Description of Federal Funds Programming
Liberty Union-Thurston Local School District receives Title IV-A, Title I-A, and IDEA federal funding. This page is dedicated to sharing information regarding the planning and use of the Title IV-A and Title I funds. IDEA information can be found at: http://www.libertyunion.org/SpecialEducation.aspx
Title IV-A: Student Support and Academic Enrichment
Liberty Union-Thurston Local School District receives Title IV-A funding which is allocated to the elementary school for instructional materials and teacher training to support the Leader in Me program. This is in support of the District Goal of providing students access to Mental Health resources. The Leader in Me provides social emotional learning interventions and other social and behavioral skills development for students.
Title I-A: Improving Basic Programs
Per the US Department of Education website, Title I, Part A (Title I) of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act, as amended by the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESEA) provides financial assistance to local educational agencies (LEAs) and schools with high numbers or high percentages of children from low-income families to help ensure that all children meet challenging state academic standards. Liberty Union-Thurston Local School District receives Title I funding which is allocated to the elementary school in a Schoolwide program and supports all students, especially those that are identified as being at-risk of not meeting academic standards, specifically reading.
Please note that the Liberty Union-Thurston District also recieves an allocation in Title II-A: Supporting Effective Instruction, but because all of our teachers are properly licensed those funds are moved to the the Title I-A budget.