Title I Part A is a part of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA). This act provides federal funds through the Georgia Department of Education to local educational agencies and public schools with high numbers or percentages of poor children to help ensure that all children meet challenging state academic content and student academic achievement standards. In Oconee County Title I serves students through Targeted Assistance Programs which help ensure that eligible children receive assistance to meet performance standards.
Funds are often used to provide students additional segments of reading and/or math instruction by a certified, highly qualified teacher and/or paraprofessional, and support materials in reading and/or math. Funds are also used to promote parental involvement through an active parent involvement program at the school and system level.
The Title I teacher assists K-5th grade students that need extra support in their regular classroom. The Title I program provides remediation and acceleration (previewing of skills and concepts that are critical to the student's success at the student's grade placement level).
Instruction for Title I is delivered in a variety of models including the Title I teacher coming into the room to work with the regular classroom teacher to students being taught in a different room with a smaller group or a reduced class setting .
Skills, concepts and curriculum objectives that are taught by the Title I teacher must address deficit skills and also provide students the opportunity to preview/accelerate concepts and skills at the student's present grade placement level.
Oconee County Schools will be a nationally-recognized leader in academic achievement by ensuring all students receive a rigorous, balanced education that will enable them to compete in and contribute to a global society.