Title I Part A Neglected Allocation
School districts may see an alteration in their Title I allocation notices if they have facilities for students defined as “neglected” in their boundaries. This is due to a recent improvement in our ability to identify neglected facilities by LEA location in New Jersey. Students who are resident in these locally-run facilities generate additional dollars for the districts in which they are located.
Historically, these “N” funds have simply been considered as part of the Title I Part A allocation. They may continue to be budgeted along with the rest of the Title I Part A program funds for services to eligible students in the districts’ schools under the Title I Part A guidelines.
The districts’ obligation is to provide the same services to students residing in “neglect” facilities and attending district schools as they provide to all other Title I-eligible students in their districts. School districts have a good bit of leeway as to how they use their neglected allocation under Title I Part A.
If you are wondering about services to students in neglect facilities who do not attend school in-district, but who attend in the facility, for example, at this point in time there is no obligation on the part of districts to provide funding or services in the neglect facilities themselves. Federal guidance in this area may be forthcoming, and will be shared as soon as it is available.
There are states and some NJ districts that offer programs in neglect facilities with their Title I Part A funds, and this is certainly an allowable use of funds, even though it is not mandated. School districts may opt to partner with neglect facilities in their borders to offer programs either in the facility or in-district.
Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or at (609) 777-2166 if there are questions about neglect facility funding or services.