Title I, Part A: CMCSS is a recipient of Title I funds for eligible schools, using school-wide programs. According to the US Department of Education’s website, the description of Title I, A follows:
Title I, Part A (Title I) of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act, as amended by the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESEA) provides financial assistance to local educational agencies (LEAs) and schools with high numbers or high percentages of children from low-income families to help ensure that all children meet challenging state academic standards. Federal funds are currently allocated through four statutory formulas that are based primarily on census poverty estimates and the cost of education in each state
- Basic Grants provide funds to LEAs in which the number of children counted in the formula (formula children) is at least 10 and exceeds 2 percent of an LEA’s school-age population.
- Concentration Grants provide funds to LEAs that are eligible for Basic Grants and in which the number of formula children exceeds 6,500 or 15 percent of an LEA’s the total school-age population.
- Targeted Grants are based on the same data used for Basic and Concentration Grants except that the data are weighted so that LEAs with higher numbers or higher percentages of children receive more funds. Targeted Grants are based on the same data used for Basic and Concentration Grants except that the data are weighted so that LEAs with higher numbers or higher percentages of formula children receive more funds. Targeted Grants provide funds to LEAs in which the number of formula children (without application of the formula weights) is at least 10 and at least 5 percent of the LEA’s school-age population.
- Education Finance Incentive Grants (EFIG) distribute funds to States based on factors that measure:
- a State’s effort to provide financial support for education compared to its relative wealth as measured by its per capita income; and
- the degree to which education expenditures among LEAs within the State are equalized.
Once a State’s EFIG allocation is determined, funds are provided (using a weighted count formula that is similar to Targeted Grants) to LEAs in which the number of children from low-income families is at least 10 and at least 5 percent of the LEA’s school-age population.
An LEA’s Title I allocation is the sum of the amount that the LEA receives under each formula. LEAs target the Title I funds they receive to schools with the highest percentages of children from low-income families. If a Title I school is operating a targeted assistance program, the school provides Title I services to children who are failing, or most at-risk of failing, to meet challenging State academic standards. Schools in which children from low-income families make up at least 40 percent of enrollment are eligible to use Title I funds to operate the school-wide programs that serve all children in the school to raise the achievement of the lowest-achieving students. LEAs also must use Title I funds to provide Title I services to eligible children enrolled in private schools. More information about Title I and other ESEA programs is available at: https://www2.ed.gov/policy/elsec/leg/essa/index.html.
CMCSS Title I Schools
Barkers Mill Elementary
Byrns Darden Elementary
Cumberland Heights Elementary
Montgomery Central Elementary
Moore Magnet Elementary
Norman Smith Elementary
St. Bethlehem Elementary
West Creek Elementary
Montgomery Central Middle
New Providence Middle
West Creek Middle
CMCSS K-12 Virtual
Montgomery Central High
West Creek High
Title I-A, Neglected: Oak Plains Academy receives federal funding.
NEGLECTED OR DELINQUENT CHILDREN. A child in a local institution for neglected or delinquent children and youth or attending a community day program for such children is eligible for services under this part.
INSTITUTION FOR NEGLECTED OR DELINQUENT CHILDREN AND YOUTH. The term ‘‘institution for neglected or delinquent children and youth’’ means
- a public or private residential facility, other than a foster home, that is operated for the care of children who have been committed to the institution or voluntarily placed in the institution under applicable State law, due to abandonment, neglect, or death of their parents or guardians; or
- a public or private residential facility for the care of children who have been adjudicated to be delinquent or in need of supervision.
Title II, Part A:
All CMCSS schools receive access to Title II funds.
Title II, Part A is a U.S. Department of Education (ED) grant program that provides supplemental funding to help support effective instruction. ED awards Title II, Part A funds to state educational agencies (SEAs), which then sub-grant funds to local education agencies (LEAs). Title II, Part A funding is intended to support teachers, principals, and other school leaders in their work to improve the overall quality of instruction and ensure equity of educational opportunity for all students.
Title III, Part A:
Title III, Part A of the federal Elementary and Secondary Education Act provides funds to help English learners, including immigrant children and youth, succeed in school by assisting them in becoming fluent in English and meeting challenging state academic content and student academic achievement standards. The priorities of Title III are to:
- Increase the English language proficiency of English learners (ELs) by providing effective language instruction educational programs that meet the needs of ELs and increase English language proficiency and student academic achievement
- Provide effective professional development designed to improve the instruction and assessment of ELs, to enhance the ability of teachers and school leaders to understand and implement curricula and assessment practices and measures, and to increase children’s English language proficiency or substantially increase the subject matter knowledge, teaching knowledge, and teaching skills of teachers
- Provide and implement other effective activities and strategies that enhance or supplement language instruction educational programs for ELs which shall include parent, family, and community engagement activities
Title IV: The purpose of this subpart is to improve students’ academic achievement by increasing the capacity of States, local educational agencies, schools, and local communities to—
- provide all students with access to a well-rounded education;
- improve school conditions for student learning; and
improve the use of technology to support the academic achievement and digital literacy of all students.
Education for Homeless Students: https://www2.ed.gov/programs/homeless/index.html
Students in Foster Care: https://www2.ed.gov/about/inits/ed/foster-care/index.html
Non-Public Schools Receiving Federal Funding/ Equitable Services:
- Amare Montessori School
- Chapel Hill Christian Academy
- The Clarksville Academy
- Clarksville Christian School
- Immaculate Conception School
- Power and Grace Preparatory Academy