Agenda Item #57
Application for Title I Part A Funds
The district application for federal Title I Part A funds is being prepared for on-line submission to the FLDOE by June 30th. A complete copy will be available prior to the June 15th School Board meeting. The district's preliminary allocation of NCLB Title I Part A funds is $14,277,678. After all required set-asides are subtracted, the remaining $9,137,714 will be available for allocation to Title I schools and the operation of the district Title I program.
Due to the increased poverty level for most schools, it was necessary to raise the Title I cut-off to 45%. The number of eligible schools above 45% poverty has increased to 50, comprising 38 elementary schools (including 5 charter schools), 4 middle schools, 2 senior high schools, and 6 alternative sites. The program will also serve approximately 17 private schools. Using both Title I Part A funds and Title I ARRA funds (which were included in last year's application and approved for a two-year period), the program will provide the following services:
The emphasis of Title I spending next year will be on preserving teacher positions. Teacher salaries and benefits will continue to constitute the bulk of the budget. Additional budgeted items include instructional support materials and software, professional development and parent involvement costs, a very limited amount for replacement of computer equipment, and the operating expenses of the district Title I office. There will be no significant changes in the program.
Approve the district's application for Title I Part A funds for FY11.
Information - 5/25/2010
Consent after Information6/15/2010
Authority for Action
PL 107-110, NCLB
Involves Expenditure of Funds Directly in the Classroom
Source of Funding
Special Revenue - Federal
Teresa Wright, Director of Early Childhood Education and Title I Programs, ext. 340