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Title I




Dr. Lela Baldwin

What is Title I?



Title I is the largest federal education program, which is the heart of the No Child Left Behind (NCLB) Act of 2001. The purpose of the program is to help ensure that all children have the opportunity to obtain a high quality education and reach proficiency on state academic assessments. 

Title I began during the presidency of Lyndon Johnson with the passage of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965. It provides federal funding for schools to help students who are behind academically or at risk of falling behind. Services might include tutoring, computer labs, professional development for teachers/staff, purchase of materials and supplies, pre-kindergarten program, and hiring additional support staff. The focus of the program is geared towards supplementing literacy and math efforts. In addition, every school that receives Title I funding has a parent involvement component. 

Granville County is one of the 115 districts in North Carolina that receives federal Title I funds. At least 50% of all schools in the state are Title I schools. Eight of nineteen schools in Granville County operate schoolwide projects, which means at least 40 percent or more of the students qualify for free or reduced-price lunches. In these schoolwide projects, the focus is to help all students achieve at higher levels and to use the funding to generally upgrade the entire academic operation of the schools. The following schools receive Title I funds: 

* Butner-Stem Elementary, Butner, N. C. (PK-5) 
* C. G. Credle Elementary, Oxford, N. C. (PK-5) 
* Creedmoor Elementary School, Creedmoor, N. C. (PK-5) 
* Joe Toler-Oak Hill Elementary , Oxford, N. C (PK-5) 
* Mount Energy Elementary, Creedmoor, N. C. (PK-5) 
* Stovall-Shaw Elementary, Stovall, N. C. (PK-5)
* Tar River Elementary, Franklinton, NC (K-5) 
* West Oxford Elementary, Oxford, N. C. (PK-5)
* Wilton Elementary, Franklinton, N.C. (K-5)
* Butner-Stem Middle School, Butner, N.C. (6-8)
* Mary Potter Middle School, Oxford, NC (6-8)
* Northern Granville Middle School, Oxford, NC (6-8)
* Center for Innovative Learning, Oxford, N.C. (6-12) 

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