Rod Lake, Director of State and Federal Programs
STATE AND FEDERAL PROGRAMS OFFICE STAFF
Cathie Pape, Secretary
The State & Federal Programs office is responsible for the planning, implementation and compliance monitoring of the following federal and state funded programs and the locally funded English as a Second Language Program:
ESEA (Elementary and Secondary Education Act (No Child Left Behind PL 107-110) Programs:
Title I-A (Improving Academic Performance of the Disadvantaged)
· schoolwide reform in high-poverty schools;
· school improvement plans;
· professional development and technical assistance based on scientifically based instructional strategies; and
· creation of challenging state standards requiring ALL students are taught by “highly qualified” teachers and paraprofessionals and imposes strict consequences in an escalating pattern for schools who do not reach AYP (Adequate Yearly Progress).
Title II-A (Teacher and Principal Quality)
Increase student achievement by elevating teacher and principal quality through recruitment, hiring and retention strategies with emphasis on:· professional development of staff especially in the areas of analysis of data, assessment, & instructional strategies in math & reading.
Title III (English Acquisition, Language Enhancement and Academic Achievement)
Assists school districts in teaching English to limited English proficient children and helping these students meet the same challenging standards required of all students. Establishes:· annual English language acquisition goals and assessment;
· notification of parents concerning program placement and progress; and
· requires high-quality professional development for teachers.
Goal: Acquisition of proficiency in speaking, listening, reading and writing of the English Language for students whose first language is other than English
Right to Know
You have the right to know about teaching qualifications of your child's classroom teacher in a school receiving Title 1 funds. The federal "No Child Left Behind" (NCLB) Act requires that any local school district receiving Title 1 funds must notify parents that they may ask about the professional qualifications of their child's classroom teacher.
The qualifications include:
- Whether the teacher has met the Ohio teacher licensing criteria for the grade level and subject areas in which the teacher provides your child instruction.
- Whether the teacher is teaching under emergency or temporary status that waives state licensing requirements.
- The undergraduate degree major of the teacher and any other graduate degree or certification (such as National Board Certification) held by the teacher and the field of discipline of certification or degree.
- Whether your child is provided services by instructional paraprofessionals and, if so, their qualifications.
You may request information by contacting:
, Director of State and Federal Programs
Phone: 330-830-3900 Ext. 50113
Comments Sought on Federal Funds
Every year the Massillon City School District receives funds from the federal government to provide various educational services. District administrators invite comments from the public regarding the services listed below. Please call the Director of State and Federal Programs, Administration Offices, 930 17th Street N.E., Massillon, Ohio 44646, 330.830.3900 extension 50113.
Title I, Helping Disadvantaged Children Meet High Standards monies provide supplemental instruction in reading, language arts and mathematics to students in Franklin Elementary, Gorrell Elementary, Whittier Elementary and Massillon Intermediate School. Funds support staff for services to families and children and purchase equipment and supplies.
Title II A, Teacher and Principal Quality, provides monies to “increase student achievement by elevating teacher and principal quality through recruitment, hiring and retention strategies.”
Title III, English Acquisition, Language Development and Academic Achievement provides monies to “assist school districts in teaching English to limited English proficient children and helping these students meet the same challenging standards required of all students.”
Title Part B (VI-B), Early Childhood Special Education monies provide services, support staff, materials and equipment for preschool and school- age students with disabilities.
All federally funded programs provide for participation of non-public schools.
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