Federally Funded Programs, Policies & Procedures
The federal government provides nearly $79 billion annually on primary and secondary education programs. Much of the funding is discretionary, meaning it is set annually by Congress through the appropriations process. Funds flow mainly through the Department of Education although other federal agencies administer some funding for education related activities.
Federal education funding is distributed to states and school districts through a variety of formula and competitive grant programs. While the federal government contributes about 12 percent of direct funding for elementary and secondary schools nationally, the amount varies considerably from state to state.
AGCS Participates in the following Federally funded programs:
- IDEA (Individuals with Disabilities Education Act)
- Title I, Part A (Reading and Math)
- Title III (English Learners)
- McKinney-Vento Homeless Education
- ESSER (Elementary and Secondary School Emergency Relief)
Parent Family Engagement Policy
Parents serve as a key shareholder in the educational processes of the students attending Avon Grove Charter School. The Parent and Family Engagement Policy of Avon Grove Charter School ensures equitable participation in the planning, reviewing, and implementing of all parent programs and activities.
The Parent and Family Engagement Policy was adopted in order to:
- Foster strong effective partnerships among parents, families, schools and the community that serve to improve academic quality and student performance;
- Provide the coordination, technical assistance and other support necessary to assist schools in planning and implementing effective family engagement activities to improve student academic achievement and performance; and
- Comply with Title 1, Part A requirements regarding the establishment of a parent and family engagement policy according to Section 1116 of the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA).