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Supplemental state and federal programs have always provided a welcomed means by which to enhance the educational opportunities; however these funds play a very critical role in meeting the challenges set forth upon public schools along with state reductions.

Additionally, all programs are in compliance with No Child Left Behind (NCLB) goals and regulations and are in alignment with the state standards. A special note to our patrons: funding for Community Education has been discontinued by the state, but the Board of Education and administration are continuing this vital program to address the needs within your district.

Alternative Education
     This program provides for an educational process that incorporates the appropriate structure, curriculum, motivation incentives, and records necessary to provide effective instruction for those students (grades 6-12) whose needs are better served outside of the traditional school setting.

Carl D. Perkins Vocational & Technical Education Act
     The purpose of this Act is to develop more fully the academic, vocational, and technical skills of secondary students and post-secondary students who elect to enroll in vocational and technical education programs and supports funding of the high school Career Counselor.

IDEA - Flow Through
Individuals with Disabilities Education Act
     Provides funding to assist districts with the education of special needs students. Funding is based upon the number of students identified with disabilities.

IDEA - PreSchool
     Provides funds for demonstration projects for disabled preschool children through five years of age as of December 1 each year.

Johnson O'Malley
     Funds allocated under this program are used to meet the educational needs of eligible Indian students. Eligible Indian students include children who are certified as 1/4 or more degree Indian blood or tribal membership.

Reading Sufficiency
     The purpose of this program is to insure that each child attains the necessary reading skills by completion of third grade. Schools receive funding to support staff up to $150.00 for each student (1st - 3rd grade) who is on a reading assessment plan for the current school year.

Title I Part A
Improving the Academic Achievement of the Disadvantaged.
     The purpose of this program is to help disadvantaged students meet high standards. Monies are generated by the free and reduced lunch count. Fort Gibson's current program targets reading for students Kindergarten - Second grade and reading and math for Third grade students.

Title II Part A
Improving Teacher and Principal Quality
     Program's purpose is to increase student achievement through strategies such as improving teacher and principal quality and increasing the number of highly qualified teachers in the classroom and highly qualified principals and assistant principals in schools. Class size reduction is included in this program.

Title II Part D
Educational Technology
     The purpose of this program is to support a comprehensive system, as demonstrated by the District Technology Plan, for the acquisition and use by elementary and secondary public schools of technology, technology enhanced curricula, instruction, professional development activities focused on the use of technology as an instructional tool, administrative support resources, and services to improve the delivery of educational services.

Title IV
Safe and Drug Free Schools and Communities
     Program enables schools to design and implement effective drug and violence prevention programs in an effort to foster a safe and drug free learning environment that supports student academic achievement.

Title V
Innovative Education Program
     This program provides supplementary instruction and services to all students including at-risk youth and supports a wide variety of innovative school improvement efforts. Eighty-five percent (85%) of the district's grant is awarded on the basis of average daily membership and the number of high-cost students.

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