Title I Basic Skills Improvement Program; Title II-A Recruiting
and Training Highly Qualified Teachers and Administrators; Title
III English as a Second Language, Spanish Bilingual Program;
The Federal Programs Department is responsible for handling all
aspects of the 1965 Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA),
whose original intent was to provide supplemental educational
services to students in low income schools and/or districts.
These services were, and still are provided for students under
the auspices of Title I. ESEA transitioned to No Child Left
Behind (NCLB) in 2001 with the same intent. ESEA will
transition to the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) for school
The Department is responsible for all program and fiscal
documentation of Title I expenditures.
Title II-A provides for preparing, training, and recruiting high
quality teachers and principals and was signed into law in 2001
as part of No Child Left Behind.
The Department is
responsible for all program and fiscal documentation of Title
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 of 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 Department is responsible for all
program and fiscal documentation of Title III expenditures.
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 ESEA, 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
The Federal Programs Departmentís responsibility is to assure
that our district is in compliance with all aspects of ESEA.