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1 Presented By WVDE Federal Programs Staff July 15, 2009 Title III Monitoring and Fiscal Updates

2 Fiscal Issues Approved Title III budgets should match the county expenditures (purchase orders, contracts etc.) Title III Indirect Costs – may not exceed 2% Maintain Inventory list Be conscious of supplement/supplant issues Required Maintenance of Effort

3 Supplement vs. Supplant Neither Title I nor Title III funds may be used to administer ELP assessments for identification and placement purposes (e.g. Title III funds may not be used to pay for substitutes for administering Woodcock Munoz). Title I and Title III funds may not be used to administer State ELP assessments (WESTELL) because use of Title III funds for this purpose would violate the supplement not supplant requirements (e.g. Title III funds may not be used to pay for substitutes for WESTELL administration). Title III funds may not be used to provide core language instruction educational programs, including providing for the salaries of teachers who provide those core services for LEP students (e.g. Title III funds may not be used to pay the salaries of ESL teachers). 3

4 Maintenance of Effort Legal Requirements -Section 9521(a) of the ESEA states that a Local Education Agency (LEA) may receive funds under a covered program for any fiscal year only if the State educational agency (SEA) finds that either the combined fiscal effort per student or the aggregate expenditures of the agency and the State with respect to the provision of free public education by the agency for the preceding fiscal year was not less than 90 percent of the combined fiscal effort or aggregate expenditures for the second preceding fiscal year. The calculations for this process is exactly the same as Title I, however it must also be addressed in the Title III application. Counties will calculate one time. The Title III director must submit/confirm this Maintenance of Effort and it will be reviewed/approved as part of the Title III plan. 4

5 STRATEGIC PLAN: COMPLIANCE SECTION Title III Maintenance of Effort A. Applicant Information Applicant (legal name of agency) Smith County Schools Mailing Address (street; city; state; zip code) 110 Smith Avenue, HomeTown, WV B. Maintenance of Effort §1120(a) For FY ending June 30, 2006 For FY ending June 30, 2007 For FY ending June 30, ___________ Please check this box if you agree that this maintenance of effort report is correct.

6 Monitoring Findings & Recommendations Parental Notification Within 30 day timeline (14 days for mid-year enrollment) Including all components required by law 14.2 Increased Achievement (school visits) Providing high quality programs (amount services) Linked to ELP/CSO standards Program Coordination Grade Placement Special Education

7 Summary of Best Practices Teachers use appropriate balance of Content-based ESL and direct ESL instruction based on individual student needs School administrators are aware of/attentive to LEP students needs LEP students are specifically scheduled into classes that are co- taught and/or led by experienced teachers Students are served in designated instructional spaces Students services are effectively coordinated (ESL, RTI, Special needs, Gifted etc.) Teachers often communicate with parents and they are provided varied opportunities to be involved in their childs education

8 Remember… The West Virginia Department of Education (WVDE) monitoring process includes the following goals: Provide an academic focus for program improvement; Promote student achievement; and Provide technical assistance to schools and districts in utilizing federal funding to impact instructional practice and increase student performance.


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