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Title I Programs

6:170 Title I Programs

The Superintendent or designee shall pursue funding under Title I, Improving the Academic Achievement of the Disadvantaged, of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act, to supplement instructional services and activities in order to improve the educational opportunities of educationally disadvantaged or deprived children.

All District schools, regardless of whether or not they receive Title I funds, shall provide services that, taken as a whole, are substantially comparable.  Teachers, administrators, and other staff shall be assigned to schools in a manner that ensures equivalency among the District’s schools.  Curriculum materials and instructional supplies shall be provided in a manner that ensures equivalency among the District’s schools.

Title I Parent and Family Engagement
The District maintains programs, activities, and procedures for the engagement of parents/guardians and families of students receiving services, or enrolled in programs, under Title I. These programs, activities, and procedures are described in District-level and School-level compacts.

District-Level Parent and Family Engagement Compact
The Superintendent or designee shall develop a District-Level Parent and Family Engagement Compact according to Title I requirements. The District-Level Parent and Family Engagement Compact shall contain: (1) the District’s expectations for parent and family engagement, (2) specific strategies for effective parent involvement activities to improve student academic achievement and school performance, and (3) other provisions as required by federal law.  The Superintendent or designee shall ensure that the Compact is distributed to parents/guardians of students receiving services, or enrolled in programs, under Title I.

School-Level Parent and Family Engagement Compact
Each Building Principal or designee shall develop a School-Level Parent and Family Engagement Compact according to Title I requirements.  This School-Level Parent and Family Engagement Compact shall contain: (1) a process for continually involving parents/guardians in its development and implementation, (2) how parents/guardians, the entire school staff, and students share the responsibility for improved student academic achievement, (3) the means by which the school and parents/guardians build and develop a partnership to help children achieve the State's high standards, and (4) other provisions as required by federal law.  Each Building Principal or designee shall ensure that the Compact is distributed to parents/guardians of students receiving services, or enrolled in programs, under Title I.

LEGAL REF.:  Title I of the Strengthening and Improving of Elementary and Secondary Schools Act, 20 U.S.C. § 6301‑6514, as implemented by 34 C.F.R. parts 200, 201, 203, 205, and 212.
Title I of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act, 20 U.S.C. § 6301‑6514.

CROSS REF.:  2:260 (Uniform Complaint Procedure), 4:110 (Transportation), 5:190 (Teacher Qualifications), 5:280 (Coaches and Athletic Trainers), 6:15 (School Accountability), 6:140 (Education of Homeless Children), 6:145 (Migrant Students), 6:160 (Limited English Proficient Students), 7:10 (Equal Educational Opportunities), 7:30 (Student Assignment), 7:60 (Student Residency), 7:100 (Health Examinations, Immunizations, and Exclusion of Students), 8:95 (Parental Involvement)

ADOPTED:  November 22, 2004

REVISED:  January 23, 2017