Section 1113 of NCLB, Title I Eligible School Attendance Areas (Does not apply to LEAs with fewer than 1,000 children)
Eligible School Attendance Areas Are based on poverty measures (district- wide percentage or higher) Ranked annually by percentage of poverty Served first if more than 75% poverty Served in rank order May be grouped by grade at 75% and below
Attendance Area Defined by NCLB, Section 1113 (2) ( A) the term ‘school attendance area’ means, in relation to a particular school, the geographical area in which the children who are normally served by that school reside; and
Attendance Area Defined by NCLB, Section 1113 (2), Cont. (B) the term ‘eligible school attendance area’ means a school attendance area in which the percentage of children from low income families is at least as high as the percentage of children from the low-income families served by the local educational agency as a whole.
Must use same eligibility measures to: Identify eligible areas Rank attendance areas Determine allocations (Measure may be a composite of indicators)
LEA Discretion May designate any area/school with at least 35% poverty May choose not to serve areas or schools with higher percentage of low-income children if: school meets comparability requirements
LEA Discretion (continued) school receives supplemental funds from state or local sources spent according to Title I requirements, or funds expended from other sources equal or exceed amount provided by Title I
LEA Discretion (continued) Funds may be used for a school in an ineligible attendance area if the percentage of enrolled children from low-income families is equal to or greater than the percentage in a participating attendance area.
SPECIAL RULE Private school student participation shall be determined without regard to whether the public school attendance area is assisted under Part A.
Allocations LEAs will allocate funds to eligible areas or schools, in order of ranking, on the basis of total number of children from low-income families in each area or school. LEAs may allocate higher per pupil amounts to schools with higher percentages of poverty, e.g. 90 to 100%, $500 per pupil; 80 to 90%, $450 per pupil, etc.
125% Rule The 125% rule does not apply to an LEA that serves only schools in which the percentage of low-income children is 35% or greater. If the 125% rule is used, school/area allocations shall be at least 125% of the per pupil amount the LEA received for that year.
125% Rule (Continued) If 2,000 children in an LEA meet low- income eligibility criteria, and $1 million is allocated to the LEA, $500 is the per pupil amount. Allocations to schools/areas of 125% of $500 per eligible pupil would be $625 per eligible child.
Reservation--An LEA shall reserve funds to serve: Eligible homeless children who do not attend participating schools, including provision of educationally related support services to children in shelters Children in institutions for the neglected or delinquent Neglected or delinquent children in community day school programs