MISSION :: To ensure that federal and state education funds contribute to the goal of all students meeting or exceeding rigorous state standards.
What is the focus of our work?
The Federal Program Monitoring and Support Division supports approximately $514,000,000 in federal funds provided to districts and schools each year. The primary role of the Division is to provide grants administration, program monitoring, data collection and reporting, and to facilitate the necessary technical assistance to ensure not only compliance, but quality programs for students. Compliance is the first step toward program quality; monitoring is the springboard to providing technical assistance.
New Federal law approved, Every Student Succeeds Act.
The US Congress approved the latest reauthorization of the 1965 Elementary and Secondary Education Act in December 2015 - the Every Student Succeeds Act. This is the law that provides most of the federal programs in support of K-12 education. The December 2015 action replaces the 2002 No Child Left Behind law, and begins the rule-making process at the federal level and the planning process in North Carolina and all other states.
The NC Department of Public Instruction has begun the process of creating North Carolina's state plan for complying with the new Every Student Succeeds Act. North Carolinians are invited to provide input into this process at upcoming regional meetings and online. Regional meetings are scheduled for April, May and September. Comments also can be provided through the Let's Talk link at www.ncpublicschools.org.
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Below are links pertaining to the State of North Carolina's implementation of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965 (reauthorized as Every Student Succeeds Act of 2015).
NEW!! Educational Stability of Children in Foster Care under Title I, Part A (Title I) of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965 (ESEA), as amended by the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA), contains key protections for children in foster care that require state and local educational agencies (SEAs and LEAs) to collaborate with child welfare agencies (CWAs) to ensure the educational stability of children in foster care. These provisions, which took effect on December 10, 2016, require SEAs and LEAs to work with CWAs to ensure that children in foster care experience minimal educational disruption as the result of their foster care placement and receive the same educational opportunities as their peers.
At the state level, staff from the Division of Social Services (DSS) at the North Carolina Department of Human and Health Services (DHHS), the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction (NCDPI), and the SERVE Center at UNCG have identified state-level POCs for both education and child welfare and collaborated to develop clear procedures to serve foster children.
To facilitate a smooth transition to implementing the new foster care educational stability requirements, DPI, SERVE, and DSS will host eight regional trainings across the state for local POCs (see the schedule below). We hope that POCs from education and child welfare in the same area will take advantage of this opportunity to attend the nearest session together.
Regional Sessions - *All sessions will be held from 9:00 a.m.-12:30 p.m., unless otherwise noted. Address information is HERE (pdf, 188kb).
- Feb. 1, 2017 - Piedmont Triad Region - SERVE Center (Guilford Co.)
- Feb. 2, 2017 - North Central Region - Wilson Co. DSS (Wilson Co.)
- Feb. 6, 2017 - Southwest Region - Rader Staff Development Center (Gaston Co.)
- Feb. 7, 2017 - Sandhills Region - Richmond Co. 9th Grade Academy (Richmond Co.)
- Feb. 21, 2017 - Western Region - TD Bank Building (1st Floor) - (Buncombe Co.) *10:00AM- 1:00 PM
- Feb. 22, 2017 - Northwest Region - Wilkes Agricultural Conference Center (Wilkes Co.)
- March 2, 2017 - Northeast Region - Beaufort Co. Ed. Tech. Center - Training Facility (Beaufort Co.)
- March 3, 2017 - Southeast Region - Teachers Memorial School (Lenoir Co.)
To register for one of the sessions noted above, please use the registration link here.
If you were unable to attend the Educational Stability for Children in Foster Care webinar on December 9, you may wish to view this prior to the training.
If you have any questions, please reach out to the SEA Foster Care Point of Contact at 1.800.352.6001 or by email at email@example.com. We hope that you can join us for one of the regional sessions and wish you the very best as you work to support the educational stability of North Carolina students in foster care.
- MOA - Title I and Child Nutrition