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1 1 No Child Left Behind Webinars Spring 2009

2 2 Phone lines will be muted! To avoid background noise and other distractions, the phone lines have been muted. The phone lines will be periodically opened for questions. For convenience, you may your questions to If you need technical assistance during the webinar please call Bob Mcintire at

3 3 NCLB Consolidated Application and Performance Report Update For SAU specific discussions, feel free to call the NCLB Clearinghouse at to schedule a time for one-on-one or small group technical assistance.

4 4 NCLB Allocations Allocations for are still being determined. Well continue to provide updates as information is available.

5 5 Important Dates! The Application and Performance Report are due by August 1, 2009 or 30 days after the end of any summer programming. If you have a summer program and will not meet the August 1 date, you must send your date of submission by July 15 to the NCLB Clearinghouse by letter, fax, or .

6 6 Please note: Application can not be submitted until the Performance Report has been submitted and certified. Outcomes from this performance report will be considered as we review your application. Our goal is to have timely submission with projects based on data and input from all constituents. NCLB Performance Report

7 7 Performance Reports and Applications will be read in the order they are received. Requests for additional information or clarification will be ed to the NCLB Coordinator.

8 8 Timing and Quality Count!! Submit Early Make sure your submissions are complete and well written. The NCLB Team will process submissions as quickly as possibleget in line early. Check your and respond as soon as you can to our request for clarification/additional information.

9 9 RSU & Cash Management On June 30, 2009, each SAU and the new RSU will send in a cash management form to close out their account and transfer grant assets to the RSU. Title IV cash management procedures through the Office of Substance Abuse will be separate but similar. Grants will be distributed to the RSU including funds issued after July 1 from the school year.

10 10 APPLICATION & PERFORMANCE REPORT SETUP AOS Members will be considered individual entities for the application unless the AOS members want to co-op. Contact Dennis Kunces at to establish setup. Setup will determine if application narrative is carried forward or not. Performance reports keep the current SAU setup and narrative.

11 11 APPLICATION & PERFORMANCE REPORT SETUP RSU applications will not carry forward any current narrative. Performance reports keep the current SAU setup and narrative. Other entities applications and performance reports will remain intact with current narrative.

12 12 Maine is 100% Electronic Dont forget to: Check your site set-upis everything correct? –The first data entered as contact information in the Performance Report RSU bridge page will flow to FY10 Application Site Setup for RSUs. Please check for accuracy. –RSU NCLB Coordinators will need to call the NCLB Clearinghouse for their application login and password after the system is open. Are all public/non-public schools listed correctly? Inform the NCLB Clearinghouse of any school changes. Note: School names should match what is listed in MEDMS. Are the phone numbers, extensions, and addresses current? (MDOE uses this info for updates; we wouldnt want to miss you.)

13 13 Resources for Help At the Application Website, before login, use the NCLB Directions link for assistance in navigating the electronic version of the No Child Left Behind Consolidated Application and Performance Report.

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15 15 Resources for Help After login on Data Entry Menu of the electronic system, use the Reference Library link on the dark blue Header Bar for Title specific information and samples.

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17 17 Resources for Help On Data Entry Menu, there is a HELP link available at the bottom or top of each page that provides additional information to assist with completing the page. Title IVA SECTION HELP links are embedded for each section on each Title IVA page.

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19 19 Phone lines will be unmuted Questions/clarifications. Phone lines will be MUTED again.

20 20 Assurances There are various sections of Assurances that you must agree to: Federal Assurances NCLB General Assurances Approved Special Purpose School Assurances In addition, there will be specific title assurances identified in individual Assurance, Needs Assessment & Planning Pages.

21 21 Procedures for Non-Public School Grant Participation 1.Similar process as last year but remember to verify the current address of the non-public school lead administrator in Site Setup. 2.See HELP link on the Non-public Participation Form for more instructions. 3.An is generated by the system when you activate the Send to Non-public Certifying Official regarding consultation, participation and electronic signature. See sample at the link on the NCLB home page. 4.Perform step 3 as soon as the electronic system opens. Waiting may delay the submission of your application.

