Every student in LCSD1 benefits to some extent from federal programs. The benefits range from lower class size to up-to-date equipment in the classroom and teachers trained in the latest instructional techniques. The district receives money from federal sources for a variety of programs and services. Some of the larger grants are as follows:
Title I— The oldest federal program included with the ESEA of 1965 was re-authorized on Jan. 8, 2002, as No Child Left Behind, Public Law 107-110. Part A of Title I, designed to help disadvantaged children meet challenging content and student performance standards, provides financial assistance to districts based on the number of children from low-income families. The following schools currently receive supplemental support from Title I funding: Afflerbach, Alta Vista, Arp, Baggs, Cole, Fairview, Goins, Hebard, Lebhart, Pioneer Park and Rossman elementary schools as well as Johnson Junior High and PODER Charter Academy.
Title IIA—This state formula grant program includes the 1994 IASA Eisenhower Professional Development State Grants and focuses on preparing, training and recruiting high-quality teachers and principals.
Title ID—This program provides the district with funding to help provide services to neglected and delinquent students.
Title II D—No Child Left Behind establishes the Enhancing Education Through Technology program, which provides assistance to states and districts aimed at improving student achievement through the use of technology, assisting all students in becoming technologically literate and encouraging integration of technology in teacher training.
Title III—The new English Language Acquisition program is intended to ensure that limited English proficient (LEP) students develop English proficiency and meet the same academic content and achievement standards as other students.
Perkins —The Carl D. Perkins Vocational and Technical Education Grant funds programs to assist students in the attainment of challenging state-established academic, vocational and technical skill proficiencies.
IDEA—Part B Flow Through—This program provides special education funding to districts aimed at students with disabilities, ages 3 to 21. IDEA funds are used to pay the excess costs of providing special education and related services to students with disabilities.
IDEA – Part B 619 Preschool —This program also provides special education funding to districts aimed at the identification and transition of preschool-aged children.