Title I was established by the United States Department of Education to distribute funding to schools and school districts with a high percentage of students from low-income families. The federally funded educational program was reauthorized under the No Child Left Behind (NCLB) Act of 2001. NCLB stresses accountability for student academic achievement, utilization of practices that have been shown to work through scientific research, increased flexibility and local control, and expanded options for parents (school choice and supplemental services). Title I's focus is on helping disadvantaged students meet the same high standards expected of all children.
Guilford County School’s Title I schools are identified as schoolwide programs. A Title I schoolwide program uses Title I funds to upgrade the entire education program of the school in order to raise academic achievement for all students at the school. Title I funds are used to supplement existing programs within the school.
Each Guilford County Title I school develops a Title I Plan in collaboration with administrators, faculty, parents, and community members. Each plan addresses the 10 Required Components of Schoolwide Planning:
Title I, as the cornerstone of NCLB, is intended to ensure that all children, whatever their backgrounds and whatever schools they attend, can acquire the knowledge and skills necessary to succeed.
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Title I Personnel
Kelly K. Hales, Executive Director of Federal and Special Programs
To receive more information about Title I, please contact:
Dr. Melissa Nixon