Federal Programs

The Office of Federal Programs provides services in reading, staff development, Limited English Proficiency, Phonological Awareness Literacy Screening (PALS), and School Improvement.  For more information, please see below.
Wayne Lyle, Supervisor of
Literacy, Early Childhood, and
Federal Programs
wlyle@amherst.k12.va.us 946-9386 x9557
Title I Reading
Title I is a federally funded remedial reading program designed to provide extra support to students who are six months or more behind their grade level in their reading. Title I is a service provided in our elementary schools. The teachers in the program are certified Reading Specialists. The program format is diagnostic prescriptive. The Reading Specialist works very closely with the regular classroom teachers to provide the best opportunities for learning for all students. The format of the program is the in-class model with limited pullout. Each school operates under a plan based upon their needs.
Title I Family Involvement Policies and Compacts 
Title III Limited English Proficient (LEP)
Title III is a federally funded support program to improve the education of limited English proficient (LEP) children and youths by helping them learn English and meet challenging state content achievement standards. A teacher is available to work with students and families to help ensure their needs are met in the area of literacy development. 

The Virginia Department of Education has released a phased approach to the implementation of the newly released WIDA English Language Development Standards Framework. This new framework is focused on building awareness and capacity of educators as they work with English Language Learners throughout all schools. To view the designated phases click on the link below

English Language Development (ELD) Standards Framework Implementation Timeline and Support (PDF).