Title IWhat is Title 1?Title 1 Part A is a part of the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA). 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 Cumming Elementary, Chattahoochee Elementary, and Otwell Middle.FCS Title 1 RecognitionTitle 1 Reward District (Large systems): 2013, 2015, 2016, 2017Title 1 Reward Schools-Highest Performing (Top 5% of state Title 1 schools for 3 consecutive years)2012: Cumming, Otwell, Little Mill2013: Cumming, Otwell, Little Mill2014: Little Mill, Otwell2015: Little Mill, Otwell2016: Chestatee, Little Mill2017: Chestatee, MidwayTitle I Distinguished Schools2018: Otwell
Title 1 Reward Schools-Highest Progress (Top 10% of state Title 1 schools for 3 consecutive years): Chestatee (2015), Chestatee (2018)Georgia Family Friendly Partnership School Awards: Cumming and Midway (2014), Chestatee (2015)GADOE approved July 26, 2023
The CLIP is reviewed each year for the effectiveness of the actions, programs, and strategies implemented to meet the goals and is revised/written as a result of the District's Comprehensive Needs Assessment. A team is organized to make revisions to the plan based on current assessment data, demographics, and feedback from stakeholders. Community surveys and needs assessment surveys from Title I school and parent workshops are analyzed, and the feedback is used in revisions. The application is available for public comment and review.Any questions or comments regarding this document may be directed to the Federal Programs office at 770-887-2461 Amy Chang (firstname.lastname@example.org)
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 family engagement program at the school and system level.
Parent and Family EngagementIncreasing family engagement 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 family engagement program. One or more of the school committee members also represent the system by participation on the District Advisory committee. This committee reviews current policy and procedures for ensuring that parent involvement is primary goal of the Title I program.Revised June 21, 2022ESSA Complaint Procedures (English)for parents, students, staff, private schools and the general public.Other Parent ToolsCenter for the Improvement of Early Reading and AchievementHome2SchoolNational Coalition for Parent Involvement in Education (NCPIE)United Way (Community Help List- English & Spanish)
Resources for Parents and Families (USEd)
Toolkit for Hispanic Families: Resources To Help Students Succeed in Schools (English/Spanish)
Information About Other FCS Federal ProgramsAll Federal Programs: Title I A, Title I C, Title II A, Title III A, Title IV A, Special Education, McKinney-Vento GrantForsyth County Schools hosted virtual meetings on January 26 and 27th, 2022 to provide updates on the FY22 District Improvement Plan/Consolidated LEA Improvement Plan. All stakeholders were invited to be a part of the progress monitoring of the action steps and district goals and were asked to provide input and feedback as part of the continuous communication and consultation process.Please see link below to provide input:Mid Year CLIP Input and Feedback on Action Steps-EnglishMid Year CLIP Input and Feedback on Action Steps- EspanolFor additional information on Forsyth County Schools' Federal Program Services contact:Amy Chang, Director of Federal Programs, 770-887-2461 ext. 202246Kim Pluhar, Homeless Education Liaison, 678-947-0274 ext 312716For more information on Title I visit: