ESEA, Title I, Part A General Assurances
Consolidated Application Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) General Assurances, Title I, Part A for fiscal year 2013-14.
ESEA: General Assurances
- Except as otherwise provided, the local educational agency (LEA) will ensure that Title I schools are provided with State and local services that, taken as a whole, are at least comparable to that in schools that are not receiving Title I, Part A funds. If the LEA is providing Title I, Part A services to all of its schools, the LEA ensures that State and local funds provided to all of its schools, taken as a whole, are at least comparable in each school. (20 United States Code (USC) §6321(c)(1)(A) and (B), (4), (5); PL 107-110, §1120A(c)(1)(A) and (B), (4), (5))
- The LEA has established and implemented specific policies to ensure the LEA has used State and local funds to provide comparable services in all its schools including, but not limited to, a LEA-wide salary schedule, a policy to ensure equivalence among schools in teachers, administrators, and other staff, and a policy to ensure equivalence among schools in the provision of curriculum materials and instructional supplies. The LEA shall not include staff salary differentials for years of employment when determining per pupil expenditures or instructional salaries per pupil of State and local funds. The LEA has developed procedures for compliance with comparability, annually performs comparability calculations to make adjustments, as necessary to make Title I schools comparable, and maintains updated records documenting the compliance. (20 USC §6321(c)(1)(A) and (B), (2)(A) and (B), (3); PL 107-110, §1120A(c)(1)(A) and (B), (2)(A) and (B), (3))
- The LEA assures that it is in compliance with the disclosure requirements of the debarment and suspension regulations in section 85.355 of Education Department General Administrative Regulations.
- An LEA that contracts with an organization approved by the State Board of Education as a provider of supplemental educational services will ensure that all publicly funded services to be delivered by the provider are secular, neutral, and non-ideological. (20 USC §6316(e)(5)(D); Public Law (PL) 107-110, §1116(e)(5)(D))
- The LEA has adopted a policy requiring referral to the criminal justice or juvenile delinquency system of any student who brings a firearm or weapon to a school. (20 USC §7151)
- Each LEA shall periodically review and, as necessary, revise its LEA Plan. (20 USC §6312(d)(3); PL 107-110, §1112 (d)(3))
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