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TITLE I Programs

Purpose of Title I, Part A

Title I is a federal program that provides opportunities for the children served to acquire the knowledge and skills necessary to meet the challenging state content standards as measured by Georgia Milestones Assessment System. Title I resources are distributed to schools where the needs are the greatest. Decisions for the utilization of these funds are made at the school level by the school governance teams ensuring that parents have a voice in the way Title funds are spent. Decision making at the district level includes parental input by means of a Federal Programs Advisory Committee. This advisory committee is made up of parents, teachers and administrators who meet twice a year to discuss Title programs throughout the district. All parents and community members are welcome to attend these meetings.

 

Title I, Part A is a part of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1964 (ESEA). This act provides federal funds through the Georgia Department of Education to local educational agencies (LEAs) 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. 

Source: http://www.doe.k12.ga.us/School-Improvement/Federal-Programs/Pages/Title-I-Part-A-Overview.aspx
 

Title I, Part A - Parental Involvement

Marietta City Schools (MCS) is committed to the mission of preparing each of our students, through academic achievement, for college, career and life success. The district recognizes that parents are the child's first and most important teacher and encourages parent engagement in all Title I programs and other educational programs such as Early Intervention Program (EIP), English Learners (EL), Neglected and Delinquent, and Special Education. The MCS Parental Involvement Plan supports and encourages a positive relationship between the home and the school. A continuous effort is made to nurture the partnership with the parents and the school community. The MCS Parental Involvement Plan is written and approved by the system level Federal Programs' Advisory Committee.

 

The purpose of parental involvement under Title I is to promote active engagement among local school officials and staff, education leaders, technical assistance providers, parents, parent advocacy organizations, parental involvement coordinators/ liaisons, and others working to improve student achievement and learning. 

We Need Your Input!


Under the Title I regulations for federal compliance in the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965, parents are encouraged to provide input in the revisions of the district’s Comprehensive LEA Improvement Plan (CLIP) and the district Parent Involvement Plan. Below you will find a copy of the CLIP and the district Parent Involvement Plan for your review. Please provide any suggestions and/or comments to Dr. Adria Griffin, the Director of State and Federal Programs, by email at agriffin@marietta-city.k12.ga.us, by phone at 770-422-3500 x 260, or in person at the Marietta City Schools’ Central Office located at 250 Howard St. Marietta, GA 30064 by August 15, 2014.

Click here to read the 2014 CLIP

Click here to read the 2014-2015 District Parent Involvement Plan 

Click here to download the feedback form 

Title I Schools

The Georgia waiver of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965 permits intra-district school transfers from one Title I school to another within the same school district. However, because Marietta City Schools is a Charter School District, this option does not apply.
 
A.L. Burruss Elementary
Dunleith Elementary
Hickory Hills Elementary
Lockheed Elementary
Park Street Elementary
Sawyer Road Elementary
Marietta Sixth Grade Academy
Marietta Middle School
Marietta High School

Contacts

Dr. Adria Griffin
Director, State and Federal Programs
250 Howard Street
Marietta, GA 30060
Phone: (770) 422-3500, ext. 260

Title I Informational Video