The Emmett School District provides several federal programs as afforded by the Every Student Succeeds Act. Dr. Isa DeArmas, Assistant Superintendent, Federal Programs, provides oversight to the federal programs that are listed below, along with contact information for the coordinators.
Improving Basic Programs (Title I-A)
Coordinator: Dr. Isa DeArmas, Assistant Superintendent, Federal Programs 208-365-6301
Title I-A: Improving Basic Programs is a federal program that helps students who are most at risk meet state academic standards and be proficient on state assessments. This program provides funding to districts and schools that can be used for professional development, extended-time programs, and other strategies to help raise achievement levels. Title I-A laws hold states, districts, and schools accountable for improving the academic achievement of all students.
Title I schools are required to notify parents of their rights to receive certain information. Parents may request information concerning the professional qualifications of their child's teacher(s) including the degrees held, certifications held, and whether the teacher is certified in the area he/she is teaching. Title I schools must notify parents if their child has been assigned, or has been taught for at least four consecutive weeks, by a teacher who does not meet the "Highly Qualified" definition. Parents also may request information concerning whether or not their child is receiving instruction by teacher assistants, and if so, their qualifications.
The law states that parents in Title I schools:
- Must be a part of developing a written parent involvement policy that is distributed to all parents and to the local community and announced at an annual meeting.
- Have a right to be involved in the planning and implementation of the parent involvement program in their school.
- Can receive materials and training for parents and staff to foster greater parent involvement.
- Must have the opportunity to jointly develop, with school staff, a school-parent compact that outlines how parents, the entire school staff, and students will share the responsibility for improved student academic achievement and the means by which the school and parents will build and develop a partnership to help children achieve the state's high standards.
In addition, parents have the right to know:
- the qualifications of their child's teacher.
- information on the level of achievement of their child.
- if their child is being taught by someone who is not "highly qualified" and will be in that position for 4 or more weeks.
- the school's parent policy and have a right to have input in the decisions that are in the policy.
McKinney-Vento Homeless Education (Title IX-A)
Coordinator: Amy Burr, McKinney-Vento Liaison, 208-365-0839
The Education of Homeless Children and Youth Program ensures that students who lack a fixed, regular, and adequate nighttime residence are provided a free, appropriate public education. This includes educational services that provide for an equal opportunity to enroll in, attend, and be successful in school. The McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance Act, most recently reauthorized as Title X, Part C of the Title IX-A Education for Homeless Children and Youth section of the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) ensures that students who lack a fixed and regular nighttime residence are provided a free, public education.
The Act ensures the educational rights and protections for children and youth experiencing homelessness and includes:
- The right to immediate enrollment in school even without giving a permanent address.
- The right to attend school in the school of origin (if requested and is feasible), or in the school in the attendance area where the family or youth is currently residing.
- The right to receive transportation to the school of origin.
- The right to services comparable to those received by housed schoolmates.
- The right to attend school along with children not experiencing homelessness.
- The posting of homeless student rights in all schools and other places around the community.
For more information visit the State Department of Education Homeless Education website.
Neglected and Delinquent (Title I-D)
Coordinator: Isa DeArmas, Assistant Superintendent, Federal Programs, 208-365-6301
The purpose of Title I-D: Neglected, Delinquent, or At-Risk is to provide prevention and intervention programs for children and youth who are neglected, delinquent, or at-risk, as authorized under the Every Student Succeeds Act. Title I-D improves educational services so that these children and youth meet the same state academic achievement standards that all children are expected to meet. Emmett School District provides educational support at the Summit Youth Academy, located at the Patriot Center.
For more information, visit the State Department of Education's Neglected and Delinquent page.
Migrant Education Program (Title I-C)
Coordinator: Elsa Johnson, 208-365-0839
The Migrant Education Program supports educational programs for migratory children to reduce the impact of academic disruptions from repeated moves so that each child receives the same opportunity to meet academic content standards and can overcome barriers to transition successfully into postsecondary education and employment.
The purpose of the Migrant Education Program is to:
- Support high-quality and comprehensive educational programs for migratory children to help reduce the educational disruptions and other problems that result from repeated moves;
- Ensure that migratory children who move among the States are not penalized in any manner by disparities among the States in curriculum, graduation requirements, standards;
- Ensure that migratory children are provided with appropriate educational services (including supportive services) that address their special needs in a coordinated and efficient manner;
- Ensure that migratory children receive full and appropriate opportunities to meet the same challenging State academic content and student academic achievement standards that all children are expected to meet;
- Design programs to help migratory children overcome educational disruption, cultural and language barriers, social isolation, various health-related problems, and other factors that inhibit the ability of such children to do well in school, and to prepare such children to make a successful transition to postsecondary education and employment; and
- Ensure that migratory children benefit from State and local systemic reforms.
For more information on the Migrant Education Program, visit the State Department of Education's Migrant Education page.
English Learner (EL) Program (Title III-A)
Coordinator: Elsa Johnson, 208-365-0839
The Title III/Idaho Program's mission is to help ensure that English learners (ELs) attain English language proficiency and meet state academic standards, as defined by the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA). The District provides instruction that is designed to teach EL students English language skills in all four domains; listening, speaking, reading and writing. Our goal is for all students to become proficient English speakers, listeners, readers, and writers.
For more information on LEP programs, visit the State Department of Education's LEP page.
21st Century After School Programs (Title IV - Part B)
Coordinator Shannon Anderson, 208-365-2921
The 21st Century Community Learning Centers (21st CCLC) program is authorized under Title IV, Part B, of the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA). The program is designed to provide academic enrichment opportunities, art, music, recreation, sports, drug and violence prevention and youth development activities to students during non-school hours. The program also offers families of students served by community learning centers opportunities for educational development. Federal money to states for this program is determined by population. Program is available at Emmett Middle School.
For more information on the 21st Century Learning Centers, visit the State Department of Education's 21st CCLC page.