Title I, Part A-Disadvantaged Children
Title I is a part of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act, which provides federal funds through the Georgia Department of Education to local educational agencies (LEAs) and public schools with high numbers or percentages of poor children to help ensure that all children meet challenging State academic content and student academic achievement standards.
LEAs target the Title I funds they receive to public schools with the highest percentages of children from low-income families. These funds may be used for children from preschool aged to high school. Title I is designed to support State and local school reform efforts tied to challenging State academic standards in order to reinforce and enhance efforts to improve teaching and learning for students. Title I programs must be based on effective means of improving student achievement and include strategies to support parental involvement.
Typically, Title I funds offer smaller class sizes through additional teachers, tutoring services for struggling students, professional learning, additional instructional resources and supplies, as well as parent involvement materials.
Please Join Us!
St. Marys Elementary School’s Title I Stakeholder Meeting will be held Thursday, August 25, 2016 at 6:00 PM All parents and community members are invited to attend the meeting, which will be held at the school. The purpose of the meeting is to jointly develop the school’s Title l/parent involvement plans/budget and compact, as well as to complete the FY16 program evaluation. Current plans/information will be available for preview on the school’s website. Parents will have opportunities to provide input via meeting attendance, email, phone call, or visiting the school.
St. Marys Elementary School’s Title One Annual Meeting
St. Marys Elementary School’s Title I Annual Meeting will be held Wednesday, Sept.21, 2016 at 8:00 a.m. All parents and community members are invited to attend the meeting, which will be held at the school. The purpose of the meeting is to see and hear about the school’s Title I (parent involvement and school improvement) plans, budget and compact. These items will be made available at the school, on the school’s website, and as requested.
The Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) of 1965 requires that parents or guardians who have children attending a Title I school be notified of how well their child’s school is preparing its students for college and/or a career, as well as the school’s designation status under Georgia’s ESEA Flexibility Waiver.
SMES Title 1 Family Workshop 2017
SMES School Progress Letter 2017
SMES School Progress Letter 2017 (Spanish)
FY16 Title I Parent Survey Results
Federal ESEA Flexibility Waiver Approval Letter
Georgia ESEA Flexibitity Waiver Request.pdf
SMES Title I Feedback Form
State Academic Content & Assessment Standards
ESEA FLEXIBILITY WAIVER PARENT NOTIFICATION – NO SCHOOL DESIGNATION
National Parent Involvement Day Thank You Letter (English)
National Parent Involvement Day Thank You Letter (Spanish)
FY17 Federal Programs Complaint Procedures
Title I School / Parent Compact
Title I Pre-K School/Parent Compact
Title 1 Camden County Parent Involvement Policy
FY17 Title I School Improvement Plan
FY17 Title I Parent Involvement Plan
Frequently Asked Questions ESEA for Parents and Families (English)
Frequently Asked Questions ESEA for Parents and Families (Spanish)
SMES Student Handbook
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Content Standards: GSE & GPS
The Georgia Department of Education also offers valuable parent resources.
Georgia Parent Engagement Program (http://www.gadoe.org/School-Improvement/Federal-Programs/Pages/Parent-Engagement-Program.aspx)
For more information regarding the Title I program at our school, please contact Dr. Robert Narvell at firstname.lastname@example.org.