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									            TITLE III
 ENGLISH LANGUAGE ACQUISITION
     PROGRAM APPLICATION

LIMITED ENGLISH PROFICIENT (LEP) STUDENTS


            FY 2012-2013




    Release Date: July 31, 2012
    Due Date: August 31, 2012



Mississippi Department of Education
       Office of Federal Programs
      APPLICATION: TITLE III ENGLISH LANGUAGE ACQUISITION PROGRAM
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                                     TABLE OF CONTENTS

PART I

Overview                                                                4
Submission of Applications                                              5
Acceptance of Applications                                              5
Rejection of Applications                                               5
Conditions of Solicitation                                              6
Application Requirements                                                7
Important Dates to Remember                                             7
Selection Process                                                       7
Fiscal Information                                                      7
Use of Funds                                                            8
Eligibility Requirements                                                9
Private School Participation in Title III Programs                      9
Maintenance of Records                                                  10
Forming A Consortium                                                    11


PART II

Section I – Cover Page                                                  14
Section II - Assurances                                                 15
Section III – Project Narrative                                         21
Section IV – Project Budget                                             23


PART III

Consortium Funding Forms                                                27
Title III Consortium Assurances                                         29
Sample Memorandum of Understanding                                      31



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                    PART I




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                                           OVERVIEW

The purpose of Title III of the No Child Left Behind Act of 2001 (NCLB) is to ensure that limited
English proficient (LEP) students, including immigrant children and youth, develop English
proficiency and meet the same academic content and achievement standards required of all
children. Schools must use these funds to implement language instruction educational
programs which carry out activities that use a scientifically based research approach. The Local
Education Agency’s (LEA) plan for addressing the needs of LEP students and immigrant children
and youth should be developed in consultation with teachers, researchers, administrators,
parents, and the community.

Title III funding comes in two parts, LEP and Immigrant Children and Youth, and is allocated on a
formula basis according to the number of LEP and immigrant students in the district. Grants
will be based on the number of LEP and immigrant students reported to the Mississippi
Department of Education (MDE) on the most recent Consolidated State Performance Report
(CSPR) data collection.

LEP Grants
 The minimum funding for a LEP grant is $10,000. The minimum number of students
   required to be eligible to receive a grant is 51. Eligible local educational agencies (LEAs) will
   receive a minimum of $245.03 per LEP student.
 If LEAs do not have the minimum number of students to qualify for a grant, they can form a
   consortium and apply as a single entity. Directions for forming a consortium can be found
   in Part III of this document.


DEFINITIONS

The term “limited English proficient”, which is defined in Section 9101 of Title IX when used
with respect to an individual, means an individual –

       (A) who is aged 3 through 21;
       (B) who is enrolled or preparing to enroll in an elementary school or secondary school;
       (C)(i) who was not born in the United States or whose native language is a language
              other than English;
          (ii)(I) who is a Native American or Alaska Native, or a native resident of the outlying
                  areas; and
              (II) who comes from an environment where a language other than English has had
                   a significant impact on the individual’s level of English language proficiency; or
          (iii) who is migratory, whose native language is a language other than English, and
                 who comes from an environment where a language other than English is
                 dominant; and
       (D) whose difficulties in speaking, reading, writing, or understanding the English
           language may be sufficient to deny the individual -
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             (i) the ability to meet the State’s proficient level of achievement on State
                  assessments described in Section 1111(b)(3);
             (ii) the ability to successfully achieve in classrooms where the language of
                   instruction is English; or
            (iii) the opportunity to participate fully in society.

No Child Left Behind Act, 2001



                                  SUBMISSION OF APPLICATIONS
One (1) original and one (1) copy of the grant application for the Title III English Language Acquisition
Program must be received by the Mississippi Department of Education (MDE) on or before 3:00 p.m. on
September 30, 2012 at the following address:

                                    Tarro Funches, Title III Coordinator
                                    Mississippi Department of Education
                                         Office of Federal Programs
                                           359 North West Street
                                           P. O. Box 771, Suite 111
                                          Jackson, MS 39205-0771

Upon receipt, the sealed application shall be opened and recorded in Suite 111 of the Central High
School building. The applicant is responsible for ensuring that the application is delivered by the
required time and assumes all risks of delivery. Applications may not be faxed, and incomplete
applications will not be accepted and cannot be returned for revisions. The application must be signed
by authorized officials to bind the LEA to the application provisions. Applications received after the time
set for receipt are considered late and may not be considered for the program. The MDE strongly
recommends that you plan to submit early in order to allow for unforeseen circumstances.

                                  ACCEPTANCE OF APPLICATIONS
The MDE reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to waive minor irregularities in applications. A minor
irregularity is a variation from the application that does not affect the application, or give one applicant an
advantage or benefit not enjoyed by other applicants, or adversely impacts the interest of the MDE. All
applications become the property of the MDE.


                                    REJECTION OF APPLICATIONS
Applications that do not conform to the requirements of the guidelines for submission may be rejected.
Applications may be rejected for reasons that include, but are not limited to the following:

   The application contains unauthorized amendments to requirements.
   The application is conditional.
   The application is incomplete or contains irregularities that make the application indefinite or
    ambiguous.
   The application is received late.
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    An authorized representative of the applicant did not sign the application.
    The application contains false or misleading statements or references.
    The application does not meet all requirements of the guidelines for submission.

                                  CONDITIONS OF SOLICITATION
The MDE reserves the right to accept, reject, or negotiate regarding submitted applications on the basis of
the criteria contained in this document. The final decision to award a grant rests solely with the MDE.

A.       Before preparing the application, applicants should note that:

         1. All applications, in their entirety, will become the property of MDE upon submission and will be
               available to the public upon request.
         2. The award of a grant for any proposed program is contingent upon the following:
               a) favorable evaluation of the application,
               b) approval of the application by the Office of Federal Programs, MDE, and
               c) successful negotiation of any changes to the proposal as required by MDE.
         3. The MDE will not be liable for any costs associated with the preparation of applications
               incurred by the applicant.
         4. Any monies received, as an outcome of this application cannot be used to cover any costs
               associated with the preparation of the application.
B.       The MDE also reserves the right to accept any application as submitted for grant award, without
         negotiation. Therefore, applicants are advised to propose their most favorable terms initially.
C.       Applicants will be required to assume full responsibility for meeting all specified requirements
         stated in the application guidelines.
D.       Clarifying information may be obtained on or before August 20, 2012. Any person wishing to
         obtain clarifying information about any part of this application may contact: Tarro Funches, Title
         III State Program Coordinator, at (601) 359-3499 (phone), (601) 359-2587 (fax), and/or by e-mail
         at tfunchess@mde.k12.ms.us.




