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McKinney-Vento Homeless Children and Youth
Title X, Part C – McKinney-Vento Education for Homeless Children and Youth

 

The McKinney-Vento Education for Homeless Children and Youth program is designed to address the problems that homeless children and youth have faced in enrolling, attending, and succeeding in school. Under this program, State educational agencies must ensure that each homeless child and youth has equal access to the same free, appropriate public education, including a public preschool education, as other children and youth.

Homeless children and youth must have access to the educational and other services that they need to enable them to meet the same challenging State student academic achievement standards to which all students are held. In addition, homeless students may not be separated from the mainstream school environment.

States and districts are required to review and undertake steps to revise laws, regulations, practices, or policies that may act as a barrier to the enrollment, attendance, or success in school of homeless children and youth.

 

For more information on the rights of and services available to children and youth experiencing homelessness, please contact: Carolyn C. Brown, Local Homeless Education Liaison at (229) 931-8532.

If you need further assistance, call the National Center for Homeless Education at the toll-free Help Line Number: 1-800-308-2145 or e-mail homless@serve.org.

 

 


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Public School Choice

Title I, Part A Public School Choice

When schools do not meet State targets for improving the achievement of all students, parents need to have better options, including the option to send their child to another school.

The No Child Left Behind Act of 2001 (NCLB) responds to that need by giving parents of children enrolled in schools that receive Title I funding and that are identified for “school improvement” the opportunity to transfer their children to a school that has not been so identified. These provisions of the statute, along with other elements that focus new attention and resources on turning around the schools identified for improvement, are critical mechanisms for achieving the vision embodied in NCLB, a high-quality education for all children.

The No Child Left Behind Act amended the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965 (ESEA) in a number of areas to strengthen parent involvement and choice in education. The most critical amendments, and the subject of this guidance, require LEAs to provide the opportunity to transfer to another school to students enrolled in schools that administer Title I programs and that have been identified for (1) school improvement, (2) corrective action, or (3) restructuring (both in the planning year for restructuring and in any implementation years).

Public School Choice Data for Sumter County Schools

Number of Students Eligible                             Number of Students Participated

2007-2008                           362                                    50

2008-2009                           NA                                     NA

2009-2010                        1,323                                    NA 

2009-2010               There are no choice options available for students attending Americus Sumter High North Campus or Americus Sumter High South Campus

2010-2011                There are no choice options available for students attending Americus Sumter High North Campus and Americus Sumter High South Campus.

 2011-2012                There are no choice options available for students attending Americus Sumter High NorthCampus and Americus Sumter High South Campus.

2012-2013                        3254                                      29

2013—2014                          3275                                              23

2013-2014                There are no choice options available for students attending Americus Sumter High North Campus and Americus Sumter High South Campus.


Supplemental Educational Services (SES)

Title I, Part A Supplemental Educational Services (SES)

Supplemental educational services include academic assistance such as tutoring, remediation and other educational interventions designed to increase the academic achievement of students in low-performing schools which are provided outside of the regular school day.

Students from low-income families who are attending Title I schools that are in their second year of school improvement (i.e., have not made adequate yearly progress (AYP) for three or more years), in corrective action, or in restructuring status are eligible to receive these services.

The State is required to identify organizations, both public and private, that qualify to provide these services. Parents of eligible students are then notified, by Sumter County Schools, that supplemental educational services will be made available, and parents can select any approved provider that they feel will best meet their child’s needs in the area served by Sumter County Schools or within a reasonable distance of that area. Sumter County Schools will sign an agreement with providers selected by parents, and the provider will then provide services to the child and report on the child’s progress to the parents and to the school district.

Supplemental Educational Services (SES) Data for SCS

Number of Students Eligible                             Number of Students Participated

2007-2008                           337                                                                             33

2008-2009                           NA                                                                              NA

 2009-2010                  1,323                                                                            32

2010-2011                         1,298                                                                          124

2011-2012                          1, 818                                                                           98   

 

Flexible Learning Program (FLP)

2012-2013                         500                                                                               75

For the 2012-2013 school year, all students attending Sumter County Elementary School, Americus Sumter High South Campus and Sumter County Middle Schoolare eligible for FLP-free tutoring services. For more information, please contact Carolyn C. Brown or Shervonne Little at 931-8528. Email them at cbrown@sumterschools.org or slittle@sumterschools.org.  Mail the request to 100 Learning Lane, Americus, GA 31719. Fax request to 931-8609 or send request to your child's school. Forms are posted. 

 

FLP Learning Program

YEAR                                    NUMBER ELIGIBLE                          NUMBER SERVED

2013-2014                                         1881                                                   339

For the 2013-2014 school year, all students attending Sumter County Elementary School, Americus Sumter High South Campus and Sumter County Middle School are eligible for FLP-free tutoring services. Services are being delivered by the LEA. For more information, please contact Gayla Braziel or Sheree McDonald at 931-8528. Email them at gbraziel@sumterschools.org or smcdonald@sumterschools.org.  Mail the request to 100 Learning Lane, Americus, GA 31719. Fax request to 931-8609 or send request to your child's school. Forms are posted. 

 

 


 
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