Title I, Part A

Title I, Part A of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965 (ESEA) is the largest federally funded program for elementary, middle, and high schools. Money is allocated to school districts based on the number of low-income families in each district. Each district uses Title I money to provide services for children most in need of educational help.

Irwin County School System has three schools: Irwin County Elementary and Irwin County Middle are school-wide Title I school and receive additional federal funding to support instruction. Irwin County High School is a Targeted Assistance Program and offers additional instructional support for eligible students that have been identified using a rank order system.

The Irwin County School System is engaged in continuous school improvement as part of our responsibility with Title I funding. For more information about individual schools, please visit the school websites to view school improvement and parent involvement plans.

For additional information about Title I please contact Jessica Sirmans, Title I Director, at 229-468-7485.

Title VI, Part B-Rural Education Initiative

Purpose

The Rural Education Initiative is designed to assist rural school districts in using Federal resources more effectively to improve the quality of instruction and student academic achievement. It consists of two separate programs – the Small, Rural School Achievement (SRSA) program and the Rural and Low-Income Schools (RLIS) program.

The SRSA program is a rural school initiative with two components:

  • Rural Flexibility – the Alternative Use of Funds Authority

Rural Flexibility provides eligible local educational agencies (LEAs) with greater flexibility in using the formula grant funds that they receive under certain State-administered Federal programs. This portion of the SRSA program is not a grant program and does not provide LEAs with funding.

  • The SRSA grant program

LEAs eligible to participate in REAP-Flex are also eligible for a grant under the SRSA grant program. The US Department of Education awards SRSA funds directly to eligible LEAs on a formula basis.

The RLIS program is an initiative that provides grant funds to rural LEAs that serve concentrations of children from low-income families. Under the RLIS program, the U.S. Department of Education awards funds by formula to State Education Agencies (SEAs) to provide sub-grants to eligible LEAs to support a range of authorized activities to support student achievement in order to meet the State’s definition of adequate yearly progress.

An LEA that is eligible to participate in the SRSA program may not receive funding under the RLIS program.

 

 

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