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District-Wide Programs

Title I, Part A – Improving the Academic Achievement of the Disadvantaged

Title I of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA), as amended by the Every Student Succeeds Act of 2015 (ESSA), seeks to improve the academic achievement of the disadvantaged. Title I, Part A provides financial assistance through state educational agencies (SEAs) to local educational agencies (LEAs) and schools with high numbers or percentages of children from low-income families to ensure that all children meet challenging state academic content and achievement standards.

?The district must use Title I funds only in schools that have been selected for services through allowable procedures. Funds are used to improve student achievement in high poverty schools. 


Title II, Part A, Supporting Effective Instruction

Title II, Part A funds are provided to districts to increase student academic achievement through strategies such as improving teacher and principal effectiveness and increasing the number of highly qualified and effective teachers in the classroom and highly qualified and effective principals and assistant principals in schools.  The GCSD transfers Title II funds into Title I to provide school with more resources to improve the academic achievement within their Title I Schoolwide Programs. 


Title III - English Learners and Immigrant Students

?Title III of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA), as amended by the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA), is officially known as the Language Instruction for English Learners and Immigrant Students Act. Title III is part of legislation enacted to ensure English learners, including immigrant children and youth, develop English proficiency and meet the same academic content and achievement standards that other children are expected to meet. 


Title IV, Part A - Student Support and Academic Enrichment

The Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) was signed into law in December 2015. It reauthorized the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965 (ESEA). Newly authorized under subpart 1 of Title IV, Part A of the ESEA, the Student Support and Academic Enrichment (SSAE) program is intended to help meet these goals by increasing the capacity of State educational agencies (SEAs), local educational agencies (LEAs), schools, and local communities to: 1) provide all students with access to a well-rounded education, 2) improve school conditions for student learning, and 3) improve the use of technology in order to improve the academic achievement and digital literacy of all students. (ESEA section 4101).  The GCSD uses Title IV funds to provide an additional School Resource Officer and Physical Education teachers.

Please contact the following individuals with questions regarding Title One at the school level:                                                                 

Title I, Part A School Contacts 
Argillite Elementary
Craig Wilburn
Greysbranch Elementary
Misty Tackett
McKell Elementary
Daniel Gullett
McKell Middle
Nathan Sutton
Wurtland Elementary
Steven Branim
Wurtland Middle
Brandi Litteral

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