Section 1118(c) of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965, as amended by the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA), provides that an LEA may receive Title Ⅰ, Part A (TIPA) funds only if it uses state and local funds to provide services in Title Ⅰ schools that, taken as a whole, are at least comparable to the services provided in schools that are not receiving Title Ⅰ funds.
Each year, local educational agencies (LEA) with Title I schools must show that state and local resources are allocated at the same level for all schools. The Florida Department of Education (FLDOE) uses an alternating reporting cycle process to review calculations to ensure that each Title I school receives its share of state and local funds.
The Cycle A and Cycle B LEA designations identifies each LEA’s comparability reporting year to FDOE. If a school does not meet the requirements, the LEA must give that school more state and local resources.
Comparability Reporting Supports
- 2021-22 FDOE Comparability Guide (PDF)
- 2021-22 FDOE Attestation Form (PDF)
- 2021-22 FDOE Action Plan (PDF)
- FDOE Cycle A and Cycle B LEA designations (PDF)