Federal Programs Overview


FranklinCountySchool System Federal Programs


Tilda Sumerel, Federal Programs Resource Coordinator, Highly Qualified Teachers, Professional Development

(256) 332-8438 or ext. 1402


Title I Program

The Title I Program provides supplemental instructional and support programs for low performing students at each of our schools. Students who are found to be performing below average in achievement receive instruction, remediation and tutoring to help them make progress towards meeting the state's challenging student performance standards. All of our schools currently operate a Schoolwide Title I Program.

Parent Involvement Program

A major component of the Title I Program is Parent Involvement. We set aside 1% of our Title I budget at each school to provide activities, workshops, training and resources to help parents learn to provide effective support for their children and to help parents learn about and improve their basic parenting skills. Parents are encouraged to tak an active role in their child's education and to participate in all appropriate school and system level programs and activities. Parent Involvement Lead Teachers at each school work with other staff members and the parents to conduct needs assessments, analyze data, plan and provide activities and programs for parents and to actively involve parents in the planning and evaluation of the program.


Title III - English Language Learners Program

English Language Learners (ELL) Program serves students who are learning English as a second language. Our E L L Program staff provides instruction, resources and support to help students who qualify for the program improve their basic English Language Acquisition skills and work with them on an individual basis to identify areas in which they may need additional instruction, tutoring, remediation and support to help them make adequate progress towards meeting the state's challenging E L L performance standards. E L L students participate in the regular classroom instrucitonal program to learn and improve their core academic skills in our Sheltered Instruction Program. E L L students parents are encouraged to participate in all appropriate school and system level activitites and programs. E L L students are eligible to participate in all school activities and programs provided for their grade levels. E L L students are encouraged to participate in appropriate extended learning activities including the TRACKS After School and Summer Instructional and Enrichment Programs, dual enrollment and all extra-curricular activities. School staff members participate in ongoing continuous professional development training to help them learn to work effectively with E L L students in the regular classroom setting. The E L L program personnel also work closely with students and parents to serve as interpreters and liaisons between them and agencies to meet the basic needs.