Title 1 Part A and Title 3 Part A of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) provide funding to schools to support students who are economically disadvantaged or English Language Learners (ELLs), respectively. Schools can use these funds to purchase tutoring services and bilingual math courses from third-party contractors to support ELL students’ academic progress.

Here are the steps that districts can follow to use Title 1 Part A or Title 3 Part A funds to buy tutoring services and bilingual math courses for ELL students from third-party contractors:


Identify the need:

Districts should first identify the specific academic needs of their ELL students. This could include determining which math concepts the students are struggling with or which English language skills they need to improve.


Choose a qualified vendor:

Districts should choose a qualified vendor who has experience working with ELL students and can provide the services needed to address their academic needs.


Develop a contract:

Districts should work with the vendor to develop a contract that outlines the services to be provided, the timeframe for delivery, and the cost. The contract should also specify the outcomes that the district expects to achieve from the services.


Allocate funds:

Districts can allocate Title 1 Part A or Title 3 Part A funds to pay for the contracted services. Districts must ensure that the services purchased are supplemental to the regular education program and are consistent with the goals of the district’s Title 1 or Title 3 plan.


Monitor progress:

Districts should monitor the progress of their ELL students who are receiving services from the contracted vendor. This could include collecting data on student performance and regularly communicating with the vendor to ensure that services are being provided effectively.

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