About Federal Programs
Fayetteville City Schools Federal Programs Department provides information about and access to federal resources to enhance academic achievement by ensuring that all children have an opportunity to obtain a high-quality education. Additionally, the department works to ensure accountability for development and implementation of federally funded programs and services.
ESSA – The Every Student Succeeds Act is a federal law that requires school districts to develop academic standards and assessments, as well as a system for accountability. Under the law, federal resources are allocated to provide various academic programs and services for eligible students and to keep parents informed.
Fayetteville City School’s ESSA Participation
Title I, Part A - Title I, Part A aims to improve teaching and learning for students in high-poverty schools so that these students meet the state's challenging content and performance standards. Ralph Askins Elementary and Fayetteville Middle School operate school wide Title I programs.
Family & Community Engagement – Title I, Part A calls for families to be full partners with school staff and other members of the community in order to create and sustain high-performing schools. See the links under the “Links Library” for LEA and School Family & Community Engagement Plans.
Students in Foster Care - Title I includes Educational Stability Provisions for Children and Youth in Foster Care. For additional information regarding students in foster care, please contact our foster care point of contact, Steve Giffin – 931-433-5542, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Title III - Title III aims to improve the education of English learners (ELs) by helping them learn English and meet challenging state academic standards. An EL can be any student who lists a language other than English on the home language survey and qualifies for services based on the W-APT or WIDA screener. ELs can be both immigrant and non-immigrant students.
Title V – Title V, The Small, Rural School Achievement Program, aims to address the unique needs of rural school districts.
Migrant Students - The Migrant Education Program aims to identify and serve children between the ages of 3 and 21 who are, or whose parents or spouses are, migratory agricultural workers, including migratory dairy workers, or migratory fishermen, and who, in the preceding 36 months, traveled across division/state lines in order to obtain, or accompanied such parents or spouses, in order to obtain, temporary or seasonal employment in agricultural or fishing activity. The general purpose of the MEP is to ensure that migratory children fully benefit from the same free public education provided to other children
Children and Youth Experiencing Homelessness - The Tennessee Homeless Education Program is designed to facilitate the enrollment, attendance, and success of homeless children and youth in Tennessee schools. All school districts in Tennessee are required to identify and provide needed services to homeless children.
Homeless children and youth include individuals who lack a fixed, regular and adequate nighttime residence. This includes the following situations:
- Sharing the housing of others (known as doubling-up) due to loss of housing (a situation where individuals are unable to maintain their housing situation and are forced to stay with a series of friends and/or extended family members);
- Living in motels, hotels, trailer parks or camping grounds due to the lack of alternative adequate accommodations; and
- Living in emergency or transitional shelters or are abandoned in hospitals.
- Living in a public or private place not designated for or ordinarily used as a regular sleeping accommodation for human beings;
- Living in cars, parks, abandoned buildings, substandard housing, bus or train stations, or similar settings; and
- Migratory children living in the above circumstances.
- The McKinney-Vento Act also recognizes unaccompanied youth who are homeless. According to the act, an unaccompanied youth is a youth not in the physical custody of a parent or legal guardian.
If you know a student who is experiencing homelessness, please contact Steve Giffin at 931-433-5542 or email@example.com