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Federal Programs & Strategic Planning

 

Overview of the Federal Programs Department

Documents

Selma City Schools Consolidated Plan    Travel Reimbursement Form    Professional Development Evaluation Form

Federal Programs Proposal Form    ESSER I Amendment 10.1.21.pdf    Selma City Schools approved application.pdf

Selma City Amended GEER Application.pdf    ARP ESSER App Details.pdf    ARP ESSER State Reserve App Details.pdf

We are proud that ALL of our schools are Title I Schools! Title I is the largest federal aid program for elementary and secondary schools. Title I provide money to school districts around the country based on the number of low-income families in the district. Each school district uses Title I funds to pay for extra educational services for children. The purpose of Title I 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.

Title I, Part A

The purpose of Title I, Part A is to ensure that all children have a fair, equal, and significant opportunity to obtain a high-quality education and reach proficiency on challenging State academic achievement standards.

Title II, Part A

The purpose of Title II, Part A is to increase the academic achievement of all students by helping schools and districts improve teacher and principal quality and effectiveness.

All activities under Title II are based on a needs assessment for professional development and hiring. Funds will be used to:

  • Recruit and hire highly qualified teachers to reduce class size

  • Promote retention of highly qualified teachers by implementing a teacher mentoring program

  • Provide professional activities that improve the knowledge of teachers and principals, and in appropriate cases, paraprofessionals

Title IV, Part A

The purpose of Title IV, Part A funds is to improve students’ academic achievement by increasing the capacity of states, local educational agencies (LEAs), schools, and local communities to:

  • Provide all students with access to a well-rounded education.
  • Improve school conditions for student learning.
  • Improve the use of technology in order to improve the academic achievement and digital literacy of all students.

Title V, Part B

The Rural and Low-Income Schools program is an initiative that provides grant funds to rural LEAs that serve concentrations of children from low-income families.

Parent and Family Engagement

Each Title I school strives to build and maintain positive, collaborative partnerships with parents. Selma City has a District Parent Involvement Committee, which is comprised of parents from each Title I school. This committee annually revises the District Parent Involvement Policy.

It is our intent to provide you with pertinent information to the community and the students and parents that we serve to assist in making the learning experience here in Selma successful.

Please send any suggestions or additions concerning the CIP, LEA Title I Plan, and the Parental Involvement Plan/Policy to:   Mrs. Cicely Curtis, Director of Federal Programs-2194 Broad Street-Selma, AL 36701

McKinney Vento

 Definition of Homeless

Who is eligible for McKinney-Vento services? Children and youth who lack a fixed, regular, and adequate nighttime residence. 11434 a( 2)

✓Sharing the housing of others due to loss of housing, economic hardship, or similar reason.

✓Living in motels, hotels, trailer parks, or camping grounds due to lack of alternative adequate accommodations.

✓Living in emergency or transitional shelters. ✓Living in a public or private place not designed for or regularly used as accommodations.

✓Living in cars, parks, abandoned buildings, substandard housing, bus or train stations, or similar settings. ▪ What is substandard? Check utilities; infestations; mold; dangers

Private Schools

Private school officials and/or the public have the right to complain to the State Department of Education, 5348 Gordon Persons Building, 50 N. Ripley Street, PO Box 302191, Montgomery, AL 36130, (Edmund Moore, 334-242-8199) if the local educational agency did not engage in consultation that was meaningful and timely or did not give due consideration to the views of the private school official.

Please send any suggestions or additions concerning the CIP, LEA Title I Plan, and the Parental Involvement Plan/Policy to:   Mrs. Cicely Curtis, Director of Federal Programs-2194 Broad Street-Selma, AL 36701

***Copies of attestations are available for review by the general public in each schools Principal's office and in the Board of Education's Federal Programs Office.

Cicely Curtis

Cicely Curtis

Titles: Federal Programs Director
Email:
Phone Numbers:
School: 334-874-1600
Cynthia Milledge

Cynthia Milledge

Titles: Family & Community Engagement Specialist
Email:
Phone Numbers:
School: 334-874-1600
Irene Patterson

Irene Patterson

Titles: Homeless Liaison
Email:
Phone Numbers:
School: 334-419-0994
Latoya Scott

Latoya Scott

Titles: Program Assistant
Email:
Phone Numbers:
School: 334-874-1600