Harnett County Schools utilizes a problem-solving approach to identify and intervene in response to students' needs within the area of general education. A Problem-Solving Team is a school-based group composed of various school personnel, such as teachers, school counselors, school support staff, and administrators, who meet to provide assistance to children who are having academic or behavioral difficulties in school. Harnett County Schools also facilitates families and students in accessing various community programs.
21st Century Community Learning Centers
With School Board approval, Harnett County Schools partners with 21st Century Community Learning Centers. A signed Memorandum of Understanding is kept on file in the Superintendent’s Office and must be renewed annually.
Purpose of Program
The purpose of the program is to establish 21st CCLC programs that provide students with academic enrichment opportunities along with activities designed to complement the students’ regular academic program. 21st CCLCs must also offer families of participating students educational development opportunities. Centers (which may be located in schools, community and/or faith-based facilities) provide a range of high-quality services to support student learning and development. These services include but are not limited to tutoring and mentoring, homework assistance, academic enrichment (such as hands-on science or technology programs) community service opportunities, music, art, sports, and cultural activities. Centers also provide safe environments for students during non-school hours.
Authorized under Title IV, Part B, of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA), as amended by the No Child Left Behind Act of 2001, the specific purposes of the law are to:
- Provide opportunities for academic enrichment, including providing tutorial services to help students (particularly students in high-poverty areas and those who attend low-performing schools) meet State and local student performance standards in core academic subjects such as reading and mathematics,
- Offer students a broad array of additional services, programs and activities, such as youth development activities, drug and violence prevention programs, counseling programs, art, music, recreation programs, technology education programs and character education programs that are designed to reinforce and complement the regular academic program of participating students, and
- Offer families of students served by 21st CCLCs opportunities for math, science and literacy related educational development.
General Grant Information
The program participants must be students who currently attend low-performing, high priority and Title I schools. Programs may be offered for students attending grades K-12.