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Johnson City Schools Comparability Timeline

Last Updated: 10/19/2020 7:41 PM

The timeline below is Johnson City Schools time the district follows to ensure all LEA-level comparability procedures are carried out and comparability is demonstrated for all Title I schools.  

Jan.–April • Engage in district-level budget (state and local funds) discussions concerning the allocation of instructional staff (i.e. hiring additional teachers) and resources to schools for the upcoming school year to ensure compliance with Title I comparability requirements. In addition, the district level plan is developed (based upon student data/need) and uploaded into eplan. 

May–June • Conduct meetings with appropriate district-level staff to discuss the requirements for completing the annual comparability calculations. • Establish participant roles and responsibilities. • Select the basis for demonstrating comparability that will be used for calculations (district or grade span basis). • Continue to engage in district-level discussions concerning the allocation of instructional staff (i.e. hiring additional teachers) and resources to schools for the upcoming school year to ensure compliance with Title I comparability requirements.  

July–Aug. • Obtain preliminary information from appropriate school principals regarding student numbers by grade level (and/or department). • Identify LEA Title I and non-Title I schools. • Identify date and collection methodologies for gathering data needed to complete calculations.  

Sept.–Oct. • Collect data needed to complete the comparability report. • Meet with appropriate district staff and calculate comparability. • Make necessary reallocation of resources to ensure comparability of Title I schools shown not to be comparable. • Maintain all required documentation supporting the comparability calculations and any corrections made to ensure that all Title I schools are comparable.  

Nov. • Reconvene appropriate district-level staff to address any outstanding issues that have arisen, such as, notification from the department of non-compliance of any Title I schools. • Make necessary reallocation of resources to ensure comparability of Title I schools shown not to be comparable. • No later than Nov. 13, complete the Comparability Application Supplement in ePlan.tn.gov  

Dec. • No later than Dec. 1 of the same school year, make the corrected comparability changes in the Comparability Application Supplement in ePlan.tn.gov