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                                 APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS
The following application components must be included, in the following order, in all applications that
are submitted:

        Section I:      A complete Title III English Language Acquisition Program Cover Page, including
                        all original required signatures.

        Section II:     Signed Title III English Language Acquisition Program Assurances with original
                        signatures.

        Section III:    A complete Title III English Language Acquisition Program Project Narrative (see
                        page 22-23 for details).

        Section IV:     A complete Title III English Language Acquisition Program Budget and Narrative
                        including description of instructional and non-instructional services.



                             IMPORTANT DATES TO REMEMBER
August 20, 2012                                        Deadline for Questions
September 30, 2012                                     Grant Application Due
September 1, 2012 - December 31, 2014                  Grant/Federal Funding Period
No later than August 18, 2012                          Budget Amendments Due
No later than September 30, 2014                       Obligate and expend funds
No later than December 31, 2014                        Liquidate Funds
August 17, 2012                                        Annual Evaluation of Program Due (End of Program
                                                       Evaluation)



                                        SELECTION PROCESS
The selection process is non-competitive. Title III subgrants are awarded to LEAs on a formula basis
determined by the number of LEP students served by each eligible LEA in the State. Based on reported
data from school year 2011-2012, eligible LEAs will receive a minimum of $ 245.03 per LEP student.

                                        FISCAL INFORMATION

1. Based on reported data from school year 2011-2012, eligible LEAs will receive a minimum of
   $245.03 per LEP student.
2. Not more than two percent (2%) of the amount of an LEP subgrant may be used by the LEA for
   administrative costs.
3. Supplement not Supplant: Title III, Section 3115(g), states: “Federal funds made available under
   this subpart shall be used so as to supplement the level of Federal, State, and Local public funds
   that, in the absence of such availability, would have been expended for programs for limited English
   proficient children and immigrant children and youth and in no case to supplant such Federal, State,
   and local public funds.” In practice, the prohibition against supplanting under Title III means that
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   recipients may not use those funds to pay for services that, in the absence of Title III funds, would
   be necessary to be provided by other Federal, State, or Local funds. (Go to:
   http://www.mde.k12.ms.us/innovative_support/TitleIII/SUPPLEMENT-NOT%20SUPPLANT-
   FINAL%20LETTER-10-2-08.pdf for complete Supplement Not Supplant Provision of Title III of the
   Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA).
4. All expenditures must be made in accordance with the approved project narrative and budget.
   Budgets should be expended in a timely manner. All materials and equipment must be purchased in
   compliance with State purchasing laws. No funds may be obligated prior to receipt of approved
   application.
5. Grantees shall request reimbursement of funds through the School Payment System (SPS) as
   expenses are incurred.
6. The project may be revised at any time during the obligation period by submitting a completed
   Amendment Request Form for approval to the Office of Federal Programs. If an amendment is
   necessary, the request must be approved before transferring funds between line items, obligating,
   and/or expending funds. Please allow 15 business days for MDE approval.


USES OF FUNDS

Required LEP grantee activities (Section 3115(c)):
 Provide high-quality language instruction programs based on scientific research for teaching LEP
   children.
 Provide high-quality professional development that is designed to improve instruction and
   assessment of LEP children, scientifically based, and of sufficient intensity and duration.

Authorized LEP grantee activities (Section 3115(d)):
 Upgrading program objectives and effective instructional strategies.
 Identifying, acquiring, and upgrading curricula and materials.
 Providing tutorials and intensified instruction.
 Developing and implementing language instruction programs that are coordinated with other
   relevant programs and services.
 Providing community participation programs, family outreach, and family literacy programs.
 Improving instruction through educational technology, electronic networks for materials, training
   and communication, and incorporating resources into curricula and programs.




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                                  ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS
To apply, LEAs must meet the following minimum eligibility requirements:

   Have a minimum number of fifty-one (51) LEP students enrolled in the LEA;
   Be willing to work collaboratively with the MDE, through the Office of Federal Programs;
   Agree to expend funds to increase the English proficiency of LEP students, including immigrant
    children and youth, by providing high-quality language instruction educational programs that are
    based on scientifically based research;
   Agree to provide high-quality professional development to classroom teachers (including teachers in
    classroom settings that are not the settings of language instruction educational programs),
    principals, administrators, and other school or community-based organizational personnel;
   Agree to improve the education of LEP students, by assisting the students to learn English and meet
    challenging State academic content and student academic achievement standards;
   Use approaches and methodologies based on scientifically based research on teaching LEP students;
   Agree to provide educational services to LEP students and educational personnel in private schools
    that are located in the geographic area served by the LEA; and
   Submit a project narrative for education of LEP students.


               PRIVATE SCHOOL PARTICIPATION IN TITLE III PROGRAMS

AUTHORITIES
No Child Left Behind Act of 2001, Title IX, Part E, Sections 9501-9506; Education Department General
Administrative Regulations (EDGAR), Part 76, Sections 76.650-76.662


STATUTORY/REGULATORY REQUIREMENTS
   After timely and meaningful consultation with appropriate private school officials, local educational
    agencies (LEAs) receiving Title III funds must provide educational services to limited English
    proficient (LEP) children and educational personnel in private schools that are located in the
    geographic area served by the LEA.
   To ensure timely and meaningful consultation, the LEA must consult with appropriate private school
    officials during the design and development of the Title III program on issues such as:

    1. How the LEP children’s needs will be identified;
    2. What services will be offered;
    3. How, where, and by whom the services will be provided;
    4. How the services will be assessed and how the results of the assessment will be used to improve
       those services;
    5. The size and scope of the services to be provided to the private school children and educational
       personnel;
    6. The amount of funds available for those services; and
    7. How and when the LEA will make decisions about the delivery of services, including a thorough
       consideration of the views of the private school officials on the provision of contract services
       through potential third-party providers.


