The Vineland School District participates in the following state and federal programs through the Consolidated Application and other applications.
Title I, Part A: Improving Basic Programs
This program is designed to help disadvantaged children meet high academic standards by participating in either a school wide or a targeted assistance program. Schoolwide programs are implemented in high-poverty schools following a year of planning with external technical assistance and use Title I funds to upgrade the entire educational program of the school. Targeted assistance programs provide supplementary instruction to children who are failing or most at risk of failing to meet the district’s core academic curriculum standards. School-based decision-making, professional development, and parent involvement are important components of each district’s Title I, Part A program.
Title II, Part A – Preparing, Training, and Recruiting High Quality Teachers and Principals
This program is designed to support recruiting, training, and retaining highly qualified staff, as well as recruiting and hiring supplementary staff. These funds may also be used to reduce class size, particularly in the early grades. This program supports teachers’ professional development across all core academic subjects.
Title II, Part D- Enhancing Education Through Technology
This program is designed to 1) improve student academic achievement through the use of technology in elementary and secondary schools; 2) assist every student in crossing the digital divide by ensuring that every student is technologically literate by the end of 8th grade; and 3) encourage the effective integration of technology through teacher training and curriculum development to establish successful research-based instructional methods.
Title III , Part A– Language Instruction For Limited English Proficient and Immigrant Students
The Title III program is designed to assure speedy acquisition of English language proficiency, assist students to achieve in the core academic subjects, and to assist students to meet State standards. It also provides immigrant students with high quality instruction to meet challenging State standards, and assists the transition of immigrant children and youth into American society.
The Consolidated Application (ConApp)
The Consolidated Application is the fiscal mechanism used by the California Department of Education to distribute categorical funds from various state and federal programs to county offices, school districts, and charter schools throughout California. Annually, in June, each LEA submits Part I of the Consolidated Application to document participation in these programs and provide assurances that the district will comply with the legal requirements of each program. Program entitlements are determined by formulas contained in the laws that created the programs.
Part II of the Consolidated Application is submitted in the fall of each year; it contains the district entitlements for each funded program. Out of each state and federal program entitlement, districts allocate funds for indirect costs of administration, for programs operated by the district office, and for programs operated at schools.