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The Department of State and Federal Programs supports the successful implementation of programs using categorical funds, with the purpose of increasing, enhancing, and improving student performance.
Title I Federal Programs
No Child Left Behind (NCLB) outlines federal accountability for schools that receive Title I funding. All schools that receive Title I funding are required to meet academic improvement targets. Schools that do not meet these targets are designated as Program Improvement (PI). Depending on how long the school has been designated as in PI, parents of children who attend these schools have the possible option of transferring their children to a non-Program Improvement school in the district (NCLB School Choice) or receiving free tutoring (Supplemental Educational Services).
Key Elements of Program Improvement
- Implementing strategies, policies, and practices that utilize scientifically-based research and have the greatest likelihood of ensuring that all groups of students will meet the state’s achievement standards
- Providing high quality professional development for school staff that will lead to removing the school from PI status
- Using strategies that promote effective parental involvement in the school
Supplemental Education Services (SES)
SES is tutoring provided to students in Title I Program Improvement schools under No Child Left Behind (NCLB) (2001). Students who have not attained proficiency in grade level Math and Reading skills are eligible for SES tutoring, with the highest priority for placement given to low-income students at those schools.
Public School Choice
Parents of all children who attend schools identified as in Program Improvement (PI) have the option to transfer their children to a non-Program Improvement school within the district with transportation provided.
How long may students attend a Non-PI School in the Public School Choice?
Once a student has been placed into a non-PI school, that student may remain until they reach the end of 6th grade. While students may stay at their non-PI school, transportation will not be provided if their home school is no longer designated as “PI."
Title III authorizes funding for supplementary programs and services for ELs. Required activities include the provision of instruction and instructional support services related to English Language Development (ELD) and academic progress in the core curriculum in a manner that allows EL students to meet grade level and graduation requirements. Programs also must provide staff development opportunities to school staff assigned to EL student populations. Title III funds may also be used for a variety of instructional support, curriculum development, parental involvement, and related EL student program activities.
State Local Control Funding Formula (LCFF)
California schools are now funded under a new model known as the Local Control Funding Formula (LCFF). Under this new plan Districts are required to develop a Local Control Accountability Plan (LCAP) to guide priorities in the budget development process. Central to the process is providing opportunities for public input.
As a part of the LCFF, school districts are required to develop, adopt, and annually update a three-year Local Control and Accountability Plan (LCAP), beginning on July 1, 2014. The new LCFF and LCAPs provide a great opportunity for parents to engage in the decisions that impact their children and schools.
Educational Equity Information
The Pupil Personnel Office serves as the office for civil rights for students and parents/guardians. This office has District-wide responsibilities to ensure that all students are treated equitably in the District's programs and activities and provide an environment that is free from discrimination, harassment, intimidation and/or bullying including, but not limited to all aspects of Section 504, Title VI, and Title IX compliance, and Uniform Complaint Procedures.
It is the law and District policy to afford equal rights and opportunities to all persons to attend school and participate in the District's programs and activities, regardless of actual or perceived sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression, race or ethnicity, ethnic group identification, ancestry, nationality, national origin, religion, color, mental or physical disability, age, or on the basis of a person's association with a person or group with one or more of these actual or perceived characteristics, or any other basis protected by federal, state, local law, ordinance, or regulation.
The Pupil Personnel office has the responsibility for developing and/or revising required District policies/procedures to be disseminated on a District-wide basis. Additionally, the Pupil Personnel office provides training and support to individual students, parents/guardians, community, school sites, Education Service Centers, and central office on harassment, discrimination, intimidation and/or bullying issues; responds to and investigates harassment, discrimination, intimidation and/or bullying complaint allegations, Section 504 complaints, UCP complaints and assists with federal program monitoring reviews for our schools.
Pupil Personnel Office
840 S. Main St. Salinas, CA 93901
Meet the Staff
Administrator, School Improvement and Parent Involvement