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Compliance Monitoring, Intervention, and Sanctions

Resources, templates and forms related to Title II Part A compliance, monitoring, intervention, and sanctions.

The CMIS program provides oversight and monitoring requirements for a Local Educational Agencies (LEAs) that are unable to ensure that all schools have achieved 100 percent Highly Qualified Teacher (HQT) status as mandated by the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA).  There are four CMIS levels, Level A, B, C, and Monitoring.

Title I, Title II, and/or Title III status under ESEA Letter

All LEAs subject to Title I, Title II, and/or Title III accountability requirements are notified annually by letter of their improvement status and directed to the California Department of Education (CDE), Accountability Program Improvement LEA Requirements for directions on meeting all accountability requirements.

Level A

LEAs with less than 100 percent highly qualified teachers in ESEA core academic subjects for one school year are assigned to Level A.  Note: it is recommended, but not required that LEAs complete a non-compliant teacher action plan.

Level A Optional Documentation

Non-Compliant Teacher Action Plan (XLS) lists each non-highly qualified teacher and which activities will occur to make each teacher highly qualified

Non-Compliant Teacher Action Plan Instructions
This page provides detailed and step-by-step instructions (XLS) on how to properly and accurately complete the Non-Compliant Teacher Action Plan.

For Level A submissions please put "District Name" and "Level A" in the subject line and attach your Non-Complaint Teacher Action Plan. E-mail to cmis@cde.ca.gov.

For further information or questions regarding Level A please contact:

Juan J. Sanchez, Education Programs Consultant
California Department of Education
Educator Excellence Office
E-mail: JSanchez@cde.ca.gov
916-319-0452

Level B

LEAs with less than 100 percent highly qualified teachers in ESEA core academic subjects for two consecutive years are required to submit an Equitable Distribution Plan (EDP) to the CDE by June 24 of each year.

Level B Required Documentation

  1. Non-Compliant Teacher Action Plan (XLS) lists each non-highly qualified teacher and which activities will occur to make each teacher highly qualified.
    Non-Compliant Teacher Action Plan Instructions
    This page provides detailed and step-by-step instructions on how to properly and accurately complete the Non-Compliant Teacher Action Plan
  1. Equitable Distribution Plan (EDP) Guide (DOC)
  2. EDP Requirement 1: Data Table (XLS)
  3. EDP Requirement 2: Data Table (XLS)
  4. EDP Requirement 3: Data Table (XLS)
  5. EDP Requirement 4: Data Table (XLS)

For Level B submissions please put "District Name" and "Level B" in the subject line and attach your Non-Complaint Teacher Action Plan. E-mail to cmis@cde.ca.gov.

For further information or questions regarding Level B please contact:

Judy Sinclair, Education Programs Consultant
California Department of Education
Educator Excellence Office
E-mail: JSinclair@cde.ca.gov
916-323-5846

Level C

LEAs with less than 100 percent highly qualified teachers in ESEA core academic subjects and that fail to make Adequate Yearly Progress (AYP), for three consecutive years, shall enter into an agreement with the CDE per the provisions of Section 2141(c) of the ESEA.  The agreement consists of a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU), Budget Agreement and the Non-Compliant Teacher Action Plan. All three documents are required to be submitted to the CDE by February 1 of each year.

Level C Required Documentation

  1. Memorandum Of Understanding (MOU) (DOC) This MOU represents the agreed-upon activities and use of funds in accordance with the provisions of Section 2141 (c) of the ESEA.
  2. Budget Agreement (DOC) used to reserve funds to develop highly qualified teachers.

    Level C Monitoring Requirements Narrated PowerPoint Presentation and Instructions
    This narrated PowerPoint provides and instructions for completing the MOU and the Budget Agreement. Use buttons to advance through the presentation or back up. Select "cc" for closed captioning.

    Accessible Alternative Version of the Level C Monitoring Requirements Presentation


  3. Non-Compliant Teacher Action Plan (XLS) lists each non-highly qualified teacher and which activities will occur to make each teacher highly qualified.

    Non-Compliant Teacher Action Plan Instructions
    This page provides detailed and step-by-step instructions on how to properly and accurately complete the Non-Compliant Teacher Action Plan.

For Level C submissions please put "District Name" and "Level C" in the subject line and attach your Non-Complaint Teacher Action Plan. E-mail to cmis@cde.ca.gov.

For further information or questions regarding Level C please contact:

Juan J. Sanchez, Education Programs Consultant
California Department of Education
Educator Excellence Office
E-mail: JSanchez@cde.ca.gov
916-319-0452

CMIS Monitoring Requirements

The CDE does not anticipate any LEAs will participate in the Monitoring level of the CMIS Program in 2015-16. Therefore, the Equitable Distribution Monitoring System will not be available for this year.

CMIS Resources

  1. Annual Report to the Legislature
    The Annual Report to the Legislature details requirements of the Elementary and Secondary Education (ESEA) Act of 2001 with respect to preparing, training, recruiting, and retaining highly qualified teachers (HQT) and principals.

  2. Evaluating Progress Toward Equitable Distribution of Effective Educators
    The Evaluating Progress Toward Equitable Distribution of Effective Educators (DOC) guides LEAS to develop strategies in recruiting, developing, and retaining highly qualified and effective teachers and principals.

  3. Title I LEA Accountability Requirements
    Information and resources for LEAs regarding Program Improvements LEA Requirements.

  4. Title III LEA Accountability Requirements
    Information and resources for LEAs and consortia regarding Title III Accountability Technical Assistance.
Questions: Educator Excellence Office | cmis@cde.ca.gov | 916-445-7331 
Last Reviewed: Tuesday, December 15, 2015

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