Welcome to Federal Programs
The mission of the Federal Programs Office is to provide support to the Tallapoosa County School District in improving the academic success of students and in enhancing the professional growth of the staff.
The Elementary and Secondary Education (ESEA) provides funding to state and educational agencies to meet the academic needs of eligible students residing within the state. Tallapoosa County is a sub-recipient of grants funded through ESEA -- Title I, Title II, and Title V. These funds are managed through the Office of Federal Programs.
Title I funds are used to meet the educational needs of any student at risk of failing in our schools. That includes limited English proficient children, migratory children, children with disabilities, and neglected or delinquent children. Funds can also be used to significantly elevate the quality of instruction by providing staff with substantial opportunities for professional development. Other uses of Title I funds are to ensure all students will be educated in learning environments that are safe, drug-free, and conducive to learning, afford all students the opportunity to graduate from high school and present parents with substantial and meaningful opportunities to participate in the education of their children.
The purpose of Title II, Part A is to increase the academic achievement of all students by helping schools and districts improve teacher and principal quality and to ensure that all teachers are highly qualified. School districts have the flexibility to use Title II funds creatively to address the challenges of teacher and principal quality. Example uses include teacher preparation and qualifications of new teachers, recruitment and hiring, induction, professional development, and retention. Title II can also be used to improve the skills and knowledge of principals for effective school leadership.
Title V provides financial assistance to rural districts to assist them in meeting their state's definition of annual measurable objectives. Under this program, the US Department of Education awards funds by formula to the State Department of Education, which in turn made available as sub-grants to local educational agencies. These funds can be used for tutoring of students, supplemental classroom materials and programs, motivational speakers, and technology.