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Federal Programs
Dr. Jim Thompson                      Mrs. Wanda Parrish                       
Assistant Superintendent               Title I, Title III, and PBIS Coordinator   
Director of Federal Programs

WHAT IS THE PURPOSE OF FEDERAL PROGRAMS IN EDUCATION?

The intent of Federal Programs is to “help all children have the opportunity to obtain a high-quality education and reach proficiency on challenging state and academic standards and assessments.” 

The purpose of Federal Programs is to “enable schools to provide opportunities for at-risk and disadvantaged children to acquire the knowledge and skills contained in the challenging State content standards and to meet the challenging State performance standards developed for all children.”  Federal Programs “supplements” and not supplants what the required Local and State funds provide.

Title I is intended to serve students in core academic subject areas: Reading, Language Arts/English, Math, Science and Social Studies. All Screven County schools are School- Wide Title I schools  The purpose of the School Wide program is to provide supplemental resources and services which should result in improving the academic achievement of all students, particularly the lowest achieving students.  The goal of such a program is to assist those students to demonstrate proficiency on academic standards.

Screven County Schools Participates in the following federal programs:

Title I, Part A:  Improving Academic Achievement of Disadvantaged Students – Basic Programs-Title I, Part A Basic Program grants provide supplementary educational services to pupils at public schools that have high concentrations of student from families that live in poverty.  The purpose of the grant is to help improve teaching and learning for students most at risk of failing to meet State standards and to close the achievement gap.

Title I, Part C, Education of Migratory Children -Title I, Part C grants provide high-quality and comprehensive educational programs for migratory children to help reduce the educational disruptions and other problems that result from repeated moves.
Title II, Part A:  Professional Development for Teachers, Principals, and Others-Title II, Part A grants provide funding for purposes related to recruitment, retention, and professional development of K-12 teachers and principals.
Title II, Part D:  Enhancing Education Through Technology-Title II, Part D grants provide funding to increase access to educational technology, support the integration of technology into instruction, enhance technological literacy, and support technology-related professional development of teachers.
Title III, Part A:  Language Instruction for Limited English Proficient (LEP)-Title III, Part A grants provide funding to help ensure that LEP students, including immigrant students, attain English proficiency, develop high levels of academic attainment in English, and meet the same state academic content and student academic achievement standards that all students are expected to meet.
Title IV, Part A:  Safe and Drug-Free Schools and Communities-Title IV, Part A grants provide funding that support programs that prevent violence in and around schools; that prevent the illegal use of alcohol, tobacco, and drugs; that involve parents and communities; and that are coordinated with related Federal, State, school and community efforts and resources to foster a safe and drug-free learning environment that supports student academic achievement.
Title X, C: McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance Act-The McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance Act defines homeless students as lacking a fixed, regular and adequate night time residence. This includes students who are sharing the housing of others due to economic hardship; living in cars, parks or public places, motels, hotels or camp grounds due to lack of alternative accommodations; are living in emergency or transitional shelters; are abandoned in hospitals; awaiting foster care placement; or migratory children living in the defined circumstances.
Sandra Brown-Homeless Liaison-912-451-2000

FEDERAL PROGRAM NOTICES
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