Title I, Part A
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 and public schools with high percentages of poor children to help ensure that all children meet challenging State academic content and student academic achievement standards.
- Improving the Academic Achievement of the Disadvantaged- A local educational agency (LEA) will use funds received under Title I, Part A only in eligible school attendance areas. The term “school attendance area” means, in relation to a particular school, the geographical area in which the children who are normally served by that school reside. For Georgia, this includes any public, charter, or virtual school within the LEA’s attendance area. The term “eligible school attendance area” means a school attendance area in which the percentage of children from low-income families is at least as high as the percentage of children from low-income families served by the LEA as a whole.
- Academic Achievement Awards - To reward successful schools and school districts for significant progress in improving student achievement and/or significant progress in closing the achievement gap, the Georgia Department of Education (Department) honors K–12 Title I schools and school districts for significant progress in improving student achievement and/or making significant progress in closing the achievement gap. The Title I Achievement Awards program recognizes and honors three categories of schools: Title I Distinquished Schools, Title I Reward Schools, and National Title I Distinguished Schools.
- Foster Care Program - The Georgia Department of Education (Department) is required to ensure the educational stability of children in foster care. (ESEA section 1111(g)(1)(E)). In coordination with state and tribal child welfare agencies, the Department must ensure that its LEAs implement the Title I educational stability requirements for children in foster care. Additionally, the SEA must conduct regular monitoring and oversight to guarantee appropriate implementation of these provisions at the local level.
- Family-School Partnership Program - The Georgia Department of Education’s Family-School Partnership Program ensures that Title I, Part A parent and family engagement regulations are met with meaningful and strategic actions to build parent and school staff capacity as mandated by the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) of 1965, as amended by the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) of 2015. Schools and districts must ensure that strong strategies are in place to: 1) build capacity to engage parents/stakeholders in an effective partnership with the school; and 2) share and support high student academic achievement.
Source: Georgia Department of Education