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  • Chapter 644 of the Public Acts of 2016 requires the department to annually compile a list of state laws related to the rights of students and their parents or legal guardians. This document includes a summary of the state laws that provide explicit rights to parents, legal guardians, or students.
                    State Statutory Rights of Parents and Students
  • As of July 1, 2015, all Federal grants are now governed by UGG (Uniform Grants Guidance).  UGG require LEAs to update financial policies and procedures used in the administration of all federal grants. 

                     Federal Programs Policies and Procedures UGG

  • ESSA replaces No Child Left Behind and will go into effect in August 2016. Tennessee will remain on its previously approved waiver until then, and all states are required to fully transition to ESSA by the 2017-18 school year. 

                 ESSA, Every Student Succeeds Act

Image result for Federal Programs ESEAElementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA)

Federal funds, received under the Elementary And Secondary Education Act (ESEA), are used to enhance instruction and meet the needs of all students.  These funds support the following:

        Purchase of materials and equipment

        Plan and implement high-quality student-centered programs

        Provide professional development

The following programs are governed by ESEA:

            The purpose of Tennessee's federally funded Title I, Part A Program is to support local school districts improve teaching and learning for                           students in high-poverty schools so that these students meet the state's challenging content and performance standards.   

           The Lynchburg Elementary School is a School-Wide Title I School.  School-wide programs use their funds to improve the entire program of the               school so that all students are impacted.  

            These funds are used to ensure that all teachers in Moore County Schools are qualified and effective.  Professional development                activities for core academic subjects are provided for all teachers.  

         English as a Second Language (ESL) is a program for delivering services to students who have a primary language other than                     English.  These students are provided with supplemental, scientifically based language instruction to increase English proficiency             and student academic achievement.  See Moore County Board of Education Policy 4-004,  Limited English Language Learner.

           All school districts are required to provide needed services to homeless children.  In order to ensure  that homeless students have equal access            to same free and appropriate education as provided to other students, the Moore County Board of Education has implemented Board Policy            6-400, Homeless Student.

"The U.S. Department of Education has given much needed clarification regarding the implementation of the McKinney-Vento Act as reauthorized by the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA). The effective date for the new Education for Homeless Children/Youth (EHCY) program requirements, as determined by USEd, is Oct. 1, 2016 (except for the change to the definition of homeless children and youths removing "awaiting foster care placement"). Under ESSA, homeless education is included in Title IX, Part A. Therefore, as of Oct. 1, Title X of ESEA will be referred to as Title IX under ESSA."  Copyright © 2014 Tennessee Department of Education,

For more information regarding ESEA contact Monica Hardin, Director of Federal Programs, (931) 759-7303,

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