Linking School, Home, and Community

Title I  School Wide Program


The  Sullivan County Department of Education  is fortunate to have a school-wide Title I program in several of the schools.   The goal of the Title I program is a high-quality education for every child.  Title I is the largest federal aid program for our nation’s schools and it funds additional resources in an effort to provide every student with the opportunity to meet the challenging academic standards needed to be successful in school.  The flexible funding may be designated for additional instructional staff, professional development, extended-time programs, and other strategies for raising student achievement and ensuring students’ access to scientifically-based instructional strategies and challenging academic content.

Families and school staff are equal partners in decisions that affect children and families in the educational process. The partnership of parents, educators, and students assures that each child has access to learning opportunities which support their success in school.  Therefore, your input is greatly valued and encouraged in the process of creating policies, practices, and programs.

You are encouraged to support your child’s education and communicate with your child’s teacher(s) on a regular basis.  Through a strong partnership, we can provide every child with an optimal educational experience. 

As a parent/guardian, you play an important role in your childs success at school and you are a vital part of the Title I team!   By taking an active role in your childs education, it can lead to:

  • Better grades
  • Improved attendance
  • Higher self-esteem
  • Increased motivation
  • Realization of maximum potential
  • Positive life choices
Please contact your school's principal or the Title I School Social Worker, Linda Holden, if you have any suggestions and/or concerns regarding the Title I program in your child's school.

Linda Holden, Title I School Social Worker - (423) 354-1115

School Social Work Services/Family Involvement Coordinator

(Family Advocate)

School social workers are specially trained to provide assistance, support, and services in the academic, social and emotional development of students.  

School social workers offer services to families and schools such as:

  • Providing and/or locating family emergency resources for food, clothing, hygiene products, utilities, vision, medical, dental,  or housing
  • Finding resources for families that may include but not limited to counseling, educational and mental health information
  • Addressing school issues such as truancy, grades, discipline, learning and behavior problems
  • Offering workshops covering parenting skills, education, and difficulties that interfere with adjustment and achievement.

For Information or Assistance

Please Contact

Sullivan County School Social Worker

Linda Holden (423) 354-1115