Federal Programs

The federal Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) requires that every state and school district develop and implement academic standards and assessments, as well as a system for accountability. Under the law, federal resources are allocated to provide various academic programs and services for eligible students and keep parents informed of their rights.

The Department of Federal Programs provides information about and access to federal resources aimed to enhance academic achievement. Additionally, law mandates that this department work to ensure accountability of the development, implementation and operation of federally funded programs and services.

Click the links to the right to find out more about the different facets of the Federal Programs department.

Bedford County Schools is conducting a survey about school climate and learning in school. The survey will help us create safe and supportive school environments that promote academic success. In prior years, schools have used this information to drive positive changes for student and staff culture. Information regarding this survey can be found in the attached letter. If you have any questions, please contact Chad J. Fletcher, Federal Programs Supervisor at (931) 684-3284 or fletcherc@bedfordk12tn.net