Title I Documents and Information

US-DeptOfEducation-Seal-wrk9igWhat is Title I?

Title I is a part of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965. Title I is a federally funded program which provides services to schools based on student economic need.

Title I is designed to support state and local school reform efforts tied to challenging state academic standards in order to reinforce and enhance efforts to improve teaching and learning for students.

Title I programs must be based on effective means of improving student achievement and include strategies to support parental involvement.

Title I programs are either schoolwide or targeted assistance. Schools must have a 40% free and/or reduced lunch count in order to qualify as a Title I school. 

Currently there are nine elementary schools, three middle schools, and one high school that receive Title I, Part A funds to support their schoolwide programs.

Funds at each facility are used to hire additional personnel to reduce class size and to purchase supplemental instructional and technological materials to help impact student achievement.

What is the Purpose of Title I?

To provide extra educational assistance beyond the regular classroom to at-risk students.

Why is Parent Involvement Important?

Parent involvement is important for student achievement and the success of Title I programs. All parents are invited to attend Title I parent involvement meetings. Reminders are sent by each Title I school and by mailed letters. Dates and times rotate to accommodate all parents. At the parent involvement meeting, parents are given the opportunity to:

  • Determine Title I program goals
  • Plan, implement and evaluate Title I programs
  • Revise the Parent Involvement Policy and Compact
  • Attend Parent Involvement conferences and build capacity  

What is a Parent Involvement Policy?

The district has a Parent Involvement Policy as well as does each Title I school in the Hall County School District. The district policy sets the expectation and establishes the framework for parent involvement at each building.

The district and school policy/plan is the foundation for home, school, and community partnerships that set forth the expectations for parental involvement activities and describe how those activities will be implemented and evaluated to assure adequate and meaningful involvement.

The policy ensures that strong strategies are in place to build the capacity to involve parents in an effective partnership with the school and share and support high student academic achievement.

What is a Parent-School Compact?

A school-parent compact is an agreement that parents, students, and teachers develop together. It explains how parents and teachers work together to ensure all students receive the individual support they need to reach and exceed grade level academic standards.  

Each Title I school in the district has a parent-school compact that is distributed to parents and the community. The Parent-School Compact was developed with input from parents, students, and teachers. It is reviewed and updated annually.


Hall County Schools Title I Information

file_pdfFY17 ESEA Status Letter (English and Spanish)

file_pdfFY17 Hall County Fraud, Waste and Abuse Administrative Regulations

file_pdfFY17 Hall County CLIP

file_pdfFY17 Hall County Parent Involvement Policy (English and Spanish)

file_pdfFY17 RTK Letter (English and Spanish)

file_pdfFY17 NCLB Public School Choice

file_pdf2016 Reward Schools List for Highest Progress


Georgia’s ESEA Flexibility Waiver

Frequently Asked Questions with regard to the waiver for parents and families 

file_pdfFY17 Focus Notification Lyman Hall (English and Spanish)

file_pdfFY17 Focus Notification White Sulphur (English and Spanish)


Complaint Procedures and Form

file_pdfComplaint Procedures and Form for Federal Programs


Parent Engagement Information

Link to DOE link with parent engagement


Stakeholder Feedback

FY17 Stakeholder Feedback Survey (English and Spanish)


Title I Schools in Hall County:

School Principal Program
Chicopee Woods Elementary School Lindsey Chatham Schoolwide
Lanier Elementary School John Wiggins Schoolwide
Lula Elementary School Theresa London Schoolwide
Lyman Hall Elementary School Robert Wilson Schoolwide
Martin Elementary School Dr. Ley Hathcock Schoolwide
McEver Arts Elementary School Matthew Alexander Schoolwide
Myers Elementary School Beth Hudgins Schoolwide
Oakwood Elementary School Dana Magill Schoolwide
Riverbend Elementary School Donna Wiggins Schoolwide
Sardis Elementary School Neil Yarrington Schoolwide
Sugar Hill Elementary School Beth Skarda Schoolwide
Tadmore Elementary School Robin Gower Schoolwide
White Sulphur Elementary School Dr. Betsy Ainsworth Schoolwide
 Chestatee Middle School Jennifer Kogod Schoolwide
East Hall Middle School Kristin Finley Schoolwide
South Hall Middle School Paula Stubbs Schoolwide
West Hall Middle School Rodney Stephens Schoolwide
East Hall High School Jeff Cooper Schoolwide


Contact Title I:

Patty Robinson, Director of Federal Programs

patty.robinson@hallco.org | 770-534-1080


Amanda Lewallen, Title I Assistant Director 

amanda.lewallen@hallco.org | 770-534-1080


Zulma Yount, Bilingual Parent Outreach Facilitator 

zulma.yount@hallco.org | 770-534-3939