342.5 Programs for Disadvantaged Students (Title I)





In order to meet its goal of providing educational opportunities for all students in

the district, the District shall participate in the federal Title I program.


The services provided in Title I areas shall be at least comparable to the services provided in areas not receiving Title I funds.  The district shall ensure those comparable services among schools or grade levels in teachers, administrators, auxiliary personnel, curriculum materials and instructional supplies.  Unpredictable changes in enrollment or personnel assignments that occur after the beginning of the school year need not be included as a factor in determining comparability of services.


Documentation verifying comparable services shall be updated annually and shall be available for review.


The Board recognizes the importance of parent/guardian involvement in the Title I program and, therefore, shall provide appropriate opportunities for parents/guardians to become involved in the design and implementation of the district’s program.


Specific activities for parent/guardian involvement in the district’s Title I program shall be developed.  These activities shall be reported to the Board on an annual basis. 


A Title I Parent Advisory Council will be established to facilitate greater communication and participation in all Title I meetings.  A minimum of two meetings will be held each year.  Parent members will assist in parental contact to help promote involvement and input.


The Parent Advisory Council will annually assess the effectiveness of parent involvement activities and communication.  Parents will assist in program development, needs assessment, student selection procedures, budgeting and planning activities.


The District shall not discriminate in programs for disadvantaged students (Title I) on the basis of sex, race, religion, national origin, color, ancestry, creed, pregnancy, marital or parental status, sexual orientation, age, homeless status, handicap or physical, mental, emotional or learning disability.  Discrimination complaints shall be processed in accordance with established District complaint procedures.


LEGAL REF: Chapter I of Education Consolidation and Improvement act of 1981

                        No Child Left Behind Act of 2001

                        Improving America’s School Act of 1994

                        ESEA Improvement Amendment of 1988

 McKinney-Vento Homeless Education Assistance Act

(42 U.S.C. 11431 et.seq. )


CROSS REF:   342.1   Programs for Students with Disabilities

                        342.61 Programs for English Language Learners

                        346      Student Assessment Program

                        411      Equal Educational Opportunities

                        411-Rule Student Discrimination Complaint Procedures

                        533      Professional Staff Recruitment and Hiring


ADOPTED:     June 25, 1990


REVISED:       October 27, 1997

                        June 12, 2006





Last Updated: 7/10/09
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