School Improvement and Federal Programs Administrator: Jeffry Johnson
Federal Programs Assistants: Bee McRae and Linda Grape
The Eugene School District 4J Office of Federal Programs mission is to provide supplemental funding and fiscal compliance guidance to all Eugene 4J schools and departments. Through these supplemental support services, our schools can continue to provide students with the essential skills needed to experience academic success.
Title I, Part A, Improving Basic Programs
Title I, Part A provides supplemental resources to the district to ensure all children, particularly low-achieving children in the highest-poverty schools, 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.
A school-wide program is built on school-wide reform strategies, rather than separate, add-on services. A school is allowed to use funds from Title I, Part A and other federal education program funds and resources to upgrade the entire educational program of the school in order to raise academic achievement for all the students.
Schools identified as Title 1 school-wide programs are:
- Arts & Technology Academy (middle school)
- Awbrey Park Elementary School
- Bertha Holt Elementary School
- César Chávez Elementary School
- Family School (elementary school)
- Howard Elementary School
- McCornack Elementary School
- River Road/El Camino del Río Elementary School
- Spring Creek Elementary School
- Twin Oaks Elementary School
- Village School (K–8 charter school)
Targeted Assistance Programs
The term “targeted assistance” signifies that the services are provided to a select group of children; those identified as failing, or most at risk of failing, to meet the state’s challenging content and student performance standards, rather than for overall school improvement, as in school-wide programs. A targeted assistance school differs from a school-wide program school in several significant respects:
- Part A funds may be used in targeted assistance schools only for programs that provide services to eligible children identified as having the greatest need for special assistance.
- Part A funds must be used for services that supplement, and do not supplant, the services that would be provided, in the absence of the Part A funds, from non-federal sources.
- Records must be maintained that document that Part A funds are spent on activities and services for only Part A participating students.
Schools identified as targeted assistance programs are:
- Kelly Middle School
- Willagillespie Elementary School
- Eugene Waldorf School (private school)
- O’Hara Catholic School (private school)
Title IA CIP Slideshow (English 2016/17)
Title IA CIP Slideshow (Spanish 2016/17)
Parent & Family Engagement and Partnership
Parental involvement always has been a centerpiece of Title I. Parent and family involvement is defined as regular, two-way, and meaningful communication involving student academic learning and other school activities, including ensuring that parents:
- Play an integral role in assisting their child’s learning
- Are encouraged to be actively involved in their child’s education at school
- Are full partners in their child’s education and are included, as appropriate, in decision-making and on advisory committees to assist in the education of their child
Title 1 Parent Family Partnership CIP Slideshow (English) 2015/16
Title 1 Parent Family Partnership CIP Slideshow (Spanish) 2015/16
Family Resource Center Services Website
Title II, Part A – Teacher and Principal Training and Recruitment Program
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 ensure that all teachers are highly qualified.
Title IIA CIP Slideshow (English 2016/17)
Title IIA CIP Slideshow (Spanish 2016/17)
Title III, Part A – Language Instruction for Limited English Proficient and Immigrant Students
The purpose of Title III is to benefit Limited English Proficient (LEP) children and immigrant youth. The act states that LEP students must not only attain English proficiency but simultaneously meet the same academic standards as their English-speaking peers in all content areas.
Title X – The Education of Homeless Children and Youth
The purpose of Title X is to ensure that homeless students are provided a free, appropriate education despite the lack of a fixed place of residence or a supervising parent or guardian. The Eugene School District 4J Homeless Liaison is Deborah Dailey (541-790-7220)