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Title I Supervisors

 

Dr. Dennissa Brown
Title I Supervisor
678-581-7470
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Lou Ferretti
Title I Supervisor
678-581-7470
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Cheryl Johnson
Title I Supervisor
678-581-7469
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James Milliman
Title I Supervisor
678-581-7472
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Delores Thompson
Title I Supervisor
678-581-7467
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Administrative Staff


Robin Barnes
Grant Technician
P: 678-581-7462
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Title I Academic Coaches

 

Dr. Sakinah Dantzler
ELA K-5 Coach
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Meta Rome
ELA 6-12 Coach
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Angela Mack
Math K-12 Coach
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Sheri Drake
Math K-12 Coach
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Ashley Powell
Math K-12 Coach
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Brittany Matthews
Science K-12 Coach
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Kelly Bodner
Science K-12 Coach
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Wendy Torres
Social Studies K-12 Coach
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Laura Franco
Social Studies K-12 Coach
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Mission

 

Title I of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965, as amended by the Every Student Succeeds Act of 2015, provides funding to school districts to help ensure that all children, particularly those who are most academically at-risk, meet challenging state academic standards. Schools participating in the Title I program receive funds based on the percentage of students qualifying for free or reduced-price school meals. Title I programs are designed to ensure high standards for all, increase quality instructional time, improve instruction through professional development, enhance family participation in the educational process and afford schools the opportunity to provide additional educational resources for the most at-risk students.

Forty-three schools within Cobb County School District receive Title I services. Of these, twenty-nine are elementary schools, ten are middle schools, three are high schools, and one is a residential treatment facility school. Forty-two schools offer a schoolwide program where all students, teachers, and families benefit from the supplemental resources and support provided by Title I. Currently, there is one targeted assistance program in CCSD. In a targeted assistance program, funding can only be used to support students identified as most academically at-risk, their families, and the teachers who serve them.

Each Title I school has a parent facilitator or someone who assumes those responsibilities who will support families in promoting the academic achievement of students. Workshops and schoolwide events are offered to build the capacity of families to support their children academically. The local school’s Parent Resource Center offers resources and materials for families to checkout for use at home. Please visit the school’s website to view the dates and times of workshops and schoolwide events.

 

Program Areas

 

Events are posted on our website at least 30 days before the event date.

S A V E – T H E – D A T E

Cobb County School District State of the District for Federal Programs Webinar

March 29, 2022  –  6:30 PM

Click here for the Teams Meeting Link

 

Title I families,  we value your input.
Please complete the survey below!

Cobb County School District Title I Department appreciates the partnerships we have with our families. As the parent/guardian of a child attending a Title I school you are an important part of the Title I team. Your input is vital in the planning and implementation of the family engagement program and activities in our schools and those provided by the District. The focus of all Title I programs is to help eligible students meet the same high academic achievement standards expected of all children, regardless of their socioeconomic status and background. The following surveys are confidential and will be used to assist us with future planning for family engagement initiatives and events.

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We appreciate your feedback and thank you for taking the time to complete the survey.

 
 

Title I Assurances

 

In General – Each local educational agency shall provide assurances that the local educational agency will;

  • Participate, if selected, in the State National Assessment of Educational Progress in 4th and 8th grade reading and mathematics carried out under Section 411(b)(2) of the National Education Statistics Act of 1994;
  • Inform eligible schools and parents of schoolwide program authority and the ability of such schools to consolidate funds from Federal, State, and local sources;
  • Provide technical assistance and support to schoolwide programs;
  • Work in consultation with schools as the schools develop the school’sschoolwide plans pursuant to Section 1114;
  • Under Section 1115, provide an accelerated, high-quality curriculumminimizing the removal of children from the regular classroom during regular school hours for instruction provided under this part; and on an ongoing basis, review the progress of eligible children and revise the targeted assistance program under this section, if necessary, to provide additional assistance to enable such children to meet the challenging State academic standards.
  • Provide services to eligible children attending private elementary schools and secondary schools in accordance with Section 1117, and timely and meaningful consultation with private school officials regarding such services;
  • Develop, review, and revise an LEA homeless policy to remove barriers to the enrollment and retention of children and youth in homeless situations;
  • Ensure that all teachers and paraprofessionals working in a program supported with funds under this part meet applicable State certification and licensure requirements, including any requirements for certification obtained through alternative routes to certification; and
  • In the case of a local educational agency that chooses to use funds under this part to provide early childhood education services to low-income children below the age of compulsory school attendance, ensure that such services comply with the performance standards established under section 641A(a) of the Head Start Act (42 U.S.C. 9836a(a)).
  • Take into account the experience of model programs for the educationally disadvantaged, and the findings of relevant effectiveness-based research indicating that services may be most effective if focused on students in the earliest grades at schools that receive funds under this part;
  • Work in consultation with schools as the schools develop and implement their plans or activities under Sections 1118 and 1119;
  • Coordinate and collaborate, to the extent feasible and necessary as determined by the local educational agency, with the State educational agency and other agencies providing services to children, youth, and families if a school requests assistance from the local educational agency in addressing major factors that have significantly affected student achievement at the school;
  • Ensure, through incentives for voluntary transfers, the provision of professional development, recruitment programs, or other effective strategies, that low-income students and minority students are not taught at higher rates than other students by unqualified, out-of-field, or inexperienced teachers.
  • Use the results of the student academic assessments required under Section 1111(b)(3), and other measures or indicators available to the agency, to review annually the progress of each school served by agency and receiving funds under this part to determine whether all of the schools are making the progress necessary to address low academic achievement and achievement gaps;
  • Include the use of the U. S. Department of Education’s Migrant StudentInformation Exchange (MSIX) website in new migrant student records transfer, enrollment and grade/course placement protocols; it will use the Title I, Part C – Migrant Education Program occupational survey for all students during new school year registration for returning students and new student registration during the school year;
  • Ensure the annual assessment of English language proficiency in the four language domains of all English learners. [Section 1111 (b)(2)(G)];
  • Shall notify the parents of each student attending any school receiving funds under this part that the parents may request information regarding the professional qualifications of the student’s classroom teacher(s);and
  • Ensure that all initiatives funded with Title I, Part A are aligned with District’s CLIP and/or school SWP/TA plans and that the district is employing only evidenced-based interventions or working to collect evidence of evidence-based effectiveness for all Title I funded interventions;
  • Ensure that it will collaborate with the GaDOE to address participation of students with disabilities in the Georgia Alternate Assessment (GAA) and 1) review local policies, procedures, and practices to ensure these are in accordance with state GAA participation guidelines, and 2) review local GAA participation data and address any student subgroup disproportionality issues.
  • Ensure it will annually submit a written equity plan that seeks to reduce identified equity gaps impacting poor and minority children.
  • Assist each school served by the agency and assisted under this part in developing or identifying examples of high-quality, effective curricula consistent with Section 1111(b)(8)(D);
  • Ensure that the results from the academic assessments required under Section 1111(b)(3) will be provided to parents and teachers as soon as is practicably possible after the test is taken, in an understandable and uniform format and, to the extent practicable, provided in a language that the parents can understand;
  • Assist each school served by the agency and assisted under this part in developing or identifying examples of high-quality, effective curricula consistent with Section 1111(b)(8)(D); 
  • Include the use of the U. S. Department of Education’s Migrant Student Information Exchange (MSIX) website in new migrant student records transfer, enrollment and grade/course placement protocols; it will use the Title I, Part C - Migrant Education Program occupational survey for all students during new school year registration for returning students and new student registration during the school year; 
  • Ensure the annual assessment of English language proficiency in the four language domains of all English learners. [Section 1111 (b)(2)(G)]; 
  • Shall notify the parents of each student attending any school receiving funds under this part that the parents may request information regarding the professional qualifications of the student’s classroom teacher(s); and 
  • Ensure that all initiatives funded with Title I, Part A are aligned with District's CLIP and/or school SWP/TA plans and that the district is employing only evidenced-based interventions or working to collect evidence of evidence-based effectiveness for all Title I funded interventions; 
  • Ensure that it will collaborate with the GaDOE to address participation of students with disabilities in the Georgia Alternate Assessment (GAA) and 1) 
 

