|Policies and Regulations||NEPN Code: CGD
General School Administration
State and Federal Programs Administration
It is the policy of the Sioux Falls School District to annually apply for Title I federal funds to serve children in school attendance areas with a high concentration of low income families including children in local agency programs. It is believed that all students who qualify for Title I services will improve in their performance when strategies and programs are designed to meet their educational needs.
Title I schools in the Sioux Falls School District are considered schoolwide sites in order to focus on upgrading the entire educational program within each school that serves an eligible school attendance area in which not less than 40 percent of the children are from low-income families, or not less than 40 percent of the children enrolled in the school are from such families.
Any new schools qualifying for schoolwide Title I funds, must complete a year of planning for the program. During that planning year, identified schools may be targeted assistance schools. A targeted assistance school signifies that the services are provided to a selected group of children—those identified as failing, or most at-risk of failing, to meet the State’s content and student performance standards. Children will be placed in the Title I program through procedures involving professional educators, administrators and parents/guardians.
A parent/guardian, student, employee, or District resident who has a complaint regarding the use of federal Title I funds should adhere to District policies and regulations KE, KEC, and KEC-R. If a complaint regarding use of federal Title I funds remains unresolved, it may be forwarded by the complainant to the South Dakota Department of Education for review.
The Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) (Pub.L. 89-10, 79 Stat. 27, 20 U.S.C. ch.70)
|Policy||Board Action||(formerly 1441 & 6175)|