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Federal Programs

Spokane R-VII Schools Federal Programs

Title I:

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. Federal funds are currently allocated through four statutory formulas that are based primarily on census poverty estimates and the cost of education in each state.

Title II

The purpose of the program is to increase academic achievement by improving teacher and principal quality. This program is carried out by: increasing the number of highly qualified teachers in classrooms; increasing the number of highly qualified principals and assistant principals in schools; and increasing the effectiveness of teachers and principals by holding schools accountable for improvements in student academic achievement.

Title IV

The purpose of Title IV.A is to improve students’ academic achievement by increasing the capacity of states, LEAs, schools and local communities to: provide all students with access to a well-rounded education; improve school conditions for student learning; and improve the use of technology in order to improve the academic achievement and digital literacy of all students.

Thank you for your interest in how Federal Programs are being implemented to improve our school and ultimately, the success of our students.  If you have any questions or ideas, or concerns, please feel free to contact: Dr. Della Bell-Freeman, Federal Programs Coordinator or Jessica Burke, Highlandville Elementary Principal

Schoolwide Program Plan


Federal Programs Parental Involvement

The Spokane School District recognizes that when schools work together with families to support learning, children are inclined to succeed not just in school, but throughout life. It is the school’s intent to establish a partnership that will increase parental involvement and participation in promoting the social, emotional and academic growth of children.

Spokane School asks parents’ to be involved in the following ways

  • Review and provide input on the development of the Title I Plans
  • Conducting an annual review of the Title I Parental Involvement Policies
  • Conducting an annual review of the Title I Program
  • Participating in Parental Involvement Activities/Nights (including)
    • Open House/Title I Annual Meeting
    • Parent/Teacher Conferences
    • Other scheduled events & communication

The district will use the evaluation findings in designing strategies for school improvement and in revising parental involvement policies and procedures at district and building levels. If you are interested in serving on committees or teams please contact the school’s Federal Programs Director. The full Parental Involvement Policy is below.

Parent Involvement Policy

Help improve the services provided through Federal Programs at Spokane Public Schools, please complete the following survey. We appreciate your input!

Spokane Federal Programs Survey

 You may also contact any of the Federal Programs contacts listed on the right of this page for more information on how to help!


Related Links

Educating Homeless Children

ESSA Complaint Procedures

Parent's Right to Know

McKinney Vento Homeless Information

Local Agency Homeless Letter

Schoolwide HES Program Plan

Title I Compact

Family Involvement Letters

Program Contacts

Title I

Dr. Della Bell-Freeman


Mrs. Sherry Aten

ELL & Migrant

Mrs. Sherry Aten

Title II & Title IV

Dr. Della Bell-Freeman

Foster Care Contact

Mrs. Sherry Aten