The Franklin County School Board elects to augment the economically disadvantaged students by use of federal funds and in accordance with Title I of the Amendments to the Elementary and Secondary School Improvement Act of 1965.
The Franklin County District prepares and presents to the Department of Education a plan for the delivery of services which meets the requirements of the law. The purpose of the plan is to ensure that all children have a fair, equal, and significant opportunity to meet the challenging state standards.
The plan is developed in consultation with parents and staff, using the number of students eligible for free and reduced lunches under the Richard Russell National School Lunch Act to supplement general local and state funding awards, in an effort to promote student success and achievement. The plan includes 3 elements:
Comprehensive Needs Assessment
Title I funds are used only to supplement, not supplant, state and local funds. The Franklin County School District uses state and local funds to provide educational services to schools receiving Title I assistance. Parents who have children in Title I schools have the right to request information about the professional qualifications of teachers and paraprofessionals.
In addition, parents shall be provided:
Information on the level of achievement of their children on the required state assessments.
Schools will notify parents by letter if their child is taught by a teacher who is not highly qualified for four consecutive weeks.