• Parent Information PPT 2017CHESTER BOARD OF EDUCATION                                FILE CODE:  6171.3 

    Chester, New Jersey                                                                   X      Monitored  

                                                                                                           X      Mandated

                                                                                                            X      Other Reasons     




                                         AT-RISK AND TITLE 1 AND PARENT INVOLVEMENT


    The district shall comply with all state and federal requirements in developing, implementing, administering and evaluating funded compensatory education programs and programs for pupils determined to be at risk.


    Such instructional services and activities shall be designed to improve the level of proficiency in reading, writing, mathematics and other skills of pupils, whose academic, social or environmental needs prevent them from succeeding in regular school programs, and to prevent their regression in such skills when regular programs are not in session.  Parents/guardians shall be kept informed of their children's progress and shall be invited to consult with staff on ways to give their children the maximum benefits of such programs. Provides information related to children enrolled in private schools.


    Parent Involvement


    Chester shall ensure that all parents of children receiving Title 1 funds:


    A.      Shall play an integral role in their child’s learning;


    B.      Shall be encouraged to be actively involved in their child’s education at school;


    C.      Shall have the opportunity to partner with the school in their child’s education;


    D.     Are included, as appropriate, in decision-making and on advisory committees to assist in the education of their child;


    E.      Are notified of and provided an opportunity to participate in school volunteer activities, parent councils, committees and other activities for parent input on Title 1 programs and services.


    Chester shall make a reasonable effort to ensure that economic, social, educational, language and cultural barriers that limit effective parental involvement practices be reduced or eliminated in all mandatory notifications and parent involvement activities.  When within the districts capability and in accordance with law, all required notifications shall be in the language of the parent.


    At least once annually, a public meeting shall be held for the express purpose of informing parents/guardians of the programs and activities provided with Title 1 funds.  The agenda shall include:


    A.   Informing parents/guardians of their right to consult in the design and implementation of the Title 1 project;


    B.   Providing parents/guardians with information about the Title 1 law, regulations and instructional programs;


    C.   Soliciting parents/guardians' input about basic skills improvement programs and related activities;


    D.   Providing parents/guardians an opportunity to establish mechanisms for maintaining ongoing communication among parents/guardians, staff, and the board.


    The parents/guardians of all eligible children shall be invited to attend.


    Mandated Policy Statements in Addition to Parent Consultation


    A.   Comparability of personnel


          To be in compliance with the requirements of federal law the board of education directs the chief school administrator to assign teachers, administrators, and auxiliary personnel to the schools in such a way that equivalence of personnel is ensured among the schools.


    B.   Comparability of materials and supplies


          To be in compliance with the requirements of federal law the board of education of directs the chief school administrator to distribute curriculum materials and instructional supplies to the schools in such a way that equivalence is ensured among the schools.


    C.   Supplement not supplant


      The district shall use Title 1 funds only to supplement and to the extent practical increase the level of funds that would, in the absence of Title 1 funds, be made available for the education of pupils participating in Title 1 or state compensatory education projects.  In no case shall Title 1 funds be used to supplant those non-Title 1 or nonstate compensatory education funds.


    D.   Maintenance of effort


    The board of education will maintain a combined fiscal effort per pupil or aggregate expenditures of state and local funds with respect to the provision of the public education for the preceding fiscal year that is not less than the required amount of the combined fiscal effort per pupil or the aggregate expenditures for the second preceding fiscal year.


    Eligibility for State and Federal Funds


    The chief school administrator shall ensure that all requirements for receiving state and federal funds shall be fulfilled in an accurate and timely manner.


    Control over such funds and title to all equipment and supplies purchased with such funds shall remain with the board of education.  Procurement, control, use and disposition of equipment and supplies purchased with state/federal funds shall be in full compliance with the law.




    The chief school administrator shall direct appropriate administrative personnel to pursue vigorously all possible sources of funding, either state or federal, that support such compensatory services, and shall keep abreast of all changes in the law which restrict or expand the district's use of state or federal funds.


    Programs especially designed for migrant children shall be provided as necessary.


    NJSBA Review/Update:             December 2008, August 2010

    Adopted:                                  April 27, 2009


    Key Words


    State/Federal Funds, Federal Funds, Compensatory Instruction, Basic Skills, Maintenance of Effort, Supplement not Supplant, Comparability, At-risk Pupils


    Legal References:    N.J.S.A.  18A:35-4.9    Pupil promotion and remediation; policies and procedures

                                    N.J.S.A.  18A:59-1

                                      through -3                  Apportionment and distribution of federal funds; exceptions ...

                                    N.J.A.C.  6A:32-14.1    Review of mandated programs and services

                                    42 U.S.C.A. 2000d - 2000d4 - Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964


                                    Hawkins-Stafford Elementary and Secondary School Improvement Amendments of 1988 (P.L. 100-297)


                                    No Child Left Behind Act of 2001, Pub. L. 107-110, 20 U.S.C.A. 6301 et seq.



    Cross References:    *3220/3230     State funds; federal funds

                                    *3514             Equipment

                                    *5120             Assessment of individual needs

                                    *5200             Nonpublic school pupils

                                    *6122             Articulation

                                    *6141             Curriculum design/development

                                    *6142.2          English as a second language; bilingual/bicultural

                                    *6142.6          Basic skills

                                    *6171.1          Remedial instruction

                                    *6171.4          Special education


    *Indicates policy is included in the Critical Policy Reference Manual.