Federal Programs

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The Elementary and Secondary Education Acts, reauthorized in 2015 at Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA), provides funding for States to distribute to school districts for specific educational purposes. 

Questions regarding Federal Programs may be directed to Federal Programs Director, Jens Jacobsen, 766-6723

What is Title I? Title I provides federal funds to schools with high percentages of low-income students. These funds pay for extra educational services to help at-risk students achieve and succeed regardless of any disadvantages through no fault of their own. Title I is a federal entitlement program that gives funds to schools in need based on student enrollment, the free and reduced lunch percentage for each school, and other informative data.The US Department of Education distributes Title I funds to State Departments of Education that, in turn, distribute the funds to individual school districts. Each school district divides its funding among qualifying schools based on their numbers of low-income children.

Title I, Part A

The purpose of Title I, Part A is to support students who are most at risk of failing to achieve proficiency on challenging state and local standards. The Title I, Part A program provides reading intervention at grades K-8, and credit recovery and supplemental instructional resources in grades 9-12.

Migrant Education- Title I, Part C

HBSD operates a Migrant Education Program that provides supplemental support for migrant eligible students and their families. In Haines, the migrant program typically serves families who fish commercially or for subsistence. To learn more about eligibility or the services available, contact the Migrant Recruiter, Natalie Benassi. More information about our Migrant Education Program can be found on the following page: Click here

Title II, Part A

The purpose of Title II, Part A is to support schools' efforts to increase student academic achievement by improving teacher quality and increasing the number of highly qualified teachers and administrators in schools.

Title IV-A

The purpose of Title IV-A is to provide students with a well-rounded education, support safe and healthy students, and to support the effective use of technology.

Title VI "Indian" Education

This funding is used to support the academic achievement of Native students, through our cultural programming.

Education for Homeless Children

Students who do not have fixed, regular, adequate nighttime lodging are eligible for additional support to help them succeed in school. Contact your school principal to discuss your student's needs. The HBSD Homeless liaison is Kristen Brumfield.

By Jens Jacobsen