• The Business Affairs office manages day-to-day fiscal requirements to meet compliance standards for Title I, Title II, Title III, Title IV, and various other state and local grants. The following is an overview of the grants managed by Decatur Public Schools:

    • Title I Part A — Improving Academic Achievement of the Disadvantaged: The purpose of the Title I program is to ensure that all children have a fair, equal, and significant opportunity to obtain a high-quality education and reach proficiency or above on challenging state academic achievement standards and assessments.
    • Title I School Improvement (1003a) (ESSA) — Title I Part A funds are to be used for the purpose of supplemental school improvement activities to provide all children significant opportunities to receive a fair, equitable, and high-quality education and to close educational achievement gaps.
    • Title I Part D – Low Income Neglected Students: The purpose of Title I part D is to provide programs and services to neglected and delinquent students.
    • Title II Part A — Teacher and Principal Quality: Title II provides funding for states and districts to meet the requirement of Section 1119, which plans for all teachers to be highly qualified. Funds are provided to develop and provide professional development activities and programs that are designed to improve the quality of staff. In addition, initiatives to recruit and promote retention of highly qualified teachers and principals are encouraged.
    • Title III — Language Instruction for Limited English Proficient (LEP) and Immigrant Students and TBE/TPI: Title III funds are provided to ensure Civil Rights of LEP students with equal access to school curriculum while learning English and supports a comprehensive approach to meeting the needs of LEP students.
    • Preschool for All
    • Preschool Expansion
    • Truants Alternative and Optional Education Program (TAOEP): These programs serve students with attendance problems and/or dropouts up to and including those who are 21 years of age and provide truancy prevention and intervention services and/or optional education.
    • After School Programs
    • Agriculture Education: Three Circles (FFA and SAE)
    • Agriculture Education Incentive
    • ESSER (CARES Act)

Meet the Team

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