Title I is the largest single program of federal aid for elementary and secondary education. The MSD of Pike Township receives Title I funding to provide extra academic support and enriching learning opportunities for children to meet and exceed state and local academic standards. Some of those supports and services include: professional development for teachers, parent meetings, before/after school tutoring, specialized teachers, instructional coaches, extended time opportunities (i.e. Summer Stretch), literacy materials, and equipment and technology.
The purpose of Title II is to provide supplemental activities that strengthen the quality and effectiveness of teachers, principals, and other school leaders which includes:
- Increase student achievement consistent with the challenging state academic standards;
- Improve the quality and effectiveness of teachers, principals, and other school leaders;
- Increase the number of teachers, principals, and other school leaders who are effective in improving student academic achievement in schools; and
- Provide low-income and minority students greater access to effective teachers, principals, and other school leaders.
Title III and NESP Grants
The Elementary and Secondary Education Act, as amended by the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA), requires state education agencies to establish and implement standardized, statewide entrance and exit procedures for English Learners. English language development programs for English learners must support students to become proficient listeners, speakers, readers, and writers of English, develop high levels of academic attainment in English, and learn the same challenging State academic content and academic standards as their native English-speaking peers. Federal Title III and State Non-English Speaking Program (NESP) funds support these efforts through the use of research-based English language development programs, additional staff, professional development for teachers, supplemental learning activities for students, community participation events, and other educational materials and technology. For more information regarding services for English learner students in Pike Township, please refer to the English Language Learner link on the Curriculum & Instruction main page.
21st Century Community Learning Centers (21st CCLC) Grant
The 21st Century After-School Learning Center grant is a competitive grant opportunity for which Pike Township has been awarded to fund after-school programs and summer for students who attend Eastbrook, Snacks Crossing, and Deer Run Elementary Schools. Three additional afterschool sites will begin in fall 2022 at Central and Guion Creek Elementary Schools and Pike High School. The 21st CCLC after-school program sites provide tutoring, homework help, character development, and other enrichment opportunities in science, technology, engineering, performing arts, and math (STEAM). Pike High School offers additional opportunities to help prepare students for college and careers after graduation. For specific information about current 21st CCLC programs, please contact Christine Balak at Central Indiana Education Services Center.
Reimagining Enrichment, Academics, and Community Health (REACH) Grant
The REACH program operates in the same way as the 21st Century Community Learning Center program. College Park Elementary School and New Augusta Public Academy South Campus are REACH program sites. Participating students are provided afterschool tutoring, homework help, character enrichment, and other programs that complement and enrich students regular academic and social-emotional development. For specific information about current R.E.A.C.H. program sites, please contact Christine Balak at Central Indiana Education Services Center.
The McKinney-Vento Grant supports educational agencies ensure that each child in a homeless situation has equal access to public education. Transportation, school uniforms, food pantry, and other services are supported through the McKinney-Vento Grant. Tonya Monnier, District Social Worker serves as the Pike Township McKinney-Vento Liaison. If you need access to resources or information about McKinney Vento, please contact Mrs. Tonya Monnier or contact your school directly to speak to an assigned Social Worker. A list of all Social Workers can be found here . Additional information about McKinney-Vento can be found on the DOE McKinney-Vento Website.