Title I of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965, as amended by the Every Student Succeeds Act of 2015, provides funding to school districts to help ensure that all children, particularly those who are most academically at-risk, meet challenging state academic standards. Schools participating in the Title I program receive funds based on the percentage of students qualifying for free or reduced-price school meals. Title I programs are designed to ensure high standards for all, increase quality instructional time, improve instruction through professional development, enhance family participation in the educational process, expand educational resources, and strengthen accountability.
Sixty-eight schools within Gwinnett County Public Schools receive Title I services. Of these, 42 are elementary schools, 12 are middle schools, 10 are high schools, and three are alternative schools. Sixty-seven schools offer a schoolwide program where all students, teachers, and families benefit from the supplemental resources and support provided by Title I. Gwinnett has one charter school that will be served as a targeted assistance program. In a targeted assistance program, funds can only be used to support students identified as most academically at-risk, their families, and the teachers who serve them.
For additional information, please refer to Section 1116 of Title I, Part A of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA), as amended by the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) of 2015 or the United States Department of Education web site.