To ensure that children and youth in local correctional facilities are participating in an education program that is comparable to the LEA operated program in the school that such children and youth would otherwise attend.
Federal. The United States Department of Education requires each state to conduct and report a count of the children or youth residing in local institutions for neglected and delinquent children or youth. The count information is then used to determine the amount of funds that will be allocated to each state.
Amount of Funding FY15
$353,792 Subpart 1 - State Agency Programs
$1,621,770.45 Subpart 2 - Local Education Agency Programs
$222,216.88 Allocated to Department of Corrections, Subpart 1
$128,232.68 Allocated to Office of Juvenile Affairs, Subpart 1
$3,342.44 Reserve for State Education Agency (SEA) Administration, Subpart 1
$1,621,770.45 Allocated to Local Education Agencies (LEAs), Subpart 2
All districts. School eligibility determined by the October Caseload Data Report of children and youth between ages 5 - 17 that live in a locally operated facility that meets the definition of an institution for neglected children, an institution for youth, or an adult correctional institution as provided in Section 1432(1) or (4)(b) of Subpart 2 - and not being counted in the enrollment data submitted for Subpart 1, and live in the institution for at least one day during the 30-day count period.
State Accountability System based on the Academic Performance Index, specifically in Reading and Mathematics, according to federal requirements.
Documented Evidence of Results
United States Department of Education (USDE) Consolidated State Performance Report pre/post testing data collection; USDE Student Achievement and School Accountability (SASA) Monitoring; Student progress records; Credit accrual that meets state requirements; Transition processes back to regular education programs; Complete secondary school or school equivalency acquired; District and site determination of Adequate Yearly Progress.
In Oklahoma, every school district is required to report two distinct October caseload counts of children or youth for whom the LEA provides an education and reside in eligible local institutions. (If a district has no institutions, a report of a zero caseload will be reported.)
Counts are conducted beginning on October 1 and ending October 30, every year. For this reason, this data collection is often called "The October Count." The children and youth counted must be aged 5 through 17 and live in an eligible institution for at least one night in October. Institutions keep a daily record of the number of overnight residents. The count for the day with the greatest number of overnight residents - the high-water mark - for the month of October is reported.
Each correctional facility entering into an agreement with a LEA to provide services to children and youth under Title I, Part A, Subpart 2 shall: