The purposes of Title V are to:
Support local education reform
efforts that are consistent with and support statewide education
Provide funding to implement promising educational
reform programs and school improvement programs based on scientifically-based
Provide a continuing source of innovation and educational
improvement, including support programs to provide library services
and media materials.
Meet the educational needs of all students,
including at-risk youth.
Develop and implement education programs
to improve school, student, and teacher performance, including
professional development activities
and class size reduction programs.
Innovative programs funded with Title V must be:
tied to promoting challenging academic achievement
used to improve student academic achievement; and
part of an overall
education reform strategy.
An annual evaluation of the programs
funded with Title V must be conducted.
School districts are only
allowed to carry over up to 50 percent of their allocations into
the next school year.
School districts are required to evaluate Title V programs annually.
The evaluation must describe how Title V programs affected student
academic achievement. The evaluation must include information and data
on the use of funds, the types of services furnished, and the students
served by the programs. The school district must make a connection
between the services that were provided and the effect on academic
School districts are encouraged to use the needs assessment information
to provide them with a baseline measure of the level of academic achievement
or quality of education in the areas in which they want to target Title
V funds. When school districts conduct their annual evaluations, they
can use the baseline as a reference to see whether there has been any
progress as a result of the Title V programs. This information must
be used to make decisions about appropriate changes in programs for
the subsequent year.
Education Reform and School Improvement
Promising education reform projects, including
magnet schools [Section 5131(a)(4)].
School improvement programs or activities under
sections 1116 and 1117 of the ESEA [Section 5131(a)(9)].
Programs to establish
smaller learning communities [Section 5131(a)(19)].
encourage and expand improvements throughout the area served
by the LEA that are designed to advance student academic
achievement [Section 5131(a)(20)].
Programs and activities that expand
learning opportunities through best-practice models designed
to improve classroom learning and teaching
Programs that employ research-based cognitive
and perceptual development approaches and rely on a diagnostic-prescriptive
model to improve students’ learning
of academic content at the preschool, elementary, and secondary
levels [Section 5131(a)(26)].
Supplemental educational services, as defined
in section 1116(e) of the ESEA [Section 5131(a)(27)].
Professional Development, and Class-Size Reduction
recruit, train, and hire highly qualified teachers to reduce
class size, especially in the early grades, and professional
development activities carried out in accordance with
Title II of
the ESEA, that give teachers, principals, and administrators
the knowledge and skills to provide students with the opportunity
to meet challenging State or local academic content standards
student academic achievement standards [Section 5131(a)(1)].
The planning, design, and initial implementation
of charter schools as described in Part B of Title V of the ESEA
Activities to promote, implement, or expand
public school choice [Section 5131(a)(12)].
Programs to provide same-gender schools and
classrooms (consistent with applicable law and the Department’s
guidelines on Single Sex Classes and Schools [Section 5131(a)(23)].
School safety programs, including programs to implement the
unsafe school choice policy described in section 9532 of
the ESEA, and that
may include payment of reasonable transportation costs and
tuition costs for students who transfer to a different
school under the policy
Technology and Educational Materials
Technology activities related
to the implementation of school-based reform programs, including
professional development to assist teachers
and other school personnel (including school library
media personnel) regarding how to use technology effectively
in the classrooms
and the school library media centers involved [Section 5131(a)(2)].
Programs for the development or acquisition and use of instructional
and educational materials, including library services
and materials (including media materials), academic assessments,
materials, computer software and hardware for instructional
use, and other
curricular materials that are tied to high academic
standards, that will be
used to improve student achievement, and that are part
of an overall education
reform program [Section 5131(a)(3)].
Students with Special
Programs to improve the academic achievement
of educationally disadvantaged elementary and secondary school
activities to prevent students from dropping out of school
Programs to provide for the educational needs
of gifted and talented children [Section 5131(a)(7)].
programs for students who have been expelled or suspended
from their regular educational setting, including
programs to assist students to reenter the regular
educational setting upon
return from treatment or alternative educational programs
Academic intervention programs that are operated
jointly with community-based organizations and that support
programs conducted during the school day (including
during extended school day or extended school year programs),
at risk of not meeting challenging State academic
achievement standards or not completing secondary school [Section
Literacy, Early Childhood Education, and Adult Education
to improve the literacy skills of adults, especially the
parents of children served by the LEA, including adult education
and family literacy programs [Section 5131(a)(6)].
to promote consumer, economic, and personal finance education,
such as disseminating information on and encouraging
use of the best
practices for teaching the basic principles of economics
and promoting the concept of achieving financial literacy through
of financial management skills (including the basic
with earning, spending, saving, and investing) [Section 5131(a)(11)].
Activities to establish or enhance prekindergarten programs
for children [Section 5131(a)(16)].
Community Service and Community Involvement
programs that use qualified school personnel to train and
mobilize young people to measurably strengthen their communities
through nonviolence, responsibility, compassion, respect,
moral courage [Section 5131(a)(10)].
Initiatives to generate, maintain,
and strengthen parental and community involvement [Section
Service learning activities [Section 5131(a)(24)].
Programs to hire and support school nurses
Expansion and improvement of school-based
mental health services, including early identification of
drug use and violence, assessment,
and direct individual or group counseling services provided
to students, parents, and school personnel by qualified school-based
services personnel [Section 5131(a)(14)].
Programs for cardiopulmonary
resuscitation (CPR) training in schools [Section 5131(a)(18)].