Compensatory Education Program
The Compensatory Education Program coordinates services supporting student interventions and parent involvement. State and federal categorical funds include Title I, EIA/LEP, and Title III. The Director of Compensatory Education works with school administration to plan and implement support for struggling students. Services are extended to over 8,000 of the students enrolled in the OUHSD. The goals of each of these programs are outlined briefly below.
Title I: No Child Left Behind
The goal of this federal program is to ensure that all students have a fair, equal, and sufficient opportunity to obtain a high quality education. Funding is based upon the number of low income families. Program services are outlined in each school’s site plan. These services supplement existing efforts to help students reach proficiency on challenging state academic content standards and state academic assessments. Increasing the quality of parent involvement is a priority in NCLB. The district employs a Parent Liaison to support parent involvement at each school.
The district supports the development and monitors the implementation of school plans designed to close the achievement gap between:
- High and low-performing students, specially between minority and non-minority students
- Disadvantaged students and their more advantaged peers
Economic Impact Aid (EIA)
There are over 3,600 English Learners (EL) in the OUHSD. The state provides supplemental EIA funding annually based upon EL enrollment and low-income counts. The goal is to ensure that EL students become proficient in English and meet academic content standards. Services include instructional support both in the classroom and outside the regular school day. Students receive additional counseling support. Teachers are provided with professional development targeting the needs of low performing students. Schools often use funds to purchase supplemental materials. There is a focus on increasing parental involvement. Services are outlined in each school plan.
The district completed a Master Plan of Services for English Learners in 2009. You can learn about EL students identification, placement in programs of instruction, reclassification as fluent, parent involvement, evaluation, and accountability by selecting the language of your preference here, English or Spanish.
Title III: English Learner and Immigrant Programs
Additional federal funding is provided to support English Learner students and those who are recent immigrants. Supplemental services are similar to Title I and EIA program support. The district employs an English Learner Resource Teacher to support improved student performance and professional development.