What is Title I?
Title I is a federal program that provides funds to schools and districts based upon the percentage of students qualifying to receive free or reduced price (school) meals. The purpose is to ensure that all children have access to quality instruction and resources that will enable them to meet state academic standards.
- Teacher salaries (which lowers the student/teacher ratio - to allow for individual, small group, and differentiated instruction)
- Staff development and release time for teachers to plan instruction
- Extended learning time programs
- Purchasing technology for classrooms
- Purchasing consumable and non-consumable teaching materials
- Paying presenters and childcare providers at parent workshops
- Purchasing materials and resources for the Parent Center
- Learning experiences
All decisions regarding the Title I Program are made with the input of all stakeholders during the school's Title I Planning Meeting and Documents Review Period (and any other opportunities that parents are given to provide input). The stakeholders help decide which topics are offered at our Parent Workshops, how the Title I funds should be spent, what materials should be purchased for the Parent Center, writing, revising, and approving Title I Documents, and help analyze data based on our end-of-the-year parent surveys.
Parent Right to Know
Parents have the right to request information about the degree and qualifications of their child's teacher(s) and paraprofessional(s), if applicable. Please refer to the GCPS Student-Parent Handbook or contact your school's principal for more information.
Los padres tienen derecho a solicitar información sobre el título y las calificaciones del maestro(s) y paraprofessional(es) de su hijo, si corresponde. Consulte el Manual para Padres y Estudiantes de GCPS o comuníquese con el Director de su escuela para obtener más información.
GCPS Family and Community Engagement Plan
The GCPS Title I Family and Community Engagement Plan is Gwinnett County’s plan for involving parents in the academic lives of their children. It establishes the district’s expectations for family engagement and guides the strategies and resources that strengthen school and parent partnerships.
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GCPS Family and Community Engagement Plan Video