Title III Information
What is Title III?
Title III is a 100% federally funded supplemental program that concentrates on delivering language instruction educational programs to students who have a primary language other than English. This program is designed to improve the education of limited English proficient (LEP) children and youths by helping them learn English and meet challenging state academic content and student academic achievement standards. The program also provides enhanced instructional opportunities for immigrant children and youths.
Eligibility for a subgrant under Title III
Individual LEAs that enroll a sufficient number of ELs to reach the minimum subgrant threshold of $10,000 are eligible to apply for a subgrant under Title III. LEAs that do not enroll a sufficient number of ELs to reach this threshold can form or join a consortium of LEAs to reach the threshold. Consortia can be composed of many LEAs with one LEA acting as the fiscal lead. Intermediate Units (IUs) can also act as fiscal leads for Title III consortia.
Title III required and recommended activities
There are three required activities for the use of Title III funds:
- Provide a high-quality LIEP
- Provide professional development to teachers, administrators, and other school-based personnel who work with ELs
- provide and implement other effective activities and strategies that enhance or supplement LIEPs, which must include parent, family, and community engagement activities, and may include strategies that serve to coordinate and align related programs
Lincoln Intermediate Unit 12 Title III Consortium
📢 According to the PA BEC, all LEAs in which ELs are enrolled must offer annual professional development related to ELD/ESL for all LEA personnel as part of the Professional Development Act 48 Plan. 📢
🎉 Consortium membership allows for annual professional development related to ELD/ESL to be delivered by IU12 at no additional cost! 🎉