1309 Ferry St SE
Salem, OR 97301
Coordinator of Federal Programs
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Our Federal Programs Department manages federal grant funding to PreKindergarten-12 public and private schools. These grants include Title IA, IC, ID, II, VII, and X. We are committed to supporting academic success for all through the innovative, effective and compliant use of federal, state and community resources. The Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) is the primary federal law affecting K-12 education. The main goal of ESEA is to help all students in the state to reach proficiency in meeting state academic standards.
Wendy Roberts, Title I Coordinator
Shanda Brown, Title I Program Assistant
Paulus Administration Center
1309 Ferry St. SE
Salem, OR 97301
This is the largest source of federal education funding in Salem-Keizer School District. The purpose of this grant is to provide additional support to schools that serve children who have risk factors like poverty or high mobility. Research has demonstrated that these factors make it more difficult for children to be successful in school. Eligible schools receive an amount of money based on the number of students in the school who qualify for Free or Reduced price meals. Administration, teachers and parents work together to develop a plan for how they can use this money so that all students can achieve to their highest potential. Schools use data to create Comprehensive Achievement Plans that prioritize their work around instruction, professional development, and parent and family involvement needs.
There are currently openings in both the English and Spanish sections. For more information, go to the Preschool page or call 503-399-5510.
The district Parent Advisory Committee (PAC) is a group of parents and district Title IA administration working together to provide opportunities for parents to be involved and informed about programs and policies in our schools and district. Each Title I school is to provide parent representation on the committee and these members provide two-way communication to the PAC regarding parent concerns, questions, and suggestions for improvement. In turn, PAC members report information about the PAC work back to their home school. The meetings are an opportunity for parents to discuss policies and procedures in SKSD as well as collaborate and help develop new programs to help increase parental involvement at the school and district level.
In conjunction with our PAC parents Salem-Keizer School District provides multiple and ongoing opportunities to build capacity in our families. These include parenting classes (Parenting in the 21st Century: Internet, Texting, Social Networking), computer skills, family literacy, effective home-school communication, bullying and cyber-bullying prevention, Career and College Readiness. We are always looking for suggestions and new community partners in this work.
In December 2015, the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) was signed and ended Oregon’s flexibility waiver effective August of 2016. In March, the US Department of Education issued guidance to states to support an orderly transition from the state plans authorized to address the requirements of the Waiver to the new requirements under ESSA. This guidance provided Oregon two options in how to support Priority and Focus Schools.
Given legislative action pertaining to the use of statewide summative assessment data to rate schools, Oregon selected “Option A” and froze the list of Priority and Focus Schools last updated after the 2014-15 school year.
During this transition year, ODE worked with districts and schools, adjusting supports based on a review of qualitative and implementation data, locally reported achievement measures and a review of statewide summative assessment results.
We are dedicated to ensuring a successful educational experience for migrant students. We assist migrant students inside and outside the classroom, and are dedicated to student success and to helping increase the number of migrant student graduates.
This grant provides funds for youth in state-operated institutions or community day programs. It also provides assistance to school districts who work with local correctional facilities.
This department works with local educational agencies, Indian tribes and organizations, postsecondary institutions, and other groups toward the goal of ensuring that programs that serve Indian children are of the highest quality and provide for not only the basic elementary and secondary educational needs, but also recognize the unique educational and culturally related academic needs of Native children.
Learn more about the Indian Education program here.
This grant guarantees all children and youth the right to an equal education, regardless of their living situation. Protection under the McKinney-Vento Act extends to those who lack a fixed, regular, and adequate nighttime residence. Those covered by the law have the right to: expedited enrollment in the appropriate school, receive free/reduced lunch, attend their school of origin including the necessary transportation, and to receive support from their district’s McKinney-Vento Liaison.
Learn about the S.T.E.P / Homeless Program here.