Title I - Information

General Information

Title I operates as a part of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965 (ESEA). The Title I program funds additional academic supports to help economically disadvantaged children meet the same high level of academic proficiency as that which is expected of all children. The major areas of focus for Title I programs are the four core content areas: Reading, Math, Science and Social Studies. The needs of Title I schools are identified through comprehensive needs assessments which inform data-driven decisions about research-based instructional strategies and professional learning.

Documents and Resources

Title I, Part A - Disadvantaged Children
Georgia's Title I Handbook
Title I Academic Achievement Programs
Title I Schoolwide Programs
Title I Targeted Assistance Programs
Title I Monitoring

Frequently Asked Questions

What are the advantages of being a Title I School?

Title I, Part A of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) provides financial assistance to states and school districts to meet the needs of academically at-risk students. The goal of Title I is to provide extra instructional services and activities which support students identified as at-risk of not meeting the state’s performance standards.

Which schools and students does Title I serve?

Currently, the school district provides Title I funding to schools with poverty rates higher than 68%.

What will Title I do for my child?

The Title I program will provide your student with additional academic support.

Which students does Title I Serve?

The program serves students in Title I elementary, middle and high schools who have demonstrated a need for additional academic support. Each Title I school is identified as a “targeted assistance” school or a “school-wide” school. “Targeted assistance” schools serve students who are most in need of Title I services. “School-wide” schools serve all students to improve the entire educational program.

What do Title I programs offer?

Title I programs generally offer: additional teachers and/or paraprofessionals; opportunities for professional learning for teachers; additional instructional technology, materials and supplies; increased learning time for students who need additional support; and educational materials and resources for parents.

Contact Information

Tim Smith, Ed.D Executive Director of Federal Programs

706-748-2154

Belkys Gammon Title I Support Specialist West Region

706-748-2106

Joanne Reynolds Program Specialist - Flexible Learning Programs & Private Schools

706-748-2090

Tammy Pope Program Specialist - East Region

706-748-2104

Tonya Sanders Program Specialist - Central Region

706-748-2080

Tanya Kearse Program Specialist - West Region

706-748-2116

Shawn Fisher Program Specialist - Homeless, Migrant, Neglected & Delinquent Education

706-748-2137

Veverlyn Ealy Program Specialist - Parenting

706-748-3609

Wanda Cline Support Specialist - Title I & School Improvement

706-748-2103

Angela Pugh Support Specialist - East Region

706-748-2107

Christine Pough Support Specialist - Central Region

706-748-2102

Rhonda Freeman Title I Support Specialist

706-748-2154