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  1. Committee of Practitioners March 19, 2009

  2. Even Start Application Homeless Education Migrant Education Program ED Monitoring SES Appeals American Recovery and Reinvestment Act School Improvement Funds Allotment Policy

  3. Even Start • Terry Hall

  4. Homeless Education • Contract with SERVE • Diana Bowman

  5. Migrant Education Program • Service Delivery Plan • Quality Assurance Manual • MSIX • Regional Approach to Migrant Education 2009-2010

  6. ED Monitoring • Received approval February on responses to all findings

  7. SES Appeals • Provider application meeting March 5, 2009 • Applications due March 27, 2009 • Appeals process

  8. American Recovery and Reinvestment Act Overall Goals: • Stimulate the economy in the short term • Invest in education and public services for the long term

  9. Stimulus Flow Chart • Stabilization • Education Secretary’s Portion • Governor’s Portion • Increases to Formula Grants

  10. American Recovery and Reinvestment Act • Title I, Part A amount is $257,456,360 • 50% to SEA by end of March • Becomes part of total allocation for 2008-2009

  11. American Recovery and Reinvestment Act • Remaining 50% to SEA by September/October 2009 • Becomes part of total allocation for 2009-2010 • Additional School Improvement funds by “fall, 2009”

  12. ARRA Title I Overview • Use funds consistent with the Title I, Part A statutory and regulatory requirements • Use funds on short-term investments for long-term economic health

  13. ARRA Title I Overview • Spend funds quickly to save and create jobs • Improve student achievement • Ensure transparency, reporting, and accountability • Invest one-time funds thoughtfully to minimize the “funding cliff”

  14. Spend funds quickly to save and create jobs • Title I funds to maintain teachers • No waivers for: • Comparability • Supplement vs. supplant • Private school participation

  15. Improve student achievement • Identify and train highly effective teachers • Modify school schedule to allow for collaboration • Intensive year-long teacher training

  16. Improve student achievement • Title I schoolwide programs for secondary school students • Strengthen and expand early childhood education programs (i.e. Title I preschool)

  17. Improve student achievement • Using longitudinal data systems • Professional development in Title I targeted assistance programs on use of data

  18. Improve student achievement • Use of reading and math coaches • Establishing or expanding fiscally sustainable extended learning (e.g. before school, after school, summer school, extended school year)

  19. Ensure transparency, reporting, and accountability • Consideration of amendments to current applications • Consideration of separate PRCs for Title I and School Improvement 1003(a) and 1003(g) • Dempsey Benton – NC Office of Economic Recovery and Investment

  20. Ensure transparency, reporting, and accountability Each state and LEA that receives Title I, Part A recovery funds must report on how those funds were spent at www.recovery.gov.

  21. Invest one-time funds thoughtfully to minimize the “funding cliff” • Questions related to waivers that would allow some flexibility

  22. Potential Waivers to Request????? • Maintenance of Effort (08-09; National) • LEA Reservations (i.e. required set-asides; 08-09, 09-10; SEA) • State Administration for tracking and reporting systems

  23. Other Waiver Questions • Targeted to Schoolwide • Carryover caps • Supplement vs. supplant

  24. Supplement vs. Supplant “In certain circumstances, including cases of severe budget shortfalls, an LEA may be able to establish compliance with the supplement, not supplant requirement even if it uses Title I, Part A funds to pay for allowable costs that were previously paid for with state or local funds.”

  25. Resources at Ed.gov Secretary Arne Duncan announced that $44 billion in Recovery Act funding will be available to states in the next 30 to 45 days to help avert hundreds of thousands of estimated teacher layoffs while driving crucial education improvements and results for students. • Press release • Overview • Title I • Special ed • Stabilization fund • ED Recovery Act web page

  26. Resources at DPI • Federal Stimulus Package Information • http://www.ncpublicschools.org/fbs/resources/#stimulus

  27. School Improvement Funds Considerations • 1003(a) – Increase base allotment for discretionary use by LEA • 1003(g) – Use of funds at LEA discretion