Circleville City Schools receives federal funding to provide supplemental support services tailored to meet the academic needs of students and families within the district as a part of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA). These federally funded services include Title, McKinney-Vento, and 21st Century Community Learning Centers (21st CCLC). A description of these services and their corresponding resources can be found below:
Title Services -
School-wide programs were first authorized under Title I of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1978. School-wide programs offer all the students in the building the chance to learn with a far wider array of options. When a framework for change is necessary with a student’s learning path, one based on high standards supporting comprehensive planning and continuous professional development with flexibility to draw on all resources and clear accountability for results is implemented. Only buildings with a high number of students participating in the free and reduced price lunch program are eligible to be school-wide buildings.
All CCSD buildings currently receive free lunch through a government based program. At this time, all schools are considered Title I eligible, but only the following school has been awarded Title 1 funds and is a designated Title 1 entity: Circleville Elementary School (Ohio Department of Education Overview).
The Circleville City School District holds an annual Federal Programs public meeting and invites all interested community members to attend and provide input about how federal programs money received is allocated. Public notice of the meeting will be provided.
The McKinney-Vento Homelessness Awareness Act "prioritizes the needs and barriers of vulnerable youth, including students experiencing homelessness. Students experiencing homelessness are more likely to experience trauma and feel unsettled, move frequently and be highly mobile. Accordingly, the McKinney-Vento Homeless Children and Youth Program has guided the work to ensure that homeless children have equal access to the same high-quality educational opportunities as non-homeless children and youth. Creating systems and supports for Ohio’s students will allow districts, schools, local liaisons and every school employee to better identify and support students experiencing homelessness. It is important for students to be in contact with reliable individuals who support and encourage the whole student, academically and non-academically" (Ohio Department of Education Overview)
What is Child Find?Child Find is the process of locating, evaluating, and identifying children with disabilities who may be in need of special education and related services.What is the purpose of Child Find?
- To alert parents, professionals, and the public to children who may have special needs
- To guarantee that school districts find children who may have disabilities and who otherwise may not have come to their attention
- To enable eligible children to receive the special education and related services that are needed
- To promote public awareness of disabilities
**For more information on Child Find please visit the U.S. Department of Education website foundhere.
How can you help?
If you are aware of a child who may have special needs, please notify his/her school district. Parents, relatives, public and private agency employees, childcare providers, physicians and concerned citizens are encouraged to help school districts find any child, ages birth – 21, who may have a disability and are in need of special education and related services.
21st Century Community Learning Centers-
The 21st Century Community Learning Centers (21st CCLC)program "provides opportunities for children who come from economically disadvantaged families and attend low-performing schools to receive academic supports. School districts, schools, community-based organizations, including faith-based organizations, institutions of higher education, city or county government agencies, for-profit corporations and other public or private entities are eligible for the 21stCentury Learning Center grants" (Ohio Department of EducationOverview).