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23 23 Changes on Non-Public Form 1.The form will have Yes/No participation boxes and only one signature box at the bottom of the form. 2.Non-Publics will have three blank lines and will be asked to list three staff development areas of need as part of a statewide needs assessment of non-public schools. 3.The decisions made on the required Title IA consultation items need to be in written form at the SAU.

24 24 Approved Special Purpose Schools (ASPS) SAUs place students at these schools and SAUs are responsible for oversight of the students educational program. The student count is included in the SAU count as entered in MEDMS. The SAU is responsible for considering the needs of these students and teachers as they plan for the use of all NCLB funds. The SAU must agree to the assurances and enter into an Memorandum of Understanding with the ASPS where students are placed.

25 25 Flexibility Transferability continues to be open to all SAUs. Transfers to Title V are no longer permitted. REAP-Flex is possible for small (under 600 students) rural SAUs including using Title V as the basis for projects. Contact Dennis Kunces at if help needed.

26 26 Seeing Red/Blue Upon Submission? This means there are issues that need to be resolved. Ensure that all items have been completed on a page. Prompts may assist you in identifying the error or problem area. Call us.

27 27 Phone lines will be unmuted Questions/clarifications. Phone lines will be MUTED again.

28 28 Title IA Updates

29 29 Considering Title IA Schoolwide vs. Title IA Targeted Assistance? For those considering converting to a Schoolwide Program, the following steps need to occur: School must be 40% poverty A year of planning is required A board approved Schoolwide Plan must be submitted to the SEA, NCLB Clearinghouse for acceptance. All paraprofessional staff must meet HQ requirements. Resources are available at:

30 30 Title IA Assurances, Needs Assessment & Planning We want to review a few of the items on this page: Item I: The SAU agrees to ensure that ALL students from ALL public schools will participate in the required Title I state assessments: NECAP(MEA)/MSHA, and when applicable, ACCESS for ELLs ®. In the previous year, did the SAU and each school meet the 95% threshold for participation? ___Yes ___No If No, what steps will be taken to meet the participation requirement?

31 31 Title IA Assurances, Needs Assessment & Planning Item K: Describe how the LEA considered the needs of students placed at Approved Special Purpose Schools. - How many students from Title IA served schools are placed at these Approved Special Purpose Schools? - How does the SAU collaborate with these schools to provide Title I services to eligible students? - If these students are not served by Title IA, please comment on the reason (not eligible, students would not benefit from the Title IA program, the private school requires safety and other special training to enter the school and work with students) -It is NOT acceptable to write that the Special Education Director manages the students IEPs.

32 32 Title IA Assurances, Needs Assessment & Planning Item L: Describe the process for annually disseminating the NCLB School and SAU Report Card. –Who is responsible for this task? –What is the estimated timeframe for directly notifying parents and community members about the NCLB Report Card? –How will you directly notify parents and the community of its existence, a summary of the data that includes highlights and challenges, and where copies will exist? –If applicable, what is the school/SAU website URL?

33 33 Homeless Liaison Title IA funds may not be used to pay a portion of a persons salary who serves solely as the homeless liaison with no responsibility for any part of Title IA. A Title IA paid person may serve as the Homeless Liaison. Title IA funds must NOT be used for transportation of homeless students.

34 34 Title IA Ranking of Schools & Distribution of Funds An SAU with more than 1,000 students or with multiple schools in a grade span must follow requirements for Ranking of Schools and Distribution of Funds. This topic is addressed in the Reference Library. Grade Span technical steps are included in the NCLB Directions. For additional technical assistance, call the Title IA staff at

35 35 Phone lines will be unmuted Questions/clarifications. Phone lines will be MUTED again.

36 36 Continuous Improvement Priority (CIP) SAU Setasides Title IA Setaside Project Sheets--There is no non-public equitable share required for the CIP Status projects. CIP SAU (CIPD)10% of SAU Title IA allocation must be used for Professional Development. In addition transferability is limited to 30% for the purpose of improvement activities. SES/Transportation for Choicean amount equivalent to 20% of SAU Title IA allocation; may come from multiple sources. The project description should detail the 20% amount and the funding sources used.

