This office manages compliance of five federal title programs, federal grant allocations and school improvement. These entitlement programs are designed to ensure that all children have a fair and equal significant opportunity to obtain a high quality education. The titles provide support in the following areas:
- Title I Instruction and Parental Involvement
- Title II Teaching and Recruiting Highly Qualified Teachers and Principals
- Title III Language Instruction for Limited Proficient and Immigrant Students
- Title IV Safe and Drug-Free Schools/Communities
- Title V Innovative Programs
The Special Programs Office also supports the district through the acquisition and management of supplementary grant initiatives such as:
The Family Literacy Program will address the academic, social and economic needs of families in the 23 municipalities of the Normandy School District.
Reading First is a comprehensive scientific researched based reading program designed for children kindergarten through grade three.
Saint Louis Gear Up (St. Louis in Gear for Success) is a six year partnership grant that was written in collaboration with the University of Missouri. The goal of the grant is to increase the number of students from the 2005-06 seventh grade class who complete high school and succeed in post secondary education.
IMACS (Improvement Monitoring, Accountability and Compliance Systems) is a one year grant which enables teachers with diverse expertise to focus on providing quality services to students with a wide range of academic needs, specifically students with reading disabilities who are in the general education classroom.
Improving Teacher Quality is a three year collaborative effort with Lincoln University and Normandy School District to increase student achievement in science by providing teachers in grades 4-8 with professional development to make science accessible to students via inquiry. Science teachers participate in a researched based learning situation model of professional development to achieve specific district objectives through multi-faceted inquiry oriented effective teaching techniques and processes.