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’s Title I Stakeholder Meeting:  5:00 p.m., Wednesday, Aug. 16.   All parents and community members are invited to attend the meeting, which will be held at the school, 205 Martha Drive in St. Marys. The purpose of the meeting is to jointly develop the school’s Comprehensive Needs Assessment, School Improvement Plan, Parent & Family Engagement Plan, and compact.  

  • Stakeholder Meeting Agenda for August 16, 2017
  • Title I Feedback Form
  • St. Marys Middle School’s Annual Title I Meeting:12:30 p.m.,Monday, October 2. The meeting will be held at the school, located at 205 Martha Drive in St. Marys. All parents and community members are invited to attend.  The purpose of the meeting is to adopt the Parent/Family Engagement Plan, the School-Parent compact, and the School Improvement Plan.  These items will be made available at the school, on the school’s website, and as requested.  
  • Annual Title I Meeting Agenda for October 2, 2017


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