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State and Federal Programs Overview

Migrant: (MEP)

The Washington State Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction, Title I Migrant Education Program (MEP), in partnership with schools, communities, and families, supports the unique educational and health needs of migrant students by enhancing their opportunities for personal success and advocating for quality services that promote responsible and productive individuals.

  • Federally funded to the state then to the district
  • Funds are based on the number of qualified migrants students in the school district
  • Approximately 8%


The State Transitional Bilingual Program (STBP), with the involvement of parents, educators, and community, is committed to address the unique needs of students from linguistically and culturally diverse backgrounds and to help them achieve the high content and performance standards expected of all students in Washington State.

  • State funded to the district
  • Funds based on number of qualified students in the ZSD, (WLPT)
  • Approximately 9%
  • Instructional Models: ESL, Dual Language, etc.

Download Bilingual Program Information: (English)(Spanish)


Title I, Part A is intended to help ensure that all children have the opportunity to obtain a high-quality education and reach proficiency on challenging state and academic standards and assessments. The program focuses on promoting reform in high-poverty schools and ensures student access to scientifically-based instructional strategies and challenging academic content.

Federally funded to state and then to districtFunds based on Free and Reduced Lunch/Poverty Level50% Free and Reduced in ZSD

LAP (Learning Assistance Program):

State funded to the districtFunds based on number of students failing to meet basic academic standards identified by the WASL.Reading, Writing and MathStudent Learning Plans

Consolidated Program Review (CPR):

The Consolidated Program Review (CPR) is a process that incorporates the review of 18 ESEA/NCLB funded programs, and fulfills OSPI's sub-recipient compliance monitoring requirements under federal regulations. In addition, the Consolidated Program Review provides the opportunity for dialogue and technical assistance between district program managers and their counterparts at OSPI.


The Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) is a law ensuring services to children with disabilities throughout the nation. IDEA governs how states and public agencies provide early intervention, special education and related services to more than 6.5 million eligible infants, toddlers, children and youth with disabilities. Infants and toddlers with disabilities (birth-2) and their families receive early intervention services under IDEA Part C. Children and youth (ages 3-21) receive special education and related services under IDEA Part B.


Funding from the State of WA based on basic education apportionment per FTE plus an additional 93% of the per FTE figure.

Special Education Statement: All children are special, unique individuals. Some children have handicapping conditions which could be physical, mental, emotional, academic, or a combination of these. By law, these students have a right to a "free and appropriate education". The following steps are used to qualify a student for this program:

Referral -a focus of concern indicates the need for an evaluation. This referral can be made by a parent, teacher, or other persons who have contact with the child.

Assessment - conducted by the school psychologist, speech pathologist, or occupational therapist, to determine if a handicap exists and the extent of this handicap. A re-assessment is done every three years. Various testing procedures are used which are non-discriminatory and are in the child's primary language. A team, consisting of the teacher, parent, psychologist, speech pathologist, occupational therapist, administrator, and others (school nurse, counselor) review the testing results.

Individual Education Program (IEP)- a plan which is developed by the special education teacher, regular classroom teacher, administrator, and parent. The IEP is reviewed annually by the IEP team. This IEP determines the child's placement in the school.

Placement-in the least restrictive environment for the child as determined by the IEP. If you have questions about ZSD SPecial Education Programs or Services please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.509.829.5511