AID(LEGAL) - ACCOUNTABILITY: FEDERAL ACCOUNTABILITY STANDARDS

Note: The Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) amended federal accountability standards under the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) of 1965. The ESSA requirements described in this policy do not represent a complete list of legal obligations. Districts and schools that receive Title I, Part A funds should carefully review federal and state requirements concerning use of those funds. [See EHBD and CBB]

District Plan

  1. Is developed with timely and meaningful consultation with teachers, principals, other school leaders, paraprofessionals, specialized instructional support personnel, charter school leaders (in a district that has charter schools), administrators (including administrators of programs described in other parts of this subchapter), other appropriate school personnel, and with parents of children in schools served under Title I, Part A; and
  2. As appropriate, is coordinated with other programs described by 20 U.S.C. 6312(a).
  1. How the district will monitor students' progress in meeting the challenging state academic standards by developing and implementing a well-rounded program of instruction to meet the academic needs of all students, identifying students who may be at risk for academic failure, providing additional education assistance to individual students the district or school determines need help in meeting the challenging state academic standards, and identifying and implementing instructional and other strategies intended to strengthen academic programs and improve school conditions for student learning;
  2. How the district will identify and address any disparities that result in low-income students and minority students being taught at higher rates than other students by ineffective, inexperienced, or out-of-field teachers;
  3. How the district will carry out its responsibilities in comprehensive support and improvement plans and targeted support and improvement plans;
  4. Poverty criteria to select eligible school attendance areas;
  5. The nature of the programs to be conducted by the district's schools under 20 U.S.C. 6314 and 6315;
  6. The services the district will provide for homeless children and youths;
  7. The strategy the district will use to implement effective parent and family engagement;
  8. How the district will support, coordinate, and integrate services provided under Title I, Part A with early childhood education programs at the district or individual school level, including plans for the transition of participants in such programs to local elementary school programs, if applicable;
  9. How teachers and school leaders, in consultation with parents, administrators, paraprofessionals, and specialized instructional support personnel, in schools operating a targeted assistance school program under 20 U.S.C. 6315, will identify the children most in need of services;
  10. How the district will implement strategies to facilitate effective transition for students from middle grades to high school and from high school to postsecondary education;
  11. How the district will support efforts to reduce the overuse of discipline practices that remove students from the classroom, which may include identifying and supporting schools with high rates of discipline, disaggregated by each of the subgroups of students as defined in 20 U.S.C. 6311(c)(2);
  12. How the district will support programs that coordinate and integrate academic and career and technical education and work-based learning opportunities, if appropriate; and
  13. Any other information on how the district proposes to use funds to meet the purposes of Part A and that the district determines appropriate to provide, which may include how the district will assist schools in identifying and serving gifted and talented students and assist schools in developing effective school library programs.
  1. Ensure that migratory and formerly migratory children who are eligible to receive services under Part A are selected to receive such services on the same basis as other children who are selected to receive services under Part A;
  2. Provide services to eligible children attending private elementary schools and secondary schools in accordance with 20 U.S.C. 6320, and timely and meaningful consultation with private school officials regarding such services [see EHBD];
  3. Participate, if selected, in the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) in reading and mathematics in grades 4 and 8;
  4. Coordinate and integrate services under Part A with other educational services at the district or school level, such as services for children with disabilities, migratory children, American Indian children, and homeless children and youth, in order to increase program effectiveness, eliminate duplication, and reduce fragmentation of the instructional program;
  5. Collaborate with the state or local child welfare agency to:
    1. Designate a point of contact if the child welfare agency notifies the district, in writing, that the agency has designated an employee to serve as point of contact for the district [see FFC]; and
    2. Develop and implement clear written procedures governing how transportation to maintain foster care children in their schools of origin when in their best interest will be provided, arranged, and funded for the duration of the time in foster care [see CNA and FD];
  6. Ensure all teachers and paraprofessionals working in a program supported with funds under Part A meet applicable state certification and licensure requirements, including any requirements for certification obtained through alternative routes to certification; and
  7. Ensure that early childhood education services to low-income children comply with performance standards under the Head Start Act, in cases of districts that choose to use funds under Part A to provide early childhood education services to low income children below the age of compulsory school attendance.

Annual Review

School Support and Improvement

Identification of Schools

Comprehensive Support and Improvement

  1. Is informed by all indicators described in the accountability system including student performance against state-determined long-term goals;
  2. Includes evidence-based interventions;
  3. Is based on a school-level needs assessment;
  4. Identifies resource inequities, which may include a review of district- and school-level budgeting, to be addressed through implementation of such comprehensive support and improvement plan;
  5. Is approved by the school, district, and TEA; and
  6. Is monitored and periodically reviewed by TEA, upon approval and implementation.

Option to Transfer

Targeted Support and Improvement

Additional Targeted Support

Continued Support

River Road ISD

AID(LEGAL)-P

UPDATE 111

DATE ISSUED: 7/9/2018