Title I, Part A (Title I) of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act, as amended by the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESEA), provides financial assistance to local educational agencies (LEAs) and schools with high numbers or high percentages of children from low-income families to help ensure that all children meet challenging state academic standards. Currently, Title I funding is providing to the following buildings:
- Schoolwide: Annehurst ES; Cherrington ES; Hawthorne ES; Huber Ridge ES; Pointview ES; Wilder ES
- Target Assistance: Mark Twain ES
If you have questions or would like additional information, please contact your building principal or Juliet Peoples 614-797-5715
MCKINNEY - VENTO HOMELESS ASSISTANCE ACT
McKinney-Vento is the primary piece of federal legislation dealing with the education of children and youth experiencing homelessness in U.S. public schools. It was reauthorized as Title X, Part C, of the No Child Left Behind Act.
The McKinney-Vento program is designed to address the problems that homeless children and youth have faced in enrolling, attending, and succeeding in school. Under this program, state educational agencies (SEAs) must ensure that each homeless child and youth has equal access to the same free, appropriate public education, including a public preschool education, as other children and youth. Homeless children and youth should have access to the educational and other services that they need to enable them to meet the same challenging state student academic achievement standards to which all students are held. In addition, homeless students may not be separated from the mainstream school environment. States and districts are required to review and undertake steps to revise laws, regulations, practices, or policies that may act as a barrier to the enrollment, attendance, or success in school of homeless children and youth.
Under the McKinney-Vento Act, children in homeless situations have the right to:
- Go to school, no matter where they live or how long they have lived there;
- Attend either the local school or the school of origin (the school of origin is the school the child attended when he/she was permanently housed or the school in which the child was last enrolled), if this is in their best interest;
- Receive transportation to and from the school or origin;
- Enroll, attend classes and participate fully in all school activities while the school arranges for the transfer of records,;
- Have access to the same programs and services that are available to all other students including transportation and supplemental services; and
- Attend school with children not experiencing homelessness - segregation based on a student's status as homeless is prohibited.
Our school district liaison is Debbie Meissner, Director of Student Health & Safety. She may be reached at 614-797-5880.
Our state coordinator for homeless education is Susannah Wayland, 614-387-7725.
Click here to read a copy of our Board of Education's policy on Homeless, revised and approved 1/24/2011
OHIO PARENT INFORMATION AND RESOURCE CENTER
The Ohio Parent Information and Resource Center (PIRC) is funded by the U.S. Department of Education, Office of Innovation and Improvement.
The mission of PIRC is to empower all parents and families by providing information, resources and training to support children's learning and enhance the environments in which they grow.
As mandated by the No Child Left Behind Act, Ohio PIRC provides vital information and resources to support:
- Parental involvement
- Educational success
- Family advocacy
- Community collaboration
To find out more about Ohio PIRC, please contact them at:
Toll Free Number: 1-888-OHPIRC9 (647-4729) - www.ohiopirc.org