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Title I, Part A Private School Eligibility & Procedures March 4, 2008 Presented By: Dana Denny, Coordinator of Title I.

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1 Title I, Part A Private School Eligibility & Procedures March 4, 2008 Presented By: Dana Denny, Coordinator of Title I

2 What Is Title I, Part A? A federally funded program Is based on the number of low-income students attending Provides additional funds to help students reach proficiency on challenging State tests* Provides additional benefits such as : additional staff members for individual instruction and small group instruction in the classroom, after school academic programs, extended year programs, additional materials of instruction, parent involvement programs, professional development opportunities for teachers *Or other more appropriate standards and/or assessments for private school students.

3 What are the guidelines for Eligibility in Anne Arundel County? Public, private, and Charter schools Servicing Grade Spans Pre K-5 Students attending reside in a Title I- participating public school attendance area and are currently living in poverty Students are identified as academically failing or at risk of failing to meet State standards

4 2007/2008 Title I Attendance Areas If the students home school is one of the elementary schools listed below, they live in a Title I attendance area*: AnnapolisGermantownTyler Heights Belle GroveHarmanVan Bokkelen Brooklyn ParkHilltop EastportMarley FreetownMills-Parole Georgetown EastPark *This list may change pending the FY09 Title I and county budget

5 What are the Procedures for Determining Private School Allocations? The allocation for a private school is based on the number of low-income private school students who reside in a Title I-participating public school attendance area Parents of eligible students must complete a confidential income survey to submit to the Title I Office to determine income status The amount allocated per private school student must be equitable to the per pupil allocation that the participating public school receives

6 How Can Title I Funds be Used? Title I funds can be used for… Extended learning time (before/ after school, summer school) Family Literacy Programs Early Childhood Programs Counseling Parent Involvement activities Professional Development

7 Next Steps for Those Who are Interested… Next Steps include… Letter of interest confirming or declining use of Title I services Verify information regarding children residing in Title I attendance areas Collect poverty information on children residing in Title I attendance areas (submit to Title I Office) Schedule individual consultation meetings

8 Questions About Title I? For Further Information Website: Dana Denny, Coordinator of Title I or (410)


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