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Memorandums and Technical Assistance Materials

July 1st, 2005 – June 30, 2006

No Child Left Behind School Choice

NCLB Public School Choice and Per-Pupil Allocation for 2006-2007 (June 2006)
The purpose of this memorandum (PDF) and the attachment (Excel) is to shows the per-pupil allocation for 2006-2007 for SES.

Invitation to the NCLB School Choice Leadership Summit for 2006 (K12 Memo 2006-80, June 13, 2006) (PDF) This memorandum (PDF) announces the 2006 NCLB School Choice Leadership Summit held on July 12-13, 2006, in Orlando, Florida.

2006 Legislative Changes regarding Supplemental Educational Services (SES) in Title I schools (K12 Memo 2006-8, June 9th, 2006) (PDF) The purpose of this memorandum (PDF) is to provide a summary and general information related to the Senate Bill 772.

Technical Assistance Paper related to Parent Notification and No Child Left Behind Public School Choice (K12 Memo 2006-65, May 15, 2006) (PDF) and Attachment (K12 Memo 2006-65, May 15, 2006) (PDF) This memorandum includes a Technical Assistance Paper (TAP) developed by the department staff to provide school districts and school personnel with information related to the parent notification and No Child Left Behind Public School Choice.

Districts’ requests for authority to reallocate any remaining portion of their 20% set aside (May 2006)
The State Board of Education took action on May 16, 2006 approving the release of set aside funds to those districts that have served a minimum of 50 percent of students eligible for SES. Please find attached a memorandum (PDF) with more specific information, a chart (Excel) showing student participation rates per district, and a form (PDF) for districts reporting less than 50 percent to document (1) the extent of parental outreach, and (2) any extenuating circumstances.

2006-2011 Local Educational Agency Plan – Due Date June 30, 2006 (K12 Memo 2006-56, April 21, 2006)
(PDF) and Attachment (K12 Memo 2006-56, April 21, 2006) (PDF) The purpose of this memorandum is to provide information to write a District LEA Title I, Part A Plan.

K-12 Public School Options Website (K12 2006-52, April 13, 2006)
(PDF) This memorandum announces the Bureau of Public School Options web site, which helps maximizing resources for students, parents, educators, and providers.

Request for Applications (RFA) for Supplemental Educational Services (SES) Providers for the 2006-2007 School Year (K12: 2006-47, April 11, 2006)
The Department of Education announced the Request for Applications (RFA) for Supplemental Educational Services (SES) Providers for the 2006-2007 School Year. The announcement memorandum may be viewed at: http://info.fldoe.org/docushare/dsweb/Get/Document-3665/k12_06_47memo.pdf (PDF). The RFA read-only document may be viewed at: http://info.fldoe.org/docushare/dsweb/Get/Document-3666/k12_06_47att.pdf (PDF). Interested applicants must submit an on-line application by the deadline of May 12, 2006. The on-line application is found at: http://data.fldoe.org/ses/.

Technical Assistance Paper Related to Title I Parental Involvement (PDF) and Attachment
(March 17, 2006)
(PDF) This memorandum and its attachment provides information, guidance and clarification on parents’ rights, responsibilities and opportunities under Title I of NCLB as it relates to parent involvement.

Supplemental Educational Services (SES) 2006-2007 Request for Application Review Project
(March 2, 2006)
(Word) This memo requests nominations from school district personnel to participate in review of applications for 2006-07 state-approved supplemental educational services providers. 

Data Reporting for No Child Left Behind School Choice on the Automated Student Information System for 2005-2006 (K12 Memo 2006-19, February 20, 2006)
(PDF) This memorandum reviews the reporting requirements related to the two school choice options required by NCLB to ensure accurate reporting of student performance data and successful implementation of these programs.

Clarification Regarding No Child Left Behind (NCLB) Choice Options (K12 Memo 2006-07, January 25, 2006)
(PDF) This memorandum provides additional information and clarification to school districts regarding No Child Left Behind choice options for eligible students in Title I schools identified as “In Need of Improvement” and the reallocation of the 20 percent Title I, Part A, set-funds designated to support these options.

Public School Options for Parents (K12 Memo 2006-01, January 13, 2006) (PDF) This memorandum announces the Bureau of Public School Options and the allocation of staff for private providers, parents, and families regarding school district controlled open enrollment, public school options, and No Child Left Behind (NCLB) choice options.  The Bureau will work in collaboration with the Division of Community Colleges and Workforce Education regarding programs and operational matters related to secondary career and technical education (CTE).

Florida ’s Implementation of No Child Left Behind (NCLB) Choice Options (October14, 2005) (PDF) This memorandum clarifies state and local responsibilities for ensuring that students in Title I schools that have not made Adequate Yearly Progress (AYP) for two or more consecutive years are provided choice options consistent with the requirements of the federal No Child Left Behind (NCLB) legislation.

Request for Application for 2005 - 2006 (RFA-03/2005)
(PDF) This project application was developed to ensure that all eligible students have a fair, equal, and significant opportunity to obtain a high-quality education and reach, at a minimum, proficiency on challenging State academic achievement standards and State academic assessments. Eligible applicants included Local Educational Agencies (LEAs), Florida School for the Deaf and Blind, University, and Developmental Research Schools, and other profit and non profit entities. The deadline for submission was June 30, 2005.

Virtual Schools
FCAT Pre Resources at Florida Virtual School (May 12, 2006)
This memorandum (PDF) and its attachment (PDF) provide additional FCAT Pre resources for Florida students and teachers.