- Compliance - It's the law.
Monitoring federal programs helps ensure that all children have a fair, equal, and significant opportunity to obtain a high-quality education. Compliance monitoring is intended to be a collaborative partnership between the State and local education agencies (LEAs) and public charter schools to ensure compliance with the Elementary and Secondary Education Act.
- Technical Assistance - We're here to help.
State monitoring team members provide technical assistance during the review visit and beyond. It is not the State's intent to tell the LEA HOW to run its title programs, but rather to answer questions, facilitate dialogue, and exchange ideas and information for program improvement while, at the same time, meeting all federal requirements.
- Building Relationships - We're in this together.
The Department of Public Instruction's main objective is to raise student achievement for North Carolina's school children. Through cooperative assessment of the federal programs, between the State and the LEAs, the quality of services to students will be strengthened and improved.
NC DPI, as the State Education Agency (SEA), is required to monitor the quality and effectiveness of the programs operating with funds provided through 21st CCLC grants. [EDGAR 80.40] The monitoring visits will cover federal requirements of 21st CCLC programs and verify compliance with items included within the approved application such as assurances and budgets. Monitoring not only serves to ensure compliance, but also provides a means to identify areas that require additional support and technical assistance.
21st CCLC programs are selected on an annual basis for On-site Monitoring or Program Quality Reviews. Both On-site Monitoring and Program Quality Reviews are conducted at the center location where programs are provided for students. On-site reviews are conducted as announced and unannounced visits. Desk reviews are conducted throughout the period of the grant and may include review of programmatic and budget amendments aligned to the sub-grantees approved project proposal, review of quarterly profile data, and review of other data collection and reporting.