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ESEA, Title I, Part A, Schoolwide Programs

Consolidated Application Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) Title I, Part A, Schoolwide Programs legal assurances for fiscal year 2018–19.
ESEA, Title I, Part A, Schoolwide Programs
  1. Each school participating in the Schoolwide Program (SWP) services an eligible school attendance area in which not less than 40 percent of the children are from low-income families, or has obtained a schoolwide waiver from the State educational agency (SEA). (20 United States Code (USC) §6314; Public Law (PL) 114-95, §1114(a)(1))
  2. Each participating school has developed its SWP Plan during a 1-year period unless the local educational agency (LEA), in consultation with the school, determines less time is needed. (20 USC §6314; PL 114-95, §1114(b)(1))
  3. Participating schools use funds only to supplement the amount of funds that would, in the absence of funds under this part, be made available from non-federal sources for the school. (20 USC §6314; PL 114-95, §1114(a)(2)(B))
  4. Each SWP includes the following components:
    1. A comprehensive needs assessment of the entire school that takes into account information on the academic achievement of children in relation to the challenging State academic standards, particularly the needs of those children who are failing, or are at-risk of failing, to meet the challenging State academic standards and any other factors as determined by the LEA. (20 USC §6314; PL 114-95, §1114(b)(6))
    2. Schoolwide reform strategies that:
      1. provide opportunities for all children, including each of the subgroups of students (as defined in ESEA §1111(c)(2)) to meet the challenging State academic standards;
      2. use methods and instructional strategies that strengthen the academic program in the school, increase the amount and quality of learning time, and help provide an enriched and accelerated curriculum, which may include programs, activities, and courses necessary to provide a well-rounded education; and
      3. address the needs of all children in the school, but particularly the needs of those at risk of not meeting the challenging State academic standard, through activities which may include—
        1. counseling, school-based mental health programs, specialized instructional support services, mentoring services, and other strategies to improve students’ skills outside the academic subject areas;
        2. preparation for and awareness of opportunities for postsecondary education and the workforce, which may include career and technical education programs and broadening secondary school students’ access to coursework to earn postsecondary credit while still in high school (such as Advanced Placement, International Baccalaureate, dual or concurrent enrollment, or early college high schools);
        3. implementation of a schoolwide tiered model to prevent and address problem behavior, and early intervening services, coordinated with similar activities and services carried out under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (20 USC 1400 et seq.);
        4. professional development and other activities for teachers, paraprofessionals, and other school personnel to improve instruction and use of data from academic assessments, and to recruit and retain effective teachers, particularly in high need subjects; and
        5. strategies for assisting preschool children in the transition from early childhood education programs to local elementary school programs. (20 USC §6314; PL 114-95, §1114(b)(7)(A))
  5. Includes a description of, if programs are consolidated, the specific SEA and LEA programs and other federal programs that will be consolidated in the SWP. (20 USC §6314; PL 114-95, §1114(b)(7)(B))

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