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Dan Schlafer

Dan Schlafer
Federal Programs Director



























ESSA Foster Care Regulations



* Instructional Coaching Request Form 
* Foster Care Best Interest Determination Documents
* Foster Care Requirements Presentation
* 2019-2020 Currently Funded Federal Programs
* Poverty Calculations FY20
* Per Pupil Allocations FY20
* Family Involvement Plan
* Family Engagement Allocations FY20
* Federal Programs Travel Form
* Parent Right To Know Notifications
* Professional Development Accountability 
* Request for Staff Development
   * Federal Conference Checklist
* System-Wide Improvement Plan
* Homeless Education Assistance Program
Homeless Information For Parents
* Homeless Resource List
Homeless Dispute Resolution Process
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
* Accountability Coordinator List 2019
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
Mrs. Rachel Flowers - Federal Programs Instructional Technology Coach
Mrs. Lisa Phillips - Homeless Liaison and Family Resource Center Director 
Mrs. Lisa Phillips - Foster care point of contact.






       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, Title IV and Title V funds. Title II funds are used for staff development activities, Title III is for English Language Learners ( ESL), Title IV is for student support and Title V Rural School funds are used to improve educational opportunities for all students in high-poverty schools.

Nine elementary schools 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 V 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 (preventing race, color or national origin discrimination), Title IX (preventing gender discrimination), 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 (32 Files)
pdf file 2019-2020 Currently Funded Federal Programs
pdf file CCF DELETE
pdf file Complaint Form For Federal Programs
pdf file Components Of A Title I School Wide Program Plan Website Addition
pdf file ESSA School-wide Guidance
pdf file ESSA Title II Part A Guidance Supporting Educators
pdf file ESSA Title III Part A Guidance ELs 9-23-16
pdf file Evidence Guidance Using Evidence to Strengthen Education Investments
pdf file Family Educational Rights And Privacy Act (FERPA)
pdf file Family Engagement Allocations FY20
pdf file Family Involvement Plan
pdf file Federal Conference Checklist 2016
pdf file Federal Programs Travel Form
pdf file Foster Care Best Interest Determination Documents OCR
pdf file Foster Care Requirements Presentation
pdf file FY19 Accountability Coordinators
pdf file Homeless Dispute Resolution Process
pdf file Homeless Education Assistance Program OCR
pdf file Homeless Information For Parents OCR
pdf file Homeless Resource List OCR
pdf file Instructional Coaching Request Form
pdf file New Title I Parent Involvement Regulations OCR
pdf file Parent Right To Know Notifications
pdf file PD DELETE
pdf file Per Pupil Allocations FY20
pdf file Poverty Calculations FY20
pdf file Professional Development Accountability
pdf file Proposed Rulemaking Supplement not Supplant under Title I
pdf file Protection of Pupil Rights Amendment (PPRA)
pdf file Request for Staff Development
pdf file Strategies For Increasing Services To Homeless Children OCR
pdf file System-wide Improvement Plan
Folder Federal Programs - Powerpoints (2 Files)
pdf file Homeless Training Powerpoint
pdf file Title XI and IX Training Powerpoint
368 4th Street | Crossville, TN 38555 | PH: 931.484.6135 | FAX: 931.484.6491

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