Glades County School District

Federal Programs

Welcome to the Federal Programs site for the Glades County School District.

                                                      

This site offers information on federally-funded programs which are listed below.  These programs provide support for educationally disadvantaged and low-income students, migratory children, neglected, delinquent, or homeless children and youth.

As the Federal Programs Supervisor, I am here to serve you, so feel free to contact me:

Crystal Drake,

Federal Programs Supervisor

Glades County School District

400 10th Street SW

Moore Haven, FL  33471

863-946-0202 ext. 127

crystal.drake@gladesschools.org

 

Title I, Part A - Improving the Academic Achievement of the Disadvantaged

Title I, Part A, provides local educational agencies (LEA) resources that help children gain a high-quality education and the skills to master the Florida Standards. Title I provides additional resources to schools with economically disadvantaged students. These resources provide additional teachers, professional development, extra time for teaching, parent involvement activities, and other activities designed to raise student achievement.

 

The Title I, Part C-Migrant Education Program (MEP)

The Title I, Part C-Migrant Education Program (MEP) funds additional educational programs for migrant children (ages 3-21). Migrant students have the same risk factors as other students, but they also face further challenges because of their frequent moves. The Title I, Part C (MEP) attempts to ensure that migrant students do not face additional educational challenges because of the differences in academic standards throughout the country. The program also promotes the coordination of educational and support services including the timely transfer of academic records.

Title I, Part C funds may be used for the following:

  • Identification of migrant children and youth for MEP eligibility
  • Recruitment of migrant children and youth for MEP services
  • School placement assistance
  • Identification and Recruitment (ID & R) Training
  • Interstate and intrastate coordination
  • Advocacy
  • Family Support
  • Determining the eligibility of migratory children and youth for Migrant Education Program services

Migrant Advocate:

Mrs. Nohemi Mayorga

863-532-1997

nohemi.mayorga@gladesschools.org

Title I, Part D Neglected & Delinquent

The purpose of Prevention and Intervention Programs for Children and Youth who are Neglected, Delinquent, or At-Risk are as follows:

  • to improve educational services for children and youth in local and State institutions for neglected or delinquent children and youth so that such children and youth have the opportunity to meet the same challenging State academic content standards and challenging State student academic achievement standards that all children in the State are expected to meet;     
  • to provide such children and youth with the services needed to make a successful transition from institutionalization to further schooling or employment;
  • to prevent at-risk youth from dropping out of school, and
  • to provide dropouts, children, and youth returning from correctional facilities or institutions with a support system to ensure their continued education.

Title VI, Part B, Subpart 2:  Rural and Low-Income Schools

The Title VI, Part B, Subpart 2 program is funded under the Rural Education Achievement Program (REAP) and is designed to assist rural school districts in using Federal resources more effectively to improve the quality of instruction and student academic achievement.

Title X, Part C:  Homeless Education Program

The Federal McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance Act states that children and youth who lack a fixed, regular, and adequate nighttime residence are considered homeless.  If, due to a loss of housing, a child must live in a shelter, motel, vehicle, or campground, on the street, in abandoned buildings, or doubled-up with relatives or friends, then he/she is eligible to receive services provided under the McKinney-Vento Act. 

The McKinney-Vento Education for Homeless Children and Youth Program is designed to address the problems that homeless children and youth have faced in enrolling, attending, and succeeding in school. Under this program, state educational agencies must ensure that each homeless child and youth has equal access to the same free, appropriate public education, including a public preschool education, as other children and youth.

Homeless children and youth must have access to the educational and other services that they need to enable them to meet the same challenging State student academic achievement standards to which all students are held. In addition, homeless students may not be separated from the mainstream school environment.

Homeless Liaison:

Cryastal Drake

Federal Programs Supervisor

Glades County School District

400 10th Street, SW

Moore Haven, FL  33471

(863) 946-0202 ext. 127

crystal.drake@gladesschools.org