The Office of Federal Programs is to promote student achievement by ensuring access, opportunity and support that meets the diverse needs of all students. The Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) has established the following programs:
In Cabell County, the Department of Federal Programs includes, but is not limited to, Title I, Title II and Title III.
Title I is the major component of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA), passed in 1965. Congress has reauthorized the Act numerous times since its enactment, making changes in focus each tine. The current re-authorization of ESEA is the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA), signed into law December 10, 2015.
Title I Program is committed to helping schools improve the academic achievement of disadvantage or low-achieving students, including closing the achievement gap between socioeconomic groups.
Cabell County must also offer Title I funds to provide academic enrichment services to eligible children enrolled in private schools.
Title II, under ESSA authorizes programs to improve teaching and leadership through professional learning at the state and district level that impacts academic achievement of students by improving teachers and school leadership quality.
Title III is a part of ESSA to help ensure that English learners attain English language proficiency and meet state academic standards.
Title IV, Part A is a part of ESSA to provide all students with access to a well-rounded education by improving school conditions for student learning, improve the use of technology that improves academic achievement and digital literacy.