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Title I helps students, teachers, and parents!

 

What is Title I?

 

Through Title I, money is given to school districts around the country based on the number of low-income families in each district. Each district uses its Title I money for extra educational services for children most in need of educational help. The focus of the Title I program is on helping all students meet the same high standards expected of all children. Title I is the largest federally funded program for elementary, middle, and high schools.

 

Title I programs can help:

 

  • Children do better in school and feel better about themselves
 
  • Teachers understand the needs and concerns of students and parents
 
  • Parents understand their child and be more involved in the child’s education

 

Title I, Part A of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act provides financial assistance to local education agencies and schools with high percentages of children from low-income families to help ensure that all children meet challenging state academic standards. All Tift County Schools are funded through Title I, Part A.  Federal funds are currently allocated through four formulas based on census poverty estimates and the cost of education in each state.  Title I funds are used in our school to fund our Literacy Coach, Math Coach, and Parent Coordinator.  We value parent participation in the education of our students. Our Title I and Parent Involvement Plans and Home-School Compact are attached under "School Improvement Plan"for your review and feedback.