English Learner ( EL ) Resources. General Funds – Based on enrollment and daily attendance Categorical Funds – Extra State and Federal funds received for specific programs and bound to specific regulations for their use. Two Types of Resources.
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Categorical Funds– Extra State and Federal funds received for specific programs and bound to specific regulations for their use
Two Types of Resources
Teachers, administrators & other staff
Books and other materials
Costs of operating buildingsHow are General Funds used?
State Funds- School Improvement Programs (SIP) - for improving school programs for all students (FLEXIBLE)- Economic Impact Aid (EIA/SCE) – For supplemental instructional needs of English Learners and students who are at-risk. “At-risk” is defined by number of students who qualify for free or reduced lunch and/or the number of underachieving students.
Extra teaching support (teachers or instructional assistants)
Parent educationState Funds Continued:Specifically for English Learners
Professional development for teachers (coaches)
Parent liasonsFederal Funds Continued:Specifically for English Learners
Fall:Information with student data to justify specified amounts of funding
Spring:Information about the programs and who will participate
How does the district get categorical funds?
District staff consults with the DELAC and DAC
The Board of Education approves the submission to the State.
Consolidated Application Approval Process
District staff, and sometimes the Board of Trustees decide how some funds will be used at the district.
Who decides how categorical funds will be spent?
School Site Councils (SSC) and ELAC committees need regular information sharing so that ELACS have the opportunity to express their opinion on the use of funding.What is the role of the site ELAC in deciding how categorical funds will be spent?