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   Title III services provided to children and educational personnel in private schools must be equitable,
    timely and address their educational needs.
   Funds provided for educational services for private school children and educational personnel must
    be equal, taking into account the number and educational needs of those children, to the funds
    provided for participating public school children.
   Title III services provided to private school children and educational personnel must be secular,
    neutral, and non-ideological.
   LEAs may serve private school LEP children and educational personnel either directly or through
    contracts with public and private agencies, organizations, and institutions.
   The LEA must retain the control of funds used to provide services and the title to materials and
    equipment purchased with those funds.
   Services for private school children and educational personnel must be provided by employees of
    the LEA or through a contract made by the LEA with a third party.
   Providers of services to private school children and educational personnel must be independent of
    the private school and of any religious organization, and the providers’ employment or contract
    must be under the control and supervision of the LEA.
   Funds used to provide services to private school children and educational personnel must not be
    commingled with non-Federal funds.

                                  MAINTENANCE OF RECORDS
The following records must be maintained for three (3) years and must be available for review during
on-site visits:
     1.    A copy of the approved project and modifications;
     2.    Records of funds received;
     3.    Invoices for equipment and supplies;
     4.    Purchase orders for travel (to include dates of travel and purpose of travel), materials and
           supplies, consultant agreements, fees, and other expenditures;
     5.    Records of specific release time funded for teachers, administrators, and related service
           personnel to participate in professional development opportunities (indicate the specific
           reasons for release time);
     6.    Transcripts for courses completed, if applicable;
     7.    Documentation of professional development activities funded by grant dollars and/or
           professional development, specifically for Title III teachers, tutors, and assistant teachers;
     8.    final request for funds with expenditure report attached;
     9.    annual Program Evaluation; and,
     10.   other records as needed.




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                                     FORMING A CONSORTIUM

Under Section 3114(b) of No Child Left Behind Act of 2001 (NCLB), a State educational agency shall not
award a subgrant from an allocation made under subsection (a) if the amount of such subgrant is less
than $10,000. As stated in the Non-Regulatory Guidance on the Title III State Formula Grant, March 26,
2002, LEAs that would not otherwise qualify for a subgrant because they do not qualify for an award of
at least $10,000 may submit a joint application with one or more LEAs to qualify. The purpose of this
document is to provide guidance for LEAs that wish to enter into or form a consortium.

WHAT IS A CONSORTIUM?

An LEA that receives a grant under Section 3111(a) may collaborate or form a consortium with one or
more LEAs to carry out a program for limited English proficient (LEP) students.

HOW TO FORM A CONSORTIUM

   Contact the Title III Program Coordinator at the Mississippi Department of Education (MDE) to
    determine if a consortium already exists in your geographic area.
   The LEA can take steps to form a consortium. Your MDE contact will provide you with contact
    information for LEAs in your geographic area.
   The LEA interested in forming a consortium should contact LEAs to determine interest. The
    combined Title III allocations of all participating LEAs must meet or exceed $10,000.
   One LEA must agree to serve as the lead LEA/fiscal agent in the consortium and all other
    participating LEAs should work together to discuss their programmatic needs.
   The lead LEA must complete and submit the Title III application on behalf of the consortium. All
    participating LEAs must sign the consortium member certification page included in the Title III
    application and forward it to the lead LEA. The signed consortium certification is kept on file by the
    lead LEA.

WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS OF A CONSORTIUM?

   LEAs are able to access Title III funds for:

    1. Programs that increase English language proficiency and student achievement in core content
       classes; and
    2. High-quality professional development opportunities for classroom teachers, principals,
       administrators, and other school personnel.

WHAT IS THE RESPONSIBILITY OF THE LEAD/FISCAL AGENT IN A CONSORTIUM?

•   The LEA that agrees to serve as the lead in a consortium becomes the fiscal agent.
•   The lead LEA is responsible for ensuring that LEAs that are part of the consortium fulfill their fiscal
    and programmatic responsibilities under Title III, including meeting the Annual Measurable
    Achievement Objectives (AMAOs) requirements described in Section 3122 of the No Child Left
    Behind Act of 2001.
•   The lead LEA can seek technical assistance, both for itself and the LEAs in the consortium.



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WHAT DETERMINES WHETHER A CONSORTIUM OF LEAs MEETS THE TITLE III ANNUAL
MEASURABLE ACHIEVEMENT OBJECTIVES (AMAOs)?

Under Section 3122(a)(3), States receiving funds under the Title III State Formula Grant Program must
develop annual measurable achievement objectives (AMAOs), which include three components:

   Annual increases in the number or percentage of children making progress in learning English,
   Annual increases in the number or percentage of children attaining English proficiency, and
   Making adequate yearly progress for limited English proficient children as described in Section
    1111(b)(2)(B) of Title I, Part A.

The determination of whether a consortium of LEAs meets Title III AMAOs is done in the context of the
consortium as a whole. Accountability for meeting the AMAOs as a consortium is determined by the
overall performance of the whole entity or group of LEAs that collaborated to form a consortium
(Sections 3114(a), 3122(b), and 3141). The educational performance of all the participating LEAs is
aggregated at the consortium level to determine if the eligible entity meets the AMAOs.

A State Educational Agency must aggregate the data from all LEAs in a consortium to determine if the
consortium as a whole met each of the Title III AMAOs.

WHEN DOES A CONSORTIUM NEED TO SUBMIT A TITLE III IMPROVEMENT PLAN

All Title III funded LEAs, including a consortium of LEAs that do not meet AMAO targets for two (2)
consecutive years, must develop an improvement plan (Section 3122(b)(2)). This improvement plan
must address the factors that prevented the subgrantee from meeting AMAO targets.

The Title III improvement plan should include the following components:

   Goals for improvement
   How the goals will be implemented
   Timeline for implementation
   How the implementation will be monitored

HOW SHOULD PARENTS OF LEP STUDENTS BE NOTIFIED IF THE CONSORTIUM FAILS TO MEET
THEIR AMAOs?

Under the parental notification requirements in Section 3302, an eligible entity that fails to meet the
AMAOs in any year is required to notify the parents of LEP students served under Title III of that failure.
In a consortium, the fiscal agent must ensure that such notice is provided to parents. The fiscal agent
may either delegate this responsibility to each of the LEAs in the consortium, or the fiscal agent may
choose to notify all the parents of the LEP children served by the consortium.

