CCSD FAMILY & COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT POLICY
2017-2018


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.
CLICK HERE TO VIEW THE FAMILY AND COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT POLICY
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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 2015-16 Title I Reward Schools

The Reward School recognition is based among the 10% of the state’s Title I schools making the most progress in improving the performance of the “all students” group over three years on the statewide assessments. Cobb County School District has four schools that have been designated as Reward Schools. Congratulations to:

Dowell Elementary School
Christine Dinizio, Principal
Griffin Middle School
Paul Gillihan, Principal
Cooper Middle School
Dr. Vanessa Watkins, Principal
Tapp Middle School
Dr. Tony Wilcher, Principal

Tiffany Honore´
Director of Title I
Email

Debra Scott
Secretary
P: 678.581.6829
Email

Ladonna Strickland
Administrative Assistant
P: 770.437.5932
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Brenda Degioanni
Homeless Liaison Coordinator
678-503-0173 | Email

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

Jo Hunsucker
Title I Support
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
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Meta Rome
ELA 6-12 Coach
Email

Vinita Prasad
Math K-5 Coach
Email

Alison Fridborg
Math 6-12 Coach
Email

Ashley Powell
Math K-5 Coach
Email

Cynthia Freeman
Science K-12 Coach
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Sherry Martin
Science K-12 Coach
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Wendy Torres
Social Studies K-12 Coach
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Marti Rosner
Social Studies K-12 Coach
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You Are Invited!
The Cobb County School District Federal Programs (Title I, II, III, IDEA and Carl D. Perkins) invites the public, parents, staff, and students to give input on federally funded programs. Title I, Title II, Title III, Carl D. Perkins and IDEA seek input on the use of funds as well as the development of the Comprehensive Local Education Agency Improvement Plan (CLIP). Additionally, you are invited to give input on Homeless Program services and the revision to the Title I Parental Involvement Policy.
The date is June 13, 2017, from 4:00 to 5:00 PM at Rose Garden, 1870 Teasley Rd., Smyrna, GA 30080
Download Flyer: English | Spanish | Portuguese
Every Title I school has made Assurances that consist of the following components:
  • A comprehensive needs assessment of the school
  • Proven methods and strategies for student learning, teaching, and school management based on scientific research and effective practices
  • Instruction by highly qualified teachers
  • High quality, ongoing, professional development based on scientifically based research for teachers, principals, and paraprofessionals
  • Strategies to attract high-quality, highly qualified teachers to high need schools
  • Strategies to increase parent involvement, such as family literacy services
  • Plans for assisting preschool children in the transition from early childhood programs. Measures to include teachers in decisions regarding the use of academic assessments
  • Activities to ensure that student having difficulty mastering the proficient or advanced levels of academic achievement standards shall be provided with effective, timely, additional assistance
  • Coordination and integration of federal, state, and local services and programs

Coming Spring 2018:

FY18 Title I District Survey Form (English)

FY18 Title I District Survey Form (Spanish)

FY18 Title I District Survey Form (Portuguese)

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