Federal Programs are those programs funded with dollars appropriated by the federal government for the expressed purpose of addressing high priority needs, such as high poverty rates, limited opportunities for services and other educational deficits. The Madison County School District’s Office of Federal Programs administers four federal programs:
Title I, Part A - As outlined by the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965 (ESEA) and as amended by the Every Student Succeeds Act of 2015 (ESSA), the purpose of Title I is to support supplemental services for students in high-poverty schools. Through Title I, Local Education Agencies (LEAs) and schools with high percentages of children from low-income families receive financial assistance to ensure all children have significant opportunity to obtain a high quality education and reach proficiency on challenging state academic achievement standards.
Title II, Part A - Title II as outlined by ESEA of 1965 and as amended by ESSA of 2015 supports training and recruiting high quality teachers and principals. Through Title II, LEAs improve teacher and principal quality to ensure educator effectiveness to support increased student achievement.
Title III, Part A - Title III as outlined by ESEA of 1965 and as amended by ESSA of 2015 provides supplemental services that improve the English language proficiency and academic achievement of English Learners (ELs). All services provided to ELs using Title III funds must supplement, and not supplant, the services that must be provided to ELs under Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the Equal Educational Opportunities Act of 1974 (EEOA), and other requirements, including those under State or local law.
Title IV, Part A – The Student Support and Academic Enrichment (SSAE) program is intended to help meet educational standards in high need schools by increasing the capacity of local educational agencies (LEAs). Title IV as outlined by ESEA of 1965 and as amended by ESSA of 2015 helps schools and local communities: 1) provide all students with access to a well-rounded education, 2) improve school conditions for student learning, and 3) support the effective use of technology in order to improve the academic achievement and digital literacy of all students.
Each program targets specific areas of need and each program has guidelines for using funds. Federal funds may be used in any way that supplements the curriculum and meets the needs to be addressed by a particular program. Our website represents another effort of the school district to keep parents and the community informed. We are always looking for ways to improve what we do. We welcome and encourage your feedback. Please take a few moments to complete our Quality of Service survey.
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