• This department oversees all federal programs (Title I, Title II, Title III, Title IV) programmatically and financially. The mission of the Federal Programs Department is to ensure that federal education funds contribute to the goal of all students meeting or exceeding rigorous state standards. The primary role of the department is to provide program monitoring, data collection and reporting, and to facilitate the necessary technical assistance to ensure not only compliance but quality programs for students. Our Title II, Part A funds are used to increase the academic achievement of all students by helping schools improve teacher and principal quality and ensure that all teachers are highly qualified.

    With the exception of Northampton Early College and the Northampton Virtual Academy, the remaining schools in Northampton County are schoolwide Title I schools serving all students in the school. Title I funds and other educational funds may be combined to carry out
    schoolwide activities to implement the most effective strategies to raise student achievement levels.


    • Title I funds of the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) is the largest federally funded educational program authorized by Congress that provides supplemental funds to school districts to meet students' educational goals and needs. The funds are distributed to schools based on qualifying criteria set by the federal and state guidelines with high percentages of students from low-income families designed to raise academic achievement and to provide educational enrichment opportunities for all students

    • Title II funds have a major emphasis on the importance of teacher quality in improving student achievement. The funds are used to improve teacher and principal quality and to assist schools with building systems of support and capacity.

    • Title III funds aim to ensure that English Learners and immigrant students attain English Language proficiency and meet the same challenging State academic achievement standards that all students are expected to meet. Funds must be used to implement language instruction programs and skills of teachers who service EL students.

    • Title IV funds provide students with access to a well-rounded education; support safe and healthy learning environments; and improve the effective use of technology to enhance academic achievement and digital literacy for all students.

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