Board votes on title funding

Published 12:52 pm Tuesday, June 12, 2018

Members of the Prince Edward County School Board voted unanimously in favor of the certification of the Title I consolidated application, which allocates the federal funding the school division receives, during its June 6 meeting.

A measure of the program unique to this application are portions of Title II and IV part A being set aside for Fuqua School.

Gilliam said in a previous meeting a measure in the Title I application offers the option for private school facilities and public school facilities to agree to set aside funds for the private school. This is the first year Fuqua School has requested funding for the set-aside program.

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Fuqua School participated in the set aside for Title II in the amount of $15,316.77, and Title IV, part A in the amount of $3,130.61. The school will not participate in Title I or Title V.

Due to the amounts of $15,316.77 and $3,130.61 set aside, the allocation of those programs that will go toward the Prince Edward County school division will change from $124,174.06 to $108,857.29 for Title II.

For Title IV, the allocation will change from $25,365.38 to $22,234.77.

The total amount set aside for the school will be $18,447.38.

Gilliam said during the June meeting that Head of Fuqua School, John Melton, said in a previous interview the program between Fuqua and PECPS is in its preliminary stages.

“We’ve been in a conversation with Prince Edward County Public Schools about Title II and Title IV, and we are continuing to discuss what resources might be available to our school,” Melton said in a statement.

“As required, we will have meaningful consultation on an annual basis,” Gilliam said. “Fuqua may chose each year whether to participate and in which programs they will participate. The amount of funding will be determined based upon enrollment of both the public and private school and the allotted federal funds received by the school division.”