Comprehensive Needs Assessment I

It’s time for LEAs to start planning for use of federal funds for the FY22 school year.  This is a time to look ahead and project how we will spend our federal dollars based on the LEA’s needs.  It’s a time of gathering data to enable an efficient review of the current year and prior … Read more

Revisions to Title Plans

About now, many districts are looking at making revisions to their  FY19, FY20, or even FY21 plans.  In addition, Title reallocations should be released soon.  Revisions can be cumbersome and time consuming.  I would like to share with you some hints I’ve discovered over the years that help me complete my revisions and help with … Read more

ESSERF Equitable Services Update #2

As I’m sure you are now aware, a summary judgment was issued against the ESSERF Interim Rule which resulted in it being thrown out by the courts.  ESSERF is now to be allocated in the same manner as for equitable services for Title I schools.  If this has caused problems for you like it has … Read more

Schoolwide Plans FY21

It’s time to update our Title I Schoolwide Plans.  Since our plans are a three-year plan, the schools do not have to update all of the plan. Schools only have to revise the sections in MCAPS that have changed.  In addition, since standardized tests were not given in the spring, we don’t have test scores, … Read more

ESSER Equitable Services Update

In my previous post, I made note of the limitations on spending funds based on Betsy DeVos’s ruling.  It looks like the  limitations I noted are now inaccurate due to a new interim rule.  From the recent email from MDE and from additional reading I have done on the topic, it looks like if all … Read more

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