Federal Programs

  • The mission of the Office of Federal Programs is to provide support to the Boaz City School District in improving the academic success of students and in enhancing the professional growth of the staff.

    The Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) provides funding to state educational agencies to meet the academic needs of eligible students residing within the state. Boaz City Schools is a subrecipient of grants funded through ESEA--Title I, Migrant, Title II, Title III, Title VI, and Homeless. These funds are managed through the Office of Federal Programs.


    The Office of Federal Programs primary responsibilities are to:

    • Serve as liaison between the district and the Alabama Department of Education,
    • Assist the district and schools with interpreting and carrying forth provisions of federal regulations,
    • Monitor procedures utilized in conducting annual needs assessments and planning and implementing programs designed for school improvement,
    • Provide assistance in developing and implementing the school’s federal programs
    • Provide guidance in fiscal management

    Title I

    Title I is the largest federal funding source to local educational agencies under ESEA. It is designed to ensure that all children have a fair, equal, and significant opportunity to obtain a high-quality education and reach, at a minimum, proficiency on challenging state academic standards and state academic assessments. The Title I mission is to ensure that each child successfully meets or exceeds Alabama's proficient and advanced levels of student performance and meets or exceeds expectations on local, state, and national assessments.

    Performance Goals of the Title I program are to:

    • Ensure that high-quality academic assessments, accountability systems, and teacher preparation are aligned with challenging State academic standards so that students, teachers, parents, and administrators can measure progress against common expectations for student academic achievement.
    • Meet the educational needs of any student at risk of failing in school wide programs, limited English proficient children, migratory children, children with disabilities, and neglected or delinquent children.
    • Significantly elevate the quality of instruction by providing staff in participating schools with substantial opportunities for professional development.
    • Ensure that all students will be educated in learning environments that are safe, drug free, and conducive to learning.
    • Afford all students the opportunity to graduate from high school.
    • Present parents with substantial and meaningful opportunities to participate in the education of their children.

    Title I funds in BCSS provide:

    • Certified teachers
    • Paraprofessionals
    • Opportunities for professional development for school staff
    • Additional learning time for Title I students
    • Supplemental teaching / classroom materials and programs
    • Opportunities to update classroom technology through the purchase of computers, iPads, and Smartboards
      • Assistance to students experiencing transitional or inappropriate housing as defined by Title X
      • Supplement all programs for English Language Learners

     

    Migrant

    The general purpose of the Migrant Education Program (MEP) is to ensure that migratory children fully benefit from the same free public education provided to other children. More specifically, the purpose of the MEP is to:
     
    • Support high-quality and comprehensive educational programs for migratory children in order to reduce the educational disruption and other problems that result from repeated moves;
    • Ensure that migratory children who move among the states are not penalized in any manner by disparities among the states in curriculum, graduation requirements, and state academic content and student academic achievement standards;
    • Ensure that migratory children are provided with appropriate educational services (including supportive services) that address their special needs in a coordinated and efficient manner;
    • Ensure that migratory children receive full and appropriate opportunities to meet the same challenging state academic content and student academic achievement standards that all children are expected to meet;
    • Design programs to help migratory children overcome educational disruption, cultural and language barriers, social isolation, various health-related problems, and other factors that inhibit their ability to do well in school, and to prepare them to make a successful transition to post-secondary education or employment; and
    • Ensure that migratory children benefit from state and local systemic reforms.

     

    Title II

    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 and ensure that all teachers are highly qualified. School districts have the flexibility to use Title IIA funds creatively to address the challenges of teacher and principal quality. Example uses include teacher preparation and qualifications of new teachers, recruitment and hiring, induction, professional development, and retention. In addition, Title IIA funds may be used to improve the skills and knowledge of principals for effective school leadership.

     

    Title III

    The purpose of Title III is to ensure that limited English proficient students develop English proficiency and meet the same academic content and academic achievement standards that other children are expected to meet. Schools must use these funds to implement language instruction educational programs that carry out activities that use approaches based on scientific research. The district is responsible for meeting annual measurable achievement objectives established for LEP students, making adequate yearly progress, and annually measuring the English proficiency of LEP students in the district. The plan for addressing the needs of LEP students should be developed in consultation with teachers, researchers, administrators, and parents. 

      

    Title VI

    The Title VI provides financial assistance to rural districts to assist them in meeting their state's definition of annual measureable objectives. Under the RLIS program, the US Department of Education awards funds by formula to SEAs, which in turn make subgrants to LEAs.

    Title VI funds in BCSS are used to provide:

    • Tutoring for students
    • Supplemental classroom materials and programs
    • Motivational speakers
    • Opportunities to update classroom technology through the purchase of computers, iPads, and Smartboards

     

    Homeless

    Title X - The Federal McKinney-Vento Act (part of NCLB) guarantees equal access to public education for students experiencing homelessness.  Title X students may be:

    • Sharing housing due to loss of housing or economic hardship
    • Living in motels, hotels, camp grounds, parks, public places or other accomodation not designed for human habitation
    • Living in emergency or transitional shelters
    • Qualified migrant children in the above living circumstances
    • Awaiting foster care placement

    Students who qualify for Title X are entitled to:

    • Stay in their "school of origin"
    • Be provided transportation to and from school
    • Title I services even if their school of origin is not a Title I school
    • School supplies, uniforms, clothing
    • Referrals to services including mental/physical health, housing, food, etc.
    • Tutoring if they are behind their peers academically

Contact Us

  • Margaret Mastin

    126 Newt Parker Drive

    Boaz, Alabama, 35957

    mmastin@boazk12.org

    Fax: 256-593-8181

    Work: 256-593-8180

    Cell: 256-572-5990