Improving Basic Programs Operated by Local Educational Agencies (Title I, Part A)

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Legislation

Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965, as amended, Title 1, Part A; 20 U.S.C. 6301-6339, 6571-6578

General Provisions

TITLE I - IMPROVING THE ACADEMIC ACHIEVEMENT OF THE DISADVANTAGED

Sec. 101. IMPROVING THE ACADEMIC ACHIEVEMENT OF THE DISADVANTAGED.
Sec. 1001. STATEMENT OF PURPOSE.
Sec. 1002. AUTHORIZATION OF APPROPRIATIONS.
Sec. 1003. SCHOOL IMPROVEMENT.
Sec. 1004. STATE ADMINISTRATION.

PART A - IMPROVING BASIC PROGRAMS OPERATED BY LOCAL EDUCATIONAL AGENCIES

Subpart 1 - Basic Program Requirements

Sec. 1111. STATE PLANS.
Sec. 1112. LOCAL EDUCATIONAL AGENCY PLANS.
Sec. 1113. ELIGIBLE SCHOOL ATTENDANCE AREAS.
Sec. 1114. SCHOOLWIDE PROGRAMS.
Sec. 1115. TARGETED ASSISTANCE SCHOOLS.
Sec. 1116. ACADEMIC ASSESSMENT AND LOCAL EDUCATIONAL AGENCY AND SCHOOL IMPROVEMENT.
Sec. 1117. SCHOOL SUPPORT AND RECOGNITION.
Sec. 1118. PARENTAL INVOLVEMENT.
Sec. 1119. QUALIFICATIONS FOR TEACHERS AND PARAPROFESSIONALS.
Sec. 1120. PARTICIPATION OF CHILDREN ENROLLED IN PRIVATE SCHOOLS.
Sec. 1120A. FISCAL REQUIREMENTS.
Sec. 1120B. COORDINATION REQUIREMENTS.

Subpart 2 - Allocations

Sec. 1121. GRANTS FOR THE OUTLYING AREAS AND THE SECRETARY OF THE INTERIOR.
Sec. 1122. ALLOCATIONS TO STATES.
Sec. 1124. BASIC GRANTS TO LOCAL EDUCATIONAL AGENCIES.
Sec. 1124A. CONCENTRATION GRANTS TO LOCAL EDUCATIONAL AGENCIES.
Sec. 1125. TARGETED GRANTS TO LOCAL EDUCATIONAL AGENCIES.
Sec. 1125AA. ADEQUACY OF FUNDING OF TARGETED GRANTS TO LOCAL EDUCATIONAL AGENCIES IN FISCAL YEARS AFTER FISCAL YEAR 2001.
Sec. 1125A. EDUCATION FINANCE INCENTIVE GRANT PROGRAM.
Sec. 1126. SPECIAL ALLOCATION PROCEDURES.
Sec. 1127. CARRYOVER AND WAIVER.


Regulations
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Guidance

Accountability

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COMMUNITY ELIGIBILITY PROVISION

  • January 2014 -- The Community Eligibility Provision and Selected Requirements Under Title I, Part A of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965, as Amended.
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Equitable Services
  • October 17, 2003 - Title I Services to Eligible Private School Children, Non-Regulatory Guidance
    download files MS WORD (335K)
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Family and Community Engagement
  • April 23, 2004 - Parental Involvement: Title I, Part A, Non-Regulatory Guidance
    download files MS WORD (388K) | PDF (231K)
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Fiscal
  • March 21, 2014, Services to Homeless Children and Youth, New Authority in the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2014 download files PDF (896K)
  • Applying the Title I and School Improvement Hold-Harmless Requirements when Allocating Funds to Newly Opening and Significantly Expanding Charter School LEAs
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  • November 2010 -- When to Treat Expenditures of Education Jobs Funds as State or Local Funds for Purposes of the Fiscal Requirements under Title I, Part A of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965
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  • download files PDF (271K)
  • download files September 3, 2009 - Title I, Part A Recovery Funds for Grants to Local Educational Agencies Uses of Funds Guidance
  • March 2010 - Title I, Part A Guidance on Funds Made Available under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (ARRA): http://www2.ed.gov/policy/gen/leg/recovery/guidance/title-i-rev-201003.doc
  • February, 2008 - Fiscal Issues: Title I, Part A, Non-Regulatory Guidance
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  • September 27, 2007: Guidance for Late Liquidation of Federal Education Funds - http://www.ed.gov/policy/fund/guid/gposbul/lateliquidationmemos.html
  • November 2006 - Guidance on Adjusting Local Educational Agency Allocations to Reflect Revised Fiscal Year 2006 (School Year 2006-2007) Title I, Part A Allocations.
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  • August 2003 - Non-Regulatory Guidance: Local Educational Agency Identification and Selection of School Attendance Areas and Schools and Allocation of Title I Funds to Those Areas and Schools
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  • May 23, 2003 - State Educational Agency Procedures for Adjusting Basic, Concentration, Targeted, and Education Finance Incentive Grant Allocations Determined by the U.S. Department of Education:
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  • Recipient Reporting Requirements Guidance: http://www2.ed.gov/policy/gen/leg/recovery/section-1512.html

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Flexibility

Instructional Change

Other

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Preschool
  • New October, 2012—Serving Preschool Children Through Title I Part A of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965, as Amended
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Schoolwide Programs
  • March, 2006 - Designing Schoolwide Programs, Non-Regulatory Guidance
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State and Local Report Cards

  • February 28, 2013 - Webinar State and Local Report Cards Under Title I, Part A, Non-Regulatory Guidance: download files (PDF) (681K)
  • February 9, 2013 - State and Local Report Cards Under Title I, Part A, Non-Regulatory Guidance: download files WORD (951K) |download files PDF (807K). Dear Colleague Letter: download files HTML

  • This guidance is written to assist State educational agencies (SEAs) and local educational agencies (LEAs) in understanding and implementing the report card requirements under Title I of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965, as amended. Guidance in this document replaces previous Title I non-regulatory guidance on SEA and LEA report cards issued on September 12, 2003. It addresses Title I requirements in the ESEA and several changes in reporting requirements related to the Title I regulations issued on October 29, 2008 (73 FR 54436). Where applicable, the guidance also addresses modifications to the reporting requirements for SEAs that have received ESEA flexibility.

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Target Assistance Programs
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