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Federal Programs/CTE

Federal Programs are comprised of a variety of programs, some financed through the No Child Left Behind Act of 2001 and others through district and state funds.  The programs provide services to help schools more effectively develop, implement, and evaluate their plans for the academic success of all children.   

Our Federal Programs objective is to provide resources to ensure high-quality teacher preparation and training, along with high-quality student performance standards that meet or exceed federal and state regulations.  By providing focused attention and assistance in identified areas of need, students are given an opportunity to obtain a high-quality education, and reach proficiency on federal and state standards and assessments

Private schools in the Polk County Schools zone may contact Ryan Goodman, CTE Director,
at 423-299-0471 or email for information concerning CTE offerings and professional development activities for CTE.

If you have questions regarding Federal Programs in Polk County Schools, please contact Joel Cox at 423-299-0471 or

Homeless or Inadequate Housing Information

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The McKinney-Vento Act defines homeless children as “individuals who lack a fixed, regular, and adequate nighttime residence.” This definition includes (but is not limited to) children who are:

  • sharing housing due to economic hardship or loss of housing (e.g. doubled-up)

  • living in motels, hotels, trailer parks, or campgrounds

  • living in emergency or transitional shelters

  • sleeping in places unfit for human habitation (e.g. park benches)

  • living in cars, parks, public spaces, abandoned buildings, substandard housing, bus or train stations, etc.

Polk County Schools Homeless Coordinator
Joel Cox 423-299-0471

West Polk Homeless Liaison
Cayce Dalton 423-299-4196

East Polk Homeless Liaison
Cortney Hook 423-496-3291

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