Federal Programs

 

The purpose of the Federal Programs Team is 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 achievement standards and state academic assessments.

 

Resources

 

 
 
 
Office of Inspector General Hotline
 

If you have information about fraud, waste, abuse or mismanagement, as well as other crimes or violations of Federal laws, rules, and regulations, relating to U.S. Department of State (Department) or the Broadcasting Board of Governors (BBG) programs and operations, you may report it to the Office of Inspector General (OIG) Hotline. Such information includes allegations concerning contracts, grants, public corruption, conflict of interest, and other criminal or serious non-criminal misconduct involving employees, contractors/sub-contractors, and grantees/sub-grantees.

You can submit your report to the OIG through one of two options.

The Hotline may be used for unclassified information only at https://oig.state.gov/hotline.

To submit classified information, contact the Hotline at (202) 647-3320 for further instructions. 

 

Title I

Title I services in the Perry Public Schools are made possible by federal funding that is set aside to states under the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA). The purpose of this law is to improve educational opportunities in schools with high concentrations of poverty.


In the fall of 2011, the United States Department of Education (USDE) invited each State to request flexibility on behalf of itself, its district, and schools, in order to better focus on improving student learning and increasing the quality of instruction. The voluntary opportunity provided educators and State and local leaders with flexibility regarding specific requirements of the No Child Left Behind Act of 2001 (NCLB) in exchange for rigorous and comprehensive State-developed plans designed to improve educational outcomes for all students, close achievement gaps, increase equity, and improve the quality of instruction.

 

The Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) was signed by President Obama on December 10, 2015. This measure reauthorizes the nation’s national education law and longstanding commitment to equal opportunity for all students. The new law builds on key areas of progress, including;

  • Advancing equity to disadvantaged and high-need students.
  • Requires that all students be taught high academic standards.
  • Ensures that vital information is provides to educators, families, students, and communities through statewide assessments.
  • Helps to support and grow local innovations,
  • Sustains and expands historic investments in increasing access to high-quality preschool.
  • Maintains an expectation that there will be accountability and action to effect positive change in the lowest-performing schools, where groups of students are not making progress, and where graduation rates are low over extended periods of time..
 
 
Title II
 

Title IIA- Preparing, Training, and Recruiting High-Quality Teachers, Principals, and other School Leaders

 

The key to improving academic achievement and supporting student success is ensuring that all students have access to an effective teacher in every classroom and effective school leaders in every school. Research demonstrates that teacher effectiveness contributes more to improving student academic outcomes than any other school characteristic and that effective school leaders are essential to recruiting and supporting teachers and leading school improvement. 

 

The reauthorization of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) by the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) provides opportunities for state and local entities to use Title II funding in even more effective and innovative was to help improve teacher and leader quality and ultimately increase student success. To read more about how the Oklahoma State Department of Education is implementing standards set forth by the passage of ESSA use the following link.

http://sde.ok.gov/sde/essa

 

 

Title IV Part A

 

 

The Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) created a new stream of funding under Title IV, Part A (referred to as Student Support and Academic Enrichment (SSAE) program by the federal government) that provides districts an opportunity to advance efforts to improve access to well-rounded educational opportunities in a safe and healthy learning environment.

Hotline Contact information for the Office of Inspector General:

U.S. Department of Education Office of Inspector General
550 12th Street, SW Washington, DC 20202  (202) 245-6900
 
 
Title IX
 

Title IX requires schools to adopt and publish grievance procedures for individuals to file complaints of sex and gender-based discrimination, including complaints of sexual harassment and violence.

 
 
Title IX, Part C McKinney-Vento Homeless Education
 
HOMELESS LIAISON DUTIES
The Perry Public Schools homeless liaison must ensure that:
  1. Children and youth experiencing homelessness are identified by school personnel through outreach and coordination activities with other entities and agencies;
  2. Children and youth experiencing homelessness are enrolled in, and have a full and equal opportunity to succeed in, schools within the district;
  3. Children, youth, and families experiencing homelessness have access to and receive educational services for which they are eligible, including Early Head Start and Head Start programs, early intervention services under Part C of the Individual with Disabilities Education Act, and other preschool programs administered by the school district;
  4. Children, youth, and families experiencing homelessness receive referrals to health care, dental, mental health, substance abuse, housing, and other appropriate services;
  5. The parents or guardians of students experiencing homelessness are informed of the educational and related opportunities available to their children and are provided with meaningful opportunities to participate in the education of their children;
  6. Public notice of the educational rights of students experiencing homelessness is disseminated in locations frequented by families, and youth experiencing homelessness, including schools, shelters, public libraries, and soup kitchens, in a manner and form understandable to parents, guardians, and unaccompanied youth;
  7. Enrollment disputes are mediated in accordance with the provisions of the Act;
  8. Parents, guardians, and unaccompanied youth experiencing homelessness are fully informed of all transportation services available to McKinney-Vento students, including transportation to the school of origin, and are assisted in accessing transportation;
  9. School personnel providing services to students experiencing homelessness receive professional development and other support; and
  10. Unaccompanied youth are enrolled in school; have opportunities to meet the same challenging State academic standards as other children and youth; are informed of their status as independent students under the Higher Education Act of 1965 (20 U.S.C. § 1087vv), and receive assistance verifying this status for purposes of the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).
Homeless Liaison, Debbie Rodriguez (580) 336-8805
Oklahoma State Department of Education, Tammy Smith, (405) 522-3260