Ensuring Equity: Strategic Use of Federal Fundsis the theme of PAFPC’s 51st Annual Conference. This conference provides training on current policies of the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) and Uniform Grant Guidance (UGG). Program implementation and improvement, monitoring, and fiscal accountability will be the primary focus. The conference will begin with a consolidated regional meeting where everyone will hear crucial information from Division of Federal Program staff. The first general session will focus on key topics that provide the foundation of ESSA and UGG.
Using federal funds strategically requires networking together with PDE, IU, district, school and business staff as well as parents, in order to share strategies for ensuring equity for students through the creation of successful and effective programs.
Individual concurrent technical assistance sessions will supplement the first general session and will drill down deeper into the key topics as well as share learning experiences in the three familiar core areas:
• Technical Assistance with the Correct Use of Federal and State Resources
• Technical Assistance with Audit and Fiscal Questions
• Technical Assistance with Effective Instructional Programs, Materials and Technology
The Audit and Fiscal strand will focus on UGG and any fiscal changes created by ESSA for the business and fiscal staff. Vendor-sponsored sessions target one or more of the above core areas. Vendor staff will present individually and/or collaboratively with districts using their products. Also, back due to popular demand, are regional meetings and individual district consultations.