Serving New Title I Schools April 15, 2009. Julie McCargar Executive Director, Office of Federal Programs. Marjorie Douglas NCLB Regional Coordinator, West TN. Debbie Owens Associate Executive Director, Office of Federal Programs. Rita Fentress
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April 15, 2009
Executive Director, Office of Federal Programs
NCLB Regional Coordinator, West TN
Associate Executive Director, Office of Federal Programs
Public School Choice/Supplemental Education
Services Project Director
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Remember to use these funds that you can defend to the public as they will be publicly reported and studied.
Funds must be budgeted based on a school’s needs as a consequence of its TSIP needs assessment.
Dr. Julie McCargar
Office of Federal Programs
Targeted Assistance Program
Minimum of 40% of the students must be from
This concept allows the LEA to use the
poverty rate of feeder schools to
determine whether a school meets the
40% poverty threshold to operate a
schoolwide (SW) and
targeted assistance (TA) programs?
Effective schools research points to the value of implementing comprehensive improvement strategies throughout an entire school as a way of improving outcomes for individual students.
9. Strategies for providing timely additional assistance to students experiencing difficulties mastering standards; and
10.Coordination and integration of federal, state, and local services and programs.
-“Local Educational Agency Identification and Selection of School Attendance Areas and Schools and Allocation of Title I Funds to those Areas and Schools” (August, 2003)
-“Targeted Assistance Schools” (April, 1996)
-”Designing Schoolwide Programs” (March, 2006)
Note- Be sure to review Appendix VIII: Finalizing the Schoolwide Plan- A Rubric for Monitoring and Evaluation.
Debra E. Owens, Ph.D.
1) Fiscal or programmatic documentation to confirm that, without fed funds, staff or other services would have been eliminated
2) State or local legislative action
3) Budget histories and information
4 Federal Cost Principles
EDGAR 80.32 (c)(1) & (2)
*Can use equipment as long as needed even if no more fed funds.
*Make equipment available to others with current or prior fed funding if it doesn’t interfere with original use.
Title I Fiscal Issues: MOE, Comparabilty, Supplement, Not Supplant, Carryover, Consolidating Funds in SW, Grantback Requirements, Feb 2008
Funds under Title I, Part A of the ESEA of 1965 under American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA), April 2009
The opportunity for ALL students enrolled in a High Priority Title I school identified for improvement, corrective action, or restructuring to transfer to another public school in the school district.
The opportunity for low income students in High Priority Title I schools identified for School Improvement, Year 2, Corrective Action or Restructuring to receive free tutoring outside the school day.
A district may choose to offer SES in High Priority Title I schools in the first year of improvement but must also offer Public School Choice.
Title I schools within the LEA that have not been identified as High Priority schools.
Non-Title I schools within the LEA that have not been identified as High Priority schools.
High Priority Non-Title I schools within the LEA that are identified for improvement.
May not include:
High Priority Title I schools in the LEA that have been identified for improvement, corrective action, or restructuring.
Written notice about the school’s improvement status, the Public School Choice option and the possibility of eligibility for SES.
No later than 14 days prior to the start of the school year. (Waiver possible 09)
In an easily understood language and format.
1. Explain what the High Priority designation means.
2. Explain how the school compares to other schools in the LEA or state.
3. Identify reasons for identification.
4. Explain what the LEA or state is doing to address the problem.
5. Explain how parents can be involved in addressing the problem.
Provide specific enrollment information.
Avoid creation of barriers.
Provide ample time for decisions.
Partner with outside group(s) to help inform parents of eligible students of the Public School Choice transfer option.
Publicize in newspapers
An amount equal to 20% of its Title I, Part A allocation, before any reservations on:
A combination of 1 & 2
Supplemental Educational Services (SES) is additional academic instruction, outside the regular school day, designed to increase academic achievement of students in schools in need of improvement.
Low-income students who attend High Priority Title I schools in need of improvement.
Eligible students are prioritized by greatest academic need if funds are limited.
Partner with outside groups
Provide minimum of two SES enrollment windows.
Broadly disseminate SES information and sign up forms.
Spend 1% of the required 20% reservation on parent outreach.
US Dept. of Education
Tennessee Dept. of Education