Title I Committee of Practitioners (COP)

Committee of Practitioners

Meeting Summary


Members Present: Carolyn Cherry, Juan Coleman, Ralph Crowder, Cameo DeDominces, Patricia Driscoll, Russ Gregg, Lisa Grundstrom, Cindy Walker Lewis, Brad Johnson, Tim Lutz, Michelle Martig, Lynn Moore, Peter Noll, Makeda Norris, Alanna Oswald, Jessica Smith, Anne Stauffacher and Doug Steele

Members Absent: Mary Funk, Trina Liapis, Valerie McLendon, Jean, Menard, Matt Mohs and Wanda Sommers Wall

Staff Present: Debra Landvik, John Moorse, Roberto Reyes, Shirley Sanders, Leigh Schleicher, Sarah K. Smith, and Noemi Trevino

Presenters: Debra Landvik, John Moorse, Roberto Reyes and Noemi Trevino

John Moorse welcomed the committee members.
Debra Landvik reviewed the norms, law and duties of the COP.
It was emphasized that participant’s questions be placed on the “Parking Lot.”
Noemi Trevino provided information about Title I Schoolwide and Targeted Assistance School Programs.
A school is eligible to become a Title I Schoolwide Program if it has a poverty level of at least 40% and it is receiving Title I funds.
A Title I Targeted Assistance school serves only identified Title I students and is an eligible Title I school attendance area
Schoolwide Programs are subject to the following:
School Improvement
Parent Involvement
Teacher and Paraprofessional Requirements
District Parent Involvement Plan
School Parent Involvement Plan
Parent-School Compacts
John Moorse provided information regarding Federal Education Funds Flexibility and Fidelity with a brief history of the law.
2012 – 2013 issues which included a brief overview/description of:
Federal award cycle and timelines
State fiscal July 1- June 30
Remaining ¾ of award in October
Title I – 15% Limitation-Request a waiver once every three years
Title II and Title II – up to 100% carryover
ESEA Re-authorization
Continuation of federal programs
Supplement, not Supplant continues to be a big issue
Roberto Reyes offered a review of Homelessness for Minnesota as well as navigating the state web page to get information.
The McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance Act requires schools to:
Support students who lack a fixed, regular, adequate nighttime residence
Remove barriers to enrollment, attendance, success
Use a check list at the time of enrollment to determine eligibility
Debra Landvik reviewed Parent Involvement Title I requirements:
Parent participation in developing the Title I plan and the district/school Parent Involvement Plan
Developing and evaluating parent involvement activities
Parents’ Right to Know: student being taught by “Highly Qualified” staff
Students can decline to receive military recruiting information and/or college enrollment information
District complaint procedures
Annual conference for elementary school Title I students/parents
Staff development, opportunities for training parents