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					    TITLE I 101
          NDE TITLE I STAFF
         SEPTEMBER 22, 2004




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    ELIGIBLE BUILDINGS

       Eligible school attendance area
       Ranking and serving by poverty level
       Buildings above 75% poverty must be served
       Buildings above 35% may be designated as an
        eligible school
       LEAs must inform buildings with 40% or higher
        poverty of option to become schoolwide

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    FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT

       State and Federal Grant Management
        Guidance
       Allocation among buildings
       Parent Involvement
       Supplement, Not Supplant




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    HIGHLY QUALIFIED STAFF

       Title I projects can hire only highly qualified
        teachers
       5% Reservation required unless attestation by
        building principal that ALL Schoolwide and Title
        I funded teachers in a Targeted project are
        highly qualified
       Summer school staff must be highly qualified
       Parents Right to Know

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    TITLE I PARAPROFESSIONAL
    QUALIFICATIONS

       Instructional paras in Title I schoolwide projects
        and those funded by Title I in Targeted
        Assistance Projects must meet NCLB
        requirements
       Existing paras have until January 2006 to meet
        requirements
        –   48 semester hours at an accredited college; or
        –   An Associate degree; or
        –   Pass an approved assessment
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    APPROVED PARAPROFESSIONAL
    ASSESSMENTS FOR NEBRASKA

       Workkeys by ACT (Writing 4; Reading 4;
        Math 3; Instructional Skills Inventory 150)
       ParaEducator by Master Teacher (70% on
        comprehensive exam)
       Parapro by ETS (Passing score 456)
       Project PARA (Comprehensive score 116)



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    PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT

       Sufficient resources are devoted to carryout
        high-quality professional development activities
        –   Principals, teachers, & other staff
       Definition of high-quality professional
        development
        –   Proven and effective
       Set aside - equitable


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    PARENT INVOLVEMENT

       Development of parent involvement policy
        includes parent input, annual evaluation
       Parent-School Compacts have been jointly
        developed with parents
       Parent Notification
       Minimum of an annual parent meeting
       Parent Involvement Conference
        –   October 17 & 18, 2004 @ Kearney Holiday Inn


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    COORDINATION OF SERVICES

       Title I services are coordinated and integrated
        with regular classroom, other agencies
        providing services, and other federal, state and
        local programs
       May include
        –   Planning strategies, providing technical assistance,
            mentoring, organizing & conducting activities,
            providing professional development
       Title I funds cannot be used for Special
        Education services
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     STANDARDS, ASSESSMENT,
     AND ACCOUNTABILITY

        Students receiving Title I services are
         –   held to the same standards and expectations as all
             other students
         –   Assessed with the regular population without
             accommodations
        School profiles with disaggregated assessment
         results are provided to the public
        Parents receive individual progress reports of
         students’ performance on standards

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     HOMELESS CHILDREN

        Free, appropriate public education
        Enrolled in their school of origin or in the
         school where they are are temporarily residing,
         whichever is in their best interest
        Lack of records does not delay enrollment of a
         homeless child or youth
        Include homeless students in STARS
        A dispute resolution process is in place
11      Homeless liaison in every district
     McKINNEY-VENTO HOMELESS
     EDUCATION ASSISTANCE

        Districts receiving McKinney-Vento grants must
         match from Title I funding
        Must complete annual report
        Procedures/guidelines for identifying and
         enrolling homeless children and youth
        Financial records maintained to show
         expenditures are for authorized activities


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     McKINNEY-VENTO HOMELESS
     EDUCATION ASSISTANCE cont.

        Materials and equipment are properly identified
         and inventoried
        Activities are designed to meet the greatest
         need
        Coordination of activities with area shelters and
         other homeless service providers
        The number of homeless children and youth
         receiving services is documented

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     McKINNEY-VENTO HOMELESS
     EDUCATION ASSISTANCE cont.

        National Center for Homeless Education
         Informational Posters
         http://www.serve.org/nche/online_order.php#hard_copy




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     TARGETED ASSISTANCE
     IDENTIFICATION AND SELECTION

        Needs Assessment includes ALL students
        Automatically eligible participants
         –   Neglected/delinquent, homeless, former Head Start
             students
        Parents are notified of child’s eligibility to
         participate in Title I services
        Documentation exists to support absence of
         services

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     TARGETED ASSISTANCE
     IDENTIFICATION AND SELECTION cont.

