By Ty Tagami at the AJC >>
The DeKalb County School District has been ordered to return $2.1 million to a federal anti-poverty program because it failed to show that it allocated the money as required.
The Georgia Department of Education characterized the repayment as a “corrective action” for failure to meet the federal “comparability requirement” under the Title 1 program, which supplements the budgets of schools with higher proportions of students from low-income households. To be in compliance, school districts must use state and local funds to provide “substantially comparable” services to all schools. DeKalb could not show that it did.
Read more here (and weep) >> School district ordered to return federal grants
Pitiful. Pitiful all around.
UPDATE >> Below is the video of the discussion regarding Title I Comparability Payment at Monday’s board meeting
Stan brought it up – watch as everyone dances around the request to ‘discuss’…