If you are interested in forming a consortium contact Tarro Funches, Title III State Program Coordinator,
at (601) 359-3499 (phone) or tfunchess@mde.k12.ms.us (e-mail).




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                   PART II




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                                      SECTION I: COVER PAGE

LEA INFORMATION                                   LEA APPROVAL

______________________________________
LEA Name

______________________________________
Superintendent’s Name

______________________________________            Federal Program Director’s Signature        Date
Local School Board President’s Name

______________________________________            Superintendent’s Signature                 Date
Federal Program Director’s Name

______________________________________
Title III Program Contact’s Name                  Board President’s Signature                Date

______________________________________
LEA Address

______________________________________
City, State, ZIP Code

______________________________________
                                                                      For MDE use only
County Name

______________________________________            Number of LEP Students Enrolled SY 11-12
Telephone Number

______________________________________                         APPROVED APPLICATION:
Fax Number

                                                  Program Coordinator                    Date
Contact e-mail address

                                                  Division Director                      Date
Title III – FY 12-13 LEP Allocation

$                                                 Bureau Director
                                                                                         Date


                                                  Bureau Manager
                                                  Federal Programs                       Date



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                                   SECTION II: ASSURANCES
INSTRUCTIONS

STEP 1:
Carefully read the Assurances below. They include the General Assurances for Federal Applications and
the Supplementary Assurances for Title I and Title III.

STEP 2:
At the end of the Assurances are signature lines. The LEA Superintendent and the LEA Business Manager
must sign and date this page to verify the district’s commitment to the Assurances.


GENERAL ASSURANCES

THE APPLICANT HEREBY ASSURES THE MISSISSIPPI DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION THAT:

1. The local educational agency (LEA) will administer each program covered under this application In
   accordance with all applicable statutes, regulations, program plans, and applications.
2. The control of funds provided under each program and title to property acquired with program
   funds will be in the local public education agency.
3. The LEA will administer funds received under grants from this application to the extent required by
   the authorizing statutes.
4. The recipient of funds shall adopt and use proper methods of administering each program including:

   a) the enforcement of any obligations imposed by law on the LEA responsible for carrying out the
      programs; and
   b) the correction of deficiencies in program operations that are identified through audits,
      monitoring, or evaluations.

5. The recipient of funds will cooperate in carrying out any evaluation of the programs conducted by or
   for the State education agency, the Secretary of the U.S. Department of Education, or other Federal
   officials.
6. The LEA will use such fiscal control and fund accounting procedures as will ensure proper
   reimbursement of, and accounting for, federal funds paid to such applicant under the applicable
   programs.
7. The LEA will:

   a) make reports to the State education agency and the Secretary of the U.S. Department of
      Education as may be necessary to enable such agency and the Secretary to perform their duties
      under the programs; and
   b) maintain such records, provide such information, and afford access to the records as the
      State education agency or the Secretary of the U.S. Department of Education may find
      necessary to carry out their duties.

8. Before the application was submitted, the LEA afforded a reasonable opportunity for public
   comment on the application and has considered such comment.
9. The applicant will repay to the State education agency with nonfederal funds or from federal funds
   for which no accountability is required to the federal government, any amounts which the U.S.
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      Department of Education orders the State education agency to repay because of the applicant’s
      failure to comply with applicable statutes, regulations, and requirements.
10.   The applicant will further repay to the State education agency with nonfederal funds or from federal
      funds for which no accountability is required to the federal government, any amounts determined
      by the State education agency to have been misspent or misapplied because of the applicant’s
      failure to comply with applicable statutes, regulations, and requirements.
11.   To the extent consistent with the number of school-age children in the attendance area of a local
      educational agency receiving funds under the programs covered by this application, the LEA shall,
      after consultation with the appropriate representatives from eligible private nonprofit schools,
      make provisions for including services and arrangements for the equitable participation of children
      attending these schools and make provisions for including services and arrangements for the
      equitable participation of their teachers and other educational personnel in these programs.
12.   The LEA will implement the approved programs described in the approved application.
13.   The LEA will use funds from awards resulting from approval of this application to supplement
      current programs and activities, and that in no case will these funds be used to supplant local
      programs or activities already in place.
14.   The grantee adheres to the applicable provisions of the Education Department General
      Administrative Regulations (EDGAR): 34 CFR Subtitle A, Parts 1-99. The grantee adheres to the
      applicable regulations of the Office for Civil Rights, U.S. Department of Education: 34 CFR Subtitle
      B, Parts 100-199. The grantee shall be an equal opportunity employee and shall perform to all
      applicable requirements; accordingly, the applicant shall neither discriminate nor permit
      discrimination in its operations or employment practices against any person or group of persons on
      the grounds of race, color, religion, national origin, handicap, or sex in a manner prohibited by law.
      Further, the applicant agrees to comply with the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Title IX of the Educational
      Amendments of 1972, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, the Age Discrimination Act of
      1975, and the Americans with Disabilities Act.
15.   The grantee adheres to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) Circular A-87 (Cost Principles
      for State, Local, and Indian Tribal Governments). The grantee assures that salary and wage charges
      will be supported by proper time reporting documentation that meets the requirements of OMB
      Circular A-87.

SUPPLEMENTARY ASSURANCE FOR GENERAL EDUCATION PROVISIONS ACT (GEPA)

The LEA will develop and describe the steps the LEA proposes to take to ensure equitable access to, and
equitable participation in the project or activity to be conducted with such assistance by addressing the
special needs of students, teachers, and other program beneficiaries in order to overcome barriers
based on gender, race, color, national origin, disability, and age.

SUPPLEMENTARY ASSURANCE FOR SCHOOL PRAYER

The LEA certifies that it has no policy that prevents, or otherwise denies participation in, constitutionally
protected prayer as set forth in Federal Guidance on Constitutionally Protected Prayer in Public
Elementary and Secondary Schools.

