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"Right To Know" Notification to Parents


All Clinton City Schools grades K-8 are Title I Schools. A Title I school is a school that receives Title I money, the largest single federal funding source for education. About half of North Carolina's traditional and charter public schools are Title I schools and all 115 of the state's school districts receive Title I funding. Title I began with the passage of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965. Title I, Part A (Title I) of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act, as amended by the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESEA) provides financial assistance to local educational agencies (LEAs) and schools with high numbers or high percentages of children from low-income families to help ensure that all children meet challenging state academic standards. Services can include: hiring teachers to reduce class size, tutoring, computer labs, parental involvement activities, professional development, purchase of materials and supplies, pre-kindergarten programs, and hiring teacher assistants or others. 

How is Title I school funding determined?
Title I is a federal entitlement program, or non-competitive formula fund, allocated on the basis of student enrollment and census poverty and other data. The U.S. Department of Education distributes these funds to State Education Agencies (SEAs) that in turn, distribute the funds to Local Education Agencies (LEAs) or school districts. NC Department of Public Instruction holds 4 percent of the funds for administrative and school improvement purposes. Local school districts must allocate the funds to qualifying school campuses based on the number of low-income children in a school. Funding supports Title I Schoolwide Programs and Targeted Assistance Schools, depending on the level of poverty in the school and how the school wants to function. Schoolwide Program schools have 40 percent or more of the children on free or reduced-price lunch and go through a one-year planning process. Schoolwide Programs have flexibility in using their Title I funds, in conjunction with other funds in the school, to upgrade the operation of the entire school.

What are the state and federal standards for low-income students and schools in poverty?
Low-income students are defined as those meeting free or reduced-price lunch criteria. Schools in poverty are defined by the number of low-income students. A Title I school must have: 1) a percentage of low-income students that is at least as high as the district's overall percentage; or 2) have at least 35 percent low-income students (whichever is the lower of the two figures). Only about one-third of the schools eligible for Title I are funded nationwide. Many eligible North Carolina schools do not receive funding. Districts rank schools by poverty and serve them in rank order until funds run out. Schools with 75 percent or more of the students on free or reduced-price lunch must be served. Districts must provide sufficient funding in each school to ensure that there is a reasonable chance of the program being successful.
NC Department of Public Instruction Title I

Parent Family Engagement Policy

Title II (A) -Supporting Effective Instruction

The Title II, Part A program is designed, among other things, to provide students from low-income families and minority students with greater access to effective educators. The purpose of the program is to develop, implement, and evaluate comprehensive programs and activities to address the learning needs of all students, including children with disabilities, English learners, and gifted and talented students through effective instruction. As reauthorized under the Every Students Succeeds Act (ESSA), Title II, Part A grants may be used for innovative and evidence-based activities to more effectively attract, select, place, support, and retain excellent educators in every classroom in every school.

2018-19 Equity Plan

Title III- Language Acquisition

Title IV

Title VI Indian Education

Clinton City Schools receives Title VI (Indian Education) funds. It is the policy of the United States to fulfill the Federal Government's unique and continuing trust relationship with and responsibility to the Indian People for the education of Indian children. 

The mission of the Office of Indian Education is to support the efforts of local educational agencies, Indian tribes and organizations, post secondary institutions, and other entities to meet the unique cultural, language, and educational needs of such students; and ensure that all students meet the challenging State academic standards.

The Every Student Succeeds Act (page 246) amends the Indian education programs as Title VI, Part A of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act. The Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) was signed on December 10, 2015.

These funds are used to support the schools, Indian tribes and organizations, post-secondary institutions and other entities to meet the unique educational and culturally related academic needs of American Indian and Alaska Native students, so that such students can meet the same challenging state student academic achievement standards as all other students are expected to meet.

Ms. Alicia Leyva  is the Clinton City Schools Indian Education Coordinator who is responsible for the oversight of this program. She serves all K-12 schools but she is based at Sunset Avenue School. She may be reached by calling her at SAS, 592-3132, ext. 1673 or emailing her at aleyva@clinton.k12.nc.us

SACIE Website


SACIE Report

Title IX (A)- Homeless Education Services General Information

Under ESSA, homeless education is included in Title IX, Part A. The Education of Homeless Children and Youth Program entitles children who are experiencing homeless to a free, appropriate public education and requires schools to remove barriers to their enrollment, attendance, and success in school. This Act protects all students who do not have a fixed, regular and adequate residence, such as students living in the following situations:