Title I, Part A is a federal program designed to provide children significant opportunities to receive a fair, equitable, and high-quality education, and to close educational achievement gaps. Title I, Part A funding is awarded through a grant and is allocated under the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) of 1965, as amended by the Every Child Succeeds Act (ESSA) of 2015. Funds are provided to eligible traditional and charter public schools, to sites serving neglected or delinquent youth, and to support homeless children as well as Leon County Schools Title I programs in eligible non-public (private) schools that choose to participate. Funds are used to build equity of opportunity and to provide programs and services that support learning for children whose struggles often keep them from meeting high academic standards.
In Leon County Schools, twenty-two (22) public schools (twenty-one traditional schools and one charter school) qualify for Title I, Part A funding based on free or reduced lunch (F/RL) percentages, as determined by an Annual Economic Survey. Public schools with 75.01% or higher F/RL are eligible to receive Title I funding, as per the school district’s Title I plan. Supplemental services supported by Title I, Part A are provided for students in school-wide programs at Apalachee Elementary, Astoria Park Elementary, Bond Elementary, Chaires Elementary, Hartsfield Elementary, Oak Ridge Elementary, Pineview Elementary, Riley Elementary, Ruediger Elementary, Sabal Palm Elementary, Sealey Elementary, Springwood Elementary, Woodville K-8, Ft. Braden K-8, Fairview Middle School, Griffin Middle School, Nims Middle School, Second Chance, Success Academy, Godby High School and Rickards High School and at the Tallahassee School of Math and Science, a K-8 charter school. Public schools receiving Title I funds are required to develop, in collaboration with their school communities, the following plans:
- Leon County Title I school plans are written by individual school sites and are directly correlated to the School Improvement Plan, and ESSA requirements. Schools in Leon County use Title I funds to support federal, state and local goals reflected in these school plans. Teachers, parents, administrators, students, and all stakeholders are involved in the development and implementation of each school's plan.
- A school’s Parent and Family Engagement Plan supports parental involvement at each school. Required parent notifications, including the Title I School Compact and Parent Right to Know Notice, help to support the important role parents play in their child’s education.
Services are also provided to all students at eligible neglected or delinquent sites including Capital City Youth Services, the Florida Baptist Children's Home, the Leon County Juvenile Detention Center, the Leon County Jail, AMI Kids, Pace for Girls, and to students in transition (homeless students).
Title I Coordinator
Evaluator: Gail Ogawa, Ph.D.
Coordinator: Ava Williams for Compliance
Project Manager: Terri Messer for Compliance and Staffing Support
Project Manager: Brenetta Lawrence for Parental Engagement
Accountant: Monica Bazinet
LCS has not yet received Project Award Notification from the Florida Department of Education for:
Title I, Part A grant 2017-2018 For further information and details, call the Title I Office 850-413-0441.
Beverly OwensTitle I Coordinator850-413-0441850-414-5176 faxEvaluator: Gail Ogawa, Ph.D.Coordinator: Ava WilliamsProject Manager: Terri MesserProject Manager: Brenetta Lawrence
Accountant: Monica Bazinet
LCS has received Project Award Notification from the Florida Department of Education for:
Title I Part A grant
Title I Part D grant
School Improvement 1003 grant
For further information and details, call the Title I Office 850-413-0441.