Parent Guidelines

 

Title I

Title I is a federal program that provides funding to local school districts to improve the academic achievement of disadvantaged students. It is part of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act, currently known as the No Child Left Behind (NCLB) Act.
 
Part A of Title I provides supplemental funding that may be used to provide additional instructional staff, professional development, parental involvement, extended-time programs, and other support to help ensure that all children have the opportunity to obtain a high-quality education. For 2011–12, San Diego Unified is projected to receive about $43.5 million. This information will be updated with 2012-13 data as it becomes available from the California Department of Education (CDE).

Required Reservations (Set Asides)

Districts are required to set aside certain amounts of Title I dollars for specific purposes, some related to having schools in Program Improvement (PI) or because the district is in Program Improvement. San Diego Unified’s anticipated required reservations for 2011-12 include:

Required Reservations

Reason

Portion of Title I Funds

Approximate Amount

PI Choice Transportation and Supplementary Educational Services (free tutoring)

PI

20%

$8,690,276

Professional Development

PI

10%

$4,345,138

Parent Involvement

NCLB

1%

$434,514

Support for Homeless and Foster Youth

NCLB

Not specified*

$539,212

NCLB Private School Services

NCLB

Equitable*

$405,206

Total Required Reservations

$14,414,346

* Some required reservations do not have percentages specified; the law requires funding to provide support at a level that students in district-managed schools receive.
 

Non-Required Reservations

Districts can also use Title I dollars for other programs or services that support the goal of improving student achievement at high-poverty schools. For 2011–12, the district anticipates the following non-required reservations:

Non-Required Reservations

Approximate Amount

Basic Allocation to Schools (a per student allocation)

$21,830,967

Supplemental Support for Program Improvement Year 4 & 5 Schools

$2,000,003

Indirect Costs (normal business expenses to operate the Title I program)

$1,268,015

Parent Involvement and Education

$881,888

Support for At-risk Students

$781,356

Support to Schools for Meeting Compliance Mandates

$719,971

Administration of PI Choice and Supplemental Educational Services

$663,800

Support for PI Restructuring Schools and Program Evaluation

$397,603

Support for Assessments and Data Analysis/Reporting

$195,796

Support for Beginning Teachers

$164,807

Total Non-Required Reservations

$28,904,206