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Title I Part A

  • BJ Granbery, Division Administrator and Title I Director 406.444.4420
  • Heather Denny, Education Program Specialist, Title I - Neglected & Delinquent, McKinney-Vento - Education for Homeless Children & Youth 406.444.2036
  • Cheryl Heldt, School Support System Coordinator 406.444.0686
  • Jack O'Connor, Unit Director, School Support System Specialist 406.444.3083
  • Nancy Coleman, Title I School Support Specialist 406.444.3551
  • Shawna Pieske, Administrative Assistant 406.444.5660
  • Juli Tennison, Accounting 406.444.3408

Title I, Part B, Even Start

Title I Part C Migrant Education

Title I Part D Neglected, Delinquent, or At-Risk Youth

Title I Part G Advanced Placement

Title II Part A, Improving Teacher Quality

Title II Part A, State Level Activities


Title II Part B, Math & Science Partnership Grant

Title III Part A, English Acquisition & Enhancement

Title IV Part A, Safe & Drug-Free

Title IV Part B, 21st Century

Title VI Part B, Sub 2, Rural and Low-Income School Program (RLIS)

Title IX, Part E, Subpart 1, Private Schools

Title X Part C, Education of Homeless Children

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ESEA Title Programs

The Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) was first passed in 1965, becoming the U.S. Department of Education’s primary funding vehicle for providing resources to the nation’s schools. Every five years since 1965, the “Act” has been modified and reauthorized. Consequently, since it has been a reauthorization of the same Act, the general name, ESEA, has remained the same. The most recent  Act was passed by Congress in 2001 and signed into law by the President on January 8, 2002.

In general, the 2001 ESEA Act provides local school districts with more flexibility. However, a caveat to that additional flexibility is that there is increased accountability as well. In addition, there is an increased emphasis on using “what works” (science-based programs and strategies). There are also requirements for increased parental involvement and options and increased opportunities for the involvement of private school children and teachers.