SUPPLEMENTARY ASSURANCES FOR TITLE I, PART A

1. Eligible schools and parents will be informed of schoolwide project authority.
2. Technical assistance and support will be provided to schoolwide projects and schools in need of
   improvement.
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3. The LEA will work in consultation with schools to develop and assist in the implementation of
   applications to ensure that each school will make adequate yearly progress toward meeting State
   content and student performance standards.
4. School improvement responsibilities will be fulfilled, including taking corrective actions.
5. Services will be provided to eligible children attending private schools allowing for timely and
   meaningful consultation with private school officials.
6. The LEA will consider model programs and relevant research indicating that services may be most
   effective in the earliest grades.
7. The programs and projects described in the Application for Funds:

    a) were developed in consultation with teachers including vocational teachers, and pupil services
       personnel, where appropriate, and parents of children in schools served;
    b) reflect the shared responsibility of schools and teachers in making decisions regarding school-
       wide and targeted assistance programs; and
    c) will be conducted in attendance areas in the LEA in rank order on the basis of the total number
       of children from low-income families in each area or school, using the same measure of poverty
       with respect to all school attendance areas in the LEA.

8. The programs and projects described in the Application for Funds include:

    a) programs, activities and procedures for the involvement of parents, which are planned and
       implemented with meaningful consultation with parents of participating children, and
    b) a written parental involvement policy developed jointly with, agreed upon, and distributed to
       parents of participating children.

9. If the LEA uses Title I funds to employ instructional assistants, the applicant will ensure that such
   assistants:

    a) possess the knowledge and skills sufficient to assist participating children in meeting the
       educational goals of Title I;
    b) meet the requirements listed in Section 1119 of Title I; and
    c) are under the direct supervision of a teacher who has primary responsibility for providing
       instructional services to eligible children.

10. The LEA will use State and Local funds to provide services in project areas, including schoolwide
    projects, which, taken as a whole, are at least comparable to services provided in areas which are
    not receiving funds under Title I. Where all attendance is in project areas, the LEAs will use State and
    Local funds to provide services that are subsequently comparable in each project area. The LEA
    further assures that it has:

    a) established a district-wide salary schedule, a policy to ensure equivalence among schools in
       teachers, administrators, auxiliary personnel; and
    b) established and implemented other measures for determining competence.

SUPPLEMENTARY ASSURANCES FOR TITLE III, PART A

All district and school personnel (superintendent, principals, teachers, finance officers and support staff)
shall be knowledgeable of the requirements below to comply with the No Child Left Behind Act of 2001
and the 1964 Civil Rights Act. LEAs shall:

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1. Develop and implement a plan which will not be in violation of any State or federal laws regarding
   the education of English Language Learners (ELL) or Limited English Proficient (LEP) children.
   (Section 3126)
2. Be required to use funds to build capacity to continue to provide high-quality language instruction
   educational programs for ELL/LEP students once the sub grant is no longer available. [Section
   3113(b)(3)(G)]
3. Include in its plan a certification that all teachers in a Title III language instruction educational
   program for ELL/LEP children are fluent in English and any other language used for instruction.
   [Section 3116(c)]
4. Ensure that students enrolled in this program participate in the English Language Proficiency Test
   (ELPT) Program. In those grades that students do not participate in the (ELPT), the public school
   district shall develop and implement an assessment and evaluation program. [Section 3113(b)(3)(C)]
5. Assess students on an annual basis until proficiency in English is achieved. ELL students not
   participating in the program must also be assessed for English Language Proficiency and be served
   to meet their linguistic needs. [Section 3113(b)(3)(D)]
6. Notify parents of a child’s placement in a language instruction program not later than 30 days after
   the beginning of the school year, or for later enrollment, within two weeks of the student’s
   placement. The notification must be provided in an understandable and uniform format, and to the
   extent practicable, in a language that the parent can understand. The parent notification shall
   include: (Section 3302)

    a) reasons for student’s placement;
    b) the child’s level of English Language proficiency, how such level was assessed, and the status of
        the child’s academic achievement;
    c) description of the range of program models available;
    d) description of how the program will meet the linguistic and academic needs of the child;
    e) specific exit requirements for the program;
     f) description of how the program meets the objectives of the Individualized Education Program of
        a child with a disability; and
    g) parents’ options to decline to enroll their child in the program or to choose another program, if
        available.

7. Ensure that the programs and projects described in the application for funds were developed in
   consultation with teachers including vocational teachers, school administrators, parents, charter
   school representatives, and where appropriate, private school representatives, pupil services
   personnel and other relevant external groups [Section 3116(b)(5)].
8. Be required to use its funds to increase English language proficiency and academic achievement in
   the core academic subjects for ELL/LEP students with activities including: [Section 3115(c)]

    a) language instruction programs supported by scientifically based research; and
    b) high-quality professional development for classroom teachers (including teachers not in
       language instruction settings), principals, administrators and other community based
       organizational personnel. Professional development activities shall be designed to improve
       instruction and assessment of ELL/LEP students; based on scientifically based [scientifically-
       conducted] research models; of sufficient intensity and duration to have a positive and lasting
       impact on the teacher’s performance in the classroom.

9. Use funds for the following authorized (i.e., recommended) activities: [Section 3115(d)]

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    a) upgrading program objectives and instruction;
    b) improving instruction by upgrading or developing curriculum, assessment information,
        educational software, and instructional materials;
    c) providing tutorials, academic or vocational education, and intensified instruction;
    d) programs that are coordinated with other services;
    e) improving English proficiency and academic achievement;
     f) community participation that improves English language skills of ELL/LEP students and assists
        parents through family literacy programs and parent outreach training;
    g) improving instruction of ELL/LEP students through educational technology, instructional
        materials, access to and participation in electronic networks, and incorporating technology
        resources; and
    h) other activities that are consistent with the purposes of Title III.

10. Report accurate information in Mississippi Student Information System (MSIS), including:

    a) the ELL/LEP student's classification as ELL/LEP;
    b) the ELL/LEP student's participation status in State Title III programs; and,
    c) professional development training on English as a Second Language (ESL), second language
       acquisition, and related topics in ELL Education that was received by LEA staff members during
       the school year (i.e., teachers of ESL or teachers of other subjects, administrators, instructional
       support personnel, community members, etc.).

11. Evaluate the LEA’s program to determine effectiveness and needs for improvement. The evaluation
    will include: (Section 3121)

    a) a description of activities conducted by the LEA with Title III funds;
    b) a description, number, and percentage of ELL/LEP children making progress in learning English
       language and meeting challenging State academic content and student academic achievement
       standards;
    c) the number and percentage of ELL/LEP students in the program attaining English Language
       Proficiency by the end of each school year; and
    d) a description of the progress made by students who have been exited from ELL/LEP status for
       each of the two years after they are no longer served by a Title III program.

