Title I

Title 1 Distinguished

On Thursday, September 20, the SMES administration conducted the Title 1 Annual Meeting at St. Marys Elementary School and through a Facebook Live meeting. Adoption of the following documents occurred as a result of that meeting.

FY19 SMES PFEP in Spanish adopted 92018.pdf

SMES School-Parent Compact
FY19 SMES School-Parent Compact Spanish adopted 92018 (1).pdf

Title 1 School

Thank you for visiting our Title 1 page. If you have any questions, would like to provide feedback, or just have any comments you would like to share, please email them to Mrs. Rhonda Lee, Principal at rlee@camden.k12.ga.us or Dr. Robert Narvell, Teaching and Learning Specialist, at rnarvell@camden.k12.ga.us.

Title 1 Stakeholder Meeting   


School Improvement Plan

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Title I, Part A-Disadvantaged Children

Title I is a part of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act, which provides federal funds through the Georgia Department of Education to local educational agencies (LEAs) and public schools with high numbers or percentages of poor children to help ensure that all children meet challenging State academic content and student academic achievement standards.

LEAs target the Title I funds they receive to public schools with the highest percentages of children from low-income families. These funds may be used for children from preschool aged to high school. Title I is designed to support State and local school reform efforts tied to challenging State academic standards in order to reinforce and enhance efforts to improve teaching and learning for students. Title I programs must be based on effective means of improving student achievement and include strategies to support parental involvement.

Typically, Title I funds offer smaller class sizes through additional teachers, tutoring services for struggling students, professional learning, additional instructional resources and supplies, as well as parent involvement materials.

The Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) of 1965 requires that parents or guardians who have children attending a Title I school be notified of how well their child’s school is preparing its students for college and/or a career, as well as the school’s designation status under Georgia’s ESEA Flexibility Waiver.

Parent Resources

Georgia School Report Card


Calendar of Events

Primer Educationary

School Parent Compact

District CLIP

District PFEP

District SIP

District Parent Plan

FY18 Title 1 Survey Results

Federal Program Parent Complaint Process

Treatment of Homeless Students

Parent Resource Center Hours of Operation

Media Center Hours of Operation

Parent Right to Know Document 
In compliance with the requirements of the Every Student Succeeds Act, parents may request the following information:
1. Whether the student’s teacher
A. has met state qualification and licensing criteria for the grade levels and subject areas in which the teacher provides instruction;
B. is teaching under emergency or other provisional status through which state qualification or licensing criteria have been waived, and
C. is teaching in the field of discipline of the certification of the teacher.

2. Whether the child is provided services by paraprofessionals and, if so, their qualifications.

SMES Student Handbook

Federal ESEA Flexibility Waiver Approval Letter

Georgia ESEA Flexibitity Waiver Request.pdf

SMES Title I Feedback Form


National Parent Involvement Day Thank You Letter (English)

National Parent Involvement Day Thank You Letter (Spanish)


Frequently Asked Questions ESEA for Parents and Families (English)

Frequently Asked Questions ESEA for Parents and Families (Spanish)

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 Content Standards: GSE & GPS

The Georgia Department of Education also offers valuable parent resources. 

Georgia Parent Engagement Program (http://www.gadoe.org/School-Improvement/Federal-Programs/Pages/Parent-Engagement-Program.aspx)

For more information regarding the Title I program at our school, please contact Dr. Robert Narvell at rnarvell@camden.k12.ga.us or Mrs. Rhonda Lee at rlee@camden.k12.ga.us.