Random Validations for Federal Program Compliance – Phase 2

Phase I of random validations for federal program compliance monitoring ended on November 12. If you dodged that bullet (yeehaw!), take heed — there is another round that begins December 1. For charters, this mainly concerns two areas of compliance:  the Unsafe School Choice Option and the Title I Ed Flex waiver. CSS has gathered … Read More

Random Validations Begin – Title I, II, and IV

It is highly doubtful you are raising your hand shouting “pick me” for random validation of your federal program compliance. Face it, it’s not like winning the lotto! You can rest easy that if you are selected, you do have time and assistance to prepare. Read on to find out what the random validations will … Read More

Title III Parent, Family, and Community Engagement Requirements

What unique activities and events is your Charter District providing to the families of your English language learner (EL) students? You might be offering a literacy night, for example, but if it is for all families and does not provide anything specific to EL families, it would not fulfill the requirements of Title III funding. … Read More

Random Validations – Title IV, Part A

This is the third in a series of program checkups. Click here for the first article on Title I, Part A, and click here for the second review on Title II, Part A. Collaboration and planning are key in ESSA program compliance, and Title IV is very similar to Title II regarding documenting your stakeholder … Read More

Title I Parent & Family Engagement Random Validations

This is the fourth in a series of tips on TEA random validations for ESSA. The random validation calendar is winding down for 2019-20 with the last relevant validation being the Title I Parent & Family Engagement (PFE) Written Policy validation. Today’s TIP is related to one previously published by CSS on November 20, 2019 … Read More

Random Validations – Title IV, Part A

This is the third in a series of tips. Title IV (Student Support and Academic Enrichment Grant) is the newest program among the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) grants, and it has the least amount of information available about how it will be validated. Of all the validations, this one might be the most problematic. … Read More

Random Validations – Title I, Part A Schoolwide Program Elements

This is the first in a series of tips. Is your charter school campus ready in case it is selected for random validation? This tip provides some basic information to help Title I school-wide campuses be aware of what is expected and what documentation to have ready. Even if you are not chosen, it is … Read More