Olentangy Local Schools receives funding from the federal government to supplement the educational programs that the district offers to students. There are several grants Olentangy receives, each providing funds for specific academic programs, including: Title I, Part A (Title I) of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act, as amended (ESEA) provides financial assistance to local educational agencies (LEAs) and schools with high numbers or high percentages of children from low-income families to help ensure that all children meet challenging state academic standards. Title II-A, Preparing, Training, and Recruiting High Quality Teachers and Principals, provides grants to State educational agencies, local educational agencies, State agencies for higher education, and eligible partnerships in order to -
1. Increase student academic achievement through strategies such as improving teacher and principal quality and increasing the number of highly qualified teachers in the classroom and highly qualified principals and assistant principals in schools.
2. Hold local educational agencies and schools accountable for improvements in student academic achievement.
Title III-A, English Language Acquisition, Language Enhancement, and Academic Achievement Act, provides grants to State educational agencies, local educational agencies, State agencies for higher education, and eligible partnerships in order to help ensure that children who are limited English proficient, including immigrant children and youth, attain English proficiency, develop high levels of academic attainment in English, and meet the same challenging State academic content and student academic achievement standards as all children are expected to meet; and other additional purposes. The Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) is a law ensuring services to children with disabilities throughout the nation. IDEA governs how states and public agencies provide early intervention, special education and related services to more than 6.5 million eligible infants, toddlers, children and youth with disabilities. Infants and toddlers with disabilities (birth-2) and their families receive early intervention services under IDEA Part C. Children and youth (ages 3-21) receive special education and related services under IDEA Part B. You may click on the links on the right to view additional documents related to Federal Grant Programs: Title I Programs, Parent Participation in Title I Policy, Parent Right to Know Title I Policy, Homeless Student Policy. You may also visit the U.S. Department of Education site for additional details about student eligibility, specific uses of grants, allowable use of funds, and other information about each program.