12. For any fiscal year, each school with ELL students that fails to meet the Annual Measurable
    Achievement Objectives (AMAOs) for English Language Proficiency (AMAOs 1 and 2) and Adequate
    Yearly Progress (AYP) (must meet both) shall separately inform students' parents or guardians of this
    failure. (i.e., a school newsletter will not suffice; separate letters must be sent in the language most
    familiar to students’ parents/guardians.)
13. The LEA shall ensure that each of its schools with ELL students that fails to make progress toward
    meeting AMAOs and/or AYP for two consecutive years will be required to develop an improvement
    plan that will ensure that the school meets those objectives. This plan must be submitted to and
    approved by the MDE. [Section 3122(b)(2)(A)]




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14. Include in the LEA’s plan a certification that all teachers - in any language instruction educational
    program for ELL/LEP children - are fluent in English and any other language used for instruction,
    including having written and oral communication skills. [Section3115(c)]




Federal Program Director                                           Date



Superintendent                                                     Date



School Board President                                             Date




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                                SECTION III: PROJECT NARRATIVE

Each LEA applying for Title III grant funds must develop and implement a comprehensive plan, in
accordance with Section 3116 of Title III of the No Child Left Behind Act of 2001, for serving students
who are limited English proficient. It should address each aspect of the LEA’s program for all ELL at all
grade levels, and at all schools in the LEA. It should contain sufficient detail and specificity so that each
staff person can understand how the plan is to be implemented.

Each LEA should establish a committee or work group that includes administrators, teachers (both
English language instruction educational program teachers and regular classroom teachers),
instructional assistants, school counselors, and others who work with the ELL student population. The
committee should include parents, students, and community representatives who work with these
students and their families in other settings. By working with a group that includes these stakeholders,
the LEA can receive valuable input from those whose support and efforts may be important to the
success of the English language instruction educational program. Inclusive approaches in program design
and development tend to promote overall community awareness and support. In addition, these
individuals will be valuable resources during program improvement and evaluation activities.

The need for implementing an English language instruction educational program depends on whether
English language learners are able to participate effectively in the regular instructional program. In any
case where one or more students are determined to need support, the LEA must implement a plan of
appropriate English language instruction educational services. Each LEA is required to have a project
plan approved by the LEA’s board.

Many factors affect the types of education programs that LEAs may offer, including the number of
students and the variety of languages they speak. Consequently, the MDE allows LEAs broad discretion
concerning how to ensure equal educational opportunities for LEP students. The MDE does not
prescribe a specific intervention strategy or type of program that an LEA must adopt to serve English
language learners, nor does the MDE require LEAs to teach students in their primary language. The law
requires effective instruction that: (1) leads to the timely acquisition of proficiency in English and (2)
provides teaching and learning opportunities so that each student can become proficient in the state’s
academic content and student academic achievement standards within the specified time frame that is
expected for all students.

At a minimum, the project narrative must:

1. Give a summary of the LEA’s needs assessment for English language learners;
2. Describe the project goals and activities that will be developed, implemented, and
   administered;
3. Describe how the LEA will hold schools accountable for meeting proficiency and annual measurable
   achievement objectives;
4. Describe how the LEA will hold schools accountable for measuring annually the English proficiency
   of LEP students and for their participation in the state-administered English language proficiency
   (ELP) testing program;
5. Describe how the LEA will promote parental and community involvement;
6. Describe how language instruction educational programs will ensure that limited-English proficient
   students develop English proficiency;
7. Describe how the LEA will collect and submit data in accordance with MDE requirements;


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8. Describe the LEA procedures for consulting with teachers, school administrators, parents, and, if
    appropriate, education-related community groups and institutions of higher education in developing
    the district’s Local Plan (Policy, Procedures and Guidelines for ELLs);
9. Describe how the LEA will ensure that all teachers in any language instruction educational program
    for LEP students, that is funded with any source of federal funds, are fluent in English, including
    having written and oral communication skills;
10. Describe the LEA’s educational theory and goals for its program of services;
11. Describe the LEA’s methods for identifying and assessing the students to be included in the English
    language instruction educational program;
12. Describe the LEA’s procedures for designating individuals to include on the student evaluation team
    (SET), responsibilities of the team, and the person(s) responsible for oversight of the SET;
13. Describe the specific components of the LEA’s program of English language acquisition and
    academic services for LEP students;
14. Describe the specific staffing and other resources to be provided to LEP students under the LEA’s
    English language instruction educational program;
15. Describe the LEA’s method and procedures for transitioning and/or exiting students from the English
    language instruction educational program and for monitoring their progress for a period of at least
    two years;
16. Describe the LEA’s method for evaluating the effectiveness of its program for limited-English
    proficient students;
17. Describe how the LEA is providing high quality professional development to classroom teachers
    (including teachers in classroom settings that are not the setting of language instruction educational
    programs), principals, administrators, and other school or community-based organizational
    personnel;
18. Describe how the LEA will ensure that its methods are based on scientifically based research
    demonstrating the effectiveness of the professional development in increasing children’s English
    proficiency, and substantially increasing the subject matter knowledge, teaching knowledge, and
    teaching skills of teachers;
19. Describe how the LEA will ensure that its methods for determining that translators/translations used
    are effective in communicating with parents of LEP students (i.e. check lists, observations, etc); and
20. Describe how the LEA will serve LEP students enrolled in private schools, if applicable.



                    Please submit the project narrative, assurances, and budget to:

                                  Tarro Funches, Title III Coordinator
                                  Mississippi Department of Education
                                       Office of Federal Programs
                                              P. O. Box 771
                                   359 North West Street, Suite 111
                                           Jackson, MS 39205




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                                     SECTION IV: BUDGET
As indicated in Title III, Section 3115(g), funds must be used to supplement, not supplant,
instructional programs for LEP and Immigrant students, and this should be reflected in the
budget. If you are applying for LEP funds, please complete separate budget pages for each
project. Please note that during the project period, an Amendment Request Form must be
submitted for approval in order to transfer line item amounts in excess of 10%.