37 37 Continuous Improvement Priority School Status Title IA Project Sheets-School Level Projects CIP School (CIPS)10% of Title IA School allocation for Professional Development; must come from Title IA. The details of this project must be provided after the School Improvement Plan has been developed with the CIP School Improvement Team.

38 38 CIPS Title IA Project Sheet for Schools Monitor Schools: The CIPS 10% Project Sheet may be created with the project funds budgeted in the Other-8000 category and updated after the required plan is completed in December 2009 or after notification of making AYP. For schools in CIPS1 and additional years of CIPS: The CIPS 10% Project Sheet(s) will appear and details of activities for these funds must be presented in a separate sheet for each school.

39 39 Phone lines will be unmuted Questions/clarifications. Phone lines will be MUTED again.

40 40 Applying for Title IC: Migrant Education Funds Consult with Migrant Education Program (MEP) staff to verify student eligibility. Once student eligibility is verified, the MEP staff will initiate the application process by requesting activation of access. When access has been granted to the electronic application on the NCLB website, the RSU may proceed with completing and submitting the application to request funding.

41 41 What Can We Do with Migrant Money? Sample services RSUs may provide to eligible migrant students Educational Services Tutoring / Instructional support Direct instruction (any subject) After-school programs (e.g., tutoring; self- esteem building) Preschool programs Out-of-School Youth programs (through age 21) Summer school programs Exam prep / instruction Materials and supplies (education-related): –Books, textbooks, kits, games, audio- visual materials Free books Home / location visits and school-home coordination Free lunch [and breakfast, if available] (regardless of income) Supportive Services for Families Transportation Daycare Transfer of Educational and health information (nationwide) Social/Health and Referral Services Referrals for services (e.g., medical, dental) and coordination Reimbursement for services School-based program supports Parent Involvement support (e.g., Parent Advisory Council activities)

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43 43 Phone lines will be unmuted Questions/clarifications. Phone lines will be MUTED again.

44 44 Title IIA Assurances/Needs Assessment and Planning Document changes : SAUs who have not had 100% HQT for two consecutive years will be required to fill out an HQT Action Plan. A template will be provided. You were notified in January if your SAU was required to take this action.

45 45 Title IIA Assurances/Needs Assessment and Planning Document changes: Item G has been changed to state the SAU has a Local Action Plan if not at 100% HQT and that each teacher who is not HQ has an individual Action Plan.

46 46 Title IIA Assurances/Needs Assessment and Planning Document Last item refers to Special Purpose Schools. There will be a link to the Memorandum of Agreement.

47 47 Title IIA Class- Size Reduction New State Policy for Class Size Reduction projects. You can access policy through a link on CSR Project Page. Justification can be from your work or state or national studies. All CSR teachers must be HQT.

48 48 Title IIA Project Page Added component: State the number of total hours of Professional Development for each PD initiative.

49 49 HQT Revised Documents All Maine HQT guidance documents and forms have been updated as of October, Please download these updated guidance documents at our HQT webpage ex.htm ex.htm Replace all outdated guidance documents with these new guidance documents. Retain all individual teachers HQT documentation as required.

50 50 Phone lines will be unmuted Questions/clarifications. Phone lines will be MUTED again.

51 51 Title III Questions to Ask When Considering Whether Title III Funds Can be Used Without Violating the Supplement not Supplant Requirement: 1. What is the instructional program/service provided to all students? 2. What does the SAU do to meet Lau requirements? 3. What services is the SAU required by other Federal, State, and local laws or regulations to provide? 4. Is the program/service currently provided with State, local, and Federal funds? Based on the answers to the above questions, would the proposed funds be used to provide an instructional program/service that is in addition to or supplemental to an instructional program/service that would otherwise be provided to English language learners (ELLs) in the absence of a Title III grant?

52 52 Title III English Language Acquisition Applying for Funds Title III electronic application is part of the NCLB online application. Title III minimum award amount is $10,000 (historically $100 per English Language Learner).

