Federal Programs

Federal Programs as adopted in (NCLB) No Child Left Behind are as follows:

  • Title I: The goal of Title I is Improving Achievement of Disadvantaged Children. Title I is one of the largest federally funded school aid programs in our nation. This program is designed to improve student achievement in public schools where a high percentage of students qualify for free or reduced lunches. The White Hall School District receives approximately $450,000 in Title I funds annually. The biggest portion of the budget funds the salaries for the district's Title I reading and math "highly qualified" teachers. The Title I teachers are assigned to the district's four elementary schools, Gandy, Hardin, Moody, and Taylor. The district's Targeted Assistance Program provides supplemental services to targeted at-risk students. Emphasis is placed on language arts and mathematics this school year. Targeted Assistance Programs direct funding only to those students who are in the most need and qualify for Title I services. The purpose of Title I is to ensure that all children have a fair, equal, and significant opportunity to obtain a high-quality education and reach, at a minimum, proficiency on challenging Arkansas academic achievement standards and assessments
  • Title II-A: The purpose of the Title II, Part A, Improving Teacher Quality State Grants (Title II-A of Public Law 107-110) is to increase the academic achievement of all students by helping schools and school districts to improve teacher and principal quality and to ensure that all teachers are highly qualified. Title II-A funds for the White Hall School District during the 2019-2020 school year will be used to train teachers to use instructional strategies designed to increase the academic achievements of all students.
  • Title II-D: Title II-D funds are used to improve student academic achievement and teacher effectiveness, including technology literacy, though the effective use of technology in classrooms including improving the capacity for teachers to integrate technology effectively into curricula and instruction. The primary goal of this program is to improve student academic achievement through the use of technology in elementary and secondary schools; assist every student in becoming technologically literate by the end of the eighth grade, and to encourage the effective integration of technology resources and systems with professional development and curriculum development to promote research-based instructional methods. (The district did not qualify for Title II D funds for the 2019-2020 school year).
  • Title III: The purpose of Title III is to ensure that limited English proficient students (English Language Learners) develop English proficiency and meet the same academic content and academic achievement standards that other children are expected to meet. District funds are limited based on the number of students who qualify for the program (The district did not qualify for Title III funds for the 2019-2020 school year).