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Title IV Budget Guidelines

All Title I school shall receive Title IV funding this year.  As with Title I funds, there are compliance guidelines.  

  • 20% of the distribution must be spent on Well Rounded Education
  • 20% of the distribution must be spent on Safe and Healthy Students
  • Only 15% of what you put into technology shall be spent on hardware


Well Rounded Education:  

  • Improving access to foreign language instruction, arts, and music education
  • Supporting college and career counseling, including providing information on opportunities for financial aid through the early FASFA
  • Providing programming to improve instruction and student engagement in science and math (STEM), including computer sciences, and increaasing access to these subject for underrepresented groups
  • Promoting access to accelerated learning opporunties including Advance Placement (AP) and International Baccalaureate (IB) programs, dual or concurrent enrollment programs and early college high schools
  • Strenghthening instrucation in American history, civics, economics, geography, governement education, and environmental education


Safe and Healthy Students:

  • Promoting community and parent involvement in schools
  • Providing school-based mental health services and couseling
  • Promoting supportive school climates to reduce the use of exclusionary discipline and promoting supportive school discipline
  • Establishing or improving dropout prevention
  • Supporting re-entry programs and transition services for justice-involved youth
  • Implementing programs that support a healthy, active lifestyle (nutritional and physical education)
  • Implementing systems and practices to prevent bullying and harassment
  • Developing relationship building skills to help improve safety through the recognition and prevention of coercion, violence, or abuse
  • Establishing community partnerships


Effective Use of Technology

  • Supporting high-quality professional development for educators, school leaders, and administrators to personalize learning and improve academic achievement
  • Building technological capacity and infrastructure
  • Carrying out innovative blending learning projects
  • Providing students in rural, remote, and underserved areas with the resources to benefit from high-quality digital learning opportunities
  • Delivering specialized or rigorous academic courses and curricula using technology, including digital learning technologies and assistive technology