Federal Programs

Title, Migrant, ESL, Bilingual

Title I—Supplemental services to low achieving students in high poverty schools
Title II A—Teacher Quality
Title II D—Educational Technology
Title III—Teaching English to limited English proficient children including immigrant children
Title IV—Safe and Drug-Free Schools
Title V—Innovative Programs
Migrant—Migratory children who are failing or most at risk of failing to meet the State’s challenging academic standards

Title I
Title I is the largest federal aid program. Services are designed to improve the educational performance of low-achieving children in high poverty schools. Under Title I, funds are distributed to schools with above-average low-income students to receive an equitable share of services. The purpose is to provide supplemental services to improve the academic achievement of disadvantaged students. Funds are used to provide activities that otherwise would not be funded. Teachers are funded to assist in reading and math. Some programs funded under Title I include Family Literacy, parent involvement, professional development, and technology.

Title III and ESL
Title III and English as a Second Language consolidates the Bilingual Education Act with the Emergency Immigrant Education Program. Reform of the Act will focus on existing programs on teaching English to limited English proficient (LEP) children including immigrant children. The purpose is to help ensure that children who are limited English proficient meet the same challenging State academic content and student achievement standards as all children. It is designed to develop agencies to develop and enhance high-quality programs. Parental and community participation in language instructional programs are provided for limited English proficient children. We currently use the LAS (Language Assessment Scales) to identify students who are limited or non-English proficient. The State Department of Education is currently developing a state assessment that all districts will be required to use. We currently have teachers who hold ESL endorsements. Fort Hays State University is offering courses in Liberal to provide teachers the opportunity to earn an ESL endorsement.

A student is determined to be migrant if they have lived in this area for less than three years and the family is employed by an agriculture-related field. The purpose of this funding is to provide additional services to students who move frequently. Federal programs specify that migratory children who are failing, or most at risk of failing, to meet the State’s challenging academic standards and challenging student academic achievement standards, and whose education has been interrupted during the regular school year shall receive Priority for Services. Priority for Services means students who meet both criteria will receive Migrant Education Program funded services before services are provided to other migratory children.


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