• What is Title I?


    Title I, Part A is a part of the Elementary and Secondary Act of 1965 (ESEA), which was reauthorized as the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) in 2015. This act provides federal funds through the Georgia Department of Education to local educational agencies (LEAs) and public schools with high percentages of students who meet eligibility requirements for federal funding support. This support is to ensure that all children meet challenging State academic content and student academic achievement standards.


    What is the eligibility requirement?


    Meeting the needs of academically at-risk children (as determined by the percentage of students that qualify for free and reduced lunch).


    What is the purpose of Title I?


    The purpose of Title I is to ensure that all children have a fair, equal, and significant opportunity to obtain a high-quality education and reach, at a minimum, proficiency on challenging State academic achievement standards and state academic assessments. GSD strives to reach this goal in several ways. We ensure that high-quality academic assessments, accountability systems, teacher preparation and training, curriculum, and instructional materials are aligned with challenging State academic standards so that students, teachers, parents, and administrators can measure progress against common expectations for student academic achievement. GSD targets and distributes our resources sufficiently to make a difference where needs are greatest, significantly elevating the quality of instruction by providing staff with substantial opportunities for professional development. We also afford parents meaningful opportunities to participate in the education of their children.