Welcome to Anniston City Schools'
Federal Programs Department
Dr. Marlon F. Jones, Director
Mrs. Cindy R. Swain, District Parent Specialist
Ms. Tammye Williams, Secretary
Introduction to Federal Programs
Anniston City Schools
The Federal Programs section of the United States Department of Education started in 1965 with the passing of the IASA (Improvement of America’s Schools Act), which was signed into law by President Johnson that same year. The entire purpose of this legislation was to even the scholastic playing field between advantaged students and disadvantaged students.
The IASA has been re-authorized several times between 1965 and now, with the most recent re-authorization taking place in 2015 – The Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA). Titled money in programs I through X are regulated through ESSA, and the Anniston City School System receives monies in Title I, II, III, and X.
The most important thing to remember about Federal Programming is that everything that is paid for out of these funds is SUPPLEMENTAL. In other words, Federal Programs is like icing on the cake. It is extra and additional to basic programming. Instructional priorities must come first, and every penny spent must be related back to SBR (Scientifically Based Research) strategies that are NOT or CANNOT be provided from any other resource other than Federal Funding.