What Is Title I?
Title 1 is the largest federal aid program for public schools in the United States.
Its first appearance was a part of President Lyndon B. Johnson's Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965 (ESEA), it was perhaps most famously amended as part of the No Child Left Behind Act of 2001 (NCLB), intiated by George W. Bush. Today, Title 1 is part of the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA), signed by President Obama on December 10, 2015.
Title I 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.
Each Title I school is required to host workshops and trainings for parents that focus upon the academic needs of the students. While many of these workshops and trainings occur during daytime hours, others are held in the evenings. Additionally, these workshops and trainings are repeated, based upon attendance and parent requests. Interpreters for parents and childcare are often available.
For more information about Title I and Gwinnett County Public Schools, please visit the Federal and Special Programs portion of the GCPS website.
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. This document is provided to parents via the GCPS Student-Parent Handbook (see page 7).