Federal Programs



The East Cleveland City School District has set aside over a half million dollars of it's federal dollars for professional development training for teachers and administrators.  As a means to positively impact literacy, the Department of Federal Programs has purchased home libraries, consisting of approximately twenty books annually for students in grades one through eight for ten consecutive years.  Computer labs in all elementary and middle schools have been supported through federal funding. Parental involvement is spearheaded through Federal Programs; community monthly meetings average over three hundred in attendance.


Gives Parents The Right to Know

Parents, you have the right to know about the teaching qualifications of your child's classroom teacher.  The federal law, No Child Left Behind, requires that local school districts receiving federal Title I dollars notify parents that they may request information regarding the professional qualifications of their child's classroom teacher, including the following:

  1. Whether the teacher has met the Ohio teacher licensing criteria for the grade level and subject areas in which the teacher provides your child instruction.
  2. Whether the teacher is teaching under emergency or temporary status that waives State licensing requirements.
  3. The college degree and major of the teacher and any other graduate degree or certification held (such as National  Board Certification.
  4. Whether your child is provided services by paraprofessionals (sometimes called educational assistants) and their qualifications.

Please contact Pamela Prince, Director of Federal Programs, at (216) 268-7975 for information.

For additional information, please click on the Federal Programs link located directly to the right side of this page.