Federal & Specialized Programs
This page has been provided to guide our team and the public in gathering an understanding about our federal and specialized programs in Essex County Public Schools. The Federal and Specialized Programs Office is managed by Dr. Angela Byrd-Wright, Senior Director of Teaching and Learning.
The Virginia Department of Education produces annual School Quality Profiles for schools and school divisions within the state of Virginia. School Quality Profiles provide information about student achievement, accreditation ratings, program completion, teacher quality, school safety, graduation rates, and other relevant data.
To access the School Quality Profiles for Essex County Public Schools, Essex High School, James H. Cary Intermediate School, or Tappahannock Elementary School, select the Virginia Department of Education - School Quality Profiles website.
FEDERAL program GRANTS
The Federal Programs Office manages several grants aimed at supporting instruction for students through highly qualified faculty and staff. These grants include Title I – Improving the Academic Achievement of the Disadvantaged; Title II Part A – Improving Teacher Quality; Title III – Language Instruction for Limited English Proficient and Immigrant Students; Title V – Rural and Low-Income Program; and, pandemic relief funds (i.e., ESSER II, ESSER III).
FEDERAL Program GRANTS HANDBOOK
The purpose of this handbook is to provide an overview, information, and use of each of the grants managed by the Essex County Public Schools Federal Programs Office.
Types of grants managed by federal programs
Allowable Uses of federal Program GRANTS & PANDEMIC RELIEF FUNDS
English language learners (ELL)
Division Operational Definition of ESL:
How are children selected?
Children are selected based on the guidelines set forth by the state. The students are screened by a qualified teacher using the assessment tool identified by the state. We offer one VPI class; therefore, we may have a waiting list. The teachers will advise parents of the students selected to participate in the class.
what is the cost?
There is no cost for students and families participating in the Virginia Preschool Initiative (VPI) programs.
what are the hours?
The VPI classrooms use the same school day hours and calendar as the school in which they are located.