The Consolidated Application is used by the California Department of Education to distribute categorical funds from various federal programs. Annually each local educational agency submits an application, part one in June and part two in January, to document participation in these programs and provide assurances that the district will comply with the legal requirements of each program. Program entitlements are determined by formulas contained in the laws that created the programs.
Funding Allocations from the Consolidated Application:
|Title I||Title II||Title III Immigrant||Title III LEP|
TITLE I, Part A - Improving the Academic Achievement of the Disadvantaged: This program provides supplemental funds to be used to narrow the educational gap between disadvantaged children and other children in those areas where the highest concentration of children from low‑income families attend school.
Title I Schools:
TITLE III, Program for Limited English Proficient Students (LEP), Immigrant Education
This program provides funding for supplementary programs and services for LEP students. Required activities include the provision of instruction and instructional support services related to English Language Development (ELD) programs and academic progress in the core curriculum in a manner that allows LEP students to meet grade level and graduation requirements. Programs must provide staff development opportunities to school staff assigned to LEP student populations. Funds may also be used for parental involvement and related LEP student program activities.
Title Three Projects
District wide English Learner professional development
California English Language Development Test (CELDT) implementation
Primary Language Tutors K-12
Site based English Learner Coach increase
English Language Development materials
Parent training English Language Advisory Committee
Rising Freshman Summer Bridge Program
Palo Alto Unified District conducts a High School Freshman Summer Bridge Program, which inspires and motivates students to create college plans, reach their full potential and build skills critical for high school. The program does not run on an intervention model but focuses on leveling the playing field for targeted youth in the community. The program serves Title 1, and Title 3 students. Also, as Palo Alto is part of a desegregation order (VTP) all students under this order are invited to attend. It is a summer school program for rising 9th graders that supports improving their critical thinking skills in reading and writing, Algebra readiness and building college awareness and improving study skills. Students are placed in groups of 20-25, 9th graders that will rotate between three classes: English, math and college readiness guidance that runs for 19 days.
RISE UP Exiting Seniors
Realizing Individual Success in Education for Undergraduate Preparation is a summer school program that supports students who are the first in their family to attend college. Students were identified by the annual update information provided by parents. The course is a 5 day program that focuses on topics such as living on campus, budgeting time and finances, resources available and individual counseling on how to prepare for the transition to college. There will be a parent night in June for to gather information about the RISE Up program.
Junior RISE UP Rising Seniors
Junior Realizing Individual Success in Education for Undergraduate Preparation is a summer school program that supports students who are the first in their family to attend college. Students were identified by the annual update information provided by parents. The course is a 5 day program that focuses on preparing students for the fall college application season. Students will begin work on the personal narrative, vexplore college choices and create an eportfolio of documents needed to complete the Common and UC application.