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Office of Federal Programs
2500 North Lincoln Boulevard Oklahoma City, Oklahoma 73105

Gloria Bayouth, Ed.D., Executive Director, Federal Programs

Nancy Hughes, Director of Finance, Federal Programs

Corina Ene, Director of Policy and Research, Federal Programs

The Oklahoma State Department of Education Federal Programs office monitors the use of funds and supports the programs of Titles I, IIA, VI and X, Bilingual/Migrant Education


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FY19 Consoldiated Monitoring Oklahoma State Plan FY19 Monitoring Assignments
FY19 Federal Programs Monitoring Tool FY19 Oklahoma Risk Assessment Profile
FY19-21 Monitoring Cycle FY19 Federal Programs Monitoring Toolkit
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 FY19 Corrective Action Plan Template 

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Title I, Part A – Improving Basic Programs Operated by State and Local Education Agencies
The purpose of this title is to provide all children significant opportunity to receive a fair, equitable, and high-quality education, and to close educational achievement gaps.

Title I, Part A - Recognition and Awards Program: Distinguished Schools Awards
National Title I Distinguished School Programs. Schools receiving these awards demonstrate a wide array of strengths, including team approaches to teaching and learning, focused professional development opportunities for staff, individualized programs for student success and strong partnerships between the school, parents and the community. Schools are selected by the Oklahoma State Department of Education and must qualify under one of the following categories:

  • Category 1: Exceptional student performance for two or more consecutive years.
  • Category 2: Closing the achievement gap between student groups.
  • Category 3: Excellence in serving special populations of students (e.g. homeless, migrant, English learners, etc.)

Title I, Part C - Education of Migratory Children
The purposes of this part is:

  1. To assist States in supporting high-quality and comprehensive educational programs and services during the school year and, as applicable, during summer or intersession periods, that address the unique educational needs of migratory children.
  2. To ensure that migratory children who move among the States are not penalized in any manner by disparities among the States in curriculum, graduation requirements, and challenging State academic standards.
  3. To ensure that migratory children receive full and appropriate opportunities to meet the same challenging State academic standards that all children are expected to meet.
  4. To help migratory children overcome educational disruption, cultural and language barriers, social isolation, various health-related problems, and other factors that inhibit the ability of such children to succeed in school.
  5. To help migratory children benefit from State and local systemic reforms.

Title I, Part D – Prevention and Intervention Programs for Children and Youth who are Neglected, Delinquent or At-Risk

Subpart 1 – State Agency Programs
It is the purpose of this part:
  1. 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;
  2. To provide such children and youth with the services needed to make a successful transition from institutionalization to further schooling or employment; and
  3. To prevent at-risk youth from dropping out of school, and to provide dropouts, and children and youth returning from correctional facilities or institutions for neglected or delinquent children and youth, with a support system to ensure their continued education.
Subpart 2 – Local Agency Programs
The purpose of this subpart is to support the operation of local educational agency programs that involve collaboration with locally operated correctional facilities
  1. To carry out high-quality education programs to prepare children and youth for secondary school completion, training, employment, or further education;
  2. To provide activities to facilitate the transition of such children and youth from the correctional program to further education or employment; and
  3. To operate programs in local schools for children and youth returning from correctional facilities, and programs which may serve at-risk children and youth.

Title II – Preparing, Training, and Recruiting High Quality, Teachers, Principals, or other Leaders
The purpose of this title is to promote recruitment, retention, learning, and development of educators by providing grants to State educational agencies and subgrants to local educational agencies to

  1. Increase student achievement consistent with the challenging State academic standards;
  2. Improve the quality and effectiveness of teachers, principals, and other school leaders;
  3. Increase the number of teachers, principals, and other school leaders who are effective in improving student academic achievement in schools; and
  4. Provide low-income and minority students greater access to effective teachers, principals, and other school leaders.

Title III – Part A - Language Instruction For English Learning Immigrant Students
The purposes of this part are to provide funds to improve the education of English Learners and immigrant children by assisting the acquisition of English and meeting challenging state academic content and achievement standards.

  1. To help ensure that English learners, including immigrant children and youth, attain English proficiency and develop high levels of academic achievement in English;
  2. To 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;
  3. To assist teachers (including preschool teachers), principals and other school leaders, State educational agencies, local educational agencies, and schools in establishing, implementing, and sustaining effective language instruction educational programs designed to assist in teaching English learners, including immigrant children and youth;
  4. To assist teachers (including preschool teachers), principals and other school leaders, State educational agencies, and 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
  5. To promote parental, family, and community participation in language instruction educational programs for the parents, families, and communities of English learners.

This program will establish rubrics for Programs of Excellence that will supplement the existing accountability system by providing schools the option to celebrate aspects of their school programs. Title IV, Part A funds are not awards, but serve the role of investing into schools who are seeking to improve or advance student achievement by addressing well-rounded education, safe and healthy schools, and effective use of technology.
Title IV, Part B - 21st Century Community Learning  Centers
The 21st Century Community Learning Centers program assists students attending high-poverty, low-performing schools in meeting academic standards in core subjects by providing services to students and their families during out-of-school hours.
Title V - Flexibility and Accountability
The purpose of this title is to allow state and local flexibility aimed at improving student outcomes.
Title V, Part A - Funding Transferability for State and Local Educational Agencies
The purpose of this part is to allow States and local educational agencies the flexibility to target Federal funds to the programs and activities that most effectively address the unique needs of States and localities
It is the purpose of this part to address the unique needs of rural school districts that frequently
  1. Lack the personnel and resources needed to compete effectively for Federal competitive grants; and
  2. Receive formula grant allocations in amounts too small to be effective in meeting their intended purposes.
  • Subpart 1 – Small, Rural School Achievement Program
  • Subpart 2 – Rural and Low-Income School Program

Title IX - Education For The Homeless And Other Laws

  • Title IX, Part A – Homeless Children and Youths
  • Title IX, Part B – Miscellaneous; Other Laws
The purpose of this title is to authorize funding for homeless children and preschool programs. The U.S. Department of Education allocates McKinney-Vento funding annually to states based on the state’s proportion of the Title I, Part A federal allocation. States must subgrant funds competitively to school districts within the state to be used for program implementation at the district level.
  1. A state must distribute no less than 75 percent of its annual McKinney-Vento allocation to local school districts in subgrants; a few minimally funded states may reserve up to 50 percent of their allocations.
  2. Subgrants are awarded competitively based on need and the quality of the subgrant application.

Title X, Part C - McKinney-Vento Homeless Education Assistance Program
The McKinney-Vento 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 access to the same free, appropriate public education, including a public preschool education, as other children. Homeless children and youth should have access to the same challenging student academic achievement standards to which all students are held.

Blue Ribbon Schools
The National Blue Ribbon Schools Program recognizes public and private elementary, middle, and high schools based on their overall academic excellence or their progress in closing achievement gaps among student subgroups. Every year the U. S. Department of Education seeks out and celebrates great American schools, schools demonstrating that all students can achieve to high levels.  The National Blue Ribbon School award affirms the hard work of students, educators, families, and communities in creating safe and welcoming schools where students master challenging content. The National Blue Ribbon School flag gracing an entry or flying overhead is a widely-recognized symbol of exemplary teaching and learning.

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Last updated on October 18, 2018