Categorical programs are a major component of our district and site services. Federal and state categorical programs were created by the legislators to serve the special needs of students that are not covered by the general fund regular education programs. Each categorical program comes with its own program intent, rules, regulations, and exemplary practices. These funds are specially designed to close the achievement gap that currently exists across our Nation and ensure that all students learn to their fullest potential.
On an annual basis, Clovis Unified School District (CUSD) submits the Application for Funding Consolidated Categorical Aid Programs commonly called the Con Ap. The application is submitted in two (2) parts: Part I, which contains program and demographic information, is submitted by June 1 each year; and Part II, which contains the budget information and additional program data, is submitted by January 31 each year.
The categorical programs included in the application are:
*Title I, Part A – Improving the Academic Achievement of the Disadvantaged Improving
*Title I, Part C – Migrant Education
*Title II, Part A – Preparing, Training, and Recruiting High-Quality teachers and Principals
*Title III – Language Instruction for Limited English Proficient and Immigrant Students.
Essentially, these funds are designed to assist students in mastering state standards.
For more information about categorical funding at your specific school site, please contact your school's office.