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What is Title I?


Title I, Part A - Improving the Academic Achievement of the Disadvantaged


Title I, Part A is a part of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965 as amended by the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA). This Act provides federal funds through the Georgia Department of Education to local educational agencies (LEAs) and public schools with high numbers or percentages of low income children to help ensure that all children meet challenging State academic content and student academic achievement standards.   

LEAs target the Title I, Part A 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, Part A 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, Part A programs must be based on effective means of improving student achievement and include strategies to support parental involvement.   

 Under Title I, Part A local educational agencies (LEAs) are required to provide services for eligible private school students, as well as eligible public school students. These services must be developed in consultation with officials of the private schools. The Title I services provided by the LEA for private school participants are designed to meet their educational needs and supplement the educational services provided by the private school.​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​ 

The Title I, Part A Program provides technical assistance, resources, and program monitoring of LEAs to ensure that all children have an opportunity to obtain a high quality education and to achieve proficiency on high academic standards. For more information, contact Stephens County Schools.



Title I, Part A - Improving the Academic Achievement of the Disadvantaged

Title I, Part A - Foster Care Provisions

Title I, Part A Family-School Partnership Program
Title I, Part C Education of Migratory Children
Title I, Part D – Neglected and Delinquent Children
Title II, Part A Supporting Effective Instruction Grant
Title III: Language Instruction for English Learners and Immigrant Students
Title IV, Part A - Student Support and Academic Enrichment (SSAE)
Title V, Part B - Rural Education Initiative
Title IX, Part A – McKinney-Vento Education for Homeless Children and Youth


Federal Programs Director
Contact Joel Strickland  Joel Strickland (706) 886-9415 ex: 1683 Assistant Superintendent

District Homeless and Foster Care Liaison/District Social Worker:

Barbara Stevens


Title I Documents