Title I School-level Compliance
Title I provides funding for schools to supplement their existing programs. As with any grant, there must be accountability for these funds. In order to meet the monitoring/audit compliance required by the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA), principals of schools implementing the Title I Schoolwide Program are required to compile the necessary compliance documentation and maintain it in the Title I School-level Compliance Filing System for a minimum of five years (Appendix C, lists the items that are required for compliance). The filing system, which is divided into seven sections, must be readily available for members of the Title I Accountability and Technical Assistance Team (A-TAT), Federal and/or State monitors/auditors.
Since the documentation to be included in the Title I School-level Compliance Filing System is gathered from various departments and staff at the schoolsite, a Title I Monitoring/Audit Team should be formed to assist with monitoring/audit compliance. Principals are asked to complete and submit, no later than Friday, September 23, 2016, the Title I School-level Compliance Facilitator Designation Form (Appendix D), identifying a staff member at the school, who will serve as the Title I School-level Compliance Facilitator. It is strongly recommended that schools identify the Assistant Principal as the Title I School-level Compliance Facilitator. Besides the Title I School-level Compliance Facilitator, it is suggested that schools include the treasurer, Community Involvement Specialist (CIS)/Community Liaison Specialist (CLS) or parent liaison, professional development contact, Educational Excellence School Advisory Committee (EESAC) Chair, Curriculum Coaches (Language Arts/Reading, Math and Science), and principal’s secretary as part of the Title I Monitoring/Audit Team.
For the 2016-2017 school year, the Department of Title I Administration will implement a two-tiered model of technical assistance and support (On-site Support and Follow-up Desktop Support) to assist schoolsite administrators with the requirement of compiling and maintaining the Title I School-level Compliance Reference Document and Filing System.
On-site Support – A physical visit to the school to review the compiled documentation.
Follow-up Desktop Support – A remote documentation review, via the School-level Compliance Collaboration Site.