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ESSA and Schoolwide Programs

By Jeff Klein, Title I Specialist, ESEA Programs Office
Wednesday, June 29, 2016 - 2:54pm

Title I under the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) will continue to offer two types of school-based programs:  targeted assistance and schoolwide.  While targeted assistance is an effective way to direct supplemental services to an identified group of students, schoolwide programs allow all students to benefit and offer a myriad ways to meet the needs of struggling learners and historically underserved student populations.  Schoolwide programs also offer the opportunity to consolidate Title I funds with other federal resources, including Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) funds, as well as state and local allocations.  According to statute, schoolwide programs require a planning year and are only available to schools with a poverty rate above forty percent, but both requirements may be waived by the Colorado Department of Education (CDE) under some circumstances.  All schools wanting to operate a schoolwide program must work with their teachers, families, and other stakeholders to develop a schoolwide plan, based on a comprehensive needs analysis, that will articulate the services and supports available to struggling learners.  CDE has developed a schoolwide programs toolkit, including a rubric a school can use to gauge the development of its schoolwide program pursuant to ESSA requirements.  CDE has also posted a recording of a schoolwide webinar training.  The recording can be found at: http://www.cde.state.co.us/fedprograms/swtoolkit

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