Program Authorization: Title 1 of ESEA of 1965 as amended by P.L. 103-382, IASA of 1994; Education for Homeless Children and Youth (Title VII subtitle B of the Stewart B. McKinney Homeless Assistance Act
The mission of the Title 1/Helping Disadvantaged Children Meet High Standards Program is to improve student achievement for disadvantaged children by improving the classroom instruction in high poverty schools in Louisiana.
The goal of the Title 1/Helping Disadvantaged Children Meet High Standards Program is to enable disadvantaged children to meet challenging standards expected of all children.
OBJECTIVES AND PERFORMANCE INDICATORS
1. The Title 1/Helping Disadvantaged Children Meet High Standards Program will assist schools in efforts to make adequate yearly progress to improve teaching and learning in high poverty schools thus reducing the number of schools eligible for "school improvement" status.
1 Adequate yearly progress is defined through 80% or greater student attainment on state assessments in reading and math, all grades, or showing a 1% improvement over previous year's scores. Any school which has not made adequate yearly progress for 2 consecutive school years is identified for school improvement.
2 The number of schools receiving Title 1 assistance is based on poverty level, however, decisions on actual schools served are made by LEAs based upon available funding and need. Actual implementation rests with the local agencies.
RESOURCE ALLOCATION FOR THE PROGRAM
SOURCE OF FUNDING
This program is funded with federal funds through the Title 1 of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965, as amended by the Improving America's Schools Act of 1994.
ANALYSIS OF RECOMMENDATION
The total means of financing for this program is recommended at 101.9% of the existing operating budget. It represents 100% of the total request ($227,442,929) for this program. The recommended amount reflects an increase in the formula grant allocation and anticipated carryforward funds.
ACQUISITIONS AND MAJOR REPAIRS
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