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Title I School Program Improvement Requirements

The chart provides a timeline for Program Improvement (PI) requirements to 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 served by the LEA that is not PI. (LEA is responsible for transportation costs.)

Establish peer review process to review revised school plan.

School

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

Use 10% of Title I school funds for staff professional development.

Implement plan promptly.

LEA

Provide supplemental educational services to all eligible students.

Continue to:

  • provide technical assistance.
  • Notify parent of PI status of school, school choice, and supplemental services.
  • Provide professional development.
  • Provide School choice.

School

Continue to:

  • Implement Plan.
  • Provide 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, supplemental services.
  • Provide professional development.
  • Provide school choice.
  • Provide supplemental educational services.

School

Continue to:

  • Provide professional development.
  • 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.
  • State takeover.
  • Any other major restructuring.

LEA

Continue to:

  • Provide technical assistance.
  • Notify parent of PI status of school, school choice, and supplemental services.
  • Provide professional development.
  • Provide school choice.
  • Provide supplemental services.

School

Continue to:

  • Provide professional development.
  • 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 supplemental services.
  • Provide professional development.
  • Provide school choice.
  • Provide supplemental services.
Questions:   Judi Brown | jbrown@cde.ca.gov | 916-319-0942
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