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Title I School Program Improvement Requirements

This table provides a timeline for Program Improvement (PI) requirements for schools that are Title I funded.
PI Year 1 PI Year 2 PI Year 3 PI Year 4 PI Year 5
School Improvement School Improvement Corrective Action Restructuring Restructuring

Local Educational Agency (LEA)

Provide technical assistance to PI school.

Notify parents of PI status of school and school choice.

Provide choice to attend another public school identified by the LEA that is not PI. (LEA is responsible for transportation costs.)

Establish peer review process to review revised school plan.

Reserve and spend no less than 10% of the LEA’s Title I, Part A allocation for high-quality professional development.

School

Revise school plan within 3 months to cover 2-year period.

Reserve and spend 10% of Title I school funds for staff professional development.

Implement plan promptly.

LEA

Continue to:

  • Provide technical assistance.
  • Notify parent of PI status of school, school choice, and supplemental educational services (SES).
  • Provide professional development.
  • Provide school choice.
  • Provide SES to all eligible students.

School

Continue to:

  • Implement Revised Plan.
  • Reserve and spend 10% of Title I school funds for staff professional development.

LEA

Inform parent and public of corrective action and allows comment.

May provide direct technical assistance to school site councils in developing school plans.

LEA identifies school for corrective action and does at least one of the following:

  • Replace school staff.
  • Implement new curriculum.
  • Decrease management authority at school level.
  • Appoint outside expert.
  • Extend school year or day.
  • Restructure internal organizational structure of school.

Continue to:

  • Provide technical assistance.
  • Notify parent of PI status of school, school choice, and SES.
  • Provide professional development (recommended).
  • Provide SES and school choice.

School

Continue to:

  • Provide professional development (recommended).
  • Collaborate with district to improve student achievement.

LEA and School

Provide notice to parents and teachers and allows comment.

Prepare plan for alternative governance of school. Select one of the following:

  • Reopen school as a charter.
  • Replace all or most staff including principal.
  • Contract with outside entity to manage school.
  • Any other major restructuring.
  • State take over (not an option in California).

LEA

Continue to:

  • Provide technical assistance.
  • Notify parent of PI status of school, school choice, and SES.
  • Provide professional development (recommended).
  • Provide SES and school choice.

School

Continue to:

  • Provide professional development (recommended).
  • Collaborate with district to improve student achievement.

LEA and School

Implement alternative governance plan developed in Year 4.

School continues in PI, and LEA offers choice and supplemental services until school makes AYP for two consecutive years. School exits PI after two consecutive years of making AYP.

LEA

Continue to:

  • Provide technical assistance.
  • Notify parent of PI status of school, school choice, and SES.
  • Provide professional development (recommended).
  • Provide SES and school choice.

School

Continue to:

  • Provide professional development (recommended).
  • Collaborate with district to improve student achievement.
Questions:   Jacqueline Matranga | jmatranga@cde.ca.gov | 916-445-4905
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