ESEA Office Hours - Shared screen with speaker view
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Hi John, we will send out the slides to everyone following this session :D
Are CSI schools within our boundaries needing to be included in our district funds or do they have their own LEA funds?
Melisa, CSI will receive their own ESSER allocation to support the schools authorized under them.
Why are ESSER allocations calculated using the Title I formula?
Yes, and non publics are very anxious for info:-)
So thank you!
Toni, the decision to allocate ESSER funds using the Title I formula was made by Congress in developing the CARES Act. It is a statutory requirements under the CARES Act
Due you know if the new Coronavirus Relief Funds issued by the Governor are subject to equitable services (since they are from CARES act as well)
@Meghan, we are in the process of developing guidance on the CRF.
So this calculation means they have to be FRL qualified students living in that boundary?
I want to be clear- you are not using the guidance but the "plain language" of the law?
Does a district have the option to use guidance?
@Laura - during consultation you can determine with the NPS how to calculate poverty eligibility.
Ok - I'm just clarifying that it is exactly as we would do Title I proportionate share, so if it's a non-public HS and we only serve elementary, they do not get funds
Title I participating school area correct?
Plain language … only students residing in the boundaries of Title 1 schools as of March 13, 2020 are eligible, and then only if they meet requirements to verify household income?
I am on the look out for that plan lol….
@Amy, yes, we are following the statutory language, including in the formula in the application.
I have a follow up for Amys question. So we are to calculate NPS both ways...and hold the difference just in case we have to give those funds to NPS schools?
How they qualify students as free and reduced lunch is up to the discretion of the private school, yes?
What about low-income students who live outside of the Title I school boundary but attend the non-public school?
Will CDE be developing a Consultation Meeting Form for ESSER Consultations like they have for ESSA Program Consultations?
So if we set it aside do we put that as a placeholder in the budget part of the application?
FY20 Title Schools, not FY21 Title Schools, correct?
If we use this calc & a non-public declines to participate, but then we get different binding guidance, do we have to consult again because they would be new, not just getting an adjusted amount?
The entire district or only the feeder neighborhoods for Title I schools?
Can you clarify again about the previous question: "What about low-income students who live outside of the Title I school boundary but attend the non-public school?"
Are we to verify that student is in the boundary of a Title I school from another district?
I meant the number of students that qualify for FRL
for the calculation
Is proportionate share based on Title I school boundaries or all public school boundaries?
Just to clarify. the nonpublic school must have taken Title I funds in 2020 to qualify
Sorry, I missed this- are we cross district sharing the NPS portion or do we need to create a new MOU with districts we share students?
So if it's the same as ESSA then you wouldn't include feeder schools because they wouldn't necessarily be Title I schools -- isn't that right?
If we have to calculate non-publics on low income, is the total district count only suppose to be low income too? So that it's apples to apples?
to calculate proprationate share
If we don't include neighboring district eligible students then those students are not being counted by any district. Is that correct?
that's my thought too Lora
Thank you, Lora. This is what I was trying to ask.
Is the number of low income students the number we reported on October count? Or students as of 3/13/20?
How would you have an official count if you used March info?
will you update the slides before they go out? please
What are the deadlines CDE is setting for us to have the consultation done and our plans developed? As we are trying to figure out CRF in the meantime.
Sadly, CRF funds are more restrictive then ESSER funds.
yes. thank you
And those have to be spent by 12/31/20
Sorry another question regarding NPS. Are we still not able to give funds to NPS's but do the purchasing on their behalf? If that is the case then how do we "reimburse" a NPS for purchases already made?
Do relief funds need to be shared with nonpublic schools?
Same question as Amy … is there a requirement for NP equitable participation under CRF
@Amy and Cheryl Nazi said they are working on that?
Where will application be -- which platform -- our finance person said FORMSITE?
Laura - Correct, reimbursement will be through Formsite. It will be listed under ESSA tabs
Sorry I was asking about the application itself, not the reimbursement
The NPs will want to know … they are anxious
Are their NPS consultation forms for this? If so where are they?
Having guidance ASAP on whether we are required to provide equitable share to NP from CRF funds is important, so we are not consulting with them multiple times.
Agree with Megan. I’m being contacted almost daily by NPs anxious to find out about their equitable share.
Thanks so much!
ESSER for sure.
that would be preferred!
Daily regarding ALL funding available. CRF, GEER, ESSERF
And NPs are not going to love the answer about ESSER (Title 1 proportionate share vs. straight ahead PPA)
If we want to stay and see the new guidance, is that ok?
@Cheryl you are so right!
KAREN CURRY Park county RE 2
These slides are very appreciated. THANKS
And will GEER be the same calculation as ESSERF for the NPS share?
Nest week at same start time?
Yeah I can stay
Next week Thursday again? Fridays are not a great day for office hours
How are Delinquent and Neglected facilities included in any of this funding?
Oh, good on Lora!
Thanks for all the effort!!
The Office Hours will be next Thursday from 12:00pm to 2:00pm.
Hi Robert, any word on alternative screening assessments that could be done remotely that would be put out by WIDA?
Thanks. Me neither
Grant, it does talk about supporting dually identified students using ESSER funds though
Thanks! Have a good weekend. Please send the PowerPoint asap. thx
CRF as a topic
Thank you, all!
Thank you all much!!! Have a great weekend!