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.

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-six schools within Cobb County School District receive Title I services. Of these, 31 are elementary schools, 11 are middle schools, three are high schools, and one is a residential treatment facility school. All 46 schools offer a schoolwide program where all students, teachers, and families benefit from the supplemental resources and support provided by Title I. 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. Currently, there is one targeted assistance programs in CCSD.

Each Title I school has a parent liaison 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.

Georgia DOE 2017-18 Title I Reward Schools

Four of Cobb County’s Schools have been recognized by the Georgia Department of Education as High Progress Reward Schools.  To earn this recognition, a school must be among the highest 10% of all state Title I schools in academic achievement of the “all students” group in terms of proficiency on statewide assessments.

Congratulations to the following schools:

Acworth Elementary School
Bertha Nelson, Principal
East Cobb Middle School
Leetonia Young, Principal
Hendricks Elementary School
Patrick O’Connell, Principal
Tapp Middle School
Dr. Tony Wilcher, Principal

Tiffany Honoré
Director of Title I

Debra Scott
P: 770.437.5933

Ladonna Strickland
Administrative Assistant
P: 770.437.5932

Brenda Degioanni
Homeless Liaison Coordinator
678-503-0173 | Email

Lou Ferretti
Title I Supervisor
770-437-5932 | Email

Natalie Hutchins
Engage I Supervisor
770-437-5932 | Email

Cheryl Johnson
Title I Supervisor
770-437-5932 | Email

Anita McCurley
Homeless Liaison Coordinator
678-503-0173 | Email

James Milliman
Title I Supervisor
770-437-5932 | Email

Dayna Parker
Homeless Liaison Coordinator
678-503-0173 | Email

Tammi Rome
Grant Technician
770-437-5933 | Email

Delores Thompson
Title I Supervisor
770-437-5932 | Email

Suzanne Webb
HEP Support
678-503-0173 | Email

Fran White
Title I Supervisor
770-437-5932 | Email

Dr. Sakinah Dantzler
ELA K-5 Coach

Meta Rome
ELA 6-12 Coach

Vinita Prasad
Math K-12 Coach

Ashley Powell
Math K-12 Coach

Dr. Johanna Clark-Melton
Science K-12 Coach

Sherry Martin
Science K-12 Coach

Wendy Torres
Social Studies K-12 Coach

Laura Franco
Social Studies K-12 Coach

Program Areas

You Are Invited!
The Title I Office of the Cobb County School District would like to invite all families of Title I Schools to join the Family Learning Launch Math and Science Event to be held at two local OfficeMax stores on Saturday, November 10th.
During our family event, students and their families will work together to race against the clock as we conquer the Storms Expedition Challenges while families will rack up collector cards to master the challenge. Every collector card earned will be added to your school’s overall total – for major bragging rights!
Storms Expedition Challenges:
PreK-2nd: Amazing Marble Maze
3rd-5th: Hurricane Shake Down
Middle School: Out to Sea
High School: Meteor Navigation
We look forward to seeing you Saturday, November 10th, at the OfficeMax store, most convenient to your family, at our next Family Learning Launch Math and Science Event for students in Pre-K through 12th grade.

Please choose an event time and the location most convenient for you:

Event times are 9:00, 10:00, 11:00, or Noon
Office Max/Depot – 860 Cobb Place Blvd NW, Kennesaw
Office Max/Depot 1757 East-West Connector, Austell

See the attached flyer for more details and register for your “Take-Home Kit” through ParentVUE (click Family Engagement Registration) 

Thank you from the Cobb County School District Title I Department
Download Flyer: Click Here

Title I, Part A – Improving the Academic Achievement of the Disadvantaged

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 Sec. 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’s schoolwide plans pursuant to Sec. 1114;
  • Under Sec. 1115, provide an accelerated, high-quality curriculum minimizing 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 Sec. 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 Sec. 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 Sec. 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;
  • Ensure that the results from the academic assessments required under Sec. 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; and
  • Assist each school served by the agency and assisted under this part in developing or identifying examples of high-quality, effective curricula consistent with Sec. 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.
  • Ensures the annual assessment of English language proficiency in the four language domains of all English learners. [Sec. 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).
This year, CCSD provided the Parents Right to Know on page 4 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.

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