ERIC Number: ED334287
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1989-May
Reference Count: N/A
Schoolwide Projects Considerations.
Advanced Technology, Inc., Indianapolis, IN.; Chapter 1 Technical Assistance Center, Indianapolis, IN. Region B.
This document outlines practical considerations involved in planning schoolwide projects funded under Title I Chapter 1 of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act, 1975. A schoolwide project is a project conducted by a school district to upgrade the entire educational program of a school that has an enrollment of at least 75 percent low-income students. Eligibility requirements include a written plan and satisfaction of fiscal requirements. The school district's role includes determining eligibility, providing opportunities for the involvement of private school students, and project implementation and evaluation. The state department of education's role includes approving the plan, conducting an annual review, and recommending the project for renewal. Regional Technical Assistance Centers (TACs) provide assistance in all areas of implementation. Funds can be used to plan and implement an effective schools program, reduce class size, train staff and parents, and implement extended-day programs. The project plan must establish goals to meet the special needs of all students and ensure that educationally deprived children are served effectively. Examples of the important elements of schoolwide projects in Baltimore (Maryland) and Philadelphia (Pennsylvania) are included. The criteria for identifying educationally deprived students are outlined. The requirements for schoolwide projects as outlined in the "Federal Register" are appended. (FMW)
Descriptors: Educational Improvement, Educationally Disadvantaged, Elementary Secondary Education, Eligibility, Federal Programs, Low Income Groups, Program Development, School Districts, State Departments of Education, Urban Schools
Advanced Technology, Inc., 2601 Fortune Circle East, Suite 300A, Indianapolis, IN 46241.
Publication Type: Reports - General
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Elementary and Secondary Education (ED), Washington, DC. Compensatory Education Programs.
Authoring Institution: Advanced Technology, Inc., Indianapolis, IN.; Chapter 1 Technical Assistance Center, Indianapolis, IN. Region B.
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Education Consolidation Improvement Act Chapter 1