Vote for our Title I funding process

On April 20, 2009 at 7:30pm the Queens Collegiate PTA will be voting to determine how we process the Title I funding for next year.  A comparision chart is provided below.  Mrs. Dubei will present both funding ideas.  Afterwards the community can ask questions, and subsequent to that a vote will be taken.  Please come share your ideas!!

COMPARISON OF SCHOOLWIDE PROGRAMS AND TARGETED ASSISTANCE SCHOOLS

 

Characteristic

Schoolwide Program

Targeted Assistance

School Eligibility

All Title I schools in New York City that have at least 40% of students who meet the poverty criteria, are eligible.

School is at or above average poverty cutoff for the borough.

Student Eligibility

All students in the school participate in the Schoolwide Program.

Students failing, or most at risk of failing, to meet New York State’s content standards.

Scope of Program

Whole-school instructional reform that leads to achievement by all students of high State and citywide standards.

Assistance for students with the greatest educational need in order to help them achieve the same high State and citywide standards expected of all students.

Planning

School-based planning and a comprehensive school plan are required; one year of planning required prior to implementation of a new Schoolwide Program.

School-based planning required; while schools plan their Schoolwide Programs, they continue as Title I Targeted Assistance schools.

Generation of Funds

In participating schools, the number of students who are eligible for free lunch.

In participating schools, the number of students who are eligible for free lunch.

Student Participation

All students

Students who are failing or most at risk of failing to meet the State’s challenging standards.

Preferred Instructional Approach

Comprehensive building-wide instructional reform that supports achievement of high standards by all students (approaches include Bilingual/ESL programs and native language content area instruction and materials).

Approaches that lead to achievement of high standards by participating students.  Preferably approaches do not reduce the time participants spend in the regular classroom:  for example, push-in, after school programs, and summer programs.

Use of Funds

Flexibility in combining Title I funds from federal, State, and local resources, with the exception of special education and funds allocated specifically for ELL students; funds are used to benefit all students in the school, but must be used to provide Academic Intervention Services to identified students.

Funds may not be combined with other federal, State, and local resources; funds must be used to benefit participating students.

Identification of

Participating Students

In accordance with the Title I law, “no school participating in a Schoolwide Program shall be required to identify particular children as eligible to participate in this program or to provide supplemental services to such children.”

All records that were traditionally maintained for the Title I program should continue to be maintained.

Supplement Not Supplant

In no case may Title I funds supplant the State and local resources that are otherwise allocated to the school.

In no case may Title I funds supplant the State and local resources that are otherwise allocated to the school.

Consultation with parents

 

DOE recommends Title I consultation occur through the PA/PTA; Title I parents decide.

DOE recommends Title I consultation occur through a separate Parent Advisory Council (PAC); Title I parents decide.

 

 

 

 

 

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