Grand View Title & Grant Programs District Committee
Title IA, IC, II-A, III-A, IV-A, X-C, RLIS, IDEA, 793, 795, 797, Other Grants
Larry Ben – Superintendent
Grand View School
District Committee Members
Terri Holland - Elementary Principal
Vallerie Jones - Director of Academic Achievement
Debbie Duncan - Federal Programs Coordinator
Brittney Carroll - Special Education Coordinator
Diane Farar - Early Childhood Coordinator
Marisa Hambleton - Parent
Krista Hale - ELC Teacher / Parent
Susie Moore - Elem Teacher
Tanner Dearman - MS Teacher
Darlene Littledeer - MS Teacher
Tammi Ben - EL Coordinator
Mae Scholz – School-Based Social Worker, Homeless Liaison
Title & Other Grant Programs
Informational Resource Guide
Title I, Part A-Improving Basic Programs Operated by Local Education Agencies
“The purpose of this title 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.” (Title I, Part A, § 1001).
Grand View School has adopted the School-Wide Title I Program rather than Targeted Assistance and uses the resources to benefit all students. Our School-Wide Plan and Parent/Family Engagement Policy is available on our website at: https://www.grandviewcharqers.org
Title I, Part A & D, Neglected and Delinquent
“It is the purpose of this part to improve educational services for children and youth in local and State institutions for neglected or delinquent children and youth so that such children and youth have the opportunity to meet the same challenging State academic achievement standards and State academic assessments that all children in the State are expected to meet.” (Title I, Part D, § 1401).
Title II, Part A- Improving Teacher and Principal Quality State Grants
“The purpose of Title II, Part A is to increase the academic achievement of all students by helping schools and LEAs improve teacher and principal quality and ensure that all teachers are highly qualified and effective.” Agencies that receive funds are held accountable to the public for improvements in academic achievement. Title II, Part A provides agencies with the flexibility to use these funds creatively to address challenges to teacher quality, whether they concern teacher preparation and qualifications of new teachers, recruitment and hiring, induction, professional development, teacher retention, or the need for more capable principals and assistant principals to serve as effective school leaders.” (Title II, Part A, § 2101)
Title III, Part A-English Language Acquisition, Language Enhancement, and Academic Achievement
“The purposes of this part are to help ensure that children who are limited English proficient, including immigrant children and youth, attain English proficiency, develop high levels of academic attainment in English, and meet the same challenging State academic content and student academic achievement standards as all children are expected to meet.” (Title III, Part A, § 3102).
Contact Tammi Ben, EL Coordinator at 918-456-5131 ext 502 for additional information.
Title VI B REAP-Flex/RLIS
“The purpose of the Rural Education Achievement Program is to address the unique needs of rural school LEAs that frequently lack the personnel and resources needed to compete effectively for federal competitive grants; and receive formula grant allocations in amounts too small to be effective in meeting their intended purposes.” (Title VI, Part B, § 6202)
Title IX, Part C-McKinney-Vento Homeless Education Assistance Act of 2001
“Each State educational agency shall ensure that each child of a homeless individual and each homeless youth have equal access to the same free, appropriate public education, including a public preschool education, as provided to other children and youth.” (Title X, Part C, § 721(1))
Grand View School is dedicated to providing all the district’s children a safe and quality education. Homelessness or Displacement, causes serious barriers to education. It is this district’s goal to identify and serve students with these barriers, giving every student in the district the resources necessary for a high-quality education. Contact Mae Scholz, School Based Social Worker and Homeless Liaison for information on this program at 918-456-5131 ext 508.
District Homeless/Displaced Youth Committee
Terri Holland, Principal, 918-456-5131 ext 806
Mae Scholz – School-Based Social Worker, Family & Community Engagement-Homeless Liaison, 918-456-5131 ext 508
Debbie Duncan, Federal Programs Director, 918-456-5131 ext 406
Teresa White, Middle School Counselor, 918-456-5131 ext 200
Tiffany Hatley, Elementary Counselor, 918-456-5131 ext 501
Brenda Hammer, Enrollment, 918-456-5131 ext 802
Visit the National Center for Homeless Education for more information.
Title VI Indian Education (ESSA)
Provides funds to meet the unique educational and culturally related academic needs of Native American students. Activities eligible for this program must emphasize reading and core academics and have their basis in scientifically-based research. Schools submit an application and receive funds based on the number of eligible students.
Impact Aid-Indian Policies and Procedures
The Impact Aid law (now Title VII of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965) has been amended numerous times since its inception in 1950. The program continues, however, to support local school districts with concentrations of children who reside on Indian lands, military bases, low-rent housing properties, and other Federal properties, or have parents in the uniformed services or employed on eligible Federal properties.
JOM is a federally funded program to provide special assistance to Indian students. The Cherokee Nation operates it and its funding level is based on the number of students with Certificates of Degree of Indian Blood on file. This program emphasizes Cherokee Language instruction. Currently, this program provides after school Cherokee Language and Culture instruction and school supplies.
Gifted and Talented Education
This a state funded program that requires the school to develop a plan with policies and procedures for identification and service to students who give the evidence of high-performance capability in areas such as intellectual, creative, or leadership capacity, or in specific academic areas, and who may require enhanced learning opportunities. Contact Vallerie Jones, Director of Academic Achievement, Gifted-Talented Education at 918-456-5131 ext 803 for more information.
