FIVE SCHOOLS - ONE MISSION
Opening Windows of Opportunity for World Class Leaders
Cheryl H. Hay, Assistant Superintendent
|On January 8, 2002, President Bush signed into law the No Child Left Behind Act of 2001. The Act is the most sweeping reform of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act since ESEA was enacted in 1965. It redefines the federal role in K-12 education and will help close the achievement gap between disadvantaged and minority students and their peers. It is based on four basic principles: stronger accountability for results, increased flexibility and local control, expanded options for parents, and an emphasis on teaching methods that have been proven to work.
Title I, Part A - Improving Basic Programs
Title I, Part A, provides supplementary instruction by public school teachers or through a third-party contractor to students who are educationally disadvantaged and failing or most at risk of failing to meet high academic standards.
Title I, Part A -- Public School Choice
When schools do not meet State targets for improving the achievement of all students, parents need to have better options, including the option to send their child to another school.
The No Child Left Behind Act of 2001 (NCLB) responds to that need by giving parents of children enrolled in schools that receive Title I funding and that are identified for "school improvement" the opportunity to transfer their children to a school that has not been so identified. These provisions of the statute, along with other elements that focus new attention and resources on turning around the schools identified for improvement, are critical mechanisms for achieving the vision embodied in NCLB, a high-quality education for all children.
The No Child Left Behind Act amended the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965 (ESEA) in a number of areas to strengthen parent involvement and choice in education. The most critical amendments, and the subject of this guidance, require LEAs to provide the opportunity to transfer to another school to students enrolled in schools that administer Title I programs and that have been identified for (1) school improvement, (2) corrective action, or (3) restructuring (both in the planning year for restructuring and in any implementation years).
Thomasville High School Public School Choice Parent Notification FY12
Thomasville High School Public School Choice - No Option Available for FY12
Title I, Part A -- Supplemental Educational Services (SES)
Supplemental educational services include academic assistance such as tutoring, remediation and other educational interventions designed to increase the academic achievement of students in low-performing schools, which are provided outside of the regular school day.
Students from low-income families who are attending Title I schools that are in their second year of school improvement (i.e., have not made adequate yearly progress (AYP) for three or more years), in corrective action, or in restructuring status are eligible to receive these services.
The State is required to identify organizations, both public and private, that qualify to provide these services. Parents of eligible students are then notified, by the LEA, that supplemental educational services will be made available, and parents can select any approved provider that they feel will best meet their child's needs in the area served by the LEA or within a reasonable distance of that area. The LEA (usually a school district) will sign an agreement with providers selected by parents, and the provider will then provide services to the child and report on the child's progress to the parents and to the LEA.
For 2011-2012, students attending Thomasville High School, who participate in the federal free and reduced lunch program, are eligible for Supplemental Education Services by an outside provider. Additionally, for 2011-2012 as an option under the differentiated accountability plan for Title I, students at MacIntyre Park Middle School are eligible for Supplemental Educational Services through an outside provider.
Parents may choose a provider from the State approved list at the following link:
Title I, Part C - Migrant Education
Migrant Education provides financial assistance to improve education for migrant children. Thomasville City Schools is part of a consortium of school systems supported by the Southern Pines Migrant Education Program.
Title II, Part A - Preparing, Training, and Recruiting High Quality Teachers and Principals
The Teacher and Principal Training and Recruiting Fund provides assistance for preparing, training, recruiting and retaining high quality teachers. Funding provides professional learning activities, which enhance teacher skills and directly impact student learning.
Title II, Part D - Enhancing Education Through Technology
The Enhancing Education Through Technology program provides funds for innovative initiatives to support integration of education technology into classrooms to improve teaching and learning.
Title III, Part A - Language Instruction for Limited English Proficient (LEP) and Immigrant Students
The Language Instruction for Limited English Proficient (LEP) and Immigrant Students program provides resources for helping LEP students attain English proficiency and meet the same challenging State academic standards required for all students. Thomasville City Schools is part of a consortium of schools supported by the Southwest Georgia RESA/Georgia Department of Education Title III, Part A Program.
Title IV, Part A - Safe and Drug-Free Schools and Communities
The Safe and Drug-Free Schools and Communities Act supports programs that foster a safe and drug-free environment that supports academic achievement. Thomasville City Schools is a member of the Southwest Georgia RESA Consortium.
Title VI, Part B - IDEA Special Education
The IDEA Special Education Program provides individualized education support for students in the least restrictive environment. Individual Education Plans developed by a team consisting of the student's parents, teachers, education support personnel, and school administrators guide the academic program for special needs children.
Title VI, Part - Rural and Low Income Grant
The Rural and Low Income Grant provides supplemental funding for programs and materials, which support the academic goals and school improvement needs of the school system.