ERIC Number: ED461446
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1997-Sep
Reference Count: N/A
Department of Education, Washington, DC.
Schoolwide programs form the centerpiece of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act's vision of enabling programs to work together and support the overall reforms of states, school districts, and schools. A schoolwide program may now use Title I, Part A funds coupled with other federal education funds to upgrade the school's entire educational program rather than to target services only on identified children. This responds to findings showing that all children's performances are negatively affected in schools with high concentrations of poverty. Eligibility criteria dropped from 75 percent poverty to 60 percent in the 1995-96 school year and to 50 percent thereafter. This document serves as an introduction to understanding and implementing schoolwide programs. The following areas are discussed and illustrated with examples: (1) What is a schoolwide program? (2) What advantages schoolwide programs offer? (3) Which schools are eligible to operate schoolwide programs? (4) How a school becomes a schoolwide program? (5) School-level decision making; (6) Addressing the needs of all children while safeguarding target populations such as migrant or American Indian students; (7) Planning for success; (8) Schoolwide support and assistance; and (9) Combining other federal funds in a schoolwide program. Included is a copy of the Federal Register notice (Sept. 21, 1995) exempting schoolwide programs under Part A of Title I from statutory or regulatory requirements of other federal education programs. (SAS)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Department of Education, Washington, DC.
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Elementary and Secondary Education Act Title I