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Santa Maria-Bonita SD |  BP  6171  Instruction

Title I Programs   

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

(cf. 5149 - At-Risk Students)

(cf. 6011 - Academic Standards)

(cf. 6162.5 - Student Assessment)

(cf. 6162.51 - Standardized Testing and Reporting Program)

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.

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

District Plan

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)

(cf. 0420 - School Plans/Site Councils)

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

Parent Involvement

Title I programs, activities and procedures shall be developed and agreed upon with parents/guardians of participating students. (20 USC 6318)

(cf. 1220 - Citizen Advisory Committees)

(cf. 6020 - Parent Involvement)

The Superintendent or designee shall: (20 USC 6318)

1. Involve parents/guardians in the joint development of the district's Title I plan pursuant to 20 USC 6312, and the process of school review and improvement pursuant to 20 USC 6316

2. Provide the coordination, technical assistance and other support necessary to assist participating schools in planning and implementing effective parent involvement activities to improve student academic achievement and school performance

3. Build the capacity of schools and parents/guardians for strong parent involvement

4. Coordinate and integrate Title I parent involvement strategies with parent involvement strategies under other programs specified in 20 USC 6318

5. Conduct, with parent/guardian involvement, an annual evaluation of the content and effectiveness of the parent involvement policy in improving the academic quality of the schools served by Title I, including:

a. Identifying barriers to greater participation by parents/guardians in parent involvement activities, with particular attention to parents/guardians who are economically disadvantaged, are disabled, have limited English proficiency, have limited literacy, or are of any racial or ethnic minority background

b. Using evaluation findings to design strategies for more effective parent involvement

c. If necessary, revising the district and school parent involvement policies

6. Involve parents/guardians in the activities of schools served by Title I

This policy shall be distributed to parents/guardians of participating students and incorporated into the district's Title I plan. (20 USC 6318)

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)

The Governing Board shall adopt a districtwide salary schedule and the Superintendent or designee shall establish procedures which ensure that all district schools are provided with the same level of base funding, per student, for staff services, curriculum materials and instructional supplies. At the beginning of each school year, the ratio of students to teachers and other staff shall vary as little as possible from school to school. The Superintendent or designee shall maintain records of the quantity and quality of books and equipment at each school.

The Superintendent or designee shall develop procedures for ensuring comparability of services and shall biennially update records documenting the district's compliance. ( 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. 0520.2 - Title I Program Improvement Schools)

(cf. 6190 - Evaluation of the Instructional Program)

(cf. 9000 - Role of the Board)

Legal Reference:

EDUCATION CODE

11500-11506 Programs to encourage parent involvement

UNITED STATES CODE, TITLE 20

6301 Program purpose

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

6322 Coordination with early childhood education programs

7881 Participation of private school students

Management Resources:

USDOE GUIDANCE

Supplemental Educational Services, draft nonregulatory guidance, August 6, 2002

WEB SITES

CDE: http://www.cde.ca.gov/iasa/titleone

U.S. Department of Education: http://www.ed.gov

No Child Left Behind: http://www.nclb.gov

Policy SANTA MARIA-BONITA SCHOOL DISTRICT

Adopted: January 25, 2006 Santa Maria, California