Forms to receive federal Title funds are due Oct. 1 and 47 school districts across Oregon, including four in Douglas County, have not yet submitted plans to the Oregon Department of Education.

Yoncalla, Winston-Dillard, Glendale, and Days Creek school districts have not submitted forms for the 2019-2020 school year as of Tuesday.

Yoncalla and Days Creek administrators said they will be filing the forms before the deadline.

Winston-Dillard and Glendale did not return phone calls from The News-Review.

School districts have to submit Elementary and Secondary Education Act Assurances and a School Prayer Certificate to receive Title funds.

Through those forms, districts agree to comply with the provisions, rules and regulations of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act, use the federal funds to supplement existing programs, provide data on request, complete a Continuous Improvement Plan, and comply with all applicable assurances for Federal Grant Funds.

Districts also agree to the statement that, “This school district has no policy that prevents, or otherwise denies participation in, constitutionally protected prayer in public elementary and secondary schools as detailed in the constitutionally protected school prayer guidance provided by the U.S. Department.”

Sanne Godfrey can be reached at sgodfrey@nrtoday.com or 541-957-4203. Follow her on Twitter @sannegodfrey.

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