Carrollton City Schools
106 Trojan Drive
Carrollton, GA 30117
What is Title I?
Title I is a federally-funded program which provides services to schools based on student economic need. Title I of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act provides financial assistance to state and local educational agencies to meet the needs of at-risk children. The goal of Title I is to provide instructional services and activities which support students in meeting the state’s challenging performance standards. A Title I school-wide program permits schools to use resources to upgrade the entire educational program of the school and to raise academic achievement for all the students.
Every Title I school has
• A comprehensive needs assessment of the school • Proven methods and strategies for student learning, teaching, and school management based on scientific research and effective practices • Instruction by highly-qualified teachers • High quality, ongoing, professional development based on scientifically-based research for teachers, principals and paraprofessionals • Strategies to attract high-quality, highly-qualified teachers to high need schools • Strategies to increase parent involvement, such as family literacy services • Plans for assisting preschool children in the transition from early childhood programs • Measures to include teachers in decisions regarding the use of academic assessments • Activities to ensure that students having difficulty mastering the proficient or advanced levels of academic achievement standards shall be provided with effective, timely, additional assistance • Coordination and integration of federal, state, and local services and programs
The following Carrollton City School System schools are designated as Title I School-wide programs:
As the parent of a child in a Title I school, you have the right to
• See progress reports on your child and the school • Request information about your child’s teacher qualifications by contacting your child’s principal • Offer suggestions on how we can improve the services offered through Title I Part A
Intradistrict Transfer Option
Under Georgia’s Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965 (ESEA) Flexibility Waiver that was approved on February 9, 2012, Focus Title I Schools no longer have to provide Public School Choice under the No Child Left Behind of 2001 (NCLB) but rather has reverted to Georgia’s Intradistrict Transfer Option.
The Intradistrict Transfer allows parents/guardians the option to request a transfer from their child’s assigned school, to a school of the parents' choice within the school zone/district in which their child resides. However, Intradistrict Transfer is not an option at Carrollton City Schools since there is only one school per grade level.
You can influence the success of your child in school more than any teacher or federal program. As a parent, you can help support your child’s learning by
• Monitoring attendance • Making sure that homework is completed • Volunteering in your child’s classroom or serving on parent advisory group • Staying informed about your child’s education and communicating with the school by promptly reading all notices from the school or the school district and responding, as appropriate
We value your input. Please contact us with your suggestions for improvement of our Title I Part A initiatives or if you are interested in serving on the Title I Advisory Team.
Annette Murphy Title I Director 770-834-7077 email@example.com
Gerald Byrd Title I Parent Involvement Coordinator 770-832-2120 firstname.lastname@example.org
Title I Resources and Helpful Links
Parent Resource Center The Parent Resource Center in your child's school is located in the school's media center. In this center, you will find materials and resources available to parents for checkout on family topics and educational needs of your child.
Online Parent Information and Resource Center The Georgia Parent Information and Resource Center promotes successful and effective parental involvement policies, programs, and activities that lead to improvements in student academic achievement and strengthen partnerships among parents, teachers, principals, administrators and other school personnel in meeting the educational needs of children.
Georgia Department of Education's Parent Guide The Georgia Department of Education's Parent Guide offers up-to-date information about education in Georgia as well as resources designed to serve parents throughout their child's education.
Adequate Yearly Progress report Find out how your child's school is performing based on state and federal benchmarks established by the No Child Left Behind Act.
Title I comments or to report fraud, waste, abuse
If you have Title I or parent involvement complaints, compliments, suggestions or concerns, please contact Annette Murphy, Title I director, at 770 834-7077 or the Georgia Department of Education.