Federal Programs

Director of Federal Programs and Homeless Liaison:  Mr. Rick Loggins

918-396-1792 x 1110

Homeless Student Information

Defining Homelessness

NCHE McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance Act webpage; visit http://www.serve.org/nche/m-v.php This NCHE webpage provides links to the full text of the McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance Act and related regulations, policy guidance, and federal register notices.

NCHE Legislative Resources webpage; visit http://www.serve.org/nche/legis_resources.php This NCHE webpage provides legislative resources for the McKinney-Vento Homeless  Assistance Act and other laws pertaining to the education of children and youth experiencing homelessness.

Local liaisons must ensure that:

  • Homeless children and youths are identified by school personnel through outreach and coordination activities with other entities and agencies;

  • Homeless children and youths are enrolled in, and have full and equal opportunity to succeed in, the school or schools of the LEA;

  • Homless families and homeless children and youths have access to and receive educational services for which such families, children, and youths are eligible, including services through Head Start programs, early intervention services under IDEA, and other preschool programs administered by the LEA;

  • Homeless families and homeless children and youths received referrals to health, dental, mental health, and substance abuse services, housing services, and other appropriate services;

  • Parents or guardians of homeless children and youths are informed of educational and related opportunities available to their children and are provided with meaningful opportunities to participate in the education of their children;

  • Public notice of the educational rights of homeless students is disseminated in locations frequented by parents and guardians of such children and youths, and unaccompanied youths, including schools, shelters, public libraries, and soup kitchens, in a manner and form understandable to the parents and guardians and unaccompanied youths;

  • Enrollments disputes are mediated in accordance with the requirements of the McKinney-Vento Act;

  • Parents and guardians and unaccompanied youths are fully informed of all transportation services, including transportation to and from the school of origin and are assisted in accessing transportation services;

  • School personnel receive professional development and other support; and

  • Unaccompanied youths are enrolled in school, have opportunities to meet the same challenging State academic standards as the State establishes for other children and youths, are informed of their status as independent students under section 480 of the Higher Education Act of 1965 (HEA) (20 U.S.C 1087vv), and their right to verification of this status from the local liaison.


Skiatook Public Schools Title I Schools:

  • Marrs:  Schoolwide Program

  • Skiatook Elementary:  Schoolwide Program

  • Skiatook Intermediate Elementary: Schoolwide Program

  • Newman Middle School: Schoolwide Program

  • Skiatook High School:  Schoolwide Program

Schoolwide:  Although funding is still based on the number of economically disadvantaged students, every student will receive supplemental instruction, especially in reading and math, to ensure progress and success in academics regardless of race and/or economic status.

What is Title I? Title I of the Every Student Succeeds Acts (formerly known as the No Child Left Behind Act (NCLB) of 2001 and the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) is the largest federally funded educational program. This program, authorized by Congress, provides supplemental funds to school districts to assist schools with the highest student concentrations of poverty to meet school educational goals.

Which children are Title I children? There is a common misconception that a Title I child is a child eligible for free or reduced-price meals, but this is false. Because the Title I program at Marrs, SE, SIE, NMS, and SHS operates at the school level in the form of Schoolwide Programs all students receive Title I services.

How are schools allocated Title I funds? Once a school qualifies, funds are then allocated in the summer based on a formula developed at the state office that projects the number of qualifying children at the school for the following year. Occasionally, a further adjustment is made after the first month of school the year funds are allocated, to ensure that schools receive funds commensurate with the number of qualifying children actually enrolled.

A school qualifies based off free/reduced lunch count percentages from October 1 of the previous year.  The percentages for the 2019-20 school year are:

  • Marrs: 73%

  • SE:  61%

  •  SIE:  55%

  •  NMS:  52%

  • SHS:  48%

How can Title I funds be used at the school site?
Title I funds must be used to promote:

1. High academic/achievement for all children; 

2. A greater focus on teaching and learning; 

3. Flexibility to stimulate local initiatives coupled with responsibility for student performance; 

4. Improved linkages among schools, parents and communities. 

In general, funds cannot be used to purchase/lease/rent or improve facilities or provide routine transportation costs for the transport of students to and from school or supplant funds the school is already entitled to from other sources. 

Are there restrictions on using the funds to hire staff? The intent of the law is to use funds to acquire “highly qualified staff”(professionals, i.e. teachers, psychologists, social workers, etc.). Although the final draft of the law permits the use of funds for other staff, the primary focus remains on “highly qualified staff”. Schools intending on hiring non-professional staff with Title I funds should request clearance from the district Title 1 office.

Do Title I Funds follow the child if he moves to another school? As indicated in the Act, the intended purpose of these funds is to improve the school. This is why funds are allocated to schools not to children. As a result, if a child leaves a Title I school and transfers to another school, there is no transfer of Title I funds to the receiving school.

Do Private Schools also receive Title I Assistance? Federal regulations require that districts provide access to academic support services in private schools that qualify to receive Title I funds. Assistance is limited to remedial reading and/or mathematics tutorial services that support the regular instructional program for certain students in qualifying private schools. As required by federal law, these students must (1) be experiencing significant difficulty in reading and/or mathematics in their regular classes and (2) live in a neighborhood that is served by a public school that is an identified Title I school.

Title I – Program Purposes Title I Programs (Part A of PL 107-334 of the No Child Left Behind Act of 2001), provide funds to districts in order to assist schools with the highest levels of economically disadvantaged youngsters to:

1. Improve in student achievement for all participating children, 

2. Improve staff development and 

3. Improve parental and community involvement. 

In accordance with federal law, funds are allocated directly to schools to work toward these three goals. Funds are allocated on a per qualifying child (child with free or reduced-price meal status) basis. Federal law requires that a district not use Title I funds to offset expenses to a Title I school that would normally be paid by other sources if Title I funds were not available.

United States Department of Education Office of Inspector General (OIG) Contact Information:

The OIG Hotline is available for anyone who knows of or suspects fraud, waste, abuse, mismanagement, or violations of laws and regulations involving ED funds or programs. This includes allegations of suspected wrongdoing by ED employees, contractors, grantees, schools and school officials, persons in positions of trust involving ED funds or programs, collection agencies, recipients of student financial assistance, or lending institutions. If you have knowledge of any wrongdoing involving ED funds or operations, please contact the OIG using the information below.

Common K-12 Red Flags Include:

  • Suspicious testing and assessments activity

  • Suspicious or nonverifiable vendors

  • Altered or falsified documentation, such as inflated class size

  • Unreasonable costs

  • Missing school funds or property 

If you suspect any wrongdoing, contact information to report it is listed below:

U.S. Department of Education

Office of Inspector General
400 Maryland Avenue, SW
Washington, DC 20202-1500

OIG Hotline


Skiatook Public Schools Parental Involvement Policies

Schoolwide Parent Liaisons:

Parent Liaisons: The go-between for parents to the school.  Questions, comments, suggestions, complaints can be run through a liaison.  They also maintain the site parent involvement books, containing parent policy, parent plan, parent communications and parent sign-in sheets.
Parent Liaisons for each site:

  • Marrs: Sally Hammontree  918-396-2295

  • Skiatook Elementary: Laura Langley  918-396-5737  

  • Skiatook Intermediate: Dalon Vail  918-396-5745  

  • Newman Middle School:  Michelle Case  918-396-2307  

  • Skiatook High School:  Erin Davis (918)396-1790

Schoolwide Parent Compacts:

What are Parent Compacts?  Parent Compacts are agreements between students, parents and teachers and must be signed every year at enrollment.

Annual Parent Meeting Information

SPS-TitleI-AnnualParentMtg Ppt Fall 2022