Title I, Part A
Request to Waive the 15 Percent Limitation on Carryover of 2019-20 Title I, Part A Funds
This is essential information for all local educational agencies (LEAs) that receive more than $50,000 in Title I Part A money.
Waiver Information for Title I Part A Carryover from 2019-20 into 2020-21
In April of 2020, Minnesota was granted the authority to approve waivers requested by any LEAs intending to carryover/carry forward more than 15 percent of their 2019-20 ESEA Title I Part A allocation into the 2020-21 school year. In response to the COVID-19 health emergency, this waiver is available even if the LEA had received approval to exceed this limitation in the past three years.
Waiver requests must be submitted by October 15, 2020.
Once your school district submits a waiver request, your district or charter will be granted a waiver receipt and approval. Please keep that documentation in your LEA’s official files.
Standard Eligibility for Title I Part A Carryover Waiver
In a typical year, LEAs are eligible to request a waiver of the 15 percent carryover limitation once every three years. All LEAs with Title I Part A, allocations of $50,000.00 or more are required budget 85 percent of their district’s Title I adjusted award amount by September 1. Any funds transferred from FIN414 (Title II, Part A) and/or FIN433 (Title IV, Part A) become part of the Title I, Part A, allocation and apply to the 15 percent carryover limitation.
The carryover limitation is calculated by taking the amount of the current year award plus transfers and subtracting the total expenditures incurred by September 30 of the following year. Without a waiver, any amount in excess of the calculated 15 percent limitation amount are deducted from the following year’s LEA’s allocation.
Minnesota Title I, Part A, Waiver Request to Carry Forward more than 15 percent of 2019-2020 funds into 2020-2021
For assistance with questions, contact the Equity and Opportunity Division at: email@example.com or call 651-582-8579.
Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) Parent Notification
Required ESSA parent notifications and other translated communication are located on TransACT.com. This website provides Minnesota schools and districts with access to required parent notification letters in English and multiple other languages. Schools and districts are required to ensure that all communication with parents is in a language and format accessible to them. For languages not provided here, the English version may be translated as needed. These documents can be customized for individual LEAs and students as needed. Translations for the entire ESSA collection are provided in Spanish, Arabic, Hmong, Russian, Somali, Vietnamese and Karen translations. All Minnesota districts and charter schools can utilize the TransACT website with free access. Individuals within the district can activate their free account at TransACT.com. Choose either Log In/Register in the upper, right corner, or New User? Register for Access!
Title I Resources
Title I, Part A Grant Application Submission Checklist - 7/28/20
The Title I Part A Committee of Practitioners Is Seeking Members for the 2020-2021 School Year - 7/10/20
The Minnesota Department of Education (MDE) is seeking applications from districts that receive Title I, Part A funds. Parent and district staff and stakeholders are welcome. Please follow the link to learn more about the Committee of Practitioners.
Title I Narrative Questions and Response Guide 2020-21 - 6/17/20
Title I, Part A Budget Calculation Worksheet 2020-21 - 6/11/20
MARSS and SERVS Error Troubleshooting - 5/21/20
The Minnesota Automated Reporting Student System (MARSS) is now pulling the data element about which learners are Title I students from the State Educational Record View and Submission System (SERVS). This document outlines the potential errors, help troubleshooting the errors, and who to contact if the error is unresolved after making changes to SERVS and waiting overnight for the sync to occur between the two databases (SERVS and MARSS).
Title I and Title II Compliance Guide - 9/7/18
An MS Word version of the Compliance Guide is available. To request a copy, contact Wayne Kuklinski, firstname.lastname@example.org, or Sara George, email@example.com.
Title I Budget Guide 2018-19 - 6/27/18
Title I, Part A Technical Guide to Complete Application in SERVS Financial - 6/19/18
District and School Parent and Family Engagement Policy - 5/8/18
This document is a template that combines the requirements for a Title I district and Title I school for their parent and family engagement policy. It can be used when a Title I district or charter school is serving only one school with Title I funds.
District Parent and Family Engagement Policy - 4/26/18
This document is a template that Title I districts may use as their district parent and family engagement policy.
School Parent and Family Engagement Policy - 4/23/18
This document is a template that Title I schools may use as their district parent and family engagement policy.