Part A of Title III is officially known as the English Language Acquisition, Language Enhancement, and Academic Achievement Act. Section 3102 lists nine purposes of the law. The overarching purpose is to ensure that limited-English-proficient (LEP) students (called English learners under California laws), including immigrant children and youths, attain English proficiency and meet the same challenging academic content and achievement standards that other students are expected to meet.
LEAs must use Title III funds to implement language instruction educational programs designed to help LEP students achieve standards. The state educational agency (SEA), LEAs, and schools are accountable for increasing the English proficiency and core academic content knowledge of LEP students.
Title III accountability requires annual communication with the local governing board regarding the implementation of LEA Plan strategies and actions, and the progress towards student performance goals in the Plan.
At the Board Meeting on June 28, an update was provided to the Superintendent and Board of Trustees regarding the implementation of the LEA Plan strategies and actions, and the progress towards student performance goals in the Plan. The goals and actions from the LEA Plan are also merged into the comprehensive Local Control Accountability Plan 2016-19.
Click on the file below titled "LNSD 2016-17 Title III LEA Plan Performance Goal 2" to view the LNSD LEA Plan Addendum 2016-17 and projected actions and services with corresponding Title III budget for 2016-2017.
When the 2016-17 Title III final allocation is provided to the district, the actions, services, and budget will be finalized to further achievement of English Learners.
Summary of the Title III budget for 2016-17:
Total Estimated Funding: $52, 654.00
Carryover from 2015-16: $42,500.00
TOTAL AVAILABLE ALLOCATION: $95,154
(Indirect Costs: $1,000.00)