COMMONWEALTH OF VIRGINIA

DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION

P.O. BOX 2120

RICHMOND, VIRGINIA 23218-2120

SUPTS. MEMO NO. 226

September 12, 2008

INFORMATIONAL

TO:

Division Superintendents

 

FROM:

Billy K. Cannaday, Jr.

Superintendent of Public Instruction

 

SUBJECT:

Use of Title I, Part A, Funds Under the No Child Left Behind Act of 2001

 

The purpose of this memorandum is to remind school divisions of two requirements related to the use of Title I, Part A, funds. The first requirement is the restriction of using Title I funds to supplement, not supplant other funds. As required under Section 1120A(b)of the No Child Left Behind Act of 2001, school divisions shall only use federal funds received under Title I, Part A, to supplement the funds that would, in the absence of such federal funds, be made available from non-federal sources for the education of pupils participating in programs under this part, and not to supplant such funds.

 

The second requirement is the limitation for use of Title I funds in Title I schools. As required under Section 1113(a)(1) of the No Child Left Behind Act of 2001, a local educational agency shall use funds received under Title I, Part A, only in eligible school attendance areas. This section prohibits school divisions from using Title I funds in non-Title I schools.

 

If you have questions about use of Title I, Part A, funds in your division, please contact Rebecca Marable, reports and grants manager, by e-mail at Rebecca.Marable@doe.virginia.gov or (804)371-0044.

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