Tipton County Schools

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Overview
The purpose of No Child Left Behind (NCLB) 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 and to close the achievement gap with accountability, flexibility and choice so that no child is left behind. Under NCLB Tipton County receives Federal Funding under two grants or Titles.

A report card of your school’s information, disaggregated data and academic progress is available on the Tennessee Department of Education website as follows: http://www.tn.gov/education/topic/report-card

Title I Part A
Title I Part A provides formula grants to school districts which allocate most of the funds to individual Title I schools based on their number of economically disadvantaged students. Funds in Tipton County are used for Schoolwide Programs. Schoolwide Programs work to raise the achievement of low achieving students by improving instruction throughout the entire school, thus using Title I funds to serve all children. Title I funds may be used for a variety of services and activities but are most commonly for instruction in reading and mathematics.

Title II Part A
Title II Part A provides grants to school districts through the state in order to increase student academic achievement through strategies such as improving teacher and principal quality and increasing the number of highly qualified teachers in the classroom. The majority of the funds are used to prepare, train and recruit highly qualified teachers.

Certification information and highly qualified status for your child’s teacher are available on the Tennessee Department of Education website as follows: https://apps.tn.gov/eli-app/search.html

For information regarding recruitment, staff development, teacher induction, or highly qualified please contact Monica Wilkins, Instructional Facilitator

Title III
English Language Learners



504 Plans
A student is eligible for a 504 plan if he/she has a physical or mental impairment, which substantially limits a major life activity or is regarded as disabled by others. A major life activity includes but is not limited to functions such as walking, seeing, hearing, speaking, breathing, learning caring for oneself or performing manual tasks.