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State and Federal Grants

The ESEA of 1965 As Amended by the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) grant applications

ESSA  - Including provisions that apply to all member programs
2) Title I, Part A Improving the academic achievement of the disadvantaged
3) Title II, Part A - Preparing, training, and recruiting high-quality teachers, principals, and other school leaders
4) Title IV, Part A Student support and academic enrichment
Title I, Part A - The purpose of this title is to provide all children significant opportunity to receive a fair, equitable, and high-quality education, and to close educational achievement gaps.
Title II, Part A - provide grants to State educational agencies and subrants to local educational agencies to:
1) increase student achievement consistent with the challenging State academic standards;
2) improve the quality and effectiveness of teachers, principals, and other school leaders;
3) increase the number of teachers, principals, and other school leaders who are effective in improving student academic achievement in school; and provide low-income and minority students greater access to effective teachers, principals, and other school leaders.
Title IV, Part A - to improve students' academic achievement by increasing the capacity of states, local education agencies, school and local communities to: 1) provide all students with access to a well-rounded education; 2) improve school conditions for student learning; and 3) improve the use of technology in order to improve the academic achievement and digital literacy of all students. 

Language Instruction Educational Program (LIEP) formely knows as LIPLEPS

The purpose of the Federal Title III LIEP grant is to provide supplemental financial assitance to help local school districts improve the education of English learners (ELs) above and beyond state and local rquirements by assiting students to learn English and meet challenging State academic content and student achievement standards. Title III funs may be used to provide language instruction and school adjustment services to meet the needs of English learners (ELs), professional development and training staff serving ELs and to involve parents in their children's education.

Parent and Family Engagement

The Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) places a strong emphasis on the need for districts and schools to actively engage with parents and family members. A Title I, Part A provision requires Local Eduacational Agencies (LEAs) to actively engage parents and families of all students in the development of state and local education plans, school improvement plans, as well as Title I plans (ESSA Section 1116).
Parent's Right-To-Know: In accordance with ESSA, school districts who receive Title I funds to support students' academic success are required to notify families they have the right to request, and receive in a timely manner, information regarding the professional qualifications of the student's classroom teachers.

Parents Right to Know...Title I

The No Child Left Behind Act of 2000 requires all Title I schools to notify parents of all children in all Title I schools that they have the right to request and receive timely information on the professional qualifications of their child’s classroom teachers.

Schools are required to report:

1. Whether the teacher has met state qualifying and licensing criteria for the grade levels and subject areas in which the teacher is teaching

2. Whether the teacher is teaching under emergency or other provisional statue through which state qualification or licensing criteria have been waived

3. The baccalaureate degree major of the teacher and any other graduate certification or degree held by the teacher, including the field of discipline of the certification or degree; and

4. Whether the child is provided services by paraprofessionals and if so, their qualifications.

Parents may request the information from the building Principal and the information will be made available with in a timely manner. Because of privacy issues, no personal information about the teacher will be posted or provided.

More information on a PARENTS RIGHT-TO-KNOW can be found:

Why is the Common Core State Standards Initiative important?

With students, parents, and teachers all on the same page and working together for shared goals, we can ensure that students make progress each year and graduate from school prepared to succeed and build a strong future for themselves and the country. Click HERE to learn more!
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