Federal Programs



Title I

Improving the Academic Achievement of the Disadvantaged
The stated purpose of Title I is to “ensure that all children have a fair, equal, and significant opportunity to obtain a high-quality education and reach, at a minimum proficiency on challenging State academic achievement standards and State academic assessments.” Louisiana has developed a comprehensive set of standards by which districts measure what students should know and be able to do, and an assessment system to determine to what extent Louisiana students have met these standards. The East Baton Rouge School System will continue to provide its students the highest quality education as we transition from the requirements of the No Child Left Behind Act of 2001 to the Every Student Succeeds Act of 2016.


Title II

Preparing, Training, and Recruiting High Quality Teachers and Principals
Title II is dedicated to four basic parts: Teacher and Principal Training and Recruitment; Mathematics and Science Partnerships; Innovation for Teacher Quality; and Enhancing Education through Technology.

Title III

Language Instruction for Limited English Proficient and Immigrant Students
The purpose of Title III, Part A, is to help ensure that children and youth who are limited English proficient, Native American and/or immigrants, attain English language proficiency, develop high levels of academic attainment in English, and meet the same challenging State academic standards that all children are expected to meet.

English as a Second Language (ESL) Program

Melissa McKenzie
Instructional Support Specialist
Federal Programs
1022 S. Foster Drive
Baton Rouge, LA 70806


Title IX

Part C – McKinney-Vento Homeless Education Assistance Improvements Act of 2001

The act sets out educational rights and responsibilities to children and youth who are experiencing homelessness. Each state and local educational agency shall ensure that each child of a homeless individual and each homeless youth have equal access to the same free, appropriate public education, including a public preschool education, provided to other children and youth. Further, homeless children and youth shall have access to the education and other services needed to ensure that they have an opportunity to meet the same challenging state student academic achievement standards to which all students are held.

Jodi Lemon
Title I Coordinator of Homeless Program

ESSA Every Student Succeeds Act

The Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) was signed by President Obama on December 10, 2015, and represents good news for our nation’s schools. This bipartisan measure reauthorizes the 50-year-old Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA), the nation’s national education law and longstanding commitment to equal opportunity for all students. ESSA replaces the NCLB Act of 2002.

The new law builds on key areas of progress in recent years, made possible by the efforts of educators, communities, parents, and students across the country.

ESSA includes provisions that will help to ensure success for students and schools.

The Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) takes full effect in the 2017-2018 school year.

Federal Programs ● 1022 South Foster Drive ● Baton Rouge, LA ● 70806

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