Title I, Part D, Prevention and Intervention Programs for Children and Youth Who Are Neglected, Delinquent, or At-Risk, Section 1401 of the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) to:
- improve educational services for children and youth in local, tribal, and state institutions for neglected or delinquent children and youth so that such children and youth have the opportunity to meet challenging state academic standards that all children in the state are expected to meet;
- provide such children and youth with the services needed to make a successful transition from institutionalization to further schooling or employment; and
- prevent at-risk youth from dropping out of school, and to provide dropouts, and children and youth returning from correctional facilities or institutions for neglected or delinquent children and youth, with a support system to ensure their continued education and the involvement of their families and communities.
Title I, Part D serves children through two separate programs, State Agency Programs (Subpart 1) and Local Agency Programs (Subpart 2).
Each school district must be able to respond appropriately to and maintain documentation for each of the following questions to determine whether an expenditure would be allowable:
- How is the expenditure reasonable and necessary to carry out the intent and purpose of the program?
- What need, as identified in the comprehensive needs assessment, does the expenditure address?
- How will the expenditure be evaluated to measure a positive impact on student achievement?
The Title I, Part D, Subpart 2 statute specifically authorizes the following types of activities under ESSA, Section 1424:
- Programs that serve children and youth returning to local schools from correctional facilities and assist in the transition;
- Dropout prevention programs serving at-risk children and youth;
- Coordination of health and social services for youth to improve likelihood of youth completing education;
- Special programs to meet unique academic needs, including career and technical education, special education, career counseling, curriculum-based youth entrepreneurship education, and financial aid assistance for postsecondary education;
- Mentoring and peer mediation programs; and
- At-risk Native American children and youth in correctional facilities and/or in school districts operated by the Secretary of the Interior or Indian tribes.
Designated facility and LEA representatives should have access to the North Dakota Department of Public Instruction Neglected and Delinquent TEAMS platform. In order to gain access, representatives need to be provided access through the NDDPI program administrator. If you do not have access, please contact the program administrator. This site houses all necessary documents for facilities and LEA representatives regarding this program.