Office of Accountability

Mentorship Program



Purpose of Mentorship Progam

Section 1003(a) of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) requires that State Education Agencies allocate funds to Local Education Agencies (LEA) to carry out the State's responsibilities under sections 1116 and 1117, which may include providing support to Reward Schools to mentor staff at Priority and Focus Schools and to refine and enhance the Reward School’s own best practices.


Only districts with Title I Schools identified as Reward Schools based on both the 2014-15 and 2015-16 school year accountability results are eligible to apply for this grant.  To be eligible districts must have submitted the 2016-17 Title I Supplement designating the Title I status of all schools.  Non-Title I Reward Schools and Charter Schools are not eligible for this grant.

Title I Districts with Reward Schools that met the two-year identification criteria must correctly report the Title I status of these schools on the 2017-18 LEA Application for Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA)-Funded Programs.  The districts must complete their 2017-18 LEA Application for ESSA-Funded Programs online, and the Title 1 Office will review the data to confirm eligibility for these schools.



 2017-18 Reward School Self-Reflection doc 214KB


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Last Updated: August 28, 2017