Rockingham County Schools Federal Programs Overview
Rockingham County Schools receives funding from the Federal government to administer programs under its mandate. The primary goal of Federal Programs is to improve student achievement through increased parental involvement, teacher training, and student services. Program pages can be accessed below.Title I, Part A
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 eligible numbers or high percentages of children from low-income families to help ensure that all children meet challenging state academic standards. For more information, please visit the Title I, Part A website or contact June Nealy, Director of Elementary Education/Title I at 336.627.2680.
Title I, Part C
The Migrant Education Program (MEP) is a federally funded program designed to provide assistance to those families that have moved within the last three years from one school district to another seeking temporary or seasonal agricultural employment. Students eligible for this program must be between the ages of 3-21. For more information, please visit the Migrant Education website or contact Nancy Towler, Director of Instructional Programs at 336.627.2649.
Title II, Part B
Title II funds support professional development needs within the district. For more information contact Charles Perkins, Assistant Superintendent for K-12 Curriculum 627-2621.
Title III, Part A
Language Instruction for Limited English Proficient students is provided under Title III funding. These funds are used to supplement state funding used to provide core language instruction. For more information, please visit the English as a Second Language (ESL) website or contact Nancy Towler, Director of Instructional Programs at 336.627.2649.
The No Child Left Behind Act of 2001 reauthorized the McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance Act. The program is now referred to as the McKinney-Vento Homeless Education Assistance Improvement Act of 2001. This part of the No Child Left Behind Act (NCLB) is intended to ensure that homelessness does not cause children to be left behind in school. Requirements regarding homeless students apply to all districts, regardless of whether the district receives a McKinney-Vento Homeless grant. For more information, please contact Ken Scott, Director of Middle Grades/CTE at 336.627.2672.