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2016-2017 SCHOOL YEAR


TITLE I - Improving Academic Achievement: Disadvantaged Students

• $2,023,685.34 allocation, our largest Federal Program grant

• Money can be used in and for Title I schools only to supplement, not supplant

• There are 10 Title I schools in the Cumberland County School System during

FY17; our 9 elementary schools plus The Phoenix School

• Based on poverty rate - percentage of free and reduced meal qualifiers

• Maintenance of Effort ranking "spirals down from highest to lowest poverty"

• Contains several "subparts"; minimum of 35% poverty rate required

• Has 588 regulations; must serve schools with 75% poverty rate

• Most of this grant is used for salary and benefits for teachers and aides

• Title I currently pays salaries and benefits for 7 teachers, 19 paraprofessionals, 20

instructional facilitators

• Provides supplemental supplies, materials, plus computer software and hardware

• Provides professional development for teachers and tutoring for at risk students

• Provides parental involvement money on a per pupil basis for students in poverty

attending Title I schools

• Provides school needs money for homeless students

TITLE I A - Neglected and Delinquent Children

• $11,635.95 allocation is released to the State of Tennessee for Crossville's

Cumberland Mountain School

TITLE II - Preparing, Training, & Recruiting High Quality Teachers & Principals

• $292,132.00 our second largest Federal Program

• Pays salary and benefits for three instructional coaches

• Pays for staff development programs based on school system data

• Pays for conferences, workshops, "bringing in the experts" and travel for ongoing,

research-based training in core academic subjects

• Pays for teachers to become "Highly Qualified" as required by NCLB

• Pays stipends for mentors to support new teachers

TITLE II-D - Improving Technology

• This grant has been eliminated, spent and zeroed out, no more money expected

Cumberland County Schools

Currently Funded Federal Programs

2016-2017 School Year (FY17)

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TITLE III - Language Instruction: Limited English Proficient; Immigrant Students

• $12,477.42 grant for English Language Learners

• May not be used for required ESL teacher or teacher aide salaried and benefits

• Used for instructional equipment, supplies, and professional development

• ELL instruction currently delivered at 10 of our 12 schools

• Pine View and The Phoenix School are currently the only schools without ELLs

• Four teachers and two aides will deliver instruction to more than 120 English

language learners system-wide

TITLE IV - Safe and Drug Free Schools

• All funding for this Title program has been eliminated, spent and zeroed out

• We write a separate "Safe Schools Grant" from the State of Tennessee to

support a system-wide counselor's salary and benefits.

TITLE V - Promoting Informed Parental Choice/Creative & Innovative Programs

• All funding for this Title Program has been eliminated, spent and zeroed out

• Money can NO LONGER be transferred into this program from other Titles

TITLE VI - Rural and Low-Income School (RLIS) Program

• $157,489.87 grant for rural, low income school systems, must qualify by poverty


• Can be used in Title I, Title II, Title III and Title IV-like fashion

• Pays 1.6 FTE salary, benefits and retirement for two supplemental ESL aides

• Pays 50% salary, benefits and retirement for our instructional facilitator

• Pays for in county travel expenses for instructional coaches to provide technical

assistance to schools

Consolidated Administration

• Cost to administer all Federal Programs and is limited to no more than 20% of

each grant (except for Title III which is limited to 2%)

• Cumberland County will only use 10% of our total allocation (10% from Title I,

6% from Title II, 1% from Title III and 20% from Title VI) for all administrative


costs, a total of $248,579.03.