Welcome to the Federal Programs webpage for Union County Schools.  The Department of Federal Programs provides leadership, information, guidance, and resources necessary to align local, state, and federal program requirements. 

American Rescue Plan (ARP) Act


The Union County School District is seeking public input on American Rescue Plan (ARP) spending.  The link to the form is https://forms.gle/f1t5SrofySqLMbZB9.

Tiffany Setzer

Federal Programs Director

124 Hughes Street

Blairsville, GA 30512




Union County Schools cordially invites parents, community members, and stakeholders to provide input on the annual Comprehensive LEA Improvement Plan (CLIP).  Under the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA), Title I regulations for federal compliance, parents and community members are encouraged to provide input on the annual revisions of the district's LIP and the district's Parent and Family Engagement Policy.  

FY LEA Parent and Family Engagement Policy 

ESSA outlines a strong focus on parent and family engagement and promotes active involvement among local educational agencies, administrators, school staff, parents, family engagement coordinators, parent liaisons, community leaders, and other stakeholders working to improve student achievement and promote academic success.  

We believe that:

 * Parents play an integral role in assisting their child's learning.

 * Parents are encouraged to be actively involved in their child's education at school.

 * Parents are full partners in their child's education and are included, when appropriate, in decision-making and assist in the education of their child. 

Title I: Academic Achievement of Disadvantaged Students

 Title I is a federally funded program under the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA).  The purpose of TI under ESSA is to ensure that all children have a fair, equal, and significant opportunity to obtain a high quality education and reach, at a minimum, proficiency on challenging state academic achievement standards and state academic assessments.  Currently, Union County (UC) Primary, UC Elementary, and UC Middle Schools are Title I school-wide schools.

Title II: Supporting Effective Instruction

 Title II funds are used to ensure that each school has a teaching staff that meets professional qualifications and is effective in helping students, regardless of individual learning needs, achieve challenging state standards and academic achievement standards.  Another TII goal is for every student to have an equitable opportunity to receive quality instruction in terms of teacher quality and teacher experience.  Title II funds can be used for recruitment, retention professional development, and class size reduction.

Title III: English to Speakers of Other Languages

 Union County Schools does not receive does not receive direct funding for ESOL.  The purpose of the program is to prepare students for success in school and in society through the development of cultural awareness and English language proficiency in listening, speaking, reading, and writing.  

Title IV: Student Support and Academic Enrichment (SSAE)

 The purpose of Title IV is to improve students' academic achievement by increasing the capacity of LEAs by providing all students with access to a well-rounded eduction, improving school conditions for learning, and improving the use of technology in order to improve the academic achievement and digital literacy of all students.

Title V: Rural Education Initiative

 The purpose of Title V is to assist rural school districts in using federal resources more effectively to improve the quality of instruction and student academic achievement.  

Ethics, Fraud, Waste, Abuse and Corruption

 The Union County School System establishes and implements systems and procedures to prevent and detect ethics violations, fraud, waste, abuse, and corruption.  A proactive approach to preventing fraud is established the proper internal controls.  Employees of the Union County School System are responsible for reporting any dishonest acts such as theft or misappropriation of funds, supplies, property or other resources; forgery or alteration of documents; unauthorized alteration, falsification or manipulation of files or reports; improper or wasteful activities either known or suspected.  All stakeholders should follow the established Complaint Procedures to report an incident involving an ethics violation, fraud, waste, abuse and/or corruption.

Federal Programs Complaint Procedure Form

Right to Know Professional Qualifications of Teachers & Paraprofessionals Letter - English and Spanish

Updated 08/29/2023