What is Title I?
Title I Part A is a part of the No Child Left Behind Act of 2001 (NCLB). This act provides federal funds through the Georgia Department of Education to local educational agencies 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. Schools in Forsyth County that are eligible for these federal funds include Chestatee Elementary, Cumming Elementary, Midway Elementary, Little Mill Middle and Otwell Middle.
Each year there is a review of the NCLB goals and the actions and strategies the system plans to implement for meeting those goals. The revisions are made within the Consolidated Application.
Funds are used to provide students additional segments of reading and/or math instruction by a certified, highly qualified teacher and/or paraprofessional, support materials in reading and/or math, transportation home from after school programs and transportation during summer school. Funds are also used to promote parental involvement through an active parent involvement program at the school and system level.
Increasing parent involvement is a goal of the Title I program. The purpose of parental involvement under Title I is to promote active engagement among local school officials and staff, education leaders, technical assistance providers, parents, parent advocacy organizations, parental involvement coordinator/liaisons, and others working to improve student achievement and learning. Each Title I school has an Advisory Committee that works together to recommend and implement a strong parent involvement program. One or more of the school committee members also represent the system by participation on a District Advisory committee. This committee reviews current policy and procedures for ensuring that parent involvement is primary goal of the Title I program.
Other Parent Tools
U.S. Department of Education
Center for Effective Parenting
Center for the Improvement of Early Reading and Achievement
No Child Left Behind
Harvard Family Research Project
National Center for Early Development and Learning (NCEDL)
National Coalition for Parent Involvement in Education (NCPIE)
Partnerships for Family Involvement in Education (PFIE)
The National Association for the Education of Young Children
The National Center for Family Literacy
NCELA Online Library
The Asian American Parent Association (AAPA)
The National Council of La Raza (NCLR)
Information About Other FCS Federal Programs
For additional information on Forsyth County Schools' Federal Program Services contact:
Fonda Harrison, Title I Director, 770-887-2461 ext. 202243
Ann Reid, Federal Programs Specialist, 770-887-2461 ext. 202246
Kathy Jolly, Parent Involvement Coordinator, 770-887-2461 ext 202249