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Instructions: Authorization of Schoolwide Program

Consolidated Application, Spring Release program instructions for the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) Title I, Part A Notification of Schoolwide Program (SWP) Authorization.
Data Collection Purpose

This form provides notification to California Department of Education (CDE) of a school's eligibility and local board approval to operate under and report as SWP.


Guidance

Guidance for the ESEA Title I, Part A SWP Authorization can be found on the SWP Web page and in Section 1114, Title I, ESEA.

Please note: a re-evaluation of the SWP as a result of the required annual review does not require a new notification of authorization of SWP.

Information must be provided only for schools being designated as SWP.


CDE Program Staff Contact

Franco Rozic, Staff Services Analyst, Title I Monitoring and Support Office, 916-319-0269, or frozic@cde.ca.gov


Preloaded Data

School Name and School Code: These are displayed using source data from the California School Directory Web page.


Procedures
Step Action Program Instructions
1 Enter a check in the box Authorized as a schoolwide program. For any authorized school(s) enter a check in the box Authorized as a schoolwide program. The Consolidated Application and Reporting System (CARS) will prepopulate the Authorized box for those schools for which the local educational agency (LEA) has previously notified CDE of the authorization.
2 Enter the Local Board Approval Date in mm/dd/yyyy format. Provide the Local Board Approval Date. The CARS will migrate the local board approval date for those schools for which the LEA has previously notified CDE of the date.

Error Message: The Local Board Approval Date cannot be a future date or a pre-No Child Left Behind (NCLB) approval date.

Resolution: Ensure that the Local Board Approval Date is correct.

3 Enter the School Improvement Grant (SIG) Approval Date in mm/dd/yyyy format, if applicable. Provide the SIG Approval Date, if applicable. The CARS will prepopulate the SIG Approval Date for those schools for which the LEA has previously notified CDE of the date.

Error Message: The SIG Approval Date cannot be later than Local Board Approval Date if Poverty Level Percent is less than 40.

Resolution: Ensure that the SIG Approval Date is correct.

4 Enter the Poverty Level Percent. If the Poverty Level Percent is lower than 40, there must be a SIG Approval Date.

Error Message: Provide a Poverty Level Percent of at least 40 or the SIG Approval Date.

Resolution: Provide a Poverty Level Percent of at least 40 or the SIG Approval Date.


Error Messages
Error Message Resolution
The Poverty Level Percent must be 40 percent or greater if no SIG Approval Date is provided. Provide a Poverty Level Percent of at least 40 or the SIG Approval Date.
The Local Board Approval Date cannot be a future date or a pre-NCLB approval date. Ensure that the Local Board Approval Date is correct.
The SIG Approval Date cannot be later than Local Board Approval Date if Poverty Level Percent is less than 40. Ensure that the SIG Approval Date is correct.

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Last Reviewed: Friday, October 23, 2015

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