Janet P. Hagood, Director
No Child Left Behind Act of 2001
Landmark Education Reform Designed to Improve Student Achievement
Four Key Principles
*Stronger accountability for results
*Greater flexibility for states, school districts and schools in the use of federal funds
*More choices for parents
*Emphasis on teaching methods that have been demonstrated to work
Title I is the largest federal aid to education program in this country. Title I programs enable schools to provide opportunities for children served to acquire the knowledge and skills contained in the state content and performance standards developed for all children and to promote effective parent involvement. In , eligible schools use Title I funds for supplemental instructional materials, technology, additional teachers and aides, professional development, parent involvement programs and materials, and extended day/year programs.
Title II funds support professional development activities designed to prepare, train, and recruit highly qualified teachers and principals . Title II funds are used to support intensive high quality professional development activities in the core academic subjects.
Title III Language Instruction for Limited English Proficient and Immigrant Students
Title III funds are supplemental to the core program and are used for professional development, materials/supplies, parenting, and extended year programs.
Title X Homeless Education Assistance
The purpose of this program is to ensure that all children and youth living in homeless situations have equal access to the same free and appropriate public education provided to other children and youth. The Jefferson County School System has developed policies to remove any barriers that would hinder their academic success and provide them with the same educational services and opportunities to meet the same challenging state student performance standards to which all students are held.