The focus of Title III, a component of the federal Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA), is to help school districts and charter schools ensure that English learners (ELs) and immigrant students attain English proficiency and meet state academic standards.
Intent to Form a ConsortiumUnder Section 3114(b) of the Elementary and Secondary Act 1965 as amended by Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA), a state educational agency (SEA) shall not award a Title III subgrant to a local educational agency (LEA) if the amount is less than $10,000. Local educational agencies that do not meet the $10,000 threshold may form a consortium to qualify for these funds. LEAs that are interested in forming a consortium must agree and commit to the consortium for three years. The LEAs must designate a member of the group to serve as the fiscal agent. The fiscal agent is responsible for submitting the Title III Notice of Intent to Form a Consortium by April 1, 2021. For additional information, review the Title III Consortium Guidelines or email the Minnesota Department Of Education.
Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) Parent Notification
Important Title III information can be accessed from the list below:
Title III Consortia Responsibilities and Guidelines - 2/22/21
This document outlines the responsibilities and guidelines for Title III consortia as outlined in ESSA.
Title III, Part A Application Submission Checklist - 8/5/20
Title III, Part A Budget Calculation Worksheet 2020-21 - 7/28/20
Title III Narrative Questions and Response Guide 2020-21 - 6/22/20
Title III Notice of Intent to form a Consortium - 4/28/20
English Learners in Nonpublic Schools Guidance - 4/24/19
This document outlines the district’s roles and responsibilities towards English learners in participating nonpublic schools.
International Students Holding F1 Visas and Federal Title Programs - 6/6/18
This document clarifies questions that district staff may have about providing F1 students with federal Title services
ACCESS 2.0 and EL Proficiency FAQ - 5/10/17