The purpose of Tennessee's federally funded Title I program, is to support local school districts improve teaching and learning for students in high-poverty schools so that these students meet the state's challenging content and performance standards.
The purpose of the English Learners (ELs) program is to assist students to develop proficiency in the English language, including the domains of listening, speaking, reading, and writing, sufficient to perform effectively at the currently assigned grade level. The purpose of this federally-funded Title III supplemental program is to assist districts and schools to improve the education of EL students by helping them develop English proficiency while meeting the same academic content standards required of other students.
Lottery for Education: Afterschool Programs (LEAPs):
The overall goal of Lottery for Education: Afterschool Programs (LEAPs) is to provide Tennessee students with academic enrichment opportunities that reinforce and complement the regular academic program.
Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 is a civil rights law designed to eliminate discrimination on the basis of disability in any program or activity receiving Federal financial assistance. Section 504 guarantees certain rights to individuals with disabilities, including the right to full participation and access to a free and appropriate public education (FAPE) to all children regardless of the nature or severity of the disability. Specifically, 34 C.F.R.§104 states: "No otherwise qualified individual with a disability in the United States...shall, solely by reason of her or his disability, be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be subjected to discrimination under any program or activity receiving Federal financial assistance."
Section 504 requires the provision of appropriate educational services; services that are designed to meet the individual needs of qualified students to the same extent that the needs of students without a disability are met. Essentially Section 504 was designed to "level the playing field," to ensure full participation by individuals with disabilities.
504 Forms are located to the right under documents.
Please direct any 504 questions to the local school or the 504 Coordinator,
Katie Metcalf, 102 N. Cavalier Dr. Alamo, TN 38001, 731-696-2604