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Feeder Pattern – Used to make an ineligible school eligible. If a junior high/middle school or senior high school building has been determined ineligible, then using the feeder pattern may make that building eligible.
 
To use the feeder pattern, the district would provide the NDDPI with a list of elementary schools that feed into the school building they hope to make eligible. The average percent of poverty for those elementary schools would be applied to that building giving it a new poverty percentage.
 
However, applying this feeder pattern will change the district low income number and percent, which will then effect the per pupil allocation. Therefore, allocations in the other buildings will be reduced.
 
Rule on Differentials for Master Level Teachers If a district has master level teachers at the high end of the salary scale, which in some cases would absorb the entire building allocation, there is an option. The district would need to determine the average salary of Title I personnel. That average salary amount could be used as the salary for all Title I personnel at each building. Any amount above the average would be taken off the top and included in reservations. If you use this option for one school, you must use it across the district.
 
Serving Private School StudentsAlthough funds are allocated on the basis of poor children, private school children eligible to be served are children who reside in a participating public school attendance area and who have educational needs. To provide equitable services to eligible private school children, an LEA must provide a proportionate share of the Title I allocation to serve eligible private school children who reside in participating public school attendance areas. In consultation with private school officials, an LEA may choose one, or a combination of, the following options for using the funds reserved for private school children:
  • Provide equitable services to eligible children in each private school with the funds generated by children from low-income families who reside in participating public school attendance areas and who attend that private school.
  • Combine the funds generated by poor private school children in all participating areas to create a pool of funds from which the LEA provides equitable services to eligible private school children who reside in participating public school attendance areas and are in the greatest educational need of those services. Under this option, the services provided to eligible children in a particular private school are not dependent upon the amount of funds generated by poor children in the school.