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Federal Programs


Federal Programs Building
530 Mulberry Ave.   Suite #2
Selmer, TN 38375
Telephone: (731) 645-4191   Fax: (731) 645-8372
Federal Program Funds are intended to ensure that all children have the opportunity to obtain a high-quality education and reach proficiency on challenging state academic standards and assessments.
These programs are to improve:
  • academic achievement
  • reading/math skills
  • professional development
  • instruction
  • technology practices
  • English language acquisition
  • safety
  • parent involvement

Title I A

Title I provides formula grant to school districts which allocate most of the funds to individual Title I schools based on their number of economically disadvantaged students.  Funds in McNairy County are used for Schoolwide Programs. These programs work to raise the achievement of low performing students by improving instruction throughout the entire school, thus using Title I funds to serve all children.  Title I funds may be used for a variety of services and activities, but are most commonly used for instruction in reading and mathematics.

Title II A

These funds increase student achievement by improving teacher and principal quality through recruitment, hiring, and retention strategies.
Title III The program supports ESL activities in the district 
Title IV The purpose of the Student Support and Academic Enrichment grant authorizes activities in three broad areas:
  1. Providing students with a well-rounded education including programs such as college and career counseling, STEM, arts, civics and advanced placement activities.
  2. Supporting safe and healthy students with comprehensive school mental health, drug and violence prevention, training on trauma-informed practices, and health and physical education.
  3. Supporting the effective use of technology that is backed by professional development, blended learning and ed tech devices.

Title V

The Rural and Low-Income School Program authorizes local districts to use funds for:
  • teacher recruitment
  • professional development
  • educational technology
  • parental involvement activities
  • activities authorized under Safe and Drug Free Schools, Title I, and Title III


Student Privacy

Parents are given annual notice at the beginning of the school year about policies regarding student privacy and a parent’s right to inspect.

Highly Qualified Status of Teachers and Paraprofessional

Parents have the right to request information about the professional qualification of their child’s teacher.  Parents may request the following information: whether the teacher meets the state certification requirements for the grades and subjects he or she teaches, whether the teacher is teaching under emergency or provisional credentials, and the bachelor’s degree major of the teacher and any other graduate certification or degrees held by the teacher.  In addition, parents have the right to request qualification information about any instructional assistant that provides services to their child.  Parents who would like to receive any of this information should provide their child’s principal with a written request.  The information will be provided to parents in a timely manner.  You will be promptly notified, if for any reason, a non-highly qualified teacher teaches your child for four or more consecutive weeks.
Military Recruiter Access to Student Information
Parents of secondary school students are notified of their right to restrict their child’s name, address, and telephone number from being released to military recruiters without prior permission.
National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP)
McNairy County Schools shall inform parents if their child has been selected to participate in the NAEP assessment.
Parent Involvement
All Title I schools hold annual meetings to discuss their school-parent compacts and family engagement plans.  In compliance with Title I, you have a right to be involved in your child’s education. Each school in McNairy County has developed a family compact that parents should have received.  You may contact your child’s school or the Federal Programs Office for an additional copy or to provide input.
Limited English Proficient Program Eligibilty and Homeless Children
McNairy County Schools provide a language instruction educational program for children with limited English proficiency and notifies parents of their child’s eligibility for ESL services and their rights.
Homeless Children project is operated in compliance with Title C, Part C, of the McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance Act of 1990 and in accordance with the statutes, regulations, and policies required by the TN Department of Education.
If you would like more information concerning parental rights/notifications or McNairy County Federal Programs, please contact the office at 731-645-4191.