Title I Part A

TITLE I-A in the Lowndes County Schools

LOWNDES COUNTY TITLE I SCHOOLS SCHOOL-WIDE PROGRAMS:

Clyattville Elementary*

Lake Park Elementary*

Moulton Branch Elementary

Pine Grove Elementary

Lowndes Middle School

*REWARD SCHOOL:recognized for high achievement

The purpose of the Title I program is to support the entire program's focus on parental notification and engagement. Parents are encouraged to become partners with the schools in the planning, revision and implementation of family engagement activities, school improvement plans, and the LEA's comprehensive improvement plan (CLIP). Parents are encouraged to attend the Annual Title I meeting held at each school. The Family & Community Engagement Plans,Family & Community Engagement Policies, District Improvement Plans and Policies are available on the school and district websites. In addition, copies are available upon request.

  • Additional information is available at the Georgia Department of Education website.

    The Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) was signed by President Obama on December 10, 2015, and represents good news for our nation’s schools. This bipartisan measure reauthorizes the 50-year-old Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA), the nation’s national education law and longstanding commitment to equal opportunity for all students.

    The new law builds on key areas of progress in recent years, made possible by the efforts of educators, communities, parents, and students across the country.

    For example, today, high school graduation rates are at all-time highs. Dropout rates are at historic lows. And more students are going to college than ever before. These achievements provide a firm foundation for further work to expand educational opportunity and improve student outcomes under ESSA.

    The previous version of the law, the No Child Left Behind (NCLB) Act, was enacted in 2002. NCLB represented a significant step forward for our nation’s children in many respects, particularly as it shined a light on where students were making progress and where they needed additional support, regardless of race, income, zip code, disability, home language, or background. The law was scheduled for revision in 2007, and, over time, NCLB’s prescriptive requirements became increasingly unworkable for schools and educators. Recognizing this fact, in 2010, the Obama administration joined a call from educators and families to create a better law that focused on the clear goal of fully preparing all students for success in college and careers.

    ESSA includes provisions that will help to ensure success for students and schools. Below are just a few. The law:

    Advances equity by upholding critical protections for America's disadvantaged and high-need students.
  • Requires—for the first time—that all students in America be taught to high academic standards that will prepare them to succeed in college and careers.
  • Ensures that vital information is provided to educators, families, students, and communities through annual statewide assessments that measure students' progress toward those high standards.
  • Helps to support and grow local innovations—including evidence-based and place-based interventions developed by local leaders and educators—consistent with our Investing in Innovation and Promise Neighborhoods.
  • Sustains and expands this administration's historic investments in increasing access to high-quality preschool.
  • Maintains an expectation that there will be accountability and action to effect positive change in our lowest-performing schools, where groups of students are not making progress, and where graduation rates are low over extended periods of time.

Useful Title I-A Resources

2018-2019 Title I District Family and Community Engagement Policy

2018-2019- Titulo I Plan de Participacion de Padres del Distrito para las Escuelas del Condado de Lowndes

2018-2019 Title I Meeting Presentation

2018-2019 Title I Family and Community Engagement Brochure

Mckinney Vento Homeless Education Act