• The Federal Programs Department overseas the administration of consolidated federal grants authorized by the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1964. These grants work within the District’s Multi-Tiered Systems of Support to promote the success of schools and students who face unique challenges to learning including economic disadvantages, homelessness, migratory lifestyles and learning English as a second language.


    About the ESEA

    The federal Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) emphasizes equal access to education, sets high standards for academic performance, and demands a rigorous level of accountability from schools and districts. ESEA authorizes an important group of education programs administered by the states. These programs provide supplemental support to eligible schools and districts to raise the academic achievement of struggling learners and address the complex challenges that arise among students who live with disability, mobility problems, learning difficulties, poverty, transience and the need to learn a second language.

    • Title I-A Improving Education for the Disadvantaged & Struggling Students
    • Title I-C Migrant Students Educational Support
    • Title II-A Teacher and Principal Quality and Support
    • Title III-A English Language Learners Support
    • Title X-C Homeless Educational Support (McKinney-Vento)

    FY19 NSBSD ESEA Application and District Plan

     Title I-A: Improving Education for the Disadvantaged

    Title I, Part A of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) provides supplemental funding to schools with a high ratio of economically disadvantaged students (poverty rates of students enrolled in schools in order to provide the support for students) in these schools to meet and achieve academic proficiency especially on the state standards for reading/language arts and mathematics. Schools that receive funds under Title I-A are called "Title I schools."


    Title I-C: Migrant Student Educational Support

    The goal of the Migrant Education Program is to ensure that all migrant students reach challenging academic standards and graduate with a high school diploma (or complete a GED) that prepares them for responsible citizenship, further learning, and productive employment.

    Section 1306(b) of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act provides supplemental funds to be used to meet the identified needs of migratory children that result from their migratory lifestyle, and to permit these children to participate effectively in school.

    Alaska’s Migrant Education Program is guided by the statewide Comprehensive Needs Assessment (CNA) and the state Service Delivery Plan (SDP) that identifies the measurable program objectives and the instructional strategies designed to meet the needs identified in the CNA.


    Title II-A: Teacher and Principal Quality and Support

    Provides grants to State educational agencies, local educational agencies, State agencies for higher education, and eligible partnerships in order to —

    1. Increase student academic achievement through strategies such as improving teacher and principal quality and increasing the number of highly qualified teachers in the classroom and highly qualified principals and assistant principals in schools; and
    2. Hold local educational agencies and schools accountable for improvements in student academic achievement.


    Title III-A:  English Language Learners Support

    In the last several decades, English Learners (ELs) have been among the fastest-growing populations in our Nation’s schools. The purpose of Title III, Part A is to: 

    • help ensure that children who are English learners, including immigrant children and youth, attain English proficiency and develop high levels of academic achievement in English;
    • assist all English Learners, including immigrant children and youth, to achieve at high levels in academic subjects so that all English learners can meet the same challenging State academic standards that all children are expected to meet;
    • assist teachers, principals and other school leaders, State educational agencies and local educational agencies, and schools in establishing, implementing, and sustaining effective language instruction for educational programs designed to assist in teaching English learners, including immigrant children and youth;
    • assist teachers, principals and other school leaders, State educational agencies, local educational agencies to develop and enhance their capacity to provide effective instructional programs designed to prepare English learners, including immigrant children and youth, to enter all-English instructional settings; and
    • promote parental, family and community participation in language instruction educational programs for the parents, families and communities of English learners.


    Title X-C: Homeless Educational Support (McKinney-Vento)

    Title X-C of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA), called the McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance Act, includes requirements for all districts to identify and serve children and youth experiencing homelessness so that these children have access to the same free appropriate public education as provided to other children and youth in the state. Some funding is available to award competitive grants to districts that meet eligibility requirements based on the number of homeless children and youth identified in the district.

    Statewide Toll Free Number 1-877-854-5437

    NSBSD Homeless Liaison: Caitlin Montague 907-852-9583

     Title I Documents

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