Striving for No Child Left Behind in Fayette County
Federal Programs Department
District Mission Statement
The mission of the Fayette County School District is to provide a safe, disciplined learning environment that empowers all students to develop their full potential.
Federal Programs Mission Statement
The mission of the Federal Programs Department 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. We will strive to accomplish this goal by:
A) ensuring that teacher preparation and training, curriculum and instructional materials are aligned with the challenging State academic standards so students, teachers, parents and administrators can measure progress against common expectations for student achievement;
B) meeting the educational needs of low-achieving children in our district, limited English proficient children, migratory children, children with disabilities, neglected or delinquent, and young children in need of reading assistance;
C) closing the achievement gap between high- and low-performing students;
D) identifying and turning around low-performing schools that have failed to provide a high-quality education to their students, while providing alternatives to students in such schools to enable the students to receive a high-quality education;
E) improving and strengthing accountability, teaching and learning by using State assessment systems to ensure that students are meeting challenging state academic achievement and content standards;
F) providing greater decision-making authority and flexibility to schools and teachers in exchange for greater responsibility for student performance;
G) providing children an enriched and accelerated education programs, including the use of schoolwide programs that increase the amount and quality of instructional time;
H) ensuring the access to effective, scientifically based instructional strategies and challenging academic standards to every student;
I) significantly elevating the quality of instruction by providing staff with substantial opportunities for professional development;
J) affording parents substantial and meaningful opportunities to participate in the education of their children.
The Federal Programs office is located in the same office as Human Resources in the basement of the County Annex Building (103 1st Avenue, NW). Hours are Monday through Thursday 7:00 am to 4:00 pm and Friday 7:00 am-3:30 pm.