Districts that do not obligate 15 percent or less of their Title I, Part A funds for a given fiscal year may carryover the unobligated funds and obligate them during the succeeding fiscal year. Districts may request a waiver to exceed the 15 percent carryover limitation once every three years. Districts receiving a Title I, Part A allocation that is less than $50,000 per year may carryover unobligated funds without limitation.
Districts receiving Title I, Part A funds are required by federal legislation to conduct an annual review of their local and state expenditures to ensure Title I and non-Title I schools receive a distribution of those funds on an equivalent basis, and to maintain documentation of the results and the action taken, if necessary, to remedy findings of non-comparability. Districts with fewer than 100 students enrolled in each of their schools, and those having only one school per grade span are exempt from this requirement. Districts required to calculate comparability under section 1120A(c) of the ESEA are not required to submit a comparability report to DPI for the 2012-13 school year. Comparability calculations and supporting evidence for the 2012-13 school year should be maintained in district records for future monitoring and/or audits.
The Title I Guidelines are intended to be one source of technical assistance to district administrators, Title I coordinators, classroom educators, and parents. They are written and updated by DPI Title I consultants and a subcommittee of the Title I Committee of Practitioners.
Any employee funded with federal grants must document the time they spend working on the grant’s objectives to demonstrate that the amount budgeted and claimed is accurate. This document provides basic information regarding time and effort report requirements.
Section 1120 of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) requires that expenditures for educational services and other benefits to eligible private school children shall be equal to the proportion of funds allocated to participating school attendance areas based on the number of children from low-income families who attend private schools, which the LEA may determine each year or every two years.
This worksheet assists LEAs in calculating the private school share.