Director of Federal Programs
Coffee County Schools Policies and Procedures Manual houses policies and procedures that align with the new federal Uniform Grants Guidance. This manual sets forth the policies and procedures used by Coffee County Schools to administer federal funds. The manual contains the internal controls and grant management standards used by the District to ensure that all federal funds are lawfully expended. It describes in detail the district’s financial management system, including cash management procedures, procurement policies; inventory management protocols; procedures for determining the allowability of expenditures; time and effort reporting; record retention; and sub-recipient monitoring responsibilities.
New and existing employees of Coffee County Schools are expected to review this manual to gain familiarity and understanding of rules and practices. If you have any questions regarding the administration of federal education grants, including questions related to specific federal grant programs, please contact the applicable program office at the Tennessee Department of Education (TDOE).
Coffee County Schools continues to write an annual proposal for federal Title funding, which is reviewed and approved by the Tennessee Department of Education. Program and fiscal monitoring occur regularly to ensure compliance with federal and state law.
All elementary schools in the Coffee County School System receive Title I, Part A funding and are School Wide Schools. Title I helps to fund a variety of instructional positions in the district including reading and math intervention teachers. It also helps provide funding for professional development and instructional materials, and equipment in accordance with federal and state law and school improvement needs. To find out more about Title I Schoolwide schools in the district, click here.
In addition, ePlan is an online approach for schools and districts to assess needs, effectiveness, analyze data, determine action plans and build a professional learning community. Eplan is required by the Tennessee State Department of Education and it meets federal and state requirements for budgetary planning and requests. Once approved by TDOE, all plans are available to the public online by going to the TDOE website.
The Coffee County Schools district office is handicap accessible.
- Coffee Co. Schools
Title I Schoolwide Schools
- Deerfield Elementary School
- East Coffee Elementary School
- Hickerson Elementary School
- Hillsboro Elementary School
- New Union Elementary School
- North Coffee Elementary School
Title VI Part B- Rural Education Initiative
The Tennessee Comprehensive Systemwide Planning Process (TCSPP) has been replaced with ePlan, an online approach for schools and districts to assess needs, effectiveness, analyze data, determine action plans and build a professional learning community; the overall purpose is to improve student performance. Eplan is required by the Tennessee State Department of Education and it meets federal and state requirements for budgetary planning and requests. Once approved by TDOE, an plans are available to the public at this link.
Professional Development Points
Educators must earn a total of 30 professional development points (PDPs) to advance or a total of 60 PDPs to renew a teacher license including professional, professional occupational, and professional school services personnel license. Activities qualifying for PDPs must be related to improving educator effectiveness by:
- developing content knowledge, pedagogical knowledge, or pedagogical content knowledge; or
- enhancing educator effectiveness (e.g., world language courses for those working with students for whom English is a second language, coursework that supports understanding and use of data).
Activities not related to improving educator effectiveness do not qualify for PDPs. Examples include but are not limited to athletic coaching or clinics, bus driver competitions, club sponsors, choral/ band presentations, band camp director, or religious education.
See link from TDOE for more information.