The purpose of Title II is to provide supplemental support that improves the quality and effectiveness of teachers, principals, and school leaders. This support can include induction programs, professional development and growth activities, equitable access to quality educators, and educator recruitment. The support provided by this grant is intended to:
Increase student achievement consistent with the challenging state academic standards
Improve the quality and effectiveness of teachers, principals, and other school leaders
Increase the number of teachers, principals, and other school leaders who are effective in improving student academic achievement in schools
Provide low-income and minority students greater access to effective teachers, principals, and other school leaders
Title III is a supplementary program funded through a federal grant. Funds are used to help ensure that English Language Learners attain English proficiency and develop high levels of academic achievement. These supplementary funds are also used to assist teachers in developing their capacity to provide effective instruction to English Language Learners through professional development and district support.
The English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) program in Flagler Schools serves students who have been identified as English Language Learners (ELLs). Our district uses an inclusion academic model. ELLs are in mainstream classes and receive ESOL strategies, support and resources for English acquisition from teachers, and at some schools, paraprofessionals in addition to teachers.
The language levels of our ELLs are monitored throughout the year and a standardized language assessment called WIDA ACCESS 2.0 is administered once a year. This assessment measures growth in their language acquisition in listening, speaking, reading, and writing. To learn more, please review the 2022–25 Flagler Schools ELL Plan.
The purpose of the federal funds received under the Title IV Part A, Student Support and Academic Enrichment Grant are to improve academic achievement by increasing schools' capacity to:
Provide all students with access to a well-rounded education
Support safe and healthy students through mental health supports and safe schools
Improve the effective use of technology in our schools.
At least 20% of this grant must be applied to a well-rounded education, at least 20% must be applied to safe and healthy schools, and no more than 15% can go toward the effective use of technology in schools.
The Federal McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance Act states that students who lack a fixed, regular, and adequate nighttime residence are considered homeless. Title IX, Homeless Education Program, is a grant that helps to support homeless children. If a child is living in a shelter, motel, vehicle, campground, on the street, or doubled-up with relatives or friends, then the student is eligible to receive services provided under the McKinney-Vento Act.
Through these supports, homeless students must receive access to the educational and other services they need to enable them to meet the rigorous state academic achievement standards to which all students are held. In our district, we refer to families being supported by the Title IX grant as "Families in Transition" (FIT).
Under McKinney-Vento, Pre-K–12th Grade students have the right to:
Continue to attend the school they last attended before losing their housing if that is in their best interest.
Enroll and attend classes immediately while the school arranges for the transfer of school and immunization records.
Receive transportation to the school of origin if the parent/guardian requests such support.
The Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) is a law that makes special education and early intervention services available for children with disabilities. The IDEA governs how states and public agencies use funds to support early intervention, special education, and related services for children ages 3–21.
Visit the Exceptional Student Education page for more information about educational programs and services for students with special learning needs.