Student Support and Academic Enrichment
The South Dakota Department of Education (SD DOE) differentiates by providing multiple programs that address specific needs of schools, teachers and students in order to support a smooth transition between educational levels as well as drop-out prevention. Programs currently include transitional support such as Birth to Three, Career and Technical Education support, and Library Services support.
The three components of the Title IV Part A Student Support and Academic Enrichment Grant are:
- Provide all students with access to a well-rounded education
- Improve school conditions for student learning
- Supporting use and access to technology
SD DOE will allocate subgrants to each district by formula in the same proportion as the district’s prior year’s Title I Part A allocation to the total amount of Title I, Part A allocations received by all districts in the state. If the amount available is insufficient to make allocations to all districts in amount equal to the minimum allocation of $10,000, the allocations to districts above $10,000 will be reduced until all districts in the state receive at least the minimum allocation of $10,000.
Districts receiving $30,000 or greater must conduct a comprehensive needs assessment with stakeholders at least once every three years. This stakeholder needs assessment may be done in conjunction with other needs assessments. For example, the Targeted Support or Comprehensive Support Needs Assessment may take the place of this. Allocations of 20% for well-rounded education, 20% for safe and healthy students, and a 1% minimum for access to technology must be addressed. All districts are limited to using no more than 15% of the technology portion for the purchase of technology infrastructure such as devices, equipment, software and digital content.
Monitoring: During reviews of the allowable cost(s) involved with Title IVA, reviewers will look for evidence that the information provided in the Consolidated Application found on the Grants Management System is what is being implemented in the schools.