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Contact Federal Programs Staff: 

Leslie Dixon
Executive Director of Elementary Operations
Email Leslie
101 N. Thornton Ave 
Dalton, GA 
(706) 876-4026

Title I-A: Improving Academic Achievement of Disadvantaged Children

Title I Part A is a part of the No Child Left Behind Act of 2001 (NCLB). This act provides federal funds through the Georgia Department of Education to local educational agencies and public schools with high numbers or percentages of economically disadvantaged children. The funds are used to support the learning and academic success of at-risk students in core content areas (language arts, math, science and social studies) and to develop and implement strategies to promote parent involvement. All schools in Dalton Public Schools are eligible to benefit from these federal funds.

Under Title I, local educational agencies (LEAs) are required to provide services for eligible private school students, as well as eligible public school students. These services must be developed in consultation with officials of the private schools. The Title I services provided by the LEA for private school participants are designed to meet their educational needs and supplement the educational services provided by the private school.

As a part of Title I, the Parent Engagement Program at the Georgia Department of Education is focused on working with our partners in local school districts and the community to provide parents with the best opportunity and resources to help their child succeed in school. The goal of the Parent Engagement Program is to increase student achievement by engaging and empowering parents, and other stakeholders, to become actively involved in their children’s education across all grade levels.


Dalton Public Schools Parent Involvement Policy Information can be found here.

To download this information in Spanish click here: Dalton Public Schools Parent Involvement Policy Spanish

For more information about Title I, please visit the Georgia Department of Education website here.

For more information about the Parent Engagement Program, please visit here.

21st Century Community Learning Centers

The purpose of Georgia’s Title IV, Part B, 21st Century Community Learning Centers Program is to provide federal funds for communities to establish or expand activities in community learning centers that operate during out-of-school hours and serve three specific purposes:

  • To provide opportunities for academic enrichment and tutorial services to help students
  • To offer students a broad array of additional services, programs, and activities that are designed to reinforce and complement the regular academic program; and
  • To offer families of 21st CCLC students opportunities for active and meaningful engagement in their children's education.

If you have any questions, please contact Malisa Pedro

Title I-C: Migrant Education Program (MEP)

The Migrant Education Program (MEP) is authorized by Part C of Title I of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965, as amended (ESEA). The MEP provides formula grants to State educational agencies (SEAs) to establish and improve education programs for migratory children. These grants assist States in improving educational opportunities for migratory children to help them succeed in the regular school program, meet the same State academic content and student academic achievement standards that all children are expected to meet, and graduate from high school.

The general purpose of the MEP is to ensure that migratory children fully benefit from the same free public education provided to other children. To achieve this purpose, the MEP helps SEAs and local operating agencies address the special educational needs of migratory children to better enable migratory children to succeed academically. More specifically, the purposes of the MEP are to:

  • Support high-quality and comprehensive educational programs for migratory children in order to reduce the educational disruption and other problems that result from repeated moves;
  • Ensure that migratory children who move among the States are not penalized in any manner by disparities among the States in curriculum, graduation requirements, and State academic content and student academic achievement standards;
  • Ensure that migratory children are provided with appropriate educational services (including supportive services) that address their special needs in a coordinated and efficient manner;
  • Ensure that migratory children receive full and appropriate opportunities to meet the same challenging State academic content and student academic achievement standards that all children are expected to meet;
  • Design programs to help migratory children overcome educational disruption, cultural and language barriers, social isolation, various health-related problems, and other factors that inhibit their ability to do well in school, and to prepare them to make a successful transition to post-secondary education or employment; and
  • Ensure that migratory children benefit from State and local systemic reforms.

For more information about Title I-C, please visit the Georgia Department of Education website here.