Office of State and Federal Programs
The Office of Federal and State Programs in Dorchester School District Two manages several federal and state programs in collaboration with district personnel, campus administrators and teachers. Funding for these programs is authorized by the Every Student Succeeds Act from the federal government and at-risk funds from the state of South Carolina.
The Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) is the latest reauthorization of the 1965 Elementary and Secondary Education Act and was approved by the U.S. Congress in December 2015. This law provides significant federal support for programs to serve students in kindergarten through 12th grade and replaces the No Child Left Behind Act of 2001.
In collaboration with administrators, facilitators and teachers, the Office of Federal and State Programs assists in organizing people, programs, materials, and resources to support and enhance student learning.
If you have comments, suggestions or concerns regarding our Title I programs or parent involvement policy, please feel free to contact an administrator or Title I Facilitator. A timely response to any suggestions or concerns made by parents, guardians or community members will be provided. Responses will be addressed in newsletters, PTA meetings, phone calls, in writing or in person by a member of the school administrative team, Title I Facilitator, or the Office of Federal and State Programs. A copy of the District's Title I application/plan may be viewed at the Office of Federal Programs. All school applications/plans may be viewed at each Title I school. Any questions will be answered at this time.
Dorchester District Two Federal and State Programs will provide support to increase student achievement through professional development, parent/community engagement, programs and initiatives; leading the way, every student, ever day, through relationships, relevance, and rigor.
· We will increase student achievement as measured by state, district, and school assessments.
· We will enhance school-home partnerships through trainings, workshops, and activities leading to parental empowerment and community relationships.
· We will provide research-based, data-driven, sustainable professional development.