Office of Federal Programs

OFFICE OF FEDERAL PROGRAMS

115 South Ludlow Street
Dayton OH 45402
Tel. (937) 542-3333

OUR MISSION STATEMENT

The mission of the Office of Federal Programs is to provide high-quality services, ensure compliance, and guarantee State and Federal grants supplement and align with the district’s mission, initiatives, and programs.

OUR STAFF

LaShawn A. Graham, Director of Federal Programs, 937-542-3373
Angela Thompson, Grants Budget Specialist, 937-542-3314
Donna Ward, Administrative Specialist, 937-542-3309

OUR PURPOSE

The Office of Federal Programs is responsible for managing the budgets and ensuring compliance of the state and federal programs; as well as organizing and managing communications with the Ohio Department of Education for State and Federal Grant programming contained within the District's Comprehensive Continuous Improvement Plan (CCIP) with the Ohio Department of Education. The largest consolidated grant managed is the Title I, Part A section of the Elementary & Secondary Education Act of 1965 as reauthorized by the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA).

Title I, Part A provides financial assistance to local educational agencies (LEAs) and schools with high numbers or high percentages of children from low-income families to help ensure that all children meet challenging state academic standards.

The purpose of Title I is to provide all children “significant opportunity to receive a fair, equitable, and high-quality education, and to close educational achievement gaps.” To achieve that, states must develop accountability systems to identify and support schools with academically struggling students, and LEAs and schools must use their Title I funds to improve student outcomes, including academic achievement.

The Office of Federal Programs oversees public and nonpublic funds and/or programming for the following state and federal programs:

The Office of Federal Programs must also ensure that Dayton Public Schools meet the equitable service requirement for all the federal programs listed above per Sections 1120(b), 1117(a)(1) and 1117(c) of the ESEA and Section 200.63 of the Title I regulations that require timely and meaningful consultation occur between the local education agency (LEA) and private school officials prior to any decision that affects the opportunities of eligible private school children, teachers, and other educational personnel to participate in programs under ESEA.