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State and Federal Programs


The State and Federal Programs Office is responsible for the solicitation, distribution, and supervision of state and federal categorical funds. In addition, the State and Federal Office assures compliance with state and federal laws pertaining to the use of categorical funding sources.

We are located at:

217 Ridgway Avenue
Santa Rosa, CA 95401
Phone: 707-528-5788
Fax: 707-547-5803

Below is a brief description of some of the programs that are overseen by this department:

Title I, Part A of the Elementary and Secondary Act (ESEA), provides financial assistance to local education agencies (LEAs) and schools, with high numbers or percentages of children from low-income families, in order to assist schools in ensuring that all children meet challenging academic standards.

Districts or schools accepting Title I funds are required to provide all children with fair, equitable and significant educational opportunities in order to obtain a high-quality education and to reach--at a minimum--proficiency on challenging state academic standards and assessments.Title I programs utilize highly qualified staff who implement instructional strategies based on scientifically based research and which are supported by organized and effective parental involvement.

Title II, provides professional development funding to Local Education Agencies (LEAs) that is tied to research-based curriculum that impacts student achievement.  These funds are intended to increase the academic achievement of students by improving teacher and principal quality.  In particular, Title II funds are used to provide continuous, ongoing training that helps teachers better understand academic subjects and to learn new instructional strategies focused on improved student learning. 

In addition to using Title II funds for professional development, funds can also be used for a variety of other purposes, from recruiting and retaining teachers to reducing class sizes.

Title III, is a component of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA), is to help local education agencies (LEAs) ensure that English learners (ELs) and immigrant students attain English proficiency and meet the same challenging state standards required of all other students.  To achieve this goal, districts that receive Title III funds must provide high-quality professional development activities to staff involved in the instruction of ELs, including elementary education, content, English as a Second Language (ESL), and Bilingual Education (BE) teachers and paraprofessionals. 

In addition, Title III funds may be used to enhance the language instruction education program (LIEP) already offered by the LEA. Supplementary activities funded by Title III must be grounded in scientifically based research on teaching EL and immigrant children and youth.

Indian Education Program, This program is designed to address the unique education and culturally related academic needs of American Indian and Alaska Native students, including preschool children, so that these students can achieve to the same challenging state performance standards expected of all students. The program is the principal vehicle for addressing the particular needs of Indian children.

Migrant Education Program, This program is designed to help ensure that migratory children who move among the states are not penalized in any manner by disparities among states in curriculum, graduation requirements, or state academic content and student academic achievement standards. Funds also ensure that migratory children not only are provided with appropriate education services (including supportive services) that address their special needs but also that such children receive full and appropriate opportunities to meet the same challenging state academic content and student academic achievement standards that all children are expected to meet.

California State Preschool Program, Chapter 308, Statutes of 2008 Assembly Bill 2759, created the California State Preschool program. This program consolidated the funding for State Preschool, Prekindergarten and Family Literacy, and General Child Care center-based programs serving eligible three- and four-year-old children to create the California State Preschool Program, the largest state-funded preschool program in the nation. The program provides both part-day and full-day services that provides a core class curriculum that is developmentally, culturally, and linguistically appropriate for the children served.  Our state preschool program is run in conjunction with North Bay Children’s Center and is held at two of our Elementary Sites—Monroe and Steele Lane Elementary schools.

Santa Rosa City Schools Child Care Program, A before and afterschool paid daycare program is provided for K-6 grade students at several of Santa Rosa City Schools. This is a year round program. Students participate in a variety of indoor and outdoor activities; supervised by adults working under the direction of the District Child Care Program Supervisor.  An afternoon snack is provided daily.  A morning and afternoon snack will be provided during vacation weeks when school is closed.

For further information regarding this program, including pricing, please click on link to left.