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2261 Policy_Title I Services

The Board of Education elects to augment the educational program of educationally disadvantaged students by the
use of Federal funds and in accordance with Title I of the Amendments to the Elementary and Secondary School
Improvement Act of 1965.
The Superintendent shall prepare and present to the Department of Education a plan for the delivery of services
which meets the requirements of the law, including those described below. The plan shall be developed by
appropriate staff members and parents of students who will be served by the plan.
    A. Assessment
        The District shall annually assess the educational needs of eligible children, as determined by Federal and
        State criteria. Such assessment shall include performance measures mandated by the Department of
        Education as well as those determined by the District professional staff that will assist in the diagnosis,
        teaching, and learning of the participating students.
    B. Scope
        Each school shall determine whether the funds will be used to upgrade the educational program of an entire
        school and/or to establish or improve programs that provide services only for eligible students in greatest
        need of assistance. The program, for an entire school and/or a Targeted Assistance School shall include the
        components required by law as well as those agreed upon by participating staff and parents.
    C. Participation
        The Title I program shall be developed and evaluated in consultation with parents and professional staff
        members involved in its implementation. Appropriate training will be provided to staff members who provide
        Title I services. Parent participation shall be in accord with Board Policy 2261.01 and shall meet the
        requirements of Section 1118 of the Act.

    D. Comparability of Service
        Title I funds will be used only to augment, not to replace, State and local funds. The Superintendent shall use
        State and local funds to provide educational services in schools receiving Title I assistance that, taken as a
        whole, are at least comparable to services being provided in schools that are not receiving Title I assistance.
        The determination of the comparability of services may exclude, in accordance with Federal regulations,
        State and local funds spent on compensatory education programs, bilingual education programs, and
        programs for educationally-disabled students. The determination of comparability will not take into account
        unpredictable changes in student enrollments or personnel assignments.
        In order to achieve comparability of services, the Superintendent shall assign teachers, administrators, and
        auxiliary personnel and provide curriculum materials and instructional supplies in such a manner as to ensure
        equivalence throughout the District.
    E. Professional Development
        The Superintendent shall develop administrative guidelines whereby members of the professional staff
        participate in the design and implementation of staff development activities that meet the requirements of
        Section 1119 of the Act and:
        1. Involve parents in the training, when appropriate;
        2. Combine and consolidate other available Federal and District funds;
        3. Foster cooperative training with institutions of higher learning and other educational organizations including
           other school districts; and
        4. Allocate part of the staff development to multiple strategies designed to meet the needs of diverse learners.
Simultaneous Services

In accordance with law, a school offering Title I services may also serve other students with similar needs.

20 U.S.C. 2701 et seq., Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965
34 C.F.R. Part 200, et seq.
Approved/Adopted:  July 13, 2009
Sharon Weinstock,
Aug 5, 2011, 9:20 AM