Improving the Academic Achievement of the Disadvantaged
Title I, Part A is a part of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965 as amended by the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA). Title I, Part A 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 Elementary, Irwin Middle, and Irwin High. All three schools are school-wide Title I schools and receive additional federal funding to support instruction.
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.
Foster Care Provisions
The Foster Care Program focuses on school access, improved educational outcomes, and enhanced academic stability for children and youth in foster care. The provisions derived from the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) establish guidelines for recognizing and addressing the unique needs of foster care children and youth. The Foster Care Program has the responsibility of working closely with local child welfare agencies and local educational agencies to identify children and youth in foster care and to ensure the successful implementation of ESSA provisions.
Education of Migratory Children
The Migrant Education Program (MEP) is a federally funded program designed to support comprehensive educational programs for migrant children to help reduce the educational disruption and other problems that result from repeated moves. Irwin County serves eligible migrant students ages 3-22. Eligible students are identified by the completed Occupational Survey and family interview. Upon eligibility, students are served with academic tutoring and support services as needed by Student Support Providers. Irwin County is a member of the ABAC Migrant Consortium.
Parental Engagement Plan
The 2017-2018 Parental Engagement Plan for Irwin County is available for review by stakeholders. The plan is available for review via the online link below, at the school Parent Resource Center, or at the central office.
We encourage all stakeholders to provide feedback on our District Parent Engagement Plan throughout the school year.