Friday, October 09, 2015

Welcome to Lauderdale County Federal Programs

Title I, Part A funds are provided by the federal government to seven of the Lauderdale County schools. Each Title I school receives an allocation based on the number of free and reduced lunches at each local school. Each school receives a per pupil allocation plus a portion of the 1% system allocation set aside for parental involvement. The system and schools use the funds for additional personnel, instructional specialists, instructional paraprofessionals, professional development, and instructional materials. These federal funds are in addition to required state and local funds provided to all schools in Lauderdale County.

Each Title I school develops a Continuous Improvement Plan to describe its program. The CIPs and the LEA Title I Plan are available for review by the public. Plans are located at each local school's office and at the Lauderdale County Central Office. Local CIPs can also be found at Procedures for Parent Complaint or Disagreement with the Continuous Improvement Plan and/or LEA Title I Plan: Parents should submit to their local school or to the Lauderdale County Central Office any complaints or concerns they may have regarding any component of the CIP and/or LEA Title I Plan. The comments will be forwarded to the CIP committee and/or the LEA Title I Advisory Committee. Upon receiving the complaint, the committee will review  the plan and decide if any adjustments need to be made.

A Title One school must be identified as a school-wide or targeted assistance school. In order to be served as a school-wide school, the free/reduced lunch percentage must be 40% or greater. To be served as a targeted assistance school, the free/reduced lunch percentage must be 35% or greater. For the 2015-2016 school year, Lauderdale County will serve five schools as school-wide programs:  Central High School, Lauderdale County High School, Rogers High School, Waterloo High School, and Wilson High School. 

For more information, please call 256-760-1300 or your local school.

It is the policy of the Lauderdale County Board of Education that no one will be excluded from participation, be denied benefits, or be discriminated against in any school program or activity based on sex, race, religion, belief, national origin, ethnic group, color, age, or disability.

Inquiries or concerns related to Title One, Part A may be directed to Dr. Gina Baggett.