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Federal Programs

Title I is part of the federal Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) enacted April 11, 1965. ESEA is an extensive statue which funds professional learning, instructional materials, parental involvement, and supplemental resources for primary and secondary education. The purpose of Title I is to ensure that all children have a fair, equal, and significant opportunity to obtain a high-quality education and reach, at minimum, proficiency on challenging state academic achievement standards and state academic assessments.

The Thomas County Schools' Title I Office is also responsible for Migrant Education, Parent Involvement, and Special Projects. Special Projects include Title III ESOL (English to Speakers of Other Languages), SACS-CASI Accreditation, and Georgia Accreditation.

Robert Dechman, Ed.D.

Assistant Superintendent of Federal Programs and Accountability
Ph: (229) 584-9133
Fax: (229) 225-4376



Sheila Whitley
Federal Programs Administrative Assistant
Ph: (229) 584-9132
Fax: (229) 225-4376