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Under the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) the federal government allocates a portion of the federal budget to school districts through a variety of programs in order to improve student achievement. The Title I funds that Denver Public Schools receives are listed below. If you would like additional information about these funds or others please visit the Colorado Department of Education (CDE) website at http://www.cde.state.co.us/FedPrograms/ti/index.asp .
Title I Part A
Title I, Part A, provides resources to help ensure that all children have the opportunity to get a quality education, resulting in their attainment of high academic standards. Title I targets resources to districts and schools whose needs are the greatest.
The program is the largest federal program supporting both elementary and secondary education, and allocates its resources based upon the poverty rates of students enrolled in schools and districts. Essentially, Title I focuses on: (1) promoting schoolwide reform in high-poverty schools and (2) ensuring students' access to scientifically based instructional strategies and challenging academic content.
Here is a list of Denver Public Schools Title I schools and their school improvement status.
Title I school list
All Title I schools are required to spend part of their federal funds to support parent activities to improve academic achievement. Each school is required to hold an annual parent meeting to explain what steps the school is taking to improve performance. This is a suggested PowerPoint presentation for the annual parent meeting.
Title I Choice
The Colorado Dept. of Education (CDE) has been granted a waiver to determine school improvement status using the State SPF. All schools identified by the State SPF's lowest categories (Priority Improvement and Turnaround) must offer all students within those schools the choice to transfer to a higher-performing DPS school that is higher rated on the State SPF. In addition, with Title I Choice, DPS must provide transportation for the student to the new school. For elementary and middle schools, DPS provides busing; for high school students, DPS provides RTD bus passes to the students. Notification of Choice is sent to parents via Choice notification letters.
Choice notification letters, with a Title I choice application, are sent out to parents via mail early in January, for the following school year. Title I Choice Applications are due back to the District by the last school day in January.
(E=Elem, M=Middle, H=High)
NCLB Choice Counts
Students Attending Choice Schools
Title I Supplemental Services
Under the CDE NCLB waiver any school with a School Improvement Plan rating of "Priority Improvement" or "Turnaround" must offer both Choice and Supplemental Education Services (SES) to eligible students (see the eligible schools under the Supplemental Services Information link below).
Students eligible to receive SES are all students, grades 1-12, enrolled in eligible Title I schools. Services may be prioritized to the lowest performing students on standardized exams such as CSAP/TCAP. Supplemental Services are tutoring services provided by state-approved providers. Services can be provided at the school, at students’ homes, at a community location, or online depending on the provider’s program.
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Title I Part D
Title I Part D supports prevention and intervention programs for children and youth who are neglected, delinquent, or at-risk.
This program provides funds for youth in state-operated institutions or community day programs. It also provides assistance to school districts who work with local correctional facilities. Colorado receives formula funds based on the number of students in state institutions and costs per pupil.
State agency and district Title I, Part D programs must meet the educations needs of neglected, delinquent and at-risk youth and assist in their transition from correctional facilities to local programs. They must provide the opportunities to achieve. And they must evaluate the program and disaggregate data by gender, race, ethnicity and age every three years.