Mallerina Marshall, Director of Title I Programs
478.825.5933 ext. 1014
Title I Part A is part of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965 (ESEA). It is the nation's largest assistance program for schools. This act provides federal funds through the Georgia Department of Education to local educational agencies (Peach County School District) and public schools on the basis of the economic level of families in a school's attendance zone. The mission of Title I is to ensure that each child successfully meets or exceeds expectations on Georgia's local, state, and national assessments. The purpose of the Title I program is to:
- Help every child receive a high quality education.
- Build capacity for parent involvement
- Provide professional development for teachers
- Meet the requirements of Part A of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965 (ESEA)
The schools in Peach County that are eligible for these federal funds are:
- Byron Elementary School - Schoolwide Title I
- Byron Middle School - Schoolwide Title I
- Fort Valley Middle School - Schoolwide Title I
- Hunt Elementary School - Schoolwide Title I
- Kay Road Elementary School - Schoolwide Title I
- Peach County High School - Schoolwide Title I
Title I funds supplement local and state educational programs to ensure all students achieve in all core academic areas (English, Math, Science, and Social Studies). The Title I program offers a variety of services which may include additional teachers, support staff, extra time for instruction, resource materials, smaller classes, parent involvement, and additional training for staff. Funds may be used to provide additional segments of core instruction by a highly qualified teacher and/or paraprofessional. In addition, they can provide support materials in core subjects, as well as transportation from after school programs and summer academic programs.
Another goal of Title I is to increase parental involvement and to promote active engagement in their child's education. By taking an active role in school, parents show their children that they are valued and that education is important. Children learn that parents and the school are a team working together to help them succeed academically. Each Title I school in Peach County has a parent coordinator that works collaboratively with our District Parent Coordinator in recommending and implementing a strong parental involvement program. Please review our District Parent Involvement Plan.
There are several "Important Documents" on the bottom right hand side of this page that we invite you to visit. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us here in the Title I office.
Ouida Freeman, Administrative Assistant
Sara Mason, District Parent Coordinator