Technology Plan - This plan is required by the state and federal governments and must comply with certain operational and legal requirements. This plan must address the short and long-term goals of technology usage in the school. The plan must be updated annually.
E-Rate is a federal program that is funded by a telephone usage tax. It is officially known as the Universal Service Fund Schools and Libraries Division. This fund provides funds for Internet Access, Telecommunications, and Connectivity. (in plain language-that would be the Internet, all the phones, and the servers, wiring, and other equipment that constitute the school network). This funding is based on our percentage of students eligible for free and reduced lunch and the ongoing submission of required applications and documentation. This program does not purchase classroom equipment or software.
Oklahoma Universal Service Fund-This program complements the federal Universal Service Fund and picks up the 10-20% of the Internet Access and Telecommunications not covered by E-Rate. This program also requires free and reduced lunch data and application and reporting. This program does not purchase classroom computers or software.
Emergency Connectivity Fund-This program previously provided funding to schools and libraries for the reasonable costs of laptop and tablet computers; Wi-Fi hotspots; routers; modems; and broadband Internet connections for use by students, school staff, and library patrons at locations that include locations other than a school or library. Funding was limited to students, school staff and library patrons who would otherwise lack access to connected devices and broadband Internet services sufficient to engage in remote learning during the COVID-19 pandemic. This program has ended; however, families may qualify for the Affordable Connectivity Program. Resources are available at https://www.fcc.gov/acp or check eligibility and start an application at GetInternet.gov Eligible households can also enroll through an approved provider.
Innovative Approaches to Literacy
The IAL program supports high-quality programs designed to develop and improve literacy skills for children and students from birth through 12th grade in high-need local educational agencies (LEAs) and schools. IAL promotes innovative literacy programs that support the development of literacy skills in low-income communities, including programs that (1) develop and enhance effective school library programs, which may include providing professional development for school librarians, books, and up-to-date materials to high-need schools; (2) provide early literacy services, including pediatric literacy programs through which, during well-child visits, medical providers trained in research-based methods of early language and literacy promotion provide developmentally appropriate books and recommendations to parents to encourage them to read aloud to their children starting in infancy; and (3) provide high-quality books on a regular basis to children and adolescents from low-income communities to increase reading motivation, performance, and frequency. Grand View is in the second year of this grant. It may be funded for up to 5 years per cycle.
NYCP: Indian Education Demonstration Grants for Indian
NYCP is a grant that Grand View has recently completed. We are now moving into an extension of the grant that does not provide student services, but conducts an evaluation of the work completed.
Cherokee Nation School Health & Wellness Program
This program offers a school-based health and wellness partnership opportunity to schools within the Cherokee Nation reservation. The Cherokee Nation School Health & Wellness Program will work in collaboration with partnering schools to do the following:
Choose a focus area and strategy to improve the school health and wellness opportunities. Choose at least one physical education and physical activity component or one nutrition and health education component.
Receive health education and promotion technical assistance delivered by a trained Cherokee Nation Public Health Educator assigned to your school for this project. Also, receive program supplies and resources that support the assessment, planning, implementation, and evaluation of the focus and strategies areas in physical activity, nutrition, or tobacco prevention during the 2023-2024 school year.
Receive focus area project implementation supply & resource materials. The maximum amount of funding a school can receive for project implementation supplies for the 2023-2024 school year is $9,000. Program implementation supplies will be purchased by the Cherokee Nation public health program and will be used to complete program requirements.
IDEA-Individuals with Disabilities Act
The Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) is a law that makes available a free appropriate public education to eligible children with disabilities throughout the nation and ensures special education and related services to those children.
The IDEA governs how states and public agencies provide early intervention, special education and related services to eligible children with disabilities.
For more information contact Brittney Carroll, Special Services Director at 918-456-5131 ext 211.
21st Century Community Learning Center
21st Century Community Learning Center is also known as the After-School Program. This program supports the creation of community learning centers that provide academic enrichment opportunities during non-school hours for children, particularly students who attend high-poverty and low-performing schools. The program helps students meet state and local student standards in core academic subjects, such as reading and math; offers students a broad array of enrichment activities that can complement their regular academic programs; and offers literacy and other educational services to the families of participating children.
School Climate Transformation Program
The primary purpose of the SCTG is to develop, enhance, or expand systems of support for and technical assistance to, schools implementing an evidence-based multi-tiered behavioral framework for improving behavioral outcomes and learning conditions for all students. Additional mentors in the core academic areas have been made available through this grant. Grand View School is currently in the fifth year and final year for the SCTG.
American Rescue Plan (ARP) ESSER Ill
Schools have used these funds to safely reopen and sustain in-person instruction, combat learning loss and address students’ mental health needs. The federal government issued three rounds of relief funding to states in response to the Coronavirus Pandemic. Grand View received both ARP ESSER II and ESSER III funding. The ARP ESSER III was the largest to date with $1.5 billion available to Oklahoma School Districts.
Return to Learn Plan and Uses of Funds Plan can be found on the Grand View School Website at:
For more information on Title Programs & Other Grants contact:
Debbie Duncan, Federal Programs Director, 918-456-5131, ext 406