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Tina N. Letchworth
Director of Federal Programs
252-527-1109 ext. 1072
Angie Creech
Administrative Assistant
252-527-1109 ext. 1065
Melanie Heath
Administrative Assistant
252-527-1109 ext. 1062

Federal Programs: NC Public Schools

Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA)

Related District Policies:

    Title I Parent and Family Engagement Policy
    Parental Involvement Policy
    Parental Inspection of Instructional Materials Policy
    Translating Policies for Students and Parents

Title I

Lenoir County Public Schools’ Title I program is a federally supported program that offers assistance to educationally and economically disadvantaged children to help ensure they meet the state’s challenging academic standards.  Our Title I programs provide instructional activities and supportive services to students over and above those provided by the regular school program.

All our elementary and middle schools, along with Kinston High School and Lenoir County Learning Academy, operate schoolwide Title I programs. Schoolwide programs utilize a comprehensive school improvement process enabling the schools to serve all students.

Parent and family engagement are stressed in Title I schools. Our Title I schools are charged with developing strategies designed to afford parents substantial and meaningful opportunities to participate in the education of their children.

Banks Elementary
Contentnea-Savannah K-8
La Grange Elementary
Northeast Elementary
Northwest Elementary
TITLE I SCHOOLS
Moss Hill Elementary
Pink Hill Elementary
Southeast Elementary
Southwood Elementary
E.B. Frink Middle
Rochelle Middle
Woodington Middle
Kinston High
Lenoir County Learning Academy

Priority

Southeast Elementary
Rochelle Middle
Lenoir County Learning Academy

Focus

Banks Elementary
Contentnea-Savannah K-8
E.B. Frink Middle
Woodington Middle

NCStar Leadership and Guest Logins

NCStar is a web-based tool that guides a district or school team in charting its improvement and managing the continuous improvement process. NCStar builds accountability as well as helps schools track their improvement plans. NCStar is premised on the firm belief that district and school improvement is best accomplished when directed by the people, working in teams, closest to the students.

NCStar brings all stakeholders into the continuous improvement process by allowing “view only” capability and “real time” transparency of the school improvement plan process to all staff, district personnel, school board members and parents.

Title II

The purpose of Title II, Part A is to increase the academic achievement of all students by helping schools and districts improve teacher and principal quality and ensure that all teachers are highly qualified.

Title III / English as a Second Language (ESL)

Lenoir County Public Schools strives to maintain an ESL Program that works in conjunction with the school system to provide equal educational opportunities for students with diverse language backgrounds.  All second language students have equal access to content, facilities, and the full range of programs.

Lenoir County Public Schools work to foster an educational environment where all students can maintain pride in their own cultural and linguistic backgrounds while developing the knowledge and skills necessary for becoming positive, productive members of society.

The goal of the ESL Program is that each Limited English Proficiency (LEP) student in our system will eventually reach grade-level English proficiency in all domains: listening, speaking, reading, and writing, as measured by the WIDA and state academic assessments (end-of-grade and end-of-course).

Migrant Education

The North Carolina Migrant Education Program is designed to help migrant students and youth meet high academic challenges by overcoming the obstacles created by frequent moves, educational disruption, cultural and language differences, and health-related problems.Lenoir County Public Schools does this by supporting locally-based Migrant Education Programs in:
  • Identifying and recruiting migrant students;
  • Providing high quality supplemental and support services;
  • Fostering coordination among schools, agencies, organizations, and businesses to assist migrant families;

The NC MEP is federally funded as part of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act, and is regulated by Title I, Part C.

http://www.ncpublicschools.org/program-monitoring/

Neglected and Delinquent

The state of North Carolina, through its Department of Public Instruction, provides prevention and intervention programs for children and youth who are neglected, delinquent or at-risk.

Homeless Education

As part of the Every Student Succeeds Act of 2015, the Education of Homeless Children and Youth Program entitles children who are experiencing homeless to a free, appropriate public education and requires schools to remove barriers to their enrollment, attendance, and success in school.

For more information on the rights of the homeless to the benefits of a public education and for information about how to report a homeless situation to LCPS, click here.

Foster Care

Requirements under Title I, Part A of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) as amended by Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA), establish new protections for children in foster care.

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