CCS Title I

Title I, Part A is the largest federally funded program for our nation’s schools and provides financial assistance to local educational agencies (LEAs) and schools with high numbers or high percentages of children from low-income families. The Community Eligibility Provision (CEP) is currently used to measure poverty for Title I purposes. Title I, Part A funds are used to help ensure that all children meet challenging state academic standards.


Title I funds are used in a variety of ways based on the schools' individual needs and may include:

  • Additional teachers, TA’s or tutors
  • Professional development
  • Learning materials and resources
  • Various technology
  • Parent & family events and resources to use at home

Title I Department Staff

Title I Director

Tamara Goforth

tmgoforth@clevelandcountyschools.org704-476-8070

Title I Facilitator

Laura Beaver

lbeaver@clevelandcountyschools.org704-476-8086

Cindy Witherspoon

cwitherspoon@clevelandcountyschools.org704-476-8086

Title I Administrative Assistant

Angie Knapp

asknapp@clevelandcountyschools.org704-476-8071

Title I Recognition

West Elementary

NC Distinguished School for High Progress

Heather Pagan, Principal of West Elementary School, and six of her instructional staff were recognized and honored as a Distinguished School of High Progress at the NC Association of Compensatory Educators' Fall Conference on October 24, 2019. West Elementary was one of two Title I schools across the state of NC recognized in this category for their academic accomplishments. Way to go WEST!!