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Title I Monitoring and Support

Provides compliance assistance technical support for local educational agencies with Title I, Parts A and D programs wanting more information to prepare for reviews, with slide presentations and links to relevant topics.

Title I Monitoring and Support Overview

The California Department of Education (CDE) is responsible for conducting compliance monitoring for proper usage of funds under two distinct federally-administered Title I programs received by local educational agencies (LEAs) and their school sites. These are the Title I, Part A program, also named as the Compensatory Education (CE) program, and the Title I, Part D program, also named as the Neglected or Delinquent program (NorD). Additionally, CDE provides focused compliance technical support for those LEAs selected to be reviewed for Federal Program Monitoring (FPM).

Compliance Monitoring

The CDE monitors a select number of LEAs and associated school sites for FPM review each year, including private schools that the LEA provides Title I, Part A services to, for compliance with federal statutes regarding the CE program. CDE also monitors a select number of LEAs eligible and electing to receive Title I, Part D funds for compliance with federal statutes regarding the NorD program. The LEAs and associated school sites to be reviewed are determined annually and released in a listing published on CDE's Compliance Monitoring web page.

As explained in that web page, there are currently 11 FPM monitoring regions with Review Team Leaders (RTLs) and county office of education (COE) monitoring leads assigned to these regions. The RTLs oversee the FPM monitoring teams and the COE monitoring leads provide compliance guidance to the LEAs over all federal program areas. CDE also has several Title I programs reviewers assigned to these regions that focus strictly on reviewing for compliance with the codes and regulations stipulated by Title I, Parts A and D, in addition to providing training sessions and other compliance technical support to LEAs. To learn more about which counties are in each of these regions, please go to the CDE's web page Review Team Leader Assignments.

Training and Other Technical Support

CDE provides compliance support through a variety of methods, including regional trainings, localized training workshops and compliance technical assistance.

Regional Training Workshops

CDE provides two Annual Regional Trainings conducted over two days in a southern California region location and two days in a northern California region location. In support of the CE compliance program each training day features three different types of training workshops on the CE program to help LEA staff understand the CE monitoring instrument items, and know how to prepare for their reviews. Each training day includes the following workshops:

CE 101 is a training workshop consisting of two 90-minute sessions designed for those LEA staff with three or less years of experience with the Title I, Part A program, or with LEAs which have not been monitored in a FPM review for that program within the past five years.

CE 201 is a training workshop consisting of two 90-minute sessions designed for those LEA staff with more than three years of experience with the Title I, Part A program, or with LEAs which have undergone an FPM review for that program within the past four years.

CE 301 consists of open-question formal breakout sessions. There is no prerequisite for attending the CE 301 sessions; however, it is recommended that staff attend CE 101 or 201 workshops before asking a question in the CE 301 breakout sessions, as the questions may be answered or become better focused in the course of attending one of these workshops first.

In support of the NorD compliance program for the small amount of LEAs that are eligible to receive Title I, Part D funding, primarily COEs, CDE assures that their Title I compliance monitoring staff are available throughout each of these events to answer any questions regarding the NorD program requirements. The NorD training workshop presentation from 2017–18 is retained below as a reference with the 2018–19 CE 101 and 201 presentations:

2018–19 FPM CE Instrument Level 101 Training Workshop (PPTX)

2018–19 FPM CE Instrument Level 201 Training Workshop (PPTX; 1MB)

2017–18 FPM NorD Instrument Training Workshop (PPTX)

Localized Training Workshops

In addition to the two Annual Regional Training events described above, CDE staff coordinates with LEAs as requested on a case-by-case basis to conduct more localized training sessions during the FPM year, where an emphasis can be applied to more localized compliance issues. For the purpose of facilitating these requests please contact the number at the bottom of this page.

Compliance Technical Assistance

If you have a question about an upcoming or ongoing FPM review pertaining to CE or NorD programs, please consult the contact information table shown below to find out which Title I programs reviewer answers FPM compliance questions regarding CE or NorD programs for your region. If your region is currently unassigned and shows as To Be Determined, please contact the office listed at the bottom of this web page.

Title I Programs Reviewer Email Address Phone Region
Monique Moton, Ed.D, Administrator
916-319-0854
Various
Heather Bell
916-319-0728
3, 5, 8
Gurkamal Jagpal
916-319-0236
1, 3, 6
Linda Moscatelli LMoscatelli@cde.ca.gov
916-319-0251
3, 7
Oluwole Olukoya
916-319-0291
11
Hamed Razawi
916-319-0257
3, 10
April Woodcheke
916-319-0256
2, 3, 4
Chimeng Yang
916-319-0735
3, 9

Other Resources

The following list of CDE web pages provide additional resources on the federal Title I Part A and Part D education programs, regulations and guidance.

Title I, Part A

A CDE web page with information and links to other sites having topics and documents pertaining to the Title I program, such as Authorized Use of Funds, Targeted Assistance, Schoolwide Program, Funding Profiles, the Single Plan for Student Achievement, and the California Title I Conference hosted by CDE.

Neglected or Delinquent

A CDE web page with information and links to other sites pertaining to the NorD program designed to serve the educational needs of children and youth residing in local correctional facilities, or attending community day programs for delinquent children and youth.

Every Student Succeeds Act

A CDE web page with information regarding California's plan to implement the federal Every Student Succeeds Act of 2015 (ESSA), as well as links to other CDE and U.S. Department of Education sites and documents pertaining to ESSA.

Fiscal Monitoring Audits & Investigations Division

A CDE web page with links to the following: resources for external auditors and contracting agencies for completing annual audits of various education-related programs; guidance to LEA fiscal officials regarding federal administrative requirements on interest earned on advances of federal program funds; and information on the State Leadership Accountability Act.

Parent Notification

A CDE web page with information and resources about the annual Parent Notification forms and letter templates that LEAs may use for informing parents of their child's identification as an English learner. These letter templates provide all the required information to meet Federal Title I or Title III requirements.

Questions: Title I Monitoring and Support Office | TIMSO@cde.ca.gov | 916-319-0854 
Last Reviewed: Monday, July 1, 2019