Florence County School District Three is seeking public input on the use of federal funds before submitting federal grant applications for the 2017-2018 school year under the Every Student Succeeds Act, the latest reauthorization of the 1965 Elementary and Secondary Education Act approved by the U. S. Congress in December 2015 and which replaced the No Child Left Behind Act. Through this law, substantial federal support is provided for programs to serve students in kindergarten through 12th grades.
The district anticipates receiving funds for Title I, II and III. The grants are for Title I, Part A – Helping Disadvantaged Children Meeting High Standards; Title II, Part A – Preparing, Training and Recruiting High Quality Teachers and Principals; Title III – Limited English Proficiency.
The deadlines for these grants range from June 1 through July 1.
Because these grants deal with federal funds, the district is asking for comments and suggestions from parents and community stakeholders.
There will be a public informational meeting about Title I, II and III Thursday, April 27, at 4 p.m. in the staff development room at the District Office located at 125 South Blanding St. in Lake City.
Any private school interested in participating or anyone interested in submitting comments or suggestions should contact Linda Hair at email@example.com or call 843-374-8652, ext. 1111.