CCSD Family & Community Engagement Policy 2022-2023

 

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Decades of research strongly suggest that families have a significant influence on their child’s achievement in school and throughout life. Family engagement in Cobb means the participation of parents in regular, two-way, and meaningful communication involving student academic learning and other school activities.

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Georgia DOE 2019-2020 Title I Reward Schools

 

Federal Programs (Title I) Seal

To reward successful schools and school districts for significant progress in improving student achievement and/or significant progress in closing the achievement gap, the Georgia Department of Education (Department) honors K–12 Title I schools and school districts for significant progress in improving student achievement and/or making significant progress in closing the achievement gap.

The Title I Achievement Awards program recognizes and honors three categories of schools: Title I Distinguished Schools, Title I Reward Schools, and National Title I Distinguished Schools.

A Title I Reward School is a Title I school among the 10-percent of Title I schools in the state that is making the most progress in improving the performance of the all-students group over the most recent two years on the statewide assessments.

Congratulations to the following eleven schools:

Barber Middle SchoolTia Amlett, Principal
Birney Elementary SchoolMonica Howard, Principal
Compton Elementary SchoolBeth Lair, Principal
East Cobb Middle SchoolLeetonia Young, Principal
Garrett Middle SchoolKristie Brown, Principal
Green Acres Elementary SchoolAshley Mize, Principal
Lindley Sixth Grade AcademyDr. Denise Magee, Principal
McCall Primary SchoolThomas Farrell, Principal
Milford Elementary SchoolDr. Hermia Simmons-Deveaux, Principal
Norton Park Elementary SchoolMichelle Curry, Principal
Powder Springs Elementary SchoolDebbie Broadnax, Principal

Elementary Schools with Title I Programs

 
AcworthHollydale
ArgyleLaBelle
AustellMableton
Belmont HillsMcCall
BirneyMilford
BrumbyNorton Park
BryantPowder Springs
City ViewPowers Ferry
ClarkdaleRiverside
Clay Harmony LelandRussell
ComptonSanders
DowellSedalia Park
Fair OaksSmyrna
Green AcresVarner
Hendricks 
 

Middle Schools with Title I Programs

 
CampbellGriffin
CooperLindley
East CobbLindley 6th Grade Academy
FloydSmitha
GarrettTapp
 

High Schools with Title I Programs

 
Osborne 
Pebblebrook 
South Cobb 
 

Title I Special Schools / Programs

 
Devereux Ackerman Academy 
 

Parents Right To Know

 
This year, CCSD provided the Parents Right to Know on page 10 of the Family Information Guide. This Family Information Guide is available on each Title I school’s website and is available as a hard copy upon request.

 Right to Know Professional Qualifications of Teachers and Paraprofessionals
 

Family Engagement Resources

 

Complaint Procedure (Amended by the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) of 2015)

 

Consolidated LEA School Improvement

 
FY21 CLIP Parent Family Engagement Webinar – Click Here
FY20 CLIP Parent Family Engagement Webinar – Click Here
 

Annual Surveys

 

FY 23 Title I Surveys:

Title I families, we value your input.
Please complete the survey below!

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2020 Results in English
Resultados en Español 2020
Resultados en Português 2020

 

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