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ESL/Bilingual, Basic Skills Improvement, NCLB

Geri Ledford, Federal Programs Supervisor
34 Outwater Lane, Garfield, New Jersey
(973-340-5000 Ext. 2030

Myroslawa Cahn, Federal Programs Assistant Supervisor
(973-340-5000 Ext. 2029

Federal Programs

Title I Basic Skills Improvement Program; Title II-A Recruiting and Training Highly Qualified Teachers and Administrators; Title III English as a Second Language, Polish Bilingual; Spanish Bilingual; NCLB/ESEA

The Federal Programs Department is responsible for handling all aspects of the 2001 No Child Left Behind Act (NCLB) whose name is now being used interchangeably with the 1965 Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA).  The original intent of the ESEA was to provide supplemental educational services to low income students in low income schools and/or districts.  These services were, and still are, provided for students under the auspices of Title I.

Title II-A provides for preparing, training, and recruiting high quality teachers and principals and was signed into law in 2001 as part of NCLB.  The Department is responsible for all program and fiscal documentation of Title II-A expenditures.

Providing English as a Second Language and Bilingual Education to limited English proficient students became mandated nationwide as a result of the 1974 U.S. Supreme Court decision in Lou v. Nichols.  Once NCLB was signed into law in 2001, ESL and Bilingual education was subsumed within NCLB and newly identified as Title III.

The Federal Programs Department is responsible for applying for the NCLB Entitlement Grant Application funds, developing all programs and budgets that fund these initiatives within the parameters of allowable use under NCLB, maintaining all fiscal records pertaining to the expenditure of these funds, and maintaining all documents to support the expenditures for the programmatic aspects of the grant.

The Department is also responsible for overseeing, observing, and evaluating the teachers working in the regular-day Title I Basic Skills Program, the ESL and Bilingual teachers working in those programs, and for all staff who work in extended day, extended year, and adult programs in Title I and Title III, both fiscally, programmatically, and for maintaining all appropriate documentation.

The Federal Programs Departmentís responsibility is to assure that our district is in compliance with all aspects of ESEA/NCLB.

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