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Federal Programs Overview

The Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) was passed by Congress in 1965 to authorize programs to benefit educationally disadvantaged elementary and secondary students.  The purpose of the reauthorized ESEA was to improve teaching and learning for all children to enable them to meet challenging academic content and student performance standards.


Title I - Part A

It's the largest federal assistance program for our nation's schools.  

 The goal of Title I is a high-quality education for EVERY child.    

How Title I works:  

The federal government provides funding to states each year for Title I.  To get the funds each state must submit a plan describing:

  • What all children are expected to know and be able to do;

  • The high-quality standards of performance that all children are expected to meet;

  • Ways to measure progress.

State Educational Agencies (SEA's) send money to school districts based on the numbers of low-income families.

The Local School District (called the Local Educational Agency, or LEA) identifies eligible schools and provides Title I resources.

The Title I School (this includes parents, teachers, administrators and other school staff) works to:

  • Set goals for improvement;
  • Measures student progress using standards set forth in the state's Title I Plan;
  • Develop programs that add to regular classroom instruction;
  • Involve parents in all aspects of the program.

Title I Serves Children through:

Schoolwide Programs - schools with 40% or more of children from low-income families can develop schoolwide Title I programs to serve ALL students.  Schoolwide programs can combine Title I funds with federal, state and local funds to improve school programs.

Grady County Title I schools (Eastside, Northside, Southside, and Washington)are schoolwide programs. 

Parent Involvement is the cornerstone of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA)! Get involved. Know your child's teachers and be active in your child's school.  Together we can make a difference!

  "Be There"

For additional information about Title I please see our links listing.



Title I, Part C - Migrant Education

Migrant Education provides financial assistance to improve education for migrant children.  Grady County Schools are part of a consortium of school systems supported by the Southern Pines Migrant Education Program.

Title II, Part A - Preparing, Training, and Recruiting High Quality Teachers and Principals

The Teacher and Principal Training and Recruiting Fund provides assistance for preparing, training, recruiting and retaining high quality teachers.  Funding provides professional learning activities, which enhance teacher skills and directly impact student learning.

Title II, Part D - Enhancing Education Through Technology

The Enhancing Education Through Technology program provides funds for innovative initiatives to support integration of education technology into classrooms to improve teaching and learning.

Title III, Part A - Language Instruction for Limited English Proficient (LEP) and Immigrant Students

The Language Instruction for Limited English Proficient (LEP) and Immigrant Students program provides resources for helping LEP students attain English proficiency and meet the same challenging State academic standards required for all students.  Grady County Schools are part of a consortium of schools supported by the Southwest Georgia RESA/Georgia Department of Education Title III, Part A Program.

Title IV, Part A - Safe and Drug-Free Schools and Communities

The Safe and Drug-Free Schools and Communities Act supports programs that foster a safe and drug-free environment that supports academic achievement.  Grady County School system is a member of the Southwest Georgia RESA Consortium.

Title VI, Part B - IDEA Special Education

The IDEA Special Education Program provides inpidualized education support for students in the least restrictive environment.  Inpidual Education Plans developed by a team consisting of the student's parents, teachers, education support personnel, and school administrators guide the academic program for special needs children.

Title V, Part B - Rural and Low Income Grant

The Rural and Low Income Grant provides supplemental funding for programs and materials, which support the academic goals and school improvement needs of the school system.