LEA that receives Title I, Part A recovery funds must report on how those funds were spent at

21 Invest one-time funds thoughtfully to minimize the funding cliff Questions related to waivers that would allow some flexibility

22 Potential Waivers to Request????? Maintenance of Effort (08-09; National) LEA Reservations (i.e. required set-asides; 08-09, 09-10; SEA) State Administration for tracking and reporting systems

23 Other Waiver Questions Targeted to Schoolwide Carryover caps Supplement vs. supplant

24 Supplement vs. Supplant In certain circumstances, including cases of severe budget shortfalls, an LEA may be able to establish compliance with the supplement, not supplant requirement even if it uses Title I, Part A funds to pay for allowable costs that were previously paid for with state or local funds.

25 Resources at Ed.gov Secretary Arne Duncan announced that $44 billion in Recovery Act funding will be available to states in the next 30 to 45 days to help avert hundreds of thousands of estimated teacher layoffs while driving crucial education improvements and results for students. Press release Overview Title I Special ed Stabilization fund ED Recovery Act web page

26 Resources at DPI Federal Stimulus Package Information org/fbs/resources/#stimulus

27 School Improvement Funds Considerations 1003(a) – Increase base allotment for discretionary use by LEA 1003(g) – Use of funds at LEA discretion


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