FEDERAL PROGRAMS (ESSA):
Reauthorized in 2015 under Public Law 114-95 as Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA), these programs were originally authorized under the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) of 1965 (Public Law 89-10), the first major program of federal assistance to our nation’s public elementary and secondary schools. These programs assist Local Education Agencies (LEAs) to close the achievement gap with accountability, flexibility, and choice.
(Title I Improving the Academic Achievement of the Disadvantaged, Part A Schoolwide; Title II Preparing, Training and Recruiting High-Quality Teachers and Principals, and Other School Leader, Part A Supporting Effective Instruction; Title IV 21st Century Schools - Part A Student Support and Academic Enrichment Grants; Title V Flexibility and Accountability Part B Rural Education Initiative; Parental Involvement; Reading Tutorial; Title I Preschool; Homeless Children and Youth; Foster Care)
District board-appointed Homeless Liaison, Foster Care Point of Contact (POC) / Surrogate Parent, ELL and Migrant Coordinator:
Amber Cox, Special Services Director @ (417) 723-5300
The purpose of the schoolwide program is to use the key elements of Title I.A to upgrade the entire educational program of a school so all students can reach high educational standards. A school is eligible to implement a schoolwide program if at least 40% of the enrolled students are economically deprived or 40% of the school attendance center children are from economically deprived families. Eligibility is determined by the free and reduced lunch percentage for that school. Schools in which less than 40% of the enrolled students are economically deprived or less than 40% of the school attendance center children are from economically deprived families, may operate a schoolwide program if the school receives a waiver from DESE to do so. An eligible school, or school wishing to receive a waiver, after consulting with the LEA, must submit the Title I Schoolwide Commitment Letter to DESE stating the school's intent to implement a schoolwide program.
ESSA TITLE I.A /HOMELESS/FOSTER ANNUAL MEETING
When: Tuesday, October 13, 2020
Time: 5:30 PM
Where: Preschool Commons Area