        Procedures in place to enter and exit program
         throughout the school year
        Serve only students from eligible attendance
         areas




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     TITLE I FUNDED PERSONNEL

        Time and effort log if being paid by more than
         one source
        Supervisory duties only if similar district
         personnel are also assigned duties
        If Title I teacher subs in regular classroom,
         district funds are used to pay salary for that
         day


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     SERVICES

        Purchases made with Title I funds are
         identified, inventoried, and disposed of properly
        Resources funded by Title I are used only for
         children participating in the program
        Title I funds are used to supplement, not
         supplant
        Effective instructional strategies are
         incorporated

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     SCHOOLWIDE PROJECTS

        40% Poverty
        Year of planning
        Needs assessment of entire school
        Instruction by Highly Qualified Teachers
        Effective strategies incorporating scientific
         based research is implemented
        High quality and continuous professional
         development
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     SCHOOLWIDE PROJECTS cont.

        Attempts to attract and keep highly qualified
         teachers
        Meaningful involvement of parents and
         community in planning and implementation
        Strategies/activities to assist in transition from
         early childhood programs
        Teachers included in decisions regarding
         assessments

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     SCHOOLWIDE PROJECTS cont.

        Additional assistance for students experiencing
         difficulty mastering standards
        Coordination of Federal, State, & Local
         services and programs used to support
         schoolwide plan
        Review schoolwide plan annually



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     SCHOOLWIDE PLANS

        Description of how 10 components of plan will
         be implemented
        How coordination of resources/programs will
         be implemented
        Description of how individual academic
         assessment results will be shared with parents



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     TITLE I AND NONPUBLIC SCHOOLS

        Students must live in eligible attendance areas
         to generate funds
        Consultation with nonpublic school officials to
         determine program/services to be implemented
        Identification and selection of students based
         on criteria appropriate to nonpublic school
        Parents of nonpublic school students are
         included in Title I parental involvement
         activities
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     TITLE I AND NONPUBLIC
     SCHOOLS cont.

        Staff serving nonpublic schools are employees
         of public school
        Control of funds, material, and equipment
         purchased with Title I funds remain with public
         school
        Provide equitable professional development



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     LOCAL NEGLECTED OR
     DELINQUENT PROGRAMS
        Annual Title I Caseload Count includes all
         children between the ages of 5-17 who were in
         residence for 30 days
        N or D agency maintains records for six years
        Program designed in consultation with staff
         from the N or D agency
        School district monitors all aspects of Title I
         Neglected or Delinquent Program
        Transitional activities are in place
        Rule 18 Approved
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     TITLE I SCHOOL IDENTIFIED FOR
     NEEDING IMPROVEMENT-YEAR 1

        Public School Choice and Transportation
        Two year plan
         –   Funds equal to 10% of Title I grant being spent in
             building for professional development
         –   Plan specifies how funds will be used to remove
             school from School Improvement status
         –   Specific annual, measurable objectives are
             established


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     TITLE I SCHOOL IDENTIFIED FOR
     NEEDING IMPROVEMENT-YEAR 1 cont.

      –   Plan describes how notice about SI identification will
          be shared with parents
      –   Plan identifies specific responsibilities of school,
          district, and NDE—including technical assistance
      –   Strategies to promote effective parental involvement
      –   Incorporate appropriate activities beyond the regular
          school day / year
      –   Teacher mentoring is incorporated
      –   Plan is implemented upon approval

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     TITLE I SCHOOL IDENTIFIED FOR
     NEEDING IMPROVEMENT-YEAR 2

        All Year 1 Requirements Plus the Following:
        Supplemental Educational Services
         –   Providers pre-approved by NDE Committee of
             Practitioners
        Funds for Transportation and SES shall be an
         amount equal to 20% of Title I allocation, if
         needed
         –   5% for Transportation
         –   5% for SES
         –   Remaining 10% for Transportation and/or SES
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     TITLE I SCHOOL IDENTIFIED FOR
     NEEDING IMPROVEMENT
     YEAR 3—CORRECTIVE ACTION
        All previous requirements plus the following:
        At least one corrective action
        District shall publish and disseminate
         information, regarding any corrective action
        Nebraska will work with the district and
         consider all existing improvement efforts



