Federal Programs

Cassia School District’s Federal Programs provide the students of our great district with high-quality, educational programs and instruction.  Opportunities granted through federal programs assist our students in reaching proficiency status on state assessments and becoming successful members of our great communities and nation. 

Title I-A: Basic Education

Improving the Economically Achievement of the Disadvantaged

Cassia School District has 12 Title I school-wide schools:
Cassia High School, Oakley Jr/Sr High, Raft River Jr/Sr High, Burley Junior High, Declo Junior High, White Pine, Dworshak, Mountain View, John Evans Elementary Oakley Elementary, Raft River Elementary, and Declo Elementary.

To qualify as a Title I school, 40% of the student populations must qualify for free and reduced lunch.  All eleven of our Title I schools are also school-wide schools, which allows the entire student population to benefit from the federal funds allocated to the school.

Schools use Title I funds to provide:

  • Academic support for English Language Arts (ELA) and Mathematics

  • Support parent and community involvement

  • Provide highly-qualified staff

  • Assist with ongoing professional development of administrators, teachers, and supporting staff

  • Purchase supplemental instructional materials and technology


  • Is my child’s teacher highly qualified?

  • What is the college degree and major of my child’s teachers?

  • What are the qualifications of the paraprofessionals working with my child?

  • What is the academic achievement data for my child’s school’s?

If you have any questions concerning our Title IA programs please contact:

Kim Bedke

Kim Bedke

Kim Bedke
Director, Federal Programs



Idaho State Department of Education
Title I-A
Idaho State Department of Education Federal Programs

Parent Involvement in Cassia School District

Parent Involvement is an integral focus in Cassia School District. It is our goal to provide parents and community members with skills to better assist in the social, emotional, and academic achievement of OUR students.
We invite you to be INVOLVED!

Parent Involvement in Our Schools

  • Participation in Building Leadership Teams

  • Help Determine How Parent Involvement Funds are Spent

  • Parent Advisory Teams

  • Parent Teacher Organizations

  • Booster Clubs

  • Back-to-School Nights

  • Classroom Volunteers

If you’re interested in being more involved please contact your building administrator!

Parent Involvement at the District Level-PACT

Parent and Community Team (PACT) meets every 2nd Tuesday at the Cassia School District from 12:00-1:30

Agenda items will be determined by the parent and community members of PACT.

If you are interested in joining the Cassia School District PACT, please contact:

Kim Bedke

Title I-C: Migrant Education Program

Idaho Migrant Education Program logo

The purpose of the Migrant Program is to remove the educational barriers encountered by students who are living a migratory lifestyle. 

A student is MIGRANT if they meet the following criteria:
Within the last 3 years the child moved alone or with a parent/guardian/spouse and the move was from one school district to another
The move involved a change in residence, the primary purpose of the move was to seek or obtain employment in an agricultural or fishing activity, the employment is temporary or seasonal, and does not require permanent relocation

There are currently over 200 children enrolled in the Cassia Joint School District Migrant Program!

Unique Migrant Program Services Include:

  • Migrant preschool collaboration with The Community Council of Idaho to ensure kindergarten readiness

  • Employing a Migrant Graduation Specialist to help support students at the secondary level

  • Identifying out-of-school youth

  • Family referrals to health and community services

  • PAC (Parent Advisory Council)  meetings, minimum of 3 times per year


Cassia Schools LEP/Migrant Program Staff

Newcomer Center (basement)
1950 Hansen Avenue
Burley, Idaho 83318
(208) 878-6618
Kim Bedke
Ysalia Lara

Elisa Rodriguez
Robert Gomez

Idaho State Department of Education

English Learner & Migrant Education Website
(208) 332-6800

Title II-A: Teacher & Principal Quality

The purpose of No Child Left Behind (NCLB) Act of 2001, Title II, Part A is to increase student academic achievement through strategies such as:

  • Improving teacher and principal quality;

  • Increasing the number of highly qualified teachers (HQT) in the classroom;

  • Increasing the number of highly qualified principals and assistant principals in the classroom; and

  • Holding school districts and schools accountable for improvements in student academic achievement.

Title II, Part A, Teacher and Principal Quality, is authorized through the No Child Left Behind (NCLB) Act of 2001, a restructuring of the former Eisenhower Professional Development Program combined with the federal Class Size Reduction funds. Although Title II, Part A is an individual program, it must be viewed in context of the whole Act, particularly Title I, Improving the Academic Achievement of the Disadvantaged and Title IX-General Provisions.

Title II, Part A is funded through federal grants to state educational agencies, local educational agencies, state agencies for higher education, and eligible partnerships. 

If you have any questions concerning our Title II-A programs, please contact:

Sandra Miller 
(208) 878-6600

Sandra miller

Sandra Miller
Coordinator Title II


Idaho State Department of Education
Title II-A

Title III: Limited English Proficiency (LEP)

Click here to be directed to the Idaho Title III website

Title X-C: McKinney-Vento Act (Homeless Education)

Homeless Education Program

Families and Students in Transition
Idaho State Department of Education Homeless Education

Title X is the McKinney-Vento Act that states students who lack a fixed, regular, or adequate nighttime residence are considered homeless, and therefore must receive services from the Local Education Agency (LEA) that will help remove barriers from a student’s education due to their homelessness.

Students in Cassia School District are identified as homeless through a process of questionnaires and phone interviews with our district’s Homeless Liaison, Melissa Farran.  Federal law requires this process take place twice a year—once at registration and again in January.
Currently, Cassia School District serves over 100 students and their families.

Through federal funds we are able to assist identified students with fees and costs associated with academic need.

If you have any questions concerning Families and Student in Transition please contact:
Melissa Farran

Policy and Procedures PDF

Dispute Resolution PDF

Melissa Farran
Homeless Liaison
Idaho State Department of Education Homeless Education