Federal Programs

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The Department of Federal Programs works to promote academic excellence while enhancing educational opportunities and equity for the children and families of the East Cleveland City School District.  The department aims to improve the quality of teaching and learning by providing leadership, technical assistance and financial support to District initiatives.


The department  performs comprehensive program reviews that gauge the effectiveness and efficiency of our programs. We look at the design and implementation of grants, review rule compliance, and, most importantly, monitor achievement in all of our programs. Our careful scrutiny provides senior management and program personnel real-time feedback on changes to maintain and improve the best performance. The Department of Federal Programs submits The East Cleveland City School District Consolidated Federal Grant Application with training and support.

The Department of Federal Programs utilizes federal funds to impact the following areas for East Cleveland City School District students.  

  • Family Engagement

  • Literacy Specialists

  • Instructional Aides

  • Reading and Math Intervention

  • Technology to support classroom instruction


For More Information



Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) “Right to Know” Guidelines

You have the right to know about the teaching qualifications of your child’s classroom teacher in a school receiving Title I funds. The federal Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) requires that any school district receiving Title I funds must notify parents of each student attending any school receiving Title I funds that they may request, and the district will provide the parents on request (and in a timely manner), information regarding the professional qualifications of the student’s classroom teachers, including at a minimum, the following: 

I. Whether the teacher has met State qualification and licensing criteria for the grade levels and subject areas in which the teacher provides instruction; 

II. Whether the teacher is teaching under emergency or other provisional status through which State qualification or licensing criteria have been waived; 

III. Whether the teacher is teaching in the field of discipline of the certification of the teacher; and 

IV. Whether your child is provided services by paraprofessionals and, if so, their qualifications.



For more information, contact:

Andratesha Fritzgerald, Director of Federal Programs/Secondary Curriculum

216-268-7975 afritzgerald@eastclevelandschools.org




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