Title I-A: Improving Basic Program

The purpose of Title I, Part A is to “provide all children significant opportunities to receive a fair, equitable, and high-quality education, and to close educational achievement gaps.”  The goal is to address opportunity gaps that some students experience by providing resources to districts and schools who serve a larger population of children from families experiencing poverty. Currently, two schools within our district qualify as school-wide Title IA programs. Please see below for the building Title IA plans and school compacts.   

Garibaldi Grade School Title IA Schoolwide Plan (link will be added soon)
Garibaldi Grade School Family/School Compact

Nehalem Elementary School Title IA Schoolwide Plan (link will be added soon)
Nehalem Elementary School Family/School Compact

Title IA program rights (School Board Policy)
Oregon Department of Education Title IA website

Title II-A: Supporting Effective Teaching and Leading

The purpose of Title II, Part A is to improve teacher and leader quality and focuses on preparing, training, and recruiting high-quality teachers and principals. The Title II-A program is designed, among other things, to provide students from low-income families and minority students with greater access to effective educators. 

Title II-A is based upon three important ideas:

  1. Great teachers and principals matter. Improved outcomes for students require a diverse cohort of well-prepared educators.
  2. Educators need intentional support. Systems of support across the career continuum are key to attracting, placing and retaining effective educators.
  3. All students deserve equity of opportunity. Students from families experiencing poverty and historically underserved students must be provided with equal access to effective educators. 

Title IV-A: Student Success and Academic Achievement

Title IV, Part A, the Student Support and Academic Enrichment (SSAE) program, is intended to increase the capacity of school and local communities to: 

  1. provide all students with access to a well-rounded education
  2. improve school conditions for student learning
  3. improve the use of technology in order to improve the academic achievement and digital literacy of all students.

Each year, Neah-Kah-Nie School District is allocated a portion of the state funds for the above purposes based on the previous year’s allotment of Title I-A funds.  As a team, we must determine the best use of funds to meet the student needs in the district.  At least 20% of the funds must be used for each of the first two categories above and a maximum of 15% of the overall allotment can be spent on strategy number 3 listed above.  

Oregon Department of Education Title IV-A website

Title V-B: Rural Education Achievement Program (SRSA and RLIS)

These programs are designed to provide rural districts with financial assistance for initiatives aimed at improving student achievement.  Funds can be utilized in any of the other federal Title programs, but eligibility for each of the programs is determined on a year-to-year basis.  Eligibility is determined by several factors that are detailed on the Oregon Department of Education website (below). There are two parts to this program for which a district might be eligible:

  • Small, Rural School Achievement Program (SRSA)
  • Rural, Low Income School Program (RLIS)

Oregon Department of Education Title VB website



Federal Programs Staff

Ericka Keefauver
Special Student Services Director
erickak@nknsd.org (503)355-3544