About State & Federal Programs
The KUSD State & Federal Program Department’s basic function is to assist our schools with the implementation of all state and federal categorical programs. We partner with schools and parent committees to ensure that all students reach their fullest potential and increase student achievement.
The State & Federal Program Department is responsible for many activities. A major activity is the development of the Consolidated Application. This application process is used by the Kerman Unified School District to apply for categorical program funding through state and federal sources. Our Department oversees the Categorical Program Monitoring process. On an ongoing basis, our Department oversees whether or not the district is using categorical aid monies following the state and federal laws and regulations.
Many funding sources coming from the state and federal government have specific guidelines regarding the makeup, role and responsibility for a council or committee. The Department guides school sites on the rules and regulations of these committees, and also houses the State Compensatory Education District Advisory Committee. The Department assists in monitoring the most recent reauthorization of ESEA, the No Child Left Behind Act (NCLB) of 2001. The Department assists in developing The Local Education Agency Plan which outlines the coordination of Kerman Unified School District educational plan for students. The Department monitors as part of state and federal program requirements, parent notification and participation.
To learn more about categorical programs you may want to become involved in your school’s School Site Council (SSC), English Learner Advisory Committee (ELAC) and/or attend the Annual Title I Back to School Parent Meeting. We look forward to your involvement. If you have any questions, concerns, or would like to become more involved in the educational process at your school, please contact your school principal or our department. The contacts are listed below.