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.

Learning Assistance Program (LAP)

The Learning Assistance Program (LAP)  serve students needing support for reading, writing, and math, or help graduating from high school.  Our schools use state LAP dollars to provide additional services to students so they can be successful in the classroom.

Title I, Part A

Title I, Part A is a federal program designed “to provide all children significant opportunity to receive a fair, equitable, and high-quality education, and to close educational achievement gaps.” Title I, Part A can support students receiving early learning services and in kindergarten through Grade 12.

These programs and services provide customized instruction and curricula that helps students meet academic standards and take an active, engaged interest in what they learn and can do. Title I, Part A programs build equity of opportunity for children whose struggles often keep them on the academic sidelines.

Schools offering Title I, Part A services:

  • Early Learning Center

  • Jason Lee Elementary 

  • Jefferson Elementary 

  • Lewis & Clark Elementary 

  • Marcus Whitman Elementary 

  • Sacajawea Elementary 

  • Tapteal Elementary

Early Childhood Education And Assistance Program (ECEAP)

The Early Childhood Education and Assistance Program (ECEAP) is available through the Early Learning Center to qualifying families.

Bilingual (State Transitional Bilingual Instructional Program and Title III

Services for our bilingual and transitional students are provided through our English Language Learner program.

Students In Transition (Homeless Services)

Information on how students can receive support and resources when in unstable or transitional housing arrangements is available through Homeless & Unaccompanied Youth Services.

Policy Review & Comment Opportunity

To Our Richland School District Families,

You’re invited to review RSD Board Policy 4130 – Community Relations – Title I and Title III Parental Involvement and provide feedback. The Richland School District’s (RSD) Parent Involvement Program ensures that Title I, Part A parent and family engagement regulations are met with meaningful and strategic actions to build parent/family and school staff capacity as mandated by the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) of 1965, as amended by the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) of 2015. 

Please send comments to:
Beth Harrington
Assistant Director of State and Federal Programs