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Federal Programs


Dan Schlafer
Federal Programs Director



Good morning!

This correspondence is to inform you that
on behalf of the Cumberland County School
System, I have filed a "Notice Of Intent To
Participate" in the 21st Century Community
Learning Centers Grant application process. 
This communication is a grant requirement.  

If awarded, this grant will begin on 1 July
 and will extend for three years with
a possible extension of an additional two
years.  The grant will written for
Extended Day Learning Programs.

I welcome your questions, comments and
input as this grant is written.  The grant
deadline for submission is 31 March 2017
We will receive notice of award by 30 June 2017.

Dan Schlafer, Ed.S.
Federal Programs Director
Cumberland County Schools
368 Fourth Street
Crossville, TN  38555



ESSA Foster Care Regulations



* Instructional Coaching Request Form
2016-2017 Current Funded Federal Programs  
2016-2017 Title I Parent Involvement Allocations
* Family Involvement Plan
* Federal Programs Travel Form
* Parent Right To Know Notifications
* Professional Development Accountability 
* Request for Staff Development
   * Federal Conference Checklist
* System-Wide Improvement Plan
Homeless Coordinators List
* Homeless Education Assistance Program
Homeless Information For Parents
* Homeless Resource List
* Title I Accountability Coordinator List
* Title IX Accountability Coordinator List
* Title VI Accountability Coordinator List
Components Of A Title I School-Wide Program Plan
* Complaint Form For Federal Programs
Protection of Pupil Rights Amendment (PPRA)
Family Educational Rights And Privacy Act (FERPA)
New Title I Parent Involvement Regulations
* Strategies for Increasing Services to Homeless Children

ESSA School Wide Guidance
* ESSA Title II, Part A Guidance - Supporting Educators
* ESSA Title III, Part A Guidance - ELs 9-23-16
* Evidence Guidance - Using Evidence to Strengthen Education Investments
* Proposed Rulemaking - Supplement not Supplant under Title I


Homeless Training Powerpoint 
* Title VI and Title IX Training Powerpoint

Dan Schlafer 
has been a professional educator, coach and administrator since 1974.  He is a graduate of Carson-Newman University, earned a Master of Science degree in 1987 from The University of Tennessee at Knoxville and an Educational Specialist degree in 1995 from Lincoln Memorial University in Harrogate, Tennessee.  Currently serving as the Federal Programs Director for the Cumberland County, Tennessee School System, where he manages Title Programs and almost two and a half million dollars in Federal money, he has taught every grade level from Kindergarten through twelfth grade.  The Tennessee Secondary School Athletic Association named Dan their Principal of the Year for school year 2002-2003.  He was enshrined in the TSSAA Hall of Fame in 2013.  Dan has also received their Distinguished Service Award.

His education career also includes work as a school board member in Cumberland County.  Elected to the board in 2002, he served 13 years.  As a member of the Tennessee School Boards Association’s Board of Directors, he was the 2010 President of that state-wide organization.  He is a Level Five, Master School Board member, and has served as a member of the Tennessee Legislative Network Board of Directors, the TSBA Editorial Advisory Board and is a passionate national advocate for public education.  He was named to the 2005 and 2009 All Tennessee School Board, was Tennessee’s 2009 School Board Member of the Year, has been inducted into TSBA’s exclusive Scholars Circle and has received the National School Board Association’s Distinguished Service Award in 2005, 2009, and 2012 and is TSBA’s representative on the TSSAA’s governing boards.  Dan has had ten articles published in THE AMERICAN SCHOOL BOARD JOURNAL, the oldest education periodical in our country.



Other Federal Programs Staff members at Central Services include:

Dr. Ina Maxwell - Federal Programs Title III Director / District Instructional Facilitator
Mrs. Vickie Turner
 - Federal Programs Bookkeeper/Secretary

Mrs. Penny Phipps - Federal Programs Secretary
Mrs. Patricia Overstreet - Federal Programs Math Coach
Mrs. Dawn Hall - 
Federal Programs ELA Coach
Miss Rachel Bible - Federal Programs Instructional Technology Coach






       The mission of the Federal Programs Department 
      is to support the system in improving teaching and                              learning for students in high poverty schools.


The involvement of any federal program in education is strictly limited to a supplemental role. Under no circumstances may federal funds be used to provide services, supplies or personnel that must be provided by the local school system. Federal funds are used to enhance the educational opportunity provided to students.

Individual school planning teams decide how to utilize federal funds that have been allocated to the school. These decisions must be based on academic areas targeted for improvement in the system's improvement plan and the individual school's improvement plan.

The purpose of a federally funded Title I Program is to support the local school system's efforts to improve teaching and learning for students in high-poverty schools so that these students can meet the State's challenging content and performance standards. In Cumberland County, all nine elementary schools and the Phoenix High School have been identified as Title I school-wide schools. A school with a school-wide program can use Title I funds to upgrade and improve the entire educational program in ways that will impact every student enrolled in school.

In addition to Title I, the Cumberland County School System receives Title II, Title III, and Title VI funds. Title II funds are used for staff development activities, Title III is for English Language Learners ( ESL) and Title VI Rural School funds are used to improve educational opportunities for all students in high-poverty schools.

All nine elementary schools and The Phoenix High School receive 21st Century Community Learning Centers funding. 21st CCLC funds provide before and after school extended learning opportunities.

Cumberland County Schools do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, sex, age, or disability in admission to or access to, or treatment or employment in, its programs and activities. The system will be in compliance with the regulations implementing Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1994, Title IX of the Educational Amendments of 1972, The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) of 1990, and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973. Any person having inquiries concerning the system's compliance with the regulations implementing Title VI, Title IX, or the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) is directed to contact the Cumberland County Schools at 931-484-6135.

Folder Federal Programs - Information and Downloads (30 Files)
Download 2016-2017 Current Funded Federal Programs
Download 2016-2017 Title I Parent Involvement Allocations
Download Complaint Form For Federal Programs
Download Components Of A Title I School Wide Program Plan Website Addition
Download ESSA School-wide Guidance
Download ESSA Title II Part A Guidance Supporting Educators
Download ESSA Title III Part A Guidance ELs 9-23-16
Download Evidence Guidance Using Evidence to Strengthen Education Investments
Download Family Educational Rights And Privacy Act (FERPA)
Download Family Involvement Plan
Download Federal Conference Checklist 2016
Download Federal Programs Travel Form
Download Homeless Coordinators List
Download Homeless Education Assistance Program
Download Homeless Information For Parents
Download Homeless Resource List
Download New Title I Parent Involvement Regulations
Download Parent Right To Know Notifications
Download PD DELETE
Download Professional Development Accountability
Download Proposed Rulemaking Supplement not Supplant under Title I
Download Protection of Pupil Rights Amendment (PPRA)
Download Request for Staff Development
Download Strategies For Increasing Services To Homeless Children
Download System-wide Improvement Plan
Download TechnologyRequestForm2017
Folder Federal Programs - Powerpoints (2 Files)
Download Homeless Training Powerpoint
Download Title XI and IX Training Powerpoint