The Federal Programs Office is dedicated to supporting the Concord School District.
TITLE I - IMPROVING THE ACADEMIC ACHIEVEMENT OF THE DISADVANTAGED
Title I, Part A (Title I) of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act, as amended (ESEA) provides financial assistance to local educational agencies (LEAs) and schools with high numbers or high percentages of children from low-income families to help ensure that all children meet challenging state academic standards (U.S. Department of Education). To access the website, click here.
TITLE II - IMPROVING TEACHER QUALITY
The purpose of Title II, Part A is to increase the academic achievement of all students by helping schools and districts improve teacher and principal quality.
STATE CATEGORICAL SPECIAL NEEDS FUNDING SOURCES
The Federal Programs Office also administers State Categorical special needs funding according to the Rules Governing the Distribution of Student Special Needs Funding.Alternative Learning Environment (ALE) provides funding for student intervention providing guidance, counseling, and academic support necessary to enable students who are experiencing emotional, social, or academic problems to continue to make progress toward educational goals appropriate to each individual student’s specific situation, characteristics, abilities, and aspirations. 18.104.22.168
English Language Learners (ELL) provides funding for students identified as not proficient in the English language based upon approved English proficiency assessment instruments in and comprehension of English in reading writhing speaking and listening.
National School Lunch Act (NSLA) funding shall be based on the number of national school lunch students from the preceding school year. The Concord School District will provide scientifically researched based programs and support staff to close the achievement gap.
Professional Development (PD) funding shall be utilized to improve the knowledge, skills, and effectiveness of teachers 3.24.1; address the knowledge and skills of administrators and paraprofessionals concerning effective instructional strategies, methods, and skills 3.24.2; lead to improved student academic achievement; 3.24.3 and are research-based, standards-based, and continuous programs 3.24.4.