53 53 Title III Funds are to supplement services to English Language Learners Title III funds are to improve the existing instruction programs for English language learners (ELLs) by: Providing training to school personnel; Implementing family education programs; Providing tutorials; and Developing policies to ensure ELLs have access to all education programs.

54 54 Title III-ESL/Bilingual Programs Contact Information: Maine Department of Education Nancy Mullins Title III-ESL/Bilingual Programs Director SHS 23 Augusta, Maine (207)

55 55 Phone lines will be unmuted Questions/clarifications. Phone lines will be MUTED again.

56 56 Title IV-A Maine Safe & Drug Free Schools Program

57 57 Title IV-A We expect Maines Title IV-A allocation to be the same as for : $1,058,971 There are no major changes to the Title IV-A Performance Report or the Title IV-A Application pages. One minor change to the Title IV-A Application: The title of the Application Development Page has been changed to the: Assurances / Needs Assessment & Planning Page.

58 58 Title IV-A Online Help The following resources are available after you login to the main menu of the online NCLB Application: Detailed PowerPoint Overview of Title IV-A Program Allowable uses of funds, regulations, application basics, etc. Also available at: Sample Title IV-A Application Pages Also available at: Sample Title IV-A Performance Report Pages Also available at: Additional Online Help: On each of the Title IV-A Application pages you will find blue SECTION HELP links that provide guidance and examples for completing each section.

59 59 Title IV-A School Administrative Reorganization Considerations: The pooling of multiple & smaller Title IV-A allocations into a single & larger RSU allocation might allow the RSU to employ a more effective prevention strategy. Example: The RSU might now have enough Title IV-A funding to provide substance abuse counseling services or implement a model prevention program.

60 60 Title IV-A School Administrative Reorganization Considerations: REAPING TITLE IV-A FUNDS: Small SAUs that currently REAP Title IV-A funds to another Title will lose their REAP eligibility when they become part of a larger RSU. SAUs that are losing their REAP eligibility are strongly encouraged to view the separate Title IV-A Safe & Drug-Free Schools Program Overview PowerPoint presentation that is available at: The Up to 50% TRANSFER Option will remain as an option for all SAUs. This option will continue to provide at least some flexibility in how Title funds are used. However, remember that beginning in , the option to transfer funds to friendly and flexible Title V will no longer exist.

61 61 Title IV-A School Administrative Reorganization Considerations: TRANSFERRING TITLE IV-A FUNDS TO TITLE V: SAUs that have traditionally TRANSFERRED Title IV-A funds to friendly and flexible Title V will no longer be able to do so as the Transfer to Title V option is being eliminated. For further guidance about Title V-A regulations, please refer to the separate Title IV-A Safe & Drug-Free Schools Program Overview PowerPoint presentation that is available at:

62 62 Phone lines will be unmuted Questions/clarifications. Phone lines will be MUTED again.

63 63 Technology Plan Issues Many SAUs have plans due no later than July 1. They need to be in well before the July 1 deadline, so they can be reviewed and approved. Missing or unapproved Technology Plans will hold up your Title IID funds. Submit plans to Sylvia Norton at the Maine State Library State House Station 64, Augusta, ME Phone #

64 64 Title IID Waiver 25% of your total IID grant is required to be spent on technology staff development A new waiver request form will be built into the application. As part of the waiver process you will list the type of training offered and source of the funding. It must equate to at least 25% of the IID total after admin costs and transfers have been applied.

65 65 Title V We are very sad to report that Title V is no longer funded. Any Title V or funds that were transferred to Title V expire September 30, REAP-Flex funds are not affected.

66 66 Title VI Rural Low Income Eligibility: Coded rural but not Rural Small School eligible & have 20% or more poverty. No changes in the paperwork. Some RSU will either gain or lose eligibility. Dennis will call the NCLB Coordinator when changes in status are determined. (May/June).

67 67 Title VI Rural Small Schools Funds are distributed to SAUs from the U.S. Education Department. The eligibility status of new RSUs will change. Funded from the Federal E-grants System. REAP-Flex capable –fewer than 600 students & rural (7 or 8 coding). Uses similar to those of Title V. No changes in the procedures.

