• Title I -The purpose of Title I, Part A of Public Law 107-110 is to enable schools to provide opportunities for children served to acquire the knowledge and skills contained in the challenging state content standards      and to meet the challenging state performance standards developed for all children.  

    Title III- Responsible for the oversight of the language instruction of limited-English proficient and immigrant students. This is accomplished by:

    • administering grant programs that help children develop proficiency in English and achieve high content standards;
    • recommending policies and promoting best practices for meeting the needs of English language learners;
    • strengthening collaboration and coordination among federal, state, and local programs serving English language learners; and
    • monitoring funded programs and providing technical assistance that addresses outcomes and accountability.

    Title IV - May be used to support activities in the following categories:

    1. Well-Rounded Educational Opportunities
    2. Safe and Healthy Students
    3. Effective Use of Technology

    Title V- Rural Education Achievement Program

    Grant funds awarded to local educational agencies as a formula grant (not competitive) shall be used for

    • teacher recruitment and retention, including the use of signing bonuses and other financial incentives;
    • teacher professional development, including programs that train teachers to utilize technology to improve teaching and to train special needs teachers;
    • educational technology, including software and hardware, as described in part D of Title II;
    • parental involvement activities;
    • activities authorized under the Safe and Drug-Free Schools program under part A of Title IV;
    • activities authorized under part A of Title I; and
    • activities authorized under Title III.

    McKinney Vento - The purpose of the McKinney-Vento Homeless Education Act is to ensure that homeless students have equal access to the same free, appropriate, public education provided for all children in South Carolina. The law requires that state and local educational agencies are required to develop, review and revise policies to remove barriers to the enrollment, attendance and success in school that homeless children and youth may experience.

    Parents' Right to Know Qualifications


    Under ESSA, parents/guardians have the right to obtain information regarding the qualifications of their child's teachers. Specifically, parents/guardians have the right to know: what type of certificate the teacher holds; what subjects the teacher is certified to teach;  whether a teacher has met state qualification and licensing criteria for the grade levels and subject areas in which the teacher provides instruction; whether a teacher is teaching under emergency or other provisional status through which state qualification or licensing criteria have been waived;  and the baccalaureate degree major of a teacher and any other graduate certification or degree held by the teacher, and the field of discipline of the certification or degree. Most of this information is accessible through the South Carolina Department of Education's (SCDE) Division of Quality Website www.scteachers.org/titleii/parents.cfm. 


    You may search for this information by entering the teacher's name directly or by accessing a listing of all teachers by district or school name. Only teachers currently employed in South Carolina's school districts are included in this listing. Information obtained through the Teacher Qualification Search Website is intended for informational use only and is not an official record. Parent Notification Teachers Who Do Not Meet State Licensing Requirements In addition to the information that parents may request, a school that receives Title I funds must provide each parent with a timely notice that the parent's child has been assigned, or has been taught for four or more consecutive weeks by a teacher who does not meet the SCDE’s criteria for teacher licensure. If a child attends a Title I school and is taught four consecutive weeks by a teacher not meeting the criteria for state licensure, the school will send a letter home explaining the teacher’s qualifications.  


    The notice and information provided to parents must be in an understandable and uniform format and, to the extent practicable, provided in a language that the parents can understand. This applies to all teachers teaching core academic subjects in a Title I school, regardless of if the school has a schoolwide or targeted assistance program. If parents do not have access to the Internet or wish to receive additional information, please send a letter of request addressed to the child's school principal giving the name of the teacher and the grade or subject the person teaches, as well as the specific information you are requesting. The information will be provided to you within a reasonable period, normally within three weeks of receiving your request. 



Federal Programs

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