Policy Guidance for Title I, Part A - Improving Basic Programs Operated by Local Educational Agencies - April 1996

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This guidance updates earlier preliminary guidance issued by the Department on May 26, 1995 and is based on the final regulations published in the Federal Register on July 3, 1995. The revisions in this document address how local educational agencies (LEAs) allocate funds to school attendance areas within the school district, including the allocation of resources for services to private school children. The guidance concerning how State educational agencies (SEAs) allocate Title I, Part A funds to LEAs within the State is not being revised at this time. The Department is in the process of revising guidance on within-State allocation procedures for school year 1996-97. That part of the guidance will be completed soon after final action on the fiscal year (FY) 1996 appropriation has taken place. The FY 1996 appropriation, especially if less than last year, will affect how the Department and States allocate Title I funds for the 1996-97 school year because of the 100 percent hold-harmless provision contained in the statute.

This document outlines specific steps in the allocation process and provides examples illustrating how certain procedures may be carried out. The examples provided should not be regarded as exhaustive or limiting. SEAs and LEAs are free to develop alternative approaches that are consistent with the Title I statute and regulations, but may be more in keeping with their particular needs and circumstances. Therefore, this document contains illustrative but not necessarily exclusive guidance concerning Title I allocation requirements.

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