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Federal Programs

Felecia Cook
Director of Federal Programs


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The Federal Programs Department provides technical assistance, program monitoring, and resources, to our schools to ensure that all children have an opportunity to obtain a high quality education and to achieve proficiency on the state's high academic achievement standards.

WCSD Federal Programs Handbook

2023-2024 Consolidated LEA Improvement Plan

Title I, Part A - Improving the Academic Achievement of the Disadvantaged

Title I, Part A is a part of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965 as amended by the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA).  This Act provides federal funds to local public schools with high numbers or percentages of poor children to help ensure that all children meet challenging State academic content and student academic achievement standards.  These funds support state and local reform efforts tied to challenging State academic standards in order to reinforce and enhance efforts to improve teaching and learning for students.  Title I, Part A programs must be based on effective means of improving student achievement and include family engagement using evidence-based strategies.

Title I, Part A - Parent and Family Engagement 

Parent and Family Engagement is an ongoing process that increases active participation, communication, and collaboration between parents, schools, and communities with the goal of educating the whole child to ensure student achievement and success.

Title I, Part C - Education of Migratory Children

Title I, Part C (MEP) is designed to support comprehensive educational programs for migrant children to help reduce the educational disruption and other problems that result from repeated moves. 

Title II, Part A - Supporting Effective Instruction

Title II, Part A is designed to support effective instruction by improving the effectiveness of teachers, principals and other school leaders to improve academic achievement.

Title IV, Part A - Student Support and Academic Enrichment (SSAE)

Title IV, Part A is a grant with a wide range of allowable uses.  This grant is used to provide all students with access to a well-rounded education, improve school conditions for student learning, and to improve the use of technology in order to improve the academic achievement and digital literacy of all students. 

Title V, Part B - Rural Education Initiative

The Rural Education Initiative is designed to assist rural school districts in using Federal resources more effectively to improve the quality of instruction and student academic achievement. It consists of two separate programs – the Small, Rural School Achievement (SRSA) program and the Rural and Low-Income Schools (RLIS) program. 

Title IX, Part A - McKinney-Vento Education for Homeless Children and Youth

The McKinney-Vento Education for Homeless Children and Youth program is designed to address the problems that homeless children and youth have faced in enrolling, attending, and succeeding in school.