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 24 municipalities of the Normandy Schools Collaborative.
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.