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Title I, Part AImproving Basic Programs Operated by Local Education Agencies Virginia Department of Education August 2012
Overview • Highlight changes to Title I, Part A, application based on Virginia’s approved ESEA flexibility application. • Review common errors to watch for when completing the application. 2012-2013 ESEA Application
Changes to the 2012-2013 Title I, Part A, Application • Title I schools will no longer be identified as in school improvement for not making adequate yearly progress (AYP) in the same subject for 2 consecutive years and beyond. • Divisions no longer are required to set aside an amount equal to 20 percent of their Title I, Part A, allocation for public school choice and supplemental educational services. 2012-2013 ESEA Application
Changes to the 2012-2013 Title I, Part A, Application • Divisions are no longer identified as being in improvement therefore are not required to set aside 10 percent of the Title I, Part A, allocation for professional development. • Schools identified as being in improvement are no longer required to set aside 10 percent of the school’s allocation for professional development. 2012-2013 ESEA Application
Changes to the 2012-2013 Title I, Part A, Application • If schools are identified as priority or focus the division may set aside up to 20 percent of its Title I, Part A, allocation to be used for interventions. • If excess funds have been set aside, these funds may be moved from the set aside and reallocated to schools. 2012-2013 ESEA Application
Changes to the 2012-2013 Title I, Part A, Application • Under the Allocation to Eligible Schools section, divisions will need to choose “yes” under the drop down box beside the schools that have been identified as priority or focus. • Priority & Focus School Tab – Will be completed only by divisions that have schools identified as priority or focus and have set aside funds in the Title I, Part A, application to implement interventions in these schools. 2012-2013 ESEA Application
Avoiding Common Errors 2012-2013 ESEA Application
Common Errors • Does application include date of school board approval and names of superintendent and board chairman? • Does the budget summary reconcile with the detailed budget? • Are set-asides (reservations) clearly evident in the detailed budget? (not lumped in together with other salaries, materials, etc.) 2012-2013 ESEA Application
Common Errors (continued) • Are preschool budgets clearly evident in the detailed budget? • Is there a zero balance left to reallocate on the allocation to schools page? Divisions serving schools below 35 percent poverty should be sure to check this. • Are the lines under each object code in the budget summary completed? (parent involvement, focus or priority schools, etc.) 2012-2013 ESEA Application
Additional Technical Assistance • Detailed recordings for completing the application by sections are available at the link below: http://www.doe.virginia.gov/federal_programs/esea/applications/index.shtml • Part I covers basic information, coordinated services, program narrative, measurable objectives, and budget detail and summary. • Part 2 covers program requirements, priority and focus schools, skipped school provision, homeless, and preschool tabs. • Part 3 covers set-asides, and allocations to schools. 2012-2013 ESEA Application
Contact Information Title I Coordinator Becky Marable, (804) 371-0044, email@example.com Title I Specialists Regions I , II, and VIII Shady Clark, (804) 225-2901, firstname.lastname@example.org Regions III and VII Gabie Frazier, (804) 225-2907, email@example.com Regions IV, V, and VI Dr. Philip Iovino, (804) 371-2934, firstname.lastname@example.org 2012-2013 ESEA Application