What is Title I?
Title I is the largest federally funded program in our nation’s schools. It serves millions of children in elementary and secondary schools each year. Through Title I, the Federal government gives money to school districts around the country based on the number of low-income families in each district. Each district uses its Title I money for extra educational services for children who are experiencing difficulty with reading and/or mathematics in order that they may be successful in the regular classroom.
Which schools in our county have Title I programs?
All five K-8 schools in Lincoln County receive Title I funding. These schools are Title I school-wide project schools. That means that every child is eligible for Title I help.
How are the Title I School-wide programs planned and evaluated? Each school must have a plan that details how the school will meet the needs of all children. This plan must include the five components of Title I schools. Parents, teachers and principals work together to ensure that the plan will work to benefit children in making adequate yearly progress (AYP). We invite parents to volunteer and serve on committees which plan and evaluate school-wide projects.
Title I Parents’ Right to Know
Parents of Title I children may request the professional qualifications of their child’s classroom teachers and paraprofessionals. If you would like this information, you need to contact the school’s office. All paraprofessionals in the Lincoln Co. School System are highly qualified according to the state of Tennessee’s standards.
Lincoln County’s Parent/Family Involvement Policy
Our school district has developed with parents, teachers and administrators a written parent/family involvement policy which has been adopted by the Lincoln County Board of Education. The school system will provide technical assistance and other support to assist schools in planning and implementing the parent involvement activities included in this policy. The parent/family involvement policy is available at your school. If you would like to review and suggest changes in the policy for the next year, a staff member will be available during Parent/Teacher Conferences to assist you. If you have questions, you may contact your school.
School Parent Involvement Plan
What is Title II?
Title II is a federal formula grant. This grants purpose is to support effective instruction while increasing academic achievement by improving the effectiveness of teachers, principals, and other school leaders. It provides technical assistance, resources, and program monitoring for the Local Education Agency.
Title I does not discriminate in employment on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, sex, sexual orientation, disability, veteran or marital status or other protected status covered by federal, state, or local law.