CUMBERLAND COUNTY SCHOOLS

CURRENTLY FUNDED FEDERAL PROGRAMS

2017-2018 SCHOOL YEAR

FUNDING YEAR 18 (FY18) - PRELIMINARY ALLOCATIONS TITLE I - Improving Academic Achievement: Disadvantaged Students

  •    $1,737,549.60 allocation, our largest Federal Program grant

  •    Money can be used in and for Title I schools only to supplement, not supplant

  •    There are 10 Title I schools in the Cumberland County School System during

    FY18; our 9 elementary schools plus The Phoenix School

  •    Based on poverty rate - percentage of free and reduced meal qualifiers

  •    Maintenance of Effort ranking "spirals down from highest to lowest poverty"

  •    Contains several "subparts"; minimum of 35% poverty rate required

  •    Has 588 regulations; must serve schools with 75% poverty rate

  •    Most of this grant is used for salary and benefits for teachers and teaching

    assistants

  •    Title I currently funds salaries and benefits for 7 teachers, 15 paraprofessionals,

    16 instructional facilitators and 2 class size reduction teachers

  •    Provides supplemental supplies, materials, plus computer software and hardware

  •    Provides professional development for teachers and tutoring for at-risk students

  •    Provides parental involvement money on a per pupil basis for students in poverty

    attending Title I schools

  •    Provides support for homeless students

    TITLE I A - Neglected and Delinquent Children

$14,943.34 allocation is allocated for a part-time teaching assistant and parent

involvement for Crossville's Cumberland Mountain School
TITLE II - Preparing, Training, & Recruiting High Quality Teachers & Principals

  •    $267,582.89 allocation, our second largest Federal Program

  •    Pays salary and benefits for three and a half instructional coaches

  •    Pays for staff development programs based on school system data

  •    Pays for conferences, workshops, "bringing in the experts" and travel for ongoing,

    research-based training in core academic subjects

  •    Pays for teachers to become "Highly Qualified" in hard to staff areas

  •    Pays stipends for mentors to support new teachers

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TITLE III - Language Instruction: Limited English Proficient; Immigrant Students

  •    $12,774.76 grant for English Learners (ELs)

  •    May not be used for required ESL teacher or teaching assistants salaries and

    benefits

  •    Used for instructional equipment, supplies, and professional development

  •    ESL instruction currently delivered at 11 of our 12 schools

  •    Pine View is currently the only schools without ELs

  •    Six teachers and two teaching assistants currently deliver instruction to more than

    146 English learners system-wide TITLE IV - Safe and Drug Free Schools

  •    All funding for this Title program has been eliminated, spent and zeroed out

  •    We write a separate "Safe Schools Grant" from the St ate of Tennessee to

    support a system- wide counselor's salary and benefits.
    TITLE V (formerly Title VI) - Rural and Low-Income School (RLIS) Program

  •    $140,457.18 grant for rural, low income school systems, must qualify by poverty rate

  •    Can be used in Title I, Title II and Title III-like fashion

  •    Pays 1.6 FTE salary, benefits and retirement for two supplemental ESL teaching

    assistants

  •    Pays for in county travel expenses for instructional coaches to provide technical

    assistance to schools

    Con solidated Ad ministration

  •    Cost to administer all Federal Programs and is limited to no more than 20% of each grant (except for Title III which is limited to 2%)

  •    Cumberland County will only use 13.1% of our total allocation (12% from Title I, 20% from Title II, and 15% from Title V) for all administrative costs, a total of $283,091.07

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TITLE IX - MCKINNEY-VENTO HOMELESS EDUCATION ASSISTANCE

  •    $67,514.47 has been requested through this competitive grant for each of the next two years

  •    We will be notified in June if our grant has been approved

  •    Pays half of the salary and benefits for our local Homeless Liaison

  •    The other half of the salary and benefits for this employee is supported by our

    Family Resource Center grant

  •    Pays for before and after school tutoring for 308 homeless students

  •    Pays for transportation to the school of origin

  •    Pays for reasonable, allowable and necessary school supplies support

  •    Pays for enrichment field trips

    21 st CENTURY COMMUNITY LEARNING CENTERS

  •    Two grants ($91,975.00 and $395,000.00) provide extended learning programs at our nine elementary schools

  •    A minimum of 12 hours per week of programming is required in before and after school activities

  •    Programs do not replicate the school day

  •    Students are referred based on academic, social and/or emotional need

  •    Programming includes science, technology, engineering, arts and math activities

  •    An hour of physical activity per week is required

  •    Students are highly encouraged to participate for thirty consecutive days or longer

  •    Academic and behavioral gains are quantified

  •    Pays stipends and benefits for 140 employees and 9 site coordinators

  •    Pays for transportation home after program hours have been completed each day