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     TITLE I SCHOOL IDENTIFIED FOR
     NEEDING IMPROVEMENT
     YEAR 4--RESTRUCTURING
        Prepare plan and make necessary
         arrangements to carry out Alternative
         Governance
        Parents and teachers are given adequate
         opportunity to comment and participate in any
         restructuring plan
        Nebraska will work with the district and
         consider all existing improvement efforts

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     DISTRICT IDENTIFIED FOR
     NEEDING IMPROVEMENT

        Within 3 months of identification develop/revise
         district plans in consultation with parents,
         school staff, and others
         –   Plan shall incorporate scientifically based research
             strategies
         –   Plan shall identify actions to improve achievement
             of participants
         –   Plan shall address professional development and a
             commitment to spend not less than 10% of funds
             received by district
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     DISTRICT IDENTIFIED FOR
     NEEDING IMPROVEMENT cont.

      –   Plan shall include specific achievement goals and
          targets
      –   Plan shall address fundamental teaching and
          learning needs in schools of the district
      –   Plan incorporates, as appropriate, activities outside
          the regular school day / year
      –   Plan specifies technical assistance to be provided
          by district and NDE
      –   Plan includes strategies to promote effective
          parental involvement in the school
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     DISTRICT IDENTIFIED FOR
     NEEDING IMPROVEMENT cont.

        District shall implement plan expeditiously




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     COMPARABILITY

        Districts with multiple attendance centers at
         same grade span
        Check if district is maintaining support by
         reviewing teacher/staff ratios
        Submitted to NDE every other year




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     TITLE I AND ELL

        ELL students can receive Title I services
         –   Cannot be their only instruction—must be
             supplemental
        Assessments
         –   Initial placement
         –   English Language Development
         –   Academic Assessment (STARS)



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     TITLE I PRESCHOOLS
        Eligible children from eligible attendance areas
        Not legal age to attend kindergarten
        Can co-fund with other programs
        Must use Head Start education standards
        Follow Nebraska’s Rule 11
        Can designate district as one preschool
         attendance area
        Needs
        Submit plan with required components
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     PROGRAM REPORTS

        Annual application – now part of GMS
         –   Carryover Funds
        Schoolwide plans due April 1
        Caseload counts (NDE 04-017) Nov. 15
         –   Count of neglected or delinquent children (wards) in
             residential agencies in the district
        Comparability – December 1 (bi-annually)
        Compliance Program Review – due at time of
         visit by NDE staff – every three years
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     PROGRAM REPORTS cont.

        Annual Participation Report
        Annual Report to Parents/Community
         –   Disaggregated by gender, ethnicity, etc.
        Title I participant progress reports to parents
        Financial Reports
         –   Report of Expenditures due January 31 and May 31
         –   Final report will be sent preprinted end of
             September – due October 31


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     Summary of Reports to Parents

        Schoolwide Program Eligibility
        District and School Accountability Report
         Cards
        District and School Assessment Results and
         AYP Status
        Schools identified for Program Improvement
         –   School Choice Option
         –   Supplemental Education Services

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     Summary of Reports to Parents cont.

        Individual Student Assessment Reports
        Right to Request Teacher/Para Qualifications
        Notification if child being taught for 4 or more
         weeks by a substitute teacher
        Progress toward all teachers being Highly
         Qualified
        Complaint Procedure regarding Federal
         Programs
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     TITLE I, PART A ALLOCATIONS

        BASIC
        CONCENTRATION
        TARGETED
        EDUCATIONAL FINANCE INCENTIVE
         GRANT (EFIG)

        Hold Harmless

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     KEY WEBSITES

        NDE Title I
         –   http://www.nde.state.ne.us/Title1/index.html
        NDE Federal Programs
         –   http://www.nde.state.ne.us/Title1/FederalPrograms.htm
        USDE
         –   http://www.ed.gov/index.jhtml
        USDE Policy Guidance
         –   http://www.ed.gov/policy/elsec/guid/edpicks.jhtml?src=ln



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