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Elk Grove USD  |  BP  6171  Instruction

Title I Programs   

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In order to improve the academic achievement of students from economically disadvantaged families, the district shall use federal Title I funds to provide supplementary services that reinforce the core curriculum and assist students in attaining proficiency on state academic standards and assessments.

A school may operate a Title I schoolwide program in order to upgrade the entire educational program of the school when at least 40 percent of the students in the school attendance area, or at least 40 percent of the students enrolled in the school, are from low-income families. The Superintendent or designee shall inform any such eligible school and the school's parents/guardians of the school's eligibility and its ability to consolidate funds from federal, state and local sources for program purposes. (20 USC 6312, 6314)

In any school receiving Title I funds that does not operate a schoolwide program, the district shall use Title I funds only for targeted assistance programs for eligible students. (20 USC 6315)

The Superintendent or designee shall provide technical assistance and support to any school participating in the Title I program, including consultation in the development and implementation of school plans and activities. (20 USC 6312)

The district and each school receiving Title I funds shall develop a written parent/guardian involvement policy in accordance with 20 USC 6318.

The Superintendent or designee shall ensure the coordination of Title I activities with other programs as appropriate.

Title I preschool programs shall comply with Head Start and district performance standards.

Local Educational Agency Plan

The Superintendent or designee shall consult with teachers, principals, administrators, other appropriate school personnel, and parents/guardians of participating students in the development, periodic review, and, as necessary, the revision of a local educational agency (LEA) plan. The plan and any revisions shall be submitted to the Board of Education for approval. (20 USC 6312)

The district shall submit to the California Department of Education a plan containing the components specified in 20 USC 6312, which describe the assessments, strategies and services the district will use to help low-achieving students meet challenging academic standards. (20 USC 6312)

The district shall periodically review and, as necessary, revise the district plan. (20 USC 6312)

The initial plan shall be submitted to the California Department of Education (CDE) and approved by the State Board. Subsequent revisions of the plan shall be kept on file in the district.

Comparability of Services

State and local funds used in schools receiving Title I funds shall provide services that, taken as a whole, are at least comparable to services in schools that are not receiving Title I funds or, if all district schools are receiving Title I funds, that are substantially comparable in each school. Comparability may be determined on a school-by-school basis or by grade span. (20 USC 6321)

To demonstrate comparability of services among district schools, the Board shall adopt and implement a district wide salary schedule and the Superintendent or designee shall establish procedures which ensure that the district provides all district schools with the same level of base funding per student for staff services, curriculum materials, and instructional supplies. The Superintendent or designee shall maintain annual records to document this ratio and to indicate the quantity and quality of books and equipment at each school. At the beginning of each school year, the ratio of students to teachers and auxiliary staff shall vary as little as possible from school to school.

Annually, the Superintendent or designee shall measure comparability in accordance with the above criteria and maintain records documenting the district's compliance. If any instances of noncomparability are identified, the Superintendent or designee shall promptly implement adjustments as needed to ensure comparability. (20 USC 6321)

Program Evaluation

The Board shall use state assessment results and other available measures or indicators to annually review the progress of each participating school and determine whether the school is making adequate yearly progress toward ensuring that all students meet the state's proficient level of achievement on state assessments. (20 USC 6312)

(cf. 5149 - At-Risk Students)

(cf. 6011 - Academic Standards)

(cf. 6162.5 - Student Assessment)

(cf. 6162.51 - Standardized Testing and Reporting Program)

(cf. 6162.52 - High School Exit Examination)

(cf. 0420 - School Plans/Site Councils)

(cf. 6020 - Parent Involvement)

(cf. 6161.1 - Selection and Evaluation of Instructional Materials)

(cf. 0420 - School Plans/Site Councils)

(cf. 0520.2 - Title I Program Improvement Schools)

(cf. 0520.3 Title I Program Improvement Districts)

(cf. 6190 - Evaluation of the Instructional Program)

Legal Reference:


11503 Parent involvement programs in Title I schools

52055.57 Districts identified or at risk of identification for program improvement

54020-54028 Economic Impact Aid

54420-54425 State Compensatory Education

64001 Single plan for student achievement, consolidated application programs


6301 Program purpose

6311-6322 Improving basic programs for disadvantaged students, including:

6312 Local educational agency plan

6313 Eligibility of schools and school attendance areas; funding allocation

6314 Title I schoolwide programs

6315 Targeted assistance schools

6316 School improvement

6318 Parent involvement

6320 Participation of private school students

6321 Comparability of services

7881 Participation of private school students


200.1-200.79 Improving basic programs for disadvantaged students

Management Resources:


Parent Involvement: Development of Effective and Legally Compliant Policies, Governance and Policy Services Policy Briefs, August 2006


LEA Plan, rev. May 17, 2006

Provisions for Private School Students, Teachers, and Other Education Personnel in the No Child Left Behind Act of 2001, rev. November 1, 2005


Title I Fiscal Issues, May 26, 2006

Designing Schoolwide Programs, March 22, 2006

Supplemental Educational Services, June 13, 2005

The Impact of the New Title I Requirements on Charter Schools, July 2004

Parental Involvement: Title I, Part A, April 23, 2004

Serving Preschool Children Under Title I, March 4, 2004

Title I Services to Eligible Private School Students, October 17, 2003

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



California Department of Education:

No Child Left Behind:

U.S. Department of Education:


adopted: July 5, 1994 Elk Grove, California

revised: September 2, 1997

revised: March 1, 1999

revised: December 13, 2005

revised: January 9, 2007