Title I Administration


Neglected and Delinquent Centers

Program Description
An institution for neglected children is a public or private residential facility (other than a fosterhome)that is operated for the care of children who have been committed to or voluntarily placed in the institution under applicable state law, due to abandonment, neglect, or death of parents or guardians.

The Neglected and Delinquent (N&D) Centers have a variety of facilities, management systems, school organizational schemes, staff certification, and student needs. The Title I programs at these centers vary. Consequently, different strategies for the implementation of supplementary instruction in the basic skills for eligible students exist at the respective centers. The following characteristics, however, are applicable to each institution:

Small instructor‑student ratio for all Title I participants;
Title I personnel provide supplemental instructional personnel from regular state and local funding;
Title I personnel work exclusively with Title I to assist eligible students;
The program increases accountability for student performance; and
The program aims to close the achievement gap for displaced students.

Requirements for Implementation
The Title I Program allocates funds to provide supplementary remedial tutorial instruction in Language Arts/Reading, Math, Science and Social Studies to eligible students in grades kindergarten through twelve. All students attending an N&D center are automatically eligible for services. The N & D Centers that have been identified have the option to use all or part of their funding for supplemental instructions, materials and/or supplies. Centers are required to:

Meet the educational needs of neglected, delinquent, and at-risk children and youths, and assist in the transition of these students from correctional facilities to a variety of programs, including returning to home schools
Ensure that students have the same opportunities to achieve as if they were in public schools in the state;
Evaluate the program and disaggregate data on participation by gender, race, ethnicity, and age, not less than once every three years.
Collect and maintain the records required by state and federal Title I guidelines; and
Provide documentation as requested by local, state and federal educational agencies.

Selected public or private agencies serve as sites for this program

Budgetary Implications
Funded through an Entitlement Grant, under the NCLB Act, State Education Agencies (SEA) programs, states receive funds based on the number of children in the state-operated institutions and per-pupil educational expenditures. Each state’s allocation is generated by child counts in state juvenile institutions that provide at least 20 hours of instruction from non-federal funds and adult correctional institutions that provide 15 hours of instruction per week. The SEA then makes subgrants to LEA based on their proportional share of the state’s adjusted enrollment count of neglected or delinquent children and youth.



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