01-22-2013 Regular School Board Meeting
Agenda Item #26


Title
Title I School Improvement Grant

Discussion

In December, the State released the Request for Applications (RFAs) for Title I School Improvement Initiative under section 1003(a) of Title I of the Elementary and Secondary Act.  The district's allocation is $59,343.  By law these funds must be used for Title I schools classified as Prevent, Focus, or Priority under the Differentiated Accountability system.  Priority for the use of these funds must be given to the lowest-achieving schools. The grant application, which must be submitted online, will stipulate that funds are to be spent in support of strategies in individual School Improvement Plans and the District Improvement and Assistance Plan.  Major focus areas are professional development for teachers and extended learning time for targeted groups of students.

In order to meet the state deadline, the Superintendent has signed the application.  A copy of the grant application is available online.



Recommendation
Approve the district's application for Title I School Improvement funds.

Meeting Date(s)
Consent w/o Information - 1/22/2013

Authority for Action
PL 107-110

Involves Expenditure of Funds Directly in the Classroom
Partial

Source of Funding
Special Revenue - Federal

FY
Amount
Budgeted
Fund
Cost Center
Project
Function
Object
Program
2013$59,343yes422variousTBDvariousvariousvarious

Contact
Dr. Teresa Wright, Director, Early Childhood Education & Title I Programs, ext. 340.