Gold Community Call (March 26, 2020)


Gold Community Call (March 26, 2020)

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Call Date

Thursday, March 26, 2020 - 1:00pm


  1. Welcome & Introductions
  2. COVID-19 Potential Impacts on Title I, Part D Administration & Activities
  3. Resources from NDTAC
  4. Topical Call Debrief: Transitions


Welcome & Introductions

  • Review Agenda
  • Attendees share work from home tips

Go outside (while keeping distance) when you can, walk your dog, consistent schedule, flexibility, let those living with you know if you have a call, know your resources, keep a tight log of what you do, maintain connection with people you’re used to seeing everyday
exercise and food, check in with coworkers who are home alone and don’t have other people around (outside of meetings).


  • Karen S. unknown status for role/how many meetings left

COVID-19 Potential Impact on Title I Part D Administration & Activities

  • Attendees were advised to email department of ED at w/questions
  • Provided websites and resources for attendees including National Institute of Corrections, American Correctional Association, National Commission on Correction Healthcare.


  • 27 of 31 ND coordinators that responded are working from home
  • 4 working from home part or full time from an office
    correctional ed programs: reports of some on hold, differences between subpart 1 and 2?


  • Other ways COVID-19 has affected Title I, Part D?
  • Applications, Program Operations, Monitoring, Carryover funding, Others?
  • Ken: “In Pennsylvania, The Governor's directive closing all public and private schools extends to in-person educational programming for students in non-educational placements such as residential facilities, detention centers, and hospital settings.  Such programs may choose to offer continuity of education that does not involve in-person instruction in accordance with applicable standards and requirements, as addressed in other provisions of this FAQ.”
  • Washington State - Varies greatly by LEA/Facility
  • TX, a lot of schools are close. There are some counties where schools have not closed. Not exactly sure what is happening in facility schools. Have been directed not to reach out to LEAs. Monitoring has been cancelled for now. TX will reassess when monitoring will occur.
  • CO cancelled state testing
  • AZ schools closed till April 10 - AZ monitoring on hold. Facilities/institutions not closed but under quarantine.
  • Oregon suspended all monitoring (including I-A, I-D) for the rest of the year. This includes desk monitoring.
  • Ohio: all onsite monitoring in Ohio have been postponed indefinitely
  • Onsite monitoring is now desk monitoring  for some states.
  • Q: Francine Stromberg (NJ): How will the CSPR reporting be affected by COVID-19?
  • Title I, Part D Resources
  • Katie Penkoff: New CDC Guidance specifically for corretional and detention facilities



Upcoming Webinar and Publications upcoming

Topical Call Debrief: Transitions

  • Takeaways: fostered conversation
  • In MA transition has been ineffective. Karen D is Interested in more examples for transition to adult education provider.
  • Katie Penkoff:
  • Rob Mayo: Regs: essential support services to ensure the success of the youth, such as — personal, career and technical, and academic, counseling;placement services designed to place the youth in a university, college, or junior college program;information concerning, and assistance in obtaining, available student financial aid;counseling services; and job placement services.
  • Florida: Transition is multifaceted. Collaboration is important.
  • Round table meetings with all ED directors (difficult for teachers to join but ideal if they can)
  • Francine Stromberg (NJ): Teacher recruitment has been an issue for a number of years.  It is difficult to find and hire qualified academic and CTE teachers.  By the time the entire hiring process is completed, the most qualified have found another position in a public school.

Closing & Adjourn


*Please contact your TA liaison for the recording and slides.