D4. Title I, Part A: Comparability Policy

  • Policy Code: D4

    First Reading:  June 6, 2017
    Second Reading:  June 20, 2017
    Adopted:  June 20, 2017 

    If a school in the Essex Westford Educational Community Unified Union School District (EWECUUSD) becomes eligible to receive funds under Title I of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act , the school district shall provide comparable services, staffing levels, curriculum materials and instructional supplies for Title I eligible and non-Title I eligible schools. 

    The district shall use local and state funds to ensure equivalence among schools in staffing and the provision of curricular materials and instructional supplies.  Students in all schools shall be eligible for comparable programs and supplemental supports.  The district shall utilize districtwide salary schedules for professional and non-professional staff.

    The superintendent or his or her designee shall develop procedures for compliance with this policy and shall maintain records that are updated biennially documenting the district’s compliance with this policy. 

    Legal Reference:

    20 USCA §6321(c).


    20 USC 7801(26) (LEA defined)


    16 V.S.A. 144