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Title I, Part A LCAP Federal Addendum Criteria

Criteria and resources for local educational agencies (LEAs) to meet the LEAs planning provisions of Title I, Part A – Improving Basic Programs Operated by State and Local Educational Agencies Section.

Instructions

The following LEA planning provisions of the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) must be addressed with a narrative response within the LCAP Federal Addendum. The LCAP Federal Addendum reviewers will evaluate whether the LEA met the criteria below for each of the provisions included in the LCAP Federal Addendum. Criteria and resources are provided below to support LEAs in developing complete, thoughtful responses. There is no standard length for responses.

LEA Planning Provisions located in the LCAP Federal Addendum

Parent and Family Engagement

ESSA Sections 1112(b)(3) and 1112(b)(7): Describe how the LEA will carry out its responsibility for School Support and Improvement Activities under Section 1111(d).

Describe the strategy the LEA will use to implement effective parent and family engagement under Section 1116.

To meet this requirement, LEAs must provide a description of the following:

  • ESSA Section 1112(b)(3): how the LEA will carry out its responsibilities under paragraphs (1) and (2) of Section 1111(d):
    • How the LEA will involve parents and family members at identified schools in jointly developing Comprehensive Support and Improvement (CSI) plans.
    • How the LEA will involve parents and family members in identified schools in jointly developing the Targeted Support and Improvement plans.
    • In the absence of the identification of any schools for CSI or any schools for Targeted Assistance (TAS) and Intervention, the LEA may write N/A. This provision will not be reviewed.

  • ESSA Section 1112(b)(7): the strategy the LEA will use to implement effective parent and family engagement under Section 1116; shall include how the LEA and its schools will build capacity for parent and family engagement by:
    • Describe the LEA parent and family engagement policy, how it was developed jointly with, agree on with, and distribute to, parents and family members of participating children a written parent and family engagement policy (ESSA Section 1116[a]).
    • Describe how the LEA will provide assistance to parents of children served by the school or local educational agency, as appropriate, in understanding such topics as the challenging State academic standards, State and local academic assessments, the requirements of this part, and how to monitor a child’s progress and work with educators to improve the achievement of their children (ESSA Section 1116[e][1]).
    • Describe how the LEA will provide materials and training to help parents to work with their children to improve their children’s achievement, such as literacy training and using technology (including education about the harms of copyright piracy), as appropriate, to foster parental involvement (ESSA Section 1116[e][2]).
    • Describe how the LEA will educate teachers, specialized instructional support personnel, principals, and other school leaders, and other staff, with the assistance of parents, in the value and utility of contributions of parents, and in how to reach out to, communicate with, and work with parents as equal partners, implement and coordinate parent programs, and build ties between parents and the school (ESSA Section 1116[e][3]).
    • Describe how the LEA will to the extent feasible and appropriate, coordinate and integrate parent involvement programs and activities with other Federal, State, and local programs, including public preschool programs, and conduct other activities, such as parent resource centers, that encourage and support parents in more fully participating in the education of their children (ESSA Section 1116[e][4]).
    • Describe how the LEA will ensure that information related to school and parent programs, meetings, and other activities is sent to the parents of participating children in a format and, to the extent practicable, in a language the parents can understand (ESSA Section 1116[e][5]).
    • Describe how the LEA will provide such other reasonable support for parental involvement activities as parents may request (ESSA Section 1116[e][14]).
    • Describe how the LEA will provide opportunities for the informed participation of parents and family members (including parents and family members who have limited English proficiency, parents and family members with disabilities, and parents and family members of migratory children), including providing information and school reports in a format and, to the extent practicable, in a language such parents understand (ESSA Section 1116[f]).

Also include how the LEA will align parent involvement required in Section 1116 with the LCAP stakeholder engagement process.

  • For Title I, Part A parent and family engagement guidance, please contact Sherry Davis, Education Programs Consultant, in the Title I Policy, Program, and Support Office at SDavis@cde.ca.gov.

Schoolwide Programs (SWP), TAS, and Programs for Neglected or Delinquent (NorD) Children

ESSA Sections 1112(b)(5), and 1112(b)(9)

To meet this requirement, LEAs must provide a description of the following:

  • ESSA Section 1112(b)(5): in general, the nature of the programs to be conducted by such agency’s schools under SWP pursuant to Section 1114, and TAS pursuant to Section 1115 and, where appropriate, educational services outside such schools for children living in local institutions for neglected or delinquent children, and for NorD children in community day school programs:
    • For Title I, Part A neglected or delinquent student educational services guidance, please contact Sherry Davis, Education Programs Consultant, in the Title I Policy, Program, and Support Office at SDavis@cde.ca.gov.

  • ESSA Section 1112(b)(9): how teachers and school leaders, in consultation with parents, administrators, paraprofessionals, and specialized instructional support personnel, in schools operating a TAS program under Section 1115, will identify the eligible children most in need of services under this part:
    • For Title I, Part A TAS program guidance, please contact Rina DeRose, Education Programs Consultant, in the Title I Policy, Program, and Support Office at RDerose@cde.ca.gov.

Homeless Children and Youth Services

ESSA Section 1112(b)(6)

To meet this requirement, LEAs must provide a description of the following:

  • ESSA Section 1112(b)(6): the services the LEA will provide homeless children and youths, including services provided with funds reserved under Section 1113(c)(3)(A), to support the (1) enrollment, (2) attendance, and (3) success of homeless children and youths, in coordination with the services the LEA is providing under the McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance Act (42 U.S.C. 11301 et seq.).
    • For Title I, Part A homeless reservation guidance, please contact Leanne Wheeler, Education Programs Consultant, in the Coordinated Student Support Division at LWheeler@cde.ca.gov.

Student Transitions

ESSA Sections 1112(b)(8) and 1112(b)(10) (A–B)

To meet this requirement, LEAs must provide a description of the following:

  • ESSA Section 1112(b)(8): if applicable, how the LEA will support, coordinate, and integrate services provided under this part with early childhood education programs at the LEA or individual school level, including plans for the transition of participants in such programs to local elementary school programs.
    • For Title I, Part A early childhood education guidance, please contact Patricia Ramirez, Education Programs Consultant, in the Rural Education and Student Support Office at PRamirez@cde.ca.gov.

  • ESSA Section 1112(b)(10): how the LEA will implement strategies to facilitate effective transitions for students from middle grades to high school and from high school to postsecondary education including, if applicable:
    • Through coordination with institutions of higher education, employers, and other local partners; and
    • Through increased student access to early college high school or dual or concurrent enrollment opportunities, or career counseling to identify student interests and skills.
    • For Title I, Part A transition program guidance, please contact the Title I Policy, Program, and Support Office at TitleI@cde.ca.gov.

Additional Information Regarding Use of Funds Under this Part

ESSA Section 1112(b)(13) (A–B)

To meet this requirement, LEAs must provide a description of the following:

  • ESSA Section 1112(b)(13): any other information on how the LEA proposes to use funds to meet the purposes of this part, and that the LEA determines appropriate to provide, which may include how the LEA will:
    • Assist schools in identifying and serving gifted and talented students; and
    • Assist schools in developing effective school library programs to provide students an opportunity to develop digital literacy skills and improve academic achievement.
    • For Title I, Part A transition program guidance, please contact the Title I Policy, Program, and Support Office at TitleI@cde.ca.gov.

Resources

Title I, Part A
The California Department of Education's Title I, Part A web page for use of federal funds to help meet the educational needs of students in California schools.

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