Federal Title I funds for school improvement are assigned to elementary schools in the PCSSD based on the number of students receiving free or reduced lunch at each site. School communities establish a school improvement committee composed of administrators, teachers, support staff, parents and community representatives. The ACSIP model, FEPSI, and state mandated testing results are used to address improvements in the focus areas of literacy and mathematics. The data analysis is used to identify individual student and subpopulations that are underachieving. This analysis of data is also used to identify possible gaps in areas of the curriculum. Research-based schoolwide programs are then chosen and implemented at the school using Title I funds to improve instruction and student achievement. Parent/student/teacher compacts are designed at each Title I school to support the student achievement initiatives. At present, 20 elementary schools in PCSSD receive Title I funds.
Title II A funds are used to provide professional development to maintain highly qualified teachers and administrators. Title III, Limited English Proficient (LEP), funds are designed for local educational agencies (LEAs) that enroll one or more LEP students and must be of sufficient size and scope to allow such entities to carry out high quality language instruction educational programs for LEP children.
Effective July 1, 2012, stipend rates will change as follows:
Amount without benefits
Amount of benefits
|Professional Development (Certified)*||$25.00 per hour||$6.25|
|Work that involves production of a curriculum, working with children or parents. (Certified)*||$31.25 per hour||$7.81|
|Professional Development/Parental Involvement/Tutor (Support)*||$15.00 per hour||$3.75|
|ESL/ELL Interpreter (plus mileage at district approved rate)||$25||$6.25|
|ESL/ELL Tutor||$15.00 per hour||$3.75|
|Homebound Teacher ( plus mileage at district approved rate)**||DRP**||33% (approximate)|