Title I Fiscal Responsibilities. Are You Fiscally Compliant?. Presented by: New Jersey Department of Education Office of Student Achievement and Accountability. What is Needed to be in Compliance & Where to Find It. No Child Left Behind www.ed.gov/legislation/ESEA02/index.html
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Are You Fiscally Compliant?
New Jersey Department of Education
Office of Student Achievement and Accountability
Some Carryover Funds are Restricted to the Original Intent and Purpose of the Funding
**** Accounting Tracking Required ****
REMEMBER – Money spent in Individual Schools should EQUAL amount in Step 4 of Eligibility
Employee Benefits – TPAF/FICA Reimbursement Report
All Costs must be:
Third Party Provider Contracts
Administrative Costs of Third Party Providers counts against the District’s Five Percent (5%) Total Administrative Costs
Who pays the Administrative Costs? Off the top allocation of the District of Other Title I Funds (USDOE Non-Regulatory Guidance)
District Policies on:
Maintenance of Effort
*** Must Be Done Annually ***
Maintenance of Effort Example
(Elementary, Middle or High)
The average number of students per instructional staff for Title I schools does not exceed 110 percent of the average of schools not participating in Title I programs;
The average instructional staff salary expenditure per student for Title I schools is at least 90 percent of the average of schools not participating in Title I programs.
NEW TIMELINES STARTING 2008-2009 (Due December 4th)
** Required to document compliance every year **
“In the absence of federal funds, would funds have been spent (prior year funding is one distinguishing factor)”
Time Sheets and Salaries
Q: Multiple Federal Grants – If someone works on multiple federal grants, must their salary be allocated to all the grants since it is one large federal pot of money?
A: Yes, since each is a separately funded program.
Title I Set-Asides: Choice/SES
Title I Set-Asides: Teacher and Paraprofessional Qualifications
Title I Set-Asides: Parental Involvement
Title I Set-Asides: Professional Development
New Haven Audit Report from Office of Inspector General
William Floyd Audit Report from Office of Inspector General
City of Detroit and Parent Involvement Fund
City of Detroit
Revisit in 2008
St. Louis OIG Audit