Provides supplement funds to:
- Improve education services for children and youth in local and state institutions for neglected or delinquent (N or D) children and youth to enable those students to meet the same academic standards as all children in the state.
- Provide services for N or D students to make a successful transition from institutionalization to further schooling or employment.
- Prevent at-risk youth from dropping out of school and to provide dropouts and students returning from institutions with a support system to continue their education.
Subpart 1 - Support for Youth in Correctional Facilities
Subpart 1 allocates funds through a formula to districts that are responsible for providing a free public education for youth residing in state-operated institutions or youth attending community day programs for delinquent children and youth.
State-operated institutions and community day programs supported by Part D, Subpart 1 of Title I serve juveniles who are under age 21, lack a high school diploma or its equivalent, and are enrolled in a regular program of instruction. Funds must either be used to target services to children and youth most in need of supplemental services or may be used to implement institution-wide programs designed to improve the entire educational program and to serve the entire student population in institutions for neglected or delinquent youth. In addition to providing supplemental educational services to students while they are in an institution, program funds also support the transition of children and youth into educational programs or employment after they leave the institution.
Each year the U.S. Department of Education allocates Title I N or D funds to states through a formula based primarily on the number of children and youth in (1) state-operated adult correctional facilities who are enrolled in a regular program of instruction for at least 15 hours per week; and (2) in state-operated institutions or community day programs for neglected or delinquent children who are enrolled in a regular program of instruction for at least 20 hours per week. Each such agency receives an amount proportionate to the number of the state’s eligible youth it serves.
The Anchorage School District operates the New Path High School educational program for youth housed in the adult correctional facility in Anchorage. There are seven youth facilities in Alaska with educational programs operated by the districts in which the facility is located. For information about the youth facilities operated by the Division of Juvenile Justice, visit the Department of Health & Social Services - Juvenile Justice, Youth Facilities.
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- Title I-D - Students in Neglected or Delinquent Institutions
- Sharon Fishel: (907) 465-6523