What Is Title I?

Title I is a part of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act, which provides federal funds through the Georgia Department of Education to local educational agencies (LEAs) 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. LEAs target the Title I funds they receive to public schools with the highest percentages of children from low-income families. These funds may be used for children from preschool aged to high school. Title I is designed to support State and local school reform efforts tied to challenging State academic standards in order to reinforce and enhance efforts to improve teaching and learning for students. Title I programs must be based on effective means of improving student achievement and include strategies to support parental involvement. Typically, Title I funds offer smaller class sizes through additional teachers, tutoring services for struggling students, professional learning, additional instructional resources and supplies, as well as parent involvement materials.


If you cannot find what you are looking for or have questions, please contact:

Dr. Leigh Dougherty

SMMS Assistant Principal

(912) 882-8626


Mrs. Tammie Gibbs

Title I Specialist/MS

(912) 729-3113


Announcements & Meetings

  • St Marys Middle School Stakeholder Meeting: 5:00 p.m., Wednesday, August 22 All parents and community members are invited to attend the meeting, which will be held at the school, located at 205 Martha Drive in St. Marys. The purpose of the meeting is to jointly develop the school’s Title I/parent involvement plans/budget and compact, as well as review the FY18 program evaluation. Current plans/information will be available for preview on the school’s website, http://smms.camden.k12.ga.us. Parents will have opportunities to provide input via meeting attendance or through a link below.

SMMS Title I Feedback Form link

  • St. Marys Middle School Title I Annual Meeting: 12:30 p.m., Monday, September 10 St. Marys Middle School will host its Title I annual meeting on Monday, September 10, 2018 at 12:30 p.m. All parents and community members are invited to attend the meeting, which will be held in the 7th grade planning room at 205 Martha Drive, St. Marys, GA. The purpose of the meeting is to adopt the school’s Title I/parent and family engagement plans/budget and compact(s). These items will be made available at the school, on the school’s website, and as requested.
  • Walk in My Shoes: 5:00-6:00 PM, Thursday, September 6 in Sixth Grade classrooms

Topics: What is my child studying? How can I help my child with homework?

What is my child’s reading level (Lexile level)? How can I help my child improve reading and math skills?

How do I monitor my child’s progress?

  • November is Family Engagement Month, and Thursday, November 15 is National Parent Involvement Day. Please join us during your child's lunch to eat and learn about online resources and strategies to help your child at home.

Lunch Times (including transition time): 8th Grade Lunch: 11:20-11:55 AM 7th Grade Lunch: 11:55 AM-12:30 PM 6th Grade Lunch: 12:30-1:05 PM

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Presentations & Handouts from Parent Events