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Title Services

The mission of Title Services is to maximize student learning by providing direction, support and assistance to districts and others in accessing funds and implementing federal and state education programs while ensuring compliance with federal and state regulations.

The Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) has been reauthorized as Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA). Additional information can be found at http://www.ksde.org/Default.aspx?tabid=525.

The Early Childhood, Special Education and Title Services team will continue to send out current information on the list servs in order to keep you up to date.  If you have questions, feel free to submit them to the following mailbox:  ESSAquestions@ksde.org

21st Century Student Support and Academic Enrichment (Title IV Part A)
21st Century Community Learning Centers (Title IV Part B)
At-Risk Pupil Assistance Program ("Record Requirements for Audits" and "USD Budget and Related Information")
Educating Homeless Children and Youth
English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL including Title III)
Evidence Based Practices
Foster Children
Kansas After School Grants (Programs)
Local Consolidated Plan (LCP)
Migrant Children (Title I Part C)
Neglected & Delinquent (Title I Parts A & D)
Non Accredited Private Schools (Homeschooling)
Non-Public Schools
Rural Education Achievement Program (REAP)
School Improvement
Schoolwide and Targeted Assistance (Title I Part A)
Teacher and Principal Training and Recruiting (Title II Part A)
Title I Part A

Elementary and Secondary School Emergency Relief (ESSER)

The Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act was enacted on March 27, 2020, and included Elementary and Secondary School Emergency Relief (ESSER) Funds for K-12 schools. These ESSER grants will provide school districts with emergency relief funds to address the impact COVID-19 has had elementary and secondary schools.

Annual Data Collection for ESSER and ESSER SpEd

ECSETS Listserv

To receive announcements from the Special Education and Title Services Team, please send an email to Pat Bone (pbone@ksde.org) with your Name, Email Address, and Organization.

Temporary Emergency Impact Aid for Displaced Students (Emergency Impact Aid)

On Friday, April 27, 2018 the U.S. Department of Education notified states that districts serving students displaced by Hurricanes Irma, Maria, Harvey, or the California wildfires are eligible for Temporary Emergency Impact Aid, as appropriated by Congress in February 2018. Under the Emergency Impact Aid program, the U.S. Department of Education will award grants to eligible State Education Agencies (SEAs) on the basis of quarterly counts of displaced students. SEAs will then provide payments to eligible LEAs to assist with the cost of educating students who were displaced by a covered disaster or emergency during the 2017-18 school year and who were enrolled in public schools, including charter schools, and non-public schools. States apply for grants based on data that they collect from LEAs and Bureau of Indian Education funded schools that have provided educational services for displaced students. The LEAs and Bureau of Indian Education (BIE) schools must submit applications to SEAs. The parents of non-public school displaced students are to submit applications to the LEAs.

Webinar Temporary Emergency Impact Aid Application Guidance Recorded May 4, 2018
Webinar Link: http://ksde-tasn.adobeconnect.com/pnf2w45zx0db/

Webinar Temporary Emergency Impact Aid Q&A Recorded September 11, 2018
Webinar Link: https://mediastream.ksde.org/media/Title/DisplacedStudentsImpactAid-QA.mp4
Powerpoint: https://www.ksde.org/Portals/0/Title/DisplacedStudentsImpactAid-QA.pdf (PDF)

General Information (PDF)
Worksheet to collect information (Excel)
Questions on the Application (PDF)
2018 KS LEA Application for Temporary Emergency Impact Aid for Displaced Students (External Link)
2018 Temporary Emergency Impact Aid for Displaced Students Awards (PDF)

US Department of Education Disaster Information Website (External Link)
US Department of Education April 2018 Letter to States – Temporary Emergency Impact Aid for Displaced Students (External Link)

Title I Directors Quarterly Virtual Meetings

The KSDE Special Education and Title Services (SETS) Team is hosting meetings for new and experienced Title/LCP managers. Team members will cover timely Title/LCP topics and a call for questions from the field will be sent prior to each meeting so that the SETS team can prepare specific information.

Webinar recordings and materials
Meeting dates 2020-21
July 2020
October 28, 2020

Special Education, and Title Services Team

Bert Moore

Assistant Director
Doug Boline

Assistant Director
Kerry Haag

Assistant Director
Laura Jurgensen

Assistant Director
Tate Toedman

Coordinator for State and Federal Programs
Dean Zajic


SETS Team Pages

Main Team Page
Special Education
Title Services
Fact Sheets
Kansas Integrated Accountability System (KIAS)
Kansas Multi-Tier System of Supports (MTSS) (external link)
Kansas’ Technical Assistance System Network (TASN) (external link)

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Evelyn Alden

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