Federal Programs account for approximately $1,159,000 in Federal funding and include the following grants and programs:
Title I - Improving the Academic Achievement of the Disadvantaged: Mustang Public Schools has four elementary sites that qualify for Title I services. Services include additional educational opportunities to qualifying students in the areas of math and reading. There are currently twelve teachers and five paraprofessionals who serve students for these extra services. Funding from this grant pays for materials, supplies, required professional development and parental involvement to operate the four programs, eight teachers and five paraprofessional salaries.
FEDERAL PROGRAMS COMPLAINTS
The district receives federal funds
and has established a complaint process to help ensure compliance with federal
grant requirements. Any student, parent, community member or employee who
believes the district has violated any regulation connected with the
expenditure of federal funds should notify the district using the process
outlined in Board of Education Policy 2007, which governs
Report Fraud, Waste, and Abuse. To
report fraud, waste, abuse, misuse or mismanagement of U.S. Department of
Education (ED) program funds (this could include complaints concerning
employees, fund recipients, educational institutions, contractors, collection
agencies, or lending institutions), please use the online Hotline Complaint
Form (see box below).
If you prefer, you may contact the
Inspector General's Hotline by:
* Calling the OIG Hotline's toll-free number 1-800-MIS-USED. Hotline Operators take calls during the hours of Monday and Wednesday 9:00 AM until 11:00 AM, Eastern Time; Tuesday and Thursday, 1:00 PM until 3:00 PM, Eastern Time except for holidays.
* Downloading a hard copy of the Hotline Complaint Form <https://ed.gov/about/offices/list/oig/oighotline.pdf>, and completing, mailing or faxing to:
Inspector General's Hotline
Office of Inspector General
U.S. Department of Education
400 Maryland Avenue, S.W.
Washington, D.C. 20202-1500
Fax: (202) 245-7047
Your report may be made anonymously
or in confidence. No classified information should be submitted to the Hotline.
If your complaint involves classified information, please submit your contact
information to the Hotline (via phone or complaint form) and request that you
be contacted to make separate arrangements so we can receive your complaint.
Title IIA - Improving Teacher and Principal Quality: Professional development opportunities are funded through this grant.
Title IID - Educational Technology: Technology software is funded through this grant, when funding is available.
Title IID - Educational Technology Professional Development: Professional development technology opportunities are funded through this grant, when funding is available.
Title III - English Language Learners: Services to bilingual students who qualify for ELL services to ensure that these students master English and meet the same rigorous standards for academic achievement as all children are expected to meet. All district sites receive ELL services. Currently there are four elementary teachers and two secondary teachers serving students. Funding for this grant pays for materials, supplies, testing and required parental involvement and professional development opportunities.
Title IV - Safe and Drug Free Schools and Communities: This grant provides funding, when available, for Red Ribbon Week, research based curriculum for at risk behaviors, group counseling and drug dogs. The District Safe and Healthy Living Committee is a requirement of this funding.
Title V - Innovative Programs: When funding is available, this grant is being used to provide the materials for the Focus on Reading programs at both middle schools. This program is used to raise reading scores in students.
Title VI - Indian Education: Mustang Public Schools provides additional reading and math services to qualifying Native American students in the district. There are currently three elementary teachers for these services. Funding from this grant provides for supplies, materials, after school, summer tutoring and the salaries of the three teachers.
RSA - The Reading Sufficiency Act of Oklahoma: has required school districts in the state of Oklahoma to test students in grades K-3, those students who are at risk for reading are then identified, placed on a reading plan and served by one of the 6 reading specialists in the district. Funding, when available from this source provides for testing, supplies and materials related to individual and small group tutoring.
Carl Perkins: This is a federal grant from the Oklahoma State Department of Career and Technology that is used to supplement the District’s 10 Career Tech programs, including Agricultural Education, Family and Consumer Sciences, Marketing, Business and Information Technology and Science, Technology Engineering and Mathematics. Funding from this grant is used to add technology to these programs.
For more information about any of these programs or if you would like to serve on a parent committee or as an advisory member for any of the programs listed please contact the Office of Federal Programs at 376-7843 or the principal at your child’s school.