Please Stay Informed-Title I Annual Meetings 2016-2017
Anna K. Davie Elementary: September 15th, 6 p.m.East Central Elementary: Thursday, September 22, 2016, 6:00 p.m.Elm Street Elementary: September 15th, 6 p.mMain Elementary: September 20th, 11 a.m. OR 6 p.m.North Heights Elementary: September 15th, 5:30 p.m.West Central Elementary: August 25th, 5:30 p.m.West End Elementary: September 19th, 11 a.m. OR 5:15 p.m.Rome Middle: Monday, September 19, 2016, 5:00 p.m.Rome High: August 18th, 6:30 p.m.
What is Title I?
Title I is the largest federally funded program for elementary, middle, and high schools. Through Title I, money is given to school districts around the country based on the number of low-income families in each district. Each district uses its Title I money for extra educational services for children most in need of educational help. The focus of the Title I program is on helping all students meet the same high standards expected of all children.
Georgia Department of Education. (2016). A Parent’s Guide to Title I [Brochure].
The following Schools have Title I Schoolwide Programs:
Anna K. Davie Elementary
East Central Elementary
Elm Street Elementary
North Heights Elementary
West Central ElementaryWest End ElementaryRome Middle SchoolRome High School
SES and FLP under ESEA
Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965
ESEA Flexible Learning Program
In November, 2011, the Georgia Department of Education (GaDOE) submitted to the U. S. Department of Education (US ED) an application requesting flexibility through waivers of ten Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965 (ESEA) requirements and their associated, regulatory, administrative and reporting requirements. One of the ten requested waivers directly affected Supplemental Educational Services (SES).
For those Title I schools that were required to offer supplemental educational services (SES) due to a school improvement status, the wavier allows those Title I schools to no longer be required to offer SES under ESEA but rather offer a Flexible Learning Program (FLP) to provide eligible students academic intervention services designed by the LEA.
The Rome City Title I Focus schools will offer an ESEA Flexible Learning Program for beginning with the 2012-2013 school year and remaining for as long as the school remains on the list. Students attending identified Title I Priority and Focus schools may qualify for receiving Flexible Learning Program instructional services per federal and state rank order guidelines.
The Schools offering ESEA Flexible Learning Programs (FLP):
Focus School Provider Rome City High School Rome City Highly Qualified InstructorsFor additional information regarding the FLP, please contact Dr. Cara Harrell at Rome High School, 706-235-9653, ORDr. Dawn Williams at RCS Central Office, 706-236-5050. School Year # of Eligible FLP Students # of Participating FLP Students 2012-2013 2,025 37 2013-2014 1,491 93 2014-2015 1,663212 2015-2016