The mission of the Portland Public Schools Funded Programs is to address the opportunity gap and empower our historically underserved students and families by providing additional educational supports, culturally specific support, advocacy, and connections to resources.
The PPS Funded Programs Department is responsible for many of the Federal “categorical” dollars allocated by the Oregon Department of Education, the most well known being Title I. These funds are intended to supplement instructional efforts of a school district and should never “supplant" the core instruction. Federal Title funding is also intended to provide extra educational services to support students who are historically underserved. This includes English Learners, Native or Migrant students, students who are living in poverty, neglected and delinquent, and/or students experiencing homelessness.
Funded Programs include the following:
- Title I-A - Support for students and families in poverty
- Title I-C - Support for our children and families who do migrant work
- Title I-D - Support for our children who are neglected and delinquent
- Title II-A - Support for ensuring educator effectiveness for our historically underserved students
- Title IV-A - Support for providing a well rounded education for all students
- Title IX - McKinney-Vento-Support for children experiencing homelessness
Because these funds are intended to supplement core efforts, our Funded Programs Department works with the Office of Teaching and Learning (OTL), Office of School Performance (OSP) and Office of School Support Services (OSSS) to ensure key priorities are supported and bolstered within the federal guidelines.