Federal Programs

The Federal Programs Department is responsible for the administration of various federal and state funded programs. The funding, in most cases, is provided to the Local Educational Agency (LEA) to supplement those activities and programs already in place within the Huntsville City Schools System.

All Title programs and special grants are governed by the No Child Left Behind Act of 2001; however, reauthorization of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) allows the opportunity for State Educational Agencies (SEAs) to request flexibility on behalf of itself, its Local Educational Agencies (LEAs), and schools in regards to portions of NCLB. Flexibility may be granted in exchange for rigorous and comprehensive state-developed plans designed to improve educational outcomes for all children, close achievement gaps, increase equity, and improve the quality of instruction.

Each SEA must submit a request that addresses four principles:

  • College and career ready standards for all students¬†

  • State-developed differentiated recognition, accountability and support

  • Support for effective instruction and leadership

  • Reducing duplication and unnecessary burdens

Federal Programs Coordinator

Virginia Zirbel

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