ERIC Number: ED416217
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1997
Reference Count: N/A
Title VI 1996-1997. Feedback.
Title VI provides federal funds to states under the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965 to contribute to the improvement of elementary and secondary education programs in public and private schools. A school district may use Title VI funds to supplement, but not supplant, local funds to expand existing programs or add new programs. Title VI funds are earned based on the school-age population, considering both total enrollment and numbers of students identified as low-income based on free or reduced-price lunch counts. In 1996-97, the Austin Independent School District (AISD) in Texas had an allocation of $367,227 in addition to about $32,000 rolled forward from the previous school year. This report describes programs funded by Title VI in the AISD. Title VI funds supported a half-time Coordinator of Volunteers to provide support for campus recruitment, retention, and recognition of community volunteers. Title VI funds also provided library resources for public schools and a number of services, especially teacher evaluation funds, for private schools. The AISD spent Title VI funds on two visiting teachers who provided services to 693 at-risk students, including attending discipline hearings. The largest portion of Title VI funds was allocated to Reading Recovery programs in the district's elementary schools. Title VI funds were also used to provide tuition for 13 eighth and ninth graders to attend summer school. (Contains one table and four references.) (SLD)
Descriptors: Educational Improvement, Educationally Disadvantaged, Elementary Secondary Education, Federal Aid, Federal Legislation, Feedback, Itinerant Teachers, Library Materials, Low Income Groups, Private Schools, Program Evaluation, Public Schools, Summer Schools, Supplementary Education, Volunteers
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Austin Independent School District, TX. Dept. of Accountability, Student Services, and Research.
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Elementary and Secondary Education Act Title VI