68 68 Phone lines will be unmuted Questions/clarifications. Phone lines will be MUTED again.

69 69 No Child Left Behind Electronic Performance Reports

70 70 Purpose of the Report Show effectiveness of your projects Provide data to USED/MDOE on how many schools/students/teachers received services Account for the funds Plan for next year Show need for the programs

71 71 Be sure to: Report actual outcomes that align to the anticipated ones; Determine if all outcomes were met; Identify any program changes; Report actual project costs.

72 72 Project Budget Issues Project budgets should be monitored throughout the year in consultation with the business manager. Actual project expenditure totals can be less than budgeted. If the project budget is over expended by more than 10%, you must make an application amendment.

73 73 RSU and Carryover Spend all the funds you can so that there will be less carryover to pass on to the new RSU structure. After June 30, 2009, for State accounting, carryover funds will be transferred to the new RSUs using the Cash Management System.

74 74 RSU and Carryover An RSU bridge page will be in place to provide setup and new contact information for the RSU. Completing this information is critical in order to access the application for NCLB funds. After your carryover report is submitted, responsibilities for completing carryover projects and reporting will be transferred over to the RSU.

75 75 Carryover Continuance Projects Not all projects have to be continued with carryover funds even if you will be doing them next year. Any project you choose to carry over must allow you to use the funds within the allowable timeframe. Carryover funds must be expended by December 31 for allowable projects under each title. Title IA CIPS and Parent Involvement projects must be carried forward for their original purpose if not fully expended.

76 76 New Carryover Projects If your carryover project was not part of your application last year, you will need to set up a new carryover project sheet. This project sheet is completed in the same manner as in your application. The new project is subject to approval. Funds must be expended by December 31.

77 77 Highly Qualified Paraprofessionals All Ed Techs paid with Title IA funds in a TAS and all instructional Ed Techs in a SWP must meet the highly qualified requirement. A box has been added to describe why any Ed Tech does not meet HQ requirements, such as language facilitator, personal care assistant, etc.

78 78 Continuous Improvement Priority School (CIPS) Data The CIPS Data Sheet will be generated by the system if the SAU has a CIPS Project Sheet in the application. For eligibility purposes: –The public school choice section is requesting a total school enrollment. –The SES section is asking for the Free & Reduced Lunch student count.

79 79 Title IIA Supplemental Report Simplified reporting to collect essential information. Removed second page that requires listing initiatives. No longer required to report this to the USED.

80 80 Title IID Supplemental Page Change 1.Has your SAU effectively and fully integrated technology into the curriculum in all schools to enhance teaching and learning? Note: This question is being asked to see if additional resources are needed from the Federal and State levels to get all your schools to a fully integrated level. [ ] Yes [ ] No

81 81 Title IID Supplemental Page Changes Two (2) Questions have been removed. These are the ones concerning the location on the web of your tech plan and Internet Safety Policies

82 82 Title IV-A Supplemental Reporting A reminder that Title IV-A funds cannot be disbursed until the superintendent certifies that all schools in the SAU have entered Incidence of Prohibited Behavior (IPB) Data into the MEDMS / Infinite Campus Behavior Module. Superintendents will be notified in June (as was done last year) that they need to submit the certification form to the Maine Department of Education.

83 83 Title V Five Funds expire 9/30/09 Includes regular and transferred funds. REAP-Flex is not affected.

84 84 Phone lines will be unmuted Questions/clarifications.

85 85 Phone Numbers Title IA: Jackie Godbout/Rachelle Tome # Title IC: Danna Lee/Elizabeth J. Harris # / Title IIA: Barbara Moody # Title IID/V/VI: Dennis Kunces # Title IID E-Mints: Bob McIntire # Technology Plans: Sylvia K. Norton # Title III: Nancy Mullins # Title IVA: Linda Phillips/Peter P. Brough # or Title X-Homeless: Shelley Reed # All addresses are except Peter Broughs address is

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