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Pay Equity Study - PDF
The Pay Equity Analysis Report referred to in Rekha Basu's Des Moines Register article on March 22, 2013 can be viewed by clicking the link above. (You'll need a PDF reader.)
CHECK YOUR DISTRICT BOUNDARY WITH THIS INTERACTIVE MAP: Click Here
Here's an example of inaccurate US Census school district boundaries that could negatively affect Title I allocations:
USDE uses US Census Small Area Income and Poverty Estimates (SAIPE) in determining Title I Allocations. SAIPE uses US Census school district boundaries in making these estimates.
Correct boundaries are necessary to receive the correct allocation.
The School District Review Program (SDRP), conducted by the U.S. Census Bureau every two years, is of vital importance for each state's allocation under Title I of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act as amended by the No Child Left Behind Act of 2001, Public Law (P.L.) 107-10.
The school district information obtained through this program, along with the 2010 Census population data, survey data, current population estimates, federal tax information, and tabulations of administrative records data, are used in forming the Census Bureau's estimates of the number of children aged 5 through 17 in low-income families for each school district.
These estimates of the number of children in low-income families residing within each school district are the basis of the Title I allocation for each school district.
"Ensuring Waverly-Shell Rock (WSR) gets the right federal allocations is paramount to me. That's why we appreciate the boundary correction services Mapping Strategies / ISFIS provided to us in 2011. During redistricting, Mapping Strategies found and explained to the district that the boundaries the US Census uses to determine Small Area Income and Poverty Estimates (SAIPE) for Title I allocations did not include all of WSR's territory and therefore its potential pupils. Their large scale hardcopy maps were useful to convey the concepts and the edits being proposed. Further, they followed through on all the necessary submissions, so WSR now has the correct boundary for determining our allocations."
Dennis Stufflebeam, Business Manager, Waverly-Shell Rock CSD