State & Federal Programs

Our State & Federal Programs help students overcome challenges they face in receiving a quality education.

This includes language barriers, socio-economic status, housing circumstances and more. These programs are supported by dedicated state and federal funding that ensures services are provided to our students and their families.

Public Notice

As of April 10, 2023, the Richland School District gives public notice of the district’s intention to submit an application for the 2023-2024 school year ESSA Federal Grant Application with the Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction. The Federal Grant Application includes the following: 

 Title Programs

  • Title I, A Programs and services for struggling learners
  • Title I, D Institutional Education
  • Title II, A Teacher & Principal Quality
  • Title III English Learners & Immigrant Students - Language Instruction
  • Title IV, A Student Support & Academic Enrichment

Discrimination, Section 504, Harassment

Equity & Civil Rights promotes the understanding of rights and responsibilities under civil rights laws, and monitors school district compliance with these laws.

Private Schools & Federal Programs

Private School & Non-profit Participation in federal programs, equitable services

School Safety

Gun-Free Schools Supports school safety and monitors/reports gun-related incidents

If there is any member of the public who wants to provide a comment regarding Richland’s application for the 2023-2024 ESSA Federal Grant application is invited to submit any comment to Amy Kohn on or before June 1, 2023 by sending a letter addressed to Amy Kohn, 6972 Keene Road, West Richland, WA. 99393. 

Parent and Family Engagement Policy

A written parent and family engagement policy explains how a school will support the important role families play in the education of their children. Every school that receives Title I, Part A funds must have a written parent and family engagement policy. 

The parent and family engagement policy is developed jointly with, and distributed to, parents and family members with children attending a Title I school. Each spring  a parent survey is provided to gather input to identify the needs of families at all seven of our schools receiving Title I, Part A funds. The intent of the survey is to identify support that schools can provide to increase parent participation, provide parents with an opportunity to give input  into the Parent/School Compact, and define how parents would like the school to spend parent and family engagement funds to support family partnerships.

The school’s written parent and family engagement policy outlines the goals and actions it will take to develop an effective partnership with families and identifies how these goals and actions will be implemented. It is an opportunity for clearer communication and meaningful collaboration with families. Each school receiving Title I, Part A funds has developed a parent and family engagement policy. To view the 2022-2023 Parent and Family Engagement Policies, click on the links below. 

Family Resources

Parent/Guardian Right To Be Informed



Request For Teacher & Paraeducator Qualifications



Citizen Complaint Procedures



Title I, Part A Informational Flyer



Family Guide to Title I, Part A



Best Practices for Families

10 Best Practices For Strong Families

OSPI Menus of Best Practices

Amy Kohn
Assistant Director
(509) 967-6363