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Quaker Academies (Quaker Digital and Quaker Prep) federal programs are managed by Debra J. Kennedy. For questions regarding federal programs, please contact Mrs. Kennedy.


Title I

Title I is a Federal aid program through which most Ohio school districts receive funding to provide supplemental instruction for those students who qualify. The allocation of funds for each school district is based on a legislative formula dependent upon the distribution of low-income children and state per-pupil expenditures. However, Title 1 services are provided for all children who qualify as needing assistance in language arts or mathematics regardless of income.

The Quaker Academies Title 1 Program is conducted during the regular school year and is dedicated to serving students in the elementary grades. Beginning with the primary grades, service is directed to students meeting specific selection criteria. Focused assessment throughout the school year provides an ongoing record of student progress, which enables our teachers to tailor instruction to meet the specific needs of each child.

  1. Parents Right to Know Notice
  2. Parent Involvement Policy
  3. Annual Parent Meeting Notice
  4. School-Parent Compact

NOTICE  In accordance with recent federal legislation, the No Child Left Behind Act (NCLB), school districts that receive Title 1 federal funds are required to notify parents of their right to request information regarding the professional qualifications of their child’s teacher including degrees and certifications held and whether the teacher is certified in the area he/she is teaching.  If you wish this information, please contact the Federal Grants Coordinator at the main office


Quaker Academies seek the active participation of all Title 1 students’ parents in improving their children’s academic achievement.  Parents are encouraged to communicate regularly with the Title 1 teachers to discuss the progress of their child. 

We encourage your help and assistance in a variety of ways:

  • Participation in parent/teacher conference days scheduled throughout the school year.
  • Letters and emails to and from home.
  • Telephone conversations between parents and teachers.
  • Activities for families such as field trips

Experts agree that reading is the basis for school success.  Parents play a key role in that success, especially in building necessary reading skills.  Parents provide a strong foundation through encouragement, practice and appropriate setting which are all vital in student success.

We thank you in advance for all of your help and assistance in working together with your child to help him/her succeed in school.

Title II, Part a funding
Professional development

The purpose of this part is to provide grants to State educational agencies, local educational agencies, State agencies for higher education, and eligible partnerships in order:

  1. To increase student academic achievement through strategies such as improving teacher and principal quality and increasing the number of highly qualified teachers in the classroom and highly qualified principals and assistant principals in schools; and
  2. To hold local educational agencies and schools accountable for improvements in student academic achievement.

Title III (English language aquisition)

The purposes of this part of funding are the following:
  1. To help ensure that English learners, including immigrant children and youth, attain English proficiency and develop high levels of academic achievement in English; 
  2. To assist all English learners, including immigrant children and youth, to achieve at thigh levels in academic subjects so that all English learners can meet the same challenging state academic standards that all children are expected to meet;
  3. To assist teachers in establishing, implementing, and sustaining effective language instruction educational programs designed to assist in teaching English learners, including immigrant children and youth
  4. To assist teachers to develop and enhance their capacity to provide effective instructional programs designed to prepare English learners, including immigrant children and youth, to enter all-English instructional settings; and
  5. To promote parental, family, and community participation in language instruction educational programs for the parents, families, and communities of English learners.

Title IV (Student Support and Academic Enrichment)

Well-Rounded Education:  Strategies and activities to support a well-rounded education: Districts may spend funds to develop and implement programs and activities that support access to a well-rounded education.

Safe and Healthy Students: Activities and strategies to support safe and healthy students which foster safe, healthy, supportive and drug-free environments that support academic achievement, and promote parent involvement in activities or programs and may be coordinated with other schools and community based services and programs.

Effective Use of Technology: Activities and strategies to support the effective use of technology to improve the academic achievement, academic growth and digital literacy of all students.  Of the amount a District chooses to spend on technology, only 15% may be used for technology infrastructure.

Title IX

Title IX Coordinators

Dr. Richard Varrati, CEO

Debra J. Kennedy, Superintendent

Title IX Policies

idea-b (Individuals with disabilities act)

Quaker Academies receives IDEA-B funds for the purpose of the education of children with disabilities. Annually, during our five year forecast board meeting, discussion will be held regarding how the District will spend its IDEA-B funds and time will be allowed for public comment.

This money may be used for staffing, educational materials, equipment, and other costs to provide special education and related services.

idea ARP (american rescue plan)

ARP IDEA is a one-time funding opportunity that will not be available to sustain ongoing activities such as permanent employees. ARP funds will be allocated to Districts following traditional procedures used for IDEA Part B allocations.

ESSER Funds (Pandemic Related Relief Funds)

The American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 is an economic stimulus bill that provides nearly $123 billion in emergency aid for K-12 schools across the country. This represents the greatest amount of emergency fiscal aid for education ever approved by the federal government. Part of the overall American Rescue Plan for COVID-19, Elementary and Secondary School Emergency Relief is also known as ESSER.