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Kansas Education Progress 1858-1967, Adel F. Throckmorton, June 1967
Prepared for W. C. Kamphchroeder, State Superintendent of Instruction
Published by the State Department of Public Instruction, Topeka, Kansas, June 1967
p. 77

"Titles I and Ii of Public Law 89-10, the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965, are administered by two sections in the division of instructional services.  Title I was not designed to give general aid to schools, but to provide federal money with which to finance projects that will improve educational opportunity for culturally deprived children from families living at the poverty level.

Appropriations to fund these programs were not made until late in 1965 for the school year 1965-66, which meant that a very small staff had to plan quickly to make these funds available to schools during that term.  Of the 10.8 million dollars allocated to Kansas, only about 9.8 million were approved for use in the schools because the money was appropriated so late in the fiscal year.  Obtaining personnel to man the projects that were approved was a difficult task.  In some instances, projects were revised to place an overemphasis on the purchase of equipment and materials in the absence of qualified persons to handle the original projects.

In allocating the limited funds available under Title II of the act, top priority was given the first year to elementary schools.  One hundred thirty-five non-public elementary schools enrolling more than 26,000 pupils benefited under provisions of this Title.  Evaluation of projects under Title I and II were not completed until late in 1966."

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