Title I Overview

  • Title I, Part A is a part of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965 as amended by the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA). This Act 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.  

    School districts target the Title I, Part A 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, Part A 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, Part A programs must be based on effective means of improving student achievement and include strategies to support parental involvement.   All City Schools of Decatur (CSD) Title I schools serve students through Targeted Assistance Programs which help ensure that eligible children receive additional academic support to meet state performance standards.


    Under Title I, Part A local educational agencies (LEAs) are required to provide services for eligible private school students, as well as eligible public school students. These services must be developed in consultation with officials of the private schools. The Title I services provided by the LEA for private school participants are designed to meet their educational needs and supplement the educational services provided by the private school.​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​ 

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    CSD Title I Targeted Assistance Schools for the 2018-2019 school year:


    Please visit the school Title I webpage to learn more about each school's Title I program and to view the individual school's:

    • Schoolwide Improvement Plan/ Title I Targeted Assistance Plan
    • School Parent and Family Engagement Plan
    • School-Parent and Family Compact

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    Filing a Title I Complaint in CSD


    Complaints concerning any of CSD's Title I Programs should be initiated at the local level. Please click here to review the CSD Title I Complaint process.

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    Public Notice on ESSA Waiver to Exclude GAA 2.0 Assessment Results from Accountability Calculations in 2018-2019


    The Georgia Department of Education (GaDOE) will be seeking a waiver from the U.S. Department of Education (US ED) to exclude assessment results for the Georgia Alternate Assessment 2.0 (GAA 2.0) from accountability calculations in 2018-2019. The GaDOE is planning a statewide field test for the GAA 2.0 in spring 2019. As such, the GAA 1.0 will not be administered in 2018-2019. This statewide field test of the GAA 2.0 includes ELA and mathematics in grades 3-8 and 11 and science and social studies in grades 5, 8, and 11. A census field test will 1) produce the data necessary to review the technical properties of the new assessment, 2) allow for academic achievement standards to be set, and 3) prepare students and educators for both the technical and academic expectations of this assessment for 2019-2020 and beyond. Given the unfamiliarity that students and teachers have with the redesigned assessment format, administration procedures, scoring, and reporting, it is necessary to seek the waiver as a precautionary measure to ensure technical quality and fair results.

    While approval of this waiver would allow for the exclusion of proficiency designations for GAA 2.0 participants from accountability calculations in 2018-2019, schools and districts will be held accountable for participation in the 2018-2019 statewide field test. Additionally, scores from the field test will be provided to students, schools, and districts. This ensures students, schools, and districts can review performance information from the statewide field test to assist with preparation for future assessments.

    Additional details on the waiver are available on the GaDOE’s Title I, Part A webpage under the ‘Federal Programs’ Links heading. 

Title II Overview

  • Title II, Part A was originally authorized as Eisenhower Professional Development and the Class Size Reduction programs under the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) of 1965, was reauthorized in 2001 by the No Child Left Behind Act (NCLB) and in 2015 by the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA). While ESSA was authorized in December of 2015, the Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2016 extended the date by which certain parts of the Act would be effective. ESSA is in full effect as of July 1, 2017. 


    Title II, Part A Supporting Effective Instruction Grant funds are obtained by a State on the basis of the United States Department of Education’s (USDE) approval of either (1) an individual State plan or (2) a consolidated application that includes the program. Through the program, state and local educational agencies (SEAs and LEAs) receive funds using a USDE provided formula based on poverty and population.


    The purpose of the Title II, Part A grant is:

    • to increase student achievement consistent with challenging State academic standards,
    • to improve the quality and effectiveness of teachers, principals and other school leaders,
    • to increase the number of teachers, principals and other school leaders who are effective in improving student academic achievement in schools, and
    • to provide low-income and minority students greater access to effective teachers, principals and other school leaders.

Stakeholder Feedback

  • We value your input. Please complete the Title I Parent Survey by clicking here.

    Also, please feel free to email your thoughts, comments, suggestions, or complaints on our Title I program to Willie Washington, CSD Title I Coordinator, at wwashington@csdecatur.net.