Vista USD | BP 6171 Instruction
Title I Programs
The Board of Trustees desires to provide a high-quality education that enables all students to meet challenging state academic standards. In schools with a large number or percentage of economically disadvantaged families, the district shall use Title I funds to provide services that strengthen the academic program and provide support to students at risk of failing to achieve academic standards.
Descriptions of how the district will address the required components of the Title I local educational agency plan, as specified in 20 USC 6312, shall be included within the district's control and accountability plan (LCAP), the LCAP federal addendum, or another document. school-level strategies shall be aligned with the district's plan and be tailored to the specific needs of the students at the school.
In addition, the district and each school receiving Title I funds shall develop a written parent/guardian and family engagement policy in accordance with 20 USC 6318.
Comparability of Services
In schools receiving Title I funds, state and local 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 district shall:
1. Adopt and implement a districtwide salary schedule.
2. Ensure equivalence in teachers, administrators, and other staff, as measured by either or both of the following:
a. The ratio of students to instructional staff at each Title I school within a grade span shall not exceed 110 percent of the average ratio across non-Title I schools.
b. Salary expenditures for instructional staff at each Title I school, which shall be no less than 90 percent of the average salary expenditure across non-Title I schools.
3. Ensure equivalence in the provision of curriculum materials and instructional supplies by determining whether the per-student expenditure of state and local funds for curriculum materials and instructional supplies in Title I schools is between 90 and 110 percent of the districtwide average.
4. Determine whether the amount of state and local funds allocated per student for each grade span is between 90 and 110 percent of the per student average for each grade span in non-Title I schools.
In determining comparability, the district shall not include staff salary differentials for years of employment. The district also may exclude unpredictable changes in student enrollment or personnel assignments that occur after the beginning of the school year, state and local funds expended for language instruction educational programs, state and local funds expended for the excess costs of providing services to students with disabilities,, and supplemental state or local funds expended in any school attendance area or school for programs that specifically meet the intent and purposes of Title I. (20 USC 6321)
The Superintendent or designee shall annually assess comparability in accordance with the above criteria and maintain records documenting the district's compliance. If any instances of non-comparability are identified, the Superintendent or designee shall promptly implement adjustments as needed to ensure comparability.
The board shall regularly monitor the progress of economically disadvantaged and low-achieving students in Title I schools. During the annual evaluation of the district's progress toward achieving each goal identified in the LCAP or other planning document addressing 20 USC 6312, the Board shall review disaggregated data on academic achievement, school attendance, and other outcomes for such students and shall ensure that strategies are revised as necessary to support continuous improvement.
11503 Parent involvement programs in Title I schools
52060-52077 Local control and accountability plan
54420-54425 State Compensatory Education
64001 Single plan for student achievement, consolidated application programs
UNITED STATES CODE, TITLE 20
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
6318 Parent and family engagement
6320 Participation of private school students
6321 Comparability of services
6333-6335 Grants to local educational agencies
6391-6399 Education for migrant students
7881 Participation of private school students
CODE OF FEDERAL REGULATIONS, TITLE 34
200.1-200.73 Improving basic programs for disadvantaged students
CALIFORNIA DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION PUBLICATIONS
Frequently Asked Questions About Title I Schoolwide Programs
Local Control and Accountability Plan Federal Addendum Template
Meeting Title I, Part A Comparability Requirements, October 2017
U.S. DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION PUBLICATIONS
Fiscal Changes and Equitable Services Requirements Under the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965 (ESEA), as Amended by the Every Student Succeeds Act, Non-Regulatory Guidance, November 21, 2016
Title I Fiscal Issues, Non-Regulatory Guidance, February 2008
Designing Schoolwide Programs, Non-Regulatory Guidance, March 22, 2006
Title I Services to Eligible Private School Students, October 17, 2003
California Department of Education: http://www.cde.ca.gov/sp/sw
U.S. Department of Education: http://www.ed.gov
Policy VISTA UNIFIED SCHOOL DISTRICT
adopted: June 23, 2011 Vista, California
revised: December 13, 2018