                   LEP Program

 CATEGORY                     DESCRIPTION                                        AMOUNT

 Salaries, Wages, Fees,
 and/or Fringe Benefits

 Travel

 Contractual Services

 Commodities

 Equipment

 Parent-Community
 Involvement
 Incentives

 Transportation

 Indirect Costs

 Other

 TOTAL (same as cover page)


Note: Administration costs cannot exceed 2% of total allocation.


FUNDS FROM OTHER SOURCES THAT MAY BE USED
TO IMPLEMENT THE PROGRAM (i.e., Title I, Title II, etc.)                  $

If applicable, please indicate source and amount in the space below:

1.

2.

3.

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                                                                    PERSONNEL DETAIL

  Name                         Grade    Hours    Total #   Salary    *Fringe   *C/N   Responsibilities
                               level    daily    of days   ($ per
                                                           hour)




    * Fringe – FICA = Social Security 6.2% and Medicare 1.45%
   ** C – Certified
      N – Non-certified

Note: Please do not wait for application approval to begin identifying potential candidates.




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                                          BUDGET NARRATIVE
                                            FY 2012-2013

Administration
(No more than 2% of allocation)                                       $

Salaries, Wages, Fees, and/or Fringe Benefits

Salaries and benefits for assistant teachers
Ex: 2 teachers x 8 hours per day x 5 days per week x 15 weeks @
$15.00 per hour x 17.4%=                                              $ 21,132.00

Travel

In-State                                                              $ 1,186.00
Out-of-State                                                          $ 576.00

Contractual Services

Consultants
Ex: Number of consultants 3 x cost per day $200 x number of days 20   $ 11,500.00

Commodities

Classroom materials                                                   $   500.00

Equipment

Equipment for classrooms, parent center, etc.
(Please list all equipment and actual cost.)
Ex: 2 computers @ $1165 =                                             $ 2,330.00

Parent Community Involvement                                          $

Incentives                                                            $

Transportation                                                        $

Indirect Costs
(District allowable indirect cost rate)                               $

Other

Total                                                                 $ 37,396.00




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                     PART III




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                                          CONSORTIA FUNDING FY 2012-2013
The superintendents or designees of each of the local educational agencies (LEA) listed on this
certification document agree to form and participate in a Title III consortium of LEAs for the purpose of
providing supplementary programs and services to eligible LEP students for the entire duration of the
Project period. By affixing their signatures to the certification forms, the superintendents or designees
certify that: (1) they will abide by all statutory and regulatory requirements of No Child Left Behind
(NCLB) Act of 2001, Title III and (2) they will adhere to the legal assurances contained in Title III English
Language Acquisition Program Application and Consortia Funding Certification.

                                                  Fiscal Agent of Consortium

Fiscal Agent:_____________________________ LEA Number: _________________________________

Print name of administrator/contact person for the Fiscal Agent District

Administrator/Contact:
Title:
Mailing Address:
City:                                                     State: MS        ZIP:
Telephone: ( )                                             FAX: ( )
E-mail:

         I certify that, to the best of my knowledge, the information contained in this application is complete and accurate.

         ___________________________________
         Printed Name of Superintendent or Designee

         ____________________________________                                      _________________
         Signature of Superintendent or Designee                                   Date


LIST OF PARTICIPATING LEAs
The following LEAs, including the fiscal agent, are applying to participate in this consortium. A
Title III Consortium Member Application Form is attached for each of the LEA members included on this
list (except the Fiscal Agent). The number of LEP students reported corresponds to the 2009-2010 CSPR
data collection.

                             Name of LEA                                          LEA Number               Number of Eligible
                                                                                                             LEP Students
Fiscal Agent:
Member 1.
Member 2.
Member 3.
Member 4.
Member 5.
Member 6.
                                                      Total Students: (Must be > 50 students)

Note: Add an additional sheet if there are more than six consortium members.

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                                  CONSORTIA FUNDING FY 2012-2013

                           Participating LEA - Consortium Member
                                                      APPLICATION

Member LEA:                                                          LEA Number:

Print name of administrator/contact person for consortium member:

Administrator/Contact: __________________________________________________________
Title: ________________________________________________________________________
Mailing Address: ______________________________________________________________
City, State, Zip:
Telephone: (______)_______________________                           FAX: (______)________________________
E-mail: ______________________________________________________________________

      I certify that, to the best of my knowledge, the information contained in this application is complete and accurate.

      ____________________________________
      Printed Name of Superintendent or Designee

      ____________________________________                                               _________________
      Signature of Superintendent or Designee                                                   Date




                                                      NOTES
A properly constituted consortium must generate a grant of $10,000 at minimum. The estimated per pupil
allocation for 2012-2013 is $245.03. This means that the number of eligible LEP students enrolled collectively in the
consortium member LEA must total 50 or more.

 To determine the eligibility status of individual districts and the number of eligible LEP students enrolled in each
                   LEA, contact Tarro Funches at 601 359-3499 or tfunchess@mde.k12.ms.us




Complete and attach a copy of this page for each member of the consortium and submit it along with the
application for the fiscal agent. Mail the fiscal agent and Consortium Member LEA forms via regular mail
to:

                                    Tarro Funches, Title III Program Coordinator
                                            Office of Federal Programs
                                       Mississippi Department of Education
                                                   P. O. Box 771
                                           359 N. West Street, Suite 111
                                                Jackson, MS 39205

                                              Due Date: August 31, 2012
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                               TITLE III CONSORTIA ASSURANCES


Acceptance of the No Child Left Behind (NCLB) Act of 2001, Title III Limited English Proficient
(LEP) funds binds the local educational agencies (LEAs) to all of the assurances listed below. The
superintendents or designees of the LEAs have agreed to these assurances as part of the NCLB,
Title III application process. Each consortium member must sign a copy of these assurances.

   1. The consortium fiscal agent will serve as the grantee of NCLB, Title III funds. The
      consortium will plan to expend all Title III funds during the school year in which the
      funds were granted.

   2. By August 31, 2012 the consortium fiscal agent, in conjunction with each member LEA in
      the consortium, will develop a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU), which outlines
      the services and products funded by NCLB, Title III that will be provided to limited
      English proficient (LEP) students in each of the participating LEAs during the 2012-2013
      school year.

   3. The consortium fiscal agent will use NCLB, Title III funds according to the purposes
      described under Section 3114.

   4. NCLB, Title III funds shall be used so as to supplement the level of Federal, State, and
      Local public funds that, in the absence of such availability, would have been expended
      for programs for LEP children and immigrant children and youth and in no case to
      supplant such Federal, State, and local public funds.

   5. The consortium fiscal agent is responsible for ensuring the District Improvement Plan is
      developed and submitted to the MDE inclusive of all elements required by the State and
      Section 3122(b)(2).

   6. The consortium fiscal agent is responsible for ensuring that parents of LEP students in
      each member LEA is notified if Annual Measurable Achievement Objectives (AMAOs) are
      not met. The consortium fiscal agent may delegate responsibility to each of the
      consortium members.

   7. The consortium fiscal agent shall provide the MDE with an evaluation annually
      addressing all elements under Section 3121.

   8. The consortium fiscal agent shall provide NCLB, Title III services to LEP students enrolled
      in private schools following procedures established by the State and Federal regulations.

   9. The fiscal agent and member LEAs will comply with Section 3302 regarding parent
      notifications, prior to, and throughout, each school year.


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   10. The fiscal agent and member LEAs annually will assess the English proficiency of all
       children with limited English proficiency participating in programs funded by Title III.

   11. The fiscal agent and member LEAs will base its proposed plan on scientifically based
       research on teaching LEP children.

   12. The fiscal agent and member LEAs ensures that the programs will enable children to
       speak, read, write, and comprehend the English language and meet challenging state
       academic content and student academic achievement standards.

   13. The fiscal agent and member LEAs are not in violation of any State law, including State
       constitutional law, regarding the education of LEP children, consistent with Sections
       3126 and 3127.

   14. The fiscal agent and member LEAs will follow all statutory and regulatory requirements
       of Title III.

The LEA agrees to comply with all other statutory and regulatory requirements associated with
NCLB, Title III.




Signature of LEA Program Coordinator                             Date


______________________________________                           _________________
Signature of Superintendent                                      Date




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                  SAMPLE MEMORANDUM OF UNDERSTANDING
                                            XYZ Consortium
                                    Memorandum of Understanding
                                           FY 2012-2013

This Memorandum of Understanding represents the agreed-upon program, services and products to be
provided to LEP students in the ABC School District, the DEF School District, the GHI School District and
the XYZ School District, (Members), during the 2012-2013 project year. The XYZ School District will act as
the lead local education agency (LEA) and member. The consortium shall be named the XYZ Consortium
(the Consortium).

The XYZ County School District will be responsible for acting as the fiscal agent for the Consortium and
will file the required expenditure reports and maintain fiscal records. The Consortium will plan to
expend all Title III funds during the 2012-2013 project year. If all funds are not expended and there is
carryover, those funds will return to MDE on January 1, 2013.

According to the 2011-2012 CSPR Data Collection submitted by the Members to the MDE, the XYZ
Consortium has 150 enrolled LEP students, which results in a grant amount of approximately
$30,546.00. In its role as the lead LEA, the XYZ Consortium will support a total amount of programs,
services, and products as indicated below:

Date                    Program/Service/Product                                   Approximate Cost

September 1, 2012       Lead LEA will claim 2% Administrative Costs ($30,546.00 X 2%)         $ 610.00

September 15, 2012      Reimbursement for purchase of equipment.                             $2,971.00

October 3, 2012         Reimburse purchase of 100 Spanish/English bilingual dictionaries
                        and 15 bilingual dictionaries in other languages                     $2,231.00

October 1, 2011 to      Reimburse salary of Instructional Assistant for 1600 hours of
June 1, 2012            service @ $10.00 hour.                                             $16,000.00

October 1, to           Reimburse costs of after school programs for materials/staff         $4,734.00
June 1, 2013

November 15 to          Provide professional development series regarding effective LEP
June 29, 2013           student instructional practices to 40 consortium teachers
                        @ $100 each.                                                         $4,000.00

                        Total                                                              $30,546.00


Changes regarding the dates of provision or the scope and/or nature of these services must be made by
agreement of the Members.




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In addition to the above services and products, the XYZ Consortium will coordinate quarterly meetings
for the purpose of assessing the needs of the Consortium. In the event that the Consortium fails to meet
the Annual Measurable Achievement Objectives (AMAOs) for one year, all parents of LEP students in the
consortium must be notified.

          By the Consortium member LEAs                 By the Consortium lead LEA (XYZ)

In the event that the Consortium fails to meet AMAOs for two consecutive years, the Consortium will
meet to develop an LEA Improvement Plan Addendum. XYZ Consortium will coordinate the preparation
of the LEA Improvement Plan Addendum and ensure its submission to the MDE. All members are
responsible for the implementation of the LEA Improvement Plan Addendum.

Lastly, the XYZ Consortium will be responsible for completing and submitting the Annual Evaluation,
expenditure reports, and any other requests of information from MDE. Signature of the LEA
representative represents the consortium has met and conferred and the member LEAs are in
agreement to all stated.

Signatures of Authorized Representatives:
____________________________________                    ___________________________________
Print Name                                              Print Name
Consortium Lead LEA Representative                      Consortium Member LEA Representative
(Superintendent or Designee)                            (Superintendent or Designee)
_________________________________                        ___________________________________
Signature of Consortium Lead LEA                         Signature of Member LEA Representative
Representative (ZCOE)

_______________________________________                  ___________________________________
Date                                                     Date

______________________________________                  ___________________________________
Print Name                                              Print Name
Consortium Member LEA Representative                    Consortium Member LEA Representative
(Superintendent or Designee)                            (Superintendent or Designee)

____________________________________                    ___________________________________
Signature of Consortium Member LEA                      Signature of Member LEA Representative
Representative
_______________________________________                 ___________________________________
Date                                                     Date

______________________________________                  ___________________________________
Print Name                                              Print Name
Consortium Member LEA Representative                    Consortium Member LEA Representative
(Superintendent or Designee)                            (Superintendent or Designee)
____________________________________                    ___________________________________
Signature of Consortium Member LEA                      Signature of Member LEA Representative
Representative
________________________________________                 ___________________________________
Date                                                     Date
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