The mission and responsibility of the Federal Programs is to procure, monitor and utilize federal funds for the following programs in order to provide quality federal educational opportunities for all students and staff to develop the skills necessary to reach their maximum potential as responsible, productive citizens and life-long learners.
ESEA (Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965 as amended by the No Child Left Behind Act of 2001) Programs:
- Title I: Improving the Academic Achievement of the Disadvantages
- Title II Part A: Improving Teacher Quality
- Title III: Language Instruction for Limited English Proficient and Immigrant Students
- Title IV: Student Support and Academic Enrichment
Every year the Cardinal Local School District receives funds from the federal government to provide various educational services. District administrators invite comments from the public regarding services listed below. Please call or write the Office of Federal Programs, Cardinal Local School District (440) 632-0261.
Title I monies provide supplemental instructional services in the content areas of reading and mathematics to students in grades K-4 that meet the criteria for service.
Title II-A monies are provided to increase student achievement through enhancing the teacher and principal quality through professional development, recruitment, hiring and retention.
Title III monies provide the opportunity for the district to assist in teaching English to limited English proficient children and helping these students meet the same challenging standards of all students.
Title IV monies provide the opportunity for the district to assist student supports and academic enrichments including the strategic planning.
All federally funded programs provide for participation of non-public schools.
- Annual Parent Notice
- Parent Involvment Procedure
- Schoolwide Plan
- Schoolwide Annual Review
- Parent Compact
The Cardinal Local School District values and recognizes that parents are an important part of their child’s academic success. Research indicates that when parents are involved in their child’s education, children have better attendance, achieve better grades, learn strong social and behavioral skills that help them throughout life, and continue their education beyond high school.
In accordance with Title I, Part A, Cardinal Local School District offers parents:
- District and school level parental involvement policies
- Parent, Student and Teacher Compacts
- Materials and/or resources to help parents assist their child(ren)
Parent Training Opportunities at both the District and school level that includes the timely topics of:
- State and local assessments
- The requirements of the Title I program
- Responsiveness to Intervention (RtI or SST Meetings)
- How to improve your child’s academic progress.
- Literacy and Mathematic instructional strategies and components
Homeless Education/McKinney-Vento Program
If your family lives in any of the following situations:
- In a shelter, motel, vehicle, campground or on the street
- In an abandoned building, trailer or other inadequate accommodations, or
- Doubled up with friends or relatives because you cannot find or afford housing
Then, your preschool-aged and school-aged children have certain rights or protections under the McKinney-Vento Homeless Education Assistance Act.
Your child(ren) has the right to:
- Go to school, no matter where you live or how long you have lived there;
- Stay in the school that he or she was attending before becoming homeless or the school he or she last attended, if that is your choice and it is feasible;
- Enroll in school immediately, even if you do not have all the paperwork, such as your child’s school or medical records;
- Access the same special programs and services that are provided to other children, including special education, migrant education and vocational education;
- Receive the same public education that is provided to other children, including preschool. (Your child cannot be separated from the mainstream school environment because he or she is homeless. He or she cannot be segregated in a separate school, separate programs within a school or separate settings within a school).
For further information contact, Debra Iammarino at (440)632-0261.