Title I, Part A Learning Assistance Program (LAP) New Directors’ Workshop. ESD 113 - Olympia , Washington August 8, 2011. Agenda. Welcome and Introductions What is Title I, Part A? What are the Key Requirements and Issues? Remaining ARRA Funds What is LAP? What Do You Need?.
Title I, Part ALearning Assistance Program (LAP)New Directors’ Workshop
ESD 113 - Olympia , Washington
August 8, 2011
What is Title I, Part A?
Sitting next to his first teacher, President Johnson signs the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965 on
April 11, 1965.
1965 – Elementary and Secondary Education Act
1981 – Educational Consolidation and Improvement Act (Chapter 1)
1988 – Reauthorized – Focus on accountability
1994 – Reauthorized as Improving America’s School Act
2001 – Reauthorized as No Child Left Behind
2008 – 34 CFR 200 (Title I, Part A rules) most recently revised
2010 – Blueprint for Reform (ED proposal)
The intent is to help all children have the opportunity to obtain a high-quality education and reach proficiency on challenging state and academic standards and assessments.
The program focuses on promoting reform in
high-poverty schools and ensuring student access
to scientifically-based instructional strategies and challenging academic content.
September 30, 2011 (no carryover beyond
Title I, Part A provides federal dollars to help supplementeducational opportunities for children who live in high-poverty areas who are most at risk of failing to meet state’s challenging achievement standards.
Title I, Part A distributes funds to schools based on the number of children from low-income families, rather than achievement scores.
section 200, administrative requirements are included in Education Department General Administrative Regulations (EDGAR)]
(2 CFR 225) and A-133
What Are Key Requirements and Issues?
(Basic, Concentration, Targeted, and Education Finance Incentive Grants (EFIG))
Section 1120A(a) and 9521 of NCLB
34 CFR 299.5
Section 1120A(c) and (d)
34 CFR 200.79
Federal Office of Management and Budget’s Circular A-87, Cost Principles for State, Local, and Indian Tribal Governments, (codified as 2 CFR section 225)
The district has maintained fiscal effort if either:
were at least 90% of that district’s preceding year expenditures.
School Apportionment and Financial Services (SAFS) computes this for each district each year based on information in the
Presumptions of Supplanting
Title I, Part A Program Models
Targeted Assistance Model
Provides supplemental services to “identified” children who are low-achieving or at risk of low achievement.
ESEA Section 1115, Targeted Assistance
Ensure all students, particularly those who are low-achieving, demonstrate proficient and advanced level in the state achievement standards.
ESEA Section 1114, Schoolwide
The program model does not require a written plan, but must be based on the evidence of the eight components of targeted assistance program which are:
A Title I, Part A school is eligible to become a schoolwide program when the student poverty level is at or above
Program Focus - Supplemental assistance to core instruction in reading , language arts, and mathematics.
A detailed planning process that is based on research on effective school reform and planning:
NCLB Section 1118 – Parent Involvement
ESEA Section 1118(a)(3), Parent Involvement Guidance C-14
District Parent Involvement Policy is:
** If the district already has a parent policy, it may be amended to meet Title I, Part A requirements.
Building-Parent Involvement Policy (Plan) is:
** If the school has a parental involvement policy that applies to all parents, it may be amended to meet the requirements of Title I, Part A.
Each Title I school shall jointly develop with parents, for all children served, a school-parent compact that outlines:
Samples which include all required components of both the district policy and building policy/plan are available on the OSPI’s website at http://www.k12.wa.us/TitleI/TitleI/ParentsGuide.aspx.
Bulletin 42-08 provides:
ESEA Section 1120—Participation of Students Enrolled in Private Schools
34 CFR Section 76.650-652
Private school students are eligible when they:
Non-Regulatory Guidance B-28
Non-Regulatory Guidance B38 & B40
Consultation between the public school and private schools, during the design and development of the programs, must:
Adequate Yearly Progress (AYP)
ESEA Section 1003 School Improvement
ESEA Section 1116 Academic Assessment and District and School improvement
AYP TIMELINE FOR SCHOOLS
(Consequences apply only to schools receiving Title I funds)
Sanctions are a District Responsibility
Identified for School Improvement
If a school does not make AYP for two consecutive years, the school is identified for school improvement. The following must be implemented for Title I, Part A schools:
Section 1116 (b)(1)(E)
If a Title I, Part A school moves into Step 2-5 of school improvement. The school must:
ESEA Section 1116 (e)(12)(C)
AYP TIMELINE FOR DISTRICTS
(Consequences apply only to districts receiving Title I funds)
and MAY takeCorrective Action
Identified for District Improvement
CPR: Consolidated Program Review
Learning Assistance Program (LAP)
LAP is designed to:
Services can include, but are not limited to:
Director, Gayle Pauley: Gayle.Pauley@k12.wa.us
We want to provide technical assistance to meet your needs. Your input is greatly appreciated.
Keep the faith –
Focus on the spirit, not the negatives,
in the face of our challenges.