The Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) is now called No Child Left Behind Act (NCLB). The ESEA was passed by Congress in 1965 to authorize programs to benefit educationally disadvantaged elementary and secondary students. The purpose of re-authorizing the ESEA was to improve teaching and learning for all children to enable them to meet challenging academic content and student performance standards.
On January 8, 2002, President Bush signed into law the No Child Left Behind Act of 2001 (NCLB). It changes the federal government's role in K-12 education by asking our Nation's schools to describe their success in terms of what each student accomplishes. The NCLB Act contains the President's four basic education reform principles: stronger accountability for results, increased flexibility and local control, expanded options for parents, and an emphasis on teaching methods that have been proven to work.
The purpose of the various federal program grants and allocations is to provide additional resources to meet the needs of the students. The federal funds supplement the state and local funds to provide services, personnel, technology, training, and resources to meet the educational needs of the students.
Parents' Right to Know:
Under the provisions of the No Child Left Behind legislation (Title I Section 1111 (h)(6)) the parent/guardian of each student attending a school in the district may request information regarding the professional qualifications of the student's classroom teachers, including at a minimum, the following:
State Teacher Certification for the grade levels and subject areas in which the teacher provides instruction.
Teacher is teaching under emergency or other provisional status through which the certification has been waived.
The certification, degree, major, and the field of discipline(s) held by the teacher.
If the child receives services by paraprofessional and, if so, their qualifications.
The parent/guardian will submit to the school principal a letter requesting information about the designated teacher, using the Parents' Right to Know Request for Information form, available at the school office. The school will respond to the request within 10 school days of the receipt of the written request. Also under the provisions of the No Child Left Behind legislation (Title I Section 1111 (h)(6)) the school will provide timely notice to parents/guardians that their student has been assigned to or is being taught for four or more consecutive weeks by a teacher who is not certified in the grade level or content area assigned for instruction.
Equity and Comparability:
All schools within the Barbour County School District receive comparable services from state and local sources. This includes the assignment of personnel (to include teachers, administrators, and staff), the distribution of curriculum materials, and instructional supplies and equipment. This the aforementioned assignment and distribution is based on student enrollment for each school.
Title I funds are distributed in accordance with P.L. 103-383, Section 1113. Title I attendance area eligibility is calculated based on free/reduced lunch and enrollment data for the fourth month or from the first forty days attendance report. Barbour County School District ensures that all persons are afforded equal access to instructional programs. Participation in other selected programs is based on criteria included in Board Policy. No student will be denied participation in a program due to gender, race, national origin, color, disability, age, or migrant status, limited English proficiency, neglect or delinquency, or homeless.
Federal Programs Funding: (When funding is awarded and applicable.)
Title I, Part A: Improving Basic Programs Operated by Local Education Agencies.
Title I Part B, Subpart 3: Even Start Family Literacy.
Title I, Part C: Education of Migrant Children.
Title I, Part D: Prevention and Intervention Programs for Children and Youth Who are Neglected, Delinquent, or At-Risk.
Title II, Part A: Teacher & Principal Training and Recruiting Fund.
Title II, Part D: Enhancing Education Through Technology (EETT).
Title III, Part A: English Language Acquisition and Language Enhancement (EL).
Title IV, Part A, Subpart 1: Safe & Drug-FreeSchools and Communities.
Title IV, Part A, Subpart 2: Community Service Grants.
Title IV, Part B, 21st Century Community Learning Centers (21st CCLC).
Title VI, Part B, Subpart 2: Rural and Low-Income Schools.
Title X, Part C: McKinney-Vento Homeless Education
Currently the Barbour County School District receive Federal Programs Funding from the following areas:
- Title I, Part A
- Title II, Part
- Title IV, Part B
- Title VI, Part B, Subpart 2