The Federal Programs Department is responsible for the administration and monitoring of various Federal and State funded programs and grants. The funding, in most cases, is provided to the LEA (local education agency) to supplement those activities and programs already in place within the Pell City Schgool System.
All Title programs and special grants are governed by the No Child Left Behind Act of 2001. With passage of No Child Left Behind, Congress reauthorized the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA)--the principal federal law affecting education from kindergarten through high school. In amending ESEA, the new law represents a sweeping overhaul of federal efforts to support elementary and secondary education in the United States. It is built on four common-sense pillars: accountability for results; an emphasis on doing what works based on scientific research; expanded parental options; and expanded local control and flexibility.
The Pell City School System receives funding from the federal government to administer programs under its mandates. Four of our elementary schools have school-wide Title I programs serving our students.The primary goal of federal programs is to improve student achievement through increased parental involvement, teacher training, and student services.