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Federal Programs » Welcome to the Federal Programs Department

Welcome to the Federal Programs Department

Daphney Ivery, Ed.D
Director of Federal Programs
 
Welcome!
The responsibilities of this department include:
 
  • Oversight and administration of Title I, Race to the Top, Title III, 21st Century Learning Centers, and various grants and programs.
  •  Work with the Title II-A Director on aspects of Title II-A Related to other Federal Programs.
  • Development and administration of a credit recovery program to assist students in re-taking failed classes to earn credit towards graduation.We will be using the Plato Learning computer courseware and the student work will be supervised by a qualified teacher.The student will be expected to achieve masterly level in order to receive credit.

     Accountability    

    The Accountability Team serves to improve communication between all Georgia public schools and other stakeholders regarding the federal and state education accountability initiatives.They also publish the Reward, Priority, Focus, and Alert School lists required by the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) Flexibility Waiver of February 6, 2012.Additionally, the Accountability Team publishes the College and Career Ready Performance Index (CCRPI) reports for all public school districts and schools.

        ​Definitions for Priority, Focus, Alert, and Reward Schools
 
 
   Reward Schools- are Title I schools identified each year that are among the state’s highest-performing schools (top 5 percent of all Title I schools or the highest graduation rates over a number of consecutive years) or schools with significantly high progress (top 10 percent of all Title I, highest growth in student academic performance, or highest growth in graduation rates over a number of consecutive years).
    Priority Schools– are Title I schools that are among the lowest 5 percent of schools in the state based on student test scores and their lack of growth over a number of consecutive years or Title I high schools with graduation rates less than 60 percent over a number of consecutive years. 
    Focus Schools– are Title I schools with some of the largest gaps in student achievement or graduation rates between subgroups of students or are Title I high schools with graduation rates less than 60 percent over a number of consecutive years that are not identified as Priority Schools. 
    Alert Schools – may be both Title I and non-Title I schools identified each year that are performing significantly below the state average in its graduation rate or in test scores for a particular group of students, or its test scores are significantly below the state average for a particular subject area.
 

All of Burke County Public Schools are School-Wide Title I Schools. The Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965 requires parents and/or guardians to be notified of how well the district’s schools are preparing students for college and/or career, as well as each school’s designation status under Georgia’s ESEA Flexibility Wavier.

Under Georgia’s ESEA Flexibility Wavier, certain Title I Schools are designated as Reward, Priority, Focus or Alert schools. The waiver allows the use of the College and Career Ready Performance Index (CCRPI), which serves as a comprehensive report card for all schools in Georgia. The CCRPI provided a score for each school between 0-100 for each school, and the score measures or represents how well the school is doing in preparing students for be success in college and/ or a career. We do not have any schools in the district that are labeled as Priority, Focus or Alert Schools.


On February 9, 2012, the Georgia Department of Education (GaDOE) received waivers from ten requirements of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) of 1965, as amended by No Child Left Behind (NCLB) of 2001. ESEA/NCLB requires that parents or guardians who have children attending a Title I school be notified of the school’s academic achievement as well as a school’s designation under Georgia's ESEA Flexibility Waiver.  This letter is intended to provide additional information concerning the options available to your child under Georgia's ESEA Flexibility Waiver, and to help you understand what the waiver will mean for you and your child.
 
Beginning with the 2012-2013 school year, the GaDOE transitioned from needs improvement (NI) school designations based on adequate yearly progress (AYP) reports to Reward, Priority, Focus and Alert Schools designations based on ESEA Flexibility Waiver formulas.  Title I schools will now implement specific programs and interventions based on Reward, Priority, Focus, and Alert Schools status. In addition, the GaDOE ESEA Flexibility Waiver outlines Georgia's new Single Statewide Accountability System, the College and Career Readiness Performance Index (CCRPI).  The CCRPI will serve as a comprehensive report card for all schools in Georgia.  The state system will give parents, students, teachers and families a more complete and comprehensive picture of where a school or district is meeting performance expectations and where it is not.