If appropriate and applicable, describe how this plan is developed in coordination and integration with other Federal, State, and local services, resources and programs, such as programs supported under ESSA, violence prevention programs, nutrition programs, housing programs, Head Start programs, adult education programs, career and technical education programs, and schools implementing CSI or TSI activities under section 1111(d). (ESSA 1114(b)(5))
The District of Collier County School provides a systematic and strategic approach to providing services through the District Strategic Plan, 3 Year Academic Plan, and the K-12 Comprehensive Reading Plan. Goals and objectives of each program and department are aligned with these overarching district plans.
Title I Parts A, C, D, School Improvements grants, Title II, Part A, Title IV, Title IX McKinney Vento, and TSSSA are managed out of the same Federal, State and Competitive Grants Office (FSCG) in Collier County. They share administrative staff so that oversight, coordination, budgeting, staffing, and monitoring are efficiently and effectively coordinated. In addition to informal communications, weekly formal administrative meetings between FSCG leadership and the Associate Superintendent of School and District Operations are held to discuss program needs, issues and coordinate efforts.
Additional monthly coordination meetings are held to include Title III, and Pre-K/Headstart leadership.
• Title IX, LEA, Title I Basic, and Title I Migrant staff coordinate services to assist homeless children, to resolve problems concerning registration and provide support services at all schools.
• Title I and Title IX jointly fund the 2 Homeless Liaisons to support homeless students in all public schools.
• Title I Migrant, Title I Basic, Title III funds are coordinated to provide at risk students with supplemental instructional support and resources, such as Tutors and Resource Teachers.
• Title I Migrant and Head Start/VPK collaborate to provide PreK classes and in home literacy support and to ensure school readiness for Collier students.
• Coordination occurs with Homeless Liaison staff and Title I Migrant Home School Liaison staff in identifying eligible students and families that can be served as homeless.
• Collaboration also occurs to provide schools with supplemental and focused professional learning opportunities.
• Title I Basic, Migrant and Title III collaborate in providing workshops and trainings to build the capacity of parents and foster strong connection and engagement between home and school. In addition both grants provide funds for translation services to ensure that non-English speaking parents are able to participate fully in the education of their children.
• Title I Migrant, Title I Basic and Title II Part A funds are coordinated to provide customized staff development that ensures students receive high quality, differentiated instruction.
• Title II, Part A funds are used in collaboration with Reading Categorical to fund Reading Coaches at schools based on level of support needed resulting from test scores and number of new teachers.
• Title II Part A and IDEA fund exam reimbursements and course tuition reimbursement funds to ensure staff meet certification Requirements.
• All schools participate in quarterly data dialogues which are attended by all Teaching and Learning Leadership, Principal Supervisors, School and District Operations Leadership, Curriculum Coordinators, and Federal Programs Leadership. All district leaders have the opportunity to receive a debrief on the schools' data, best practices, and strategies to improve areas of weakness, and collaborate to determine what district resources can be deployed to assist the schools.