|No Child Left Behind (NCLB)|
The Office of Federal Programs of Sumner County Schools coordinates and monitors federal grants awarded the district through the State Department of Education. These programs include Title I, Part A – Improving Basic Programs, Title II – Part A – Teacher Quality, and Title III, Limited English Proficient programs. For more information on Sumner County Schools Federal Programs, please contact Robin Hood, 615-451-5224.
Title I is the largest federal assistance program for our nation’s schools. The goal of Title I is a high quality education for every child. The program provides extra help to students who need it most. All Title I teachers and paraprofessionals are highly qualified. Parents may request information about the qualifications of teachers and paraprofessionals who instruct their child.
The No Child Left Behind act authorizes a Title I school to develop a school-wide program when the free and reduced lunch percentage reaches 40%. A school wide program allows the school to consolidate federal funds to strengthen the core academic program. An eligible school must first develop a plan that describes how the school will implement the required components and describe how the school will use its resources. All fourteen Title I schools qualify for and operate as school-wide programs.
The following Sumner County elementary schools are receiving Title I funds for the
2012-13 school year:
Vena Stuart Elementary
Benny Bills Elementary
Watt Hardison Elementary
North Sumner Elementary
Clyde Riggs Elementary
J. W. Wiseman Elementary
Portland Gateview Elementary
George A. Whitten Elementary
Gene W. Brown Elementary
The Title I Program does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, handicap or age.
The purpose of the Title II program is to increase academic achievement of all students by helping schools and districts improve teacher and principal quality and ensure that all teachers are highly qualified. Title II, Part A funds must be utilized for providing scientifically research based methods for teachers and principals when planning for professional development.
The purpose of the Title III program is to ensure that immigrant and limited English proficient (LEP) students in achieving grade-level and graduation standards, as well as acquiring the English language. Additionally, the Title III funds are to be used in helping these students meet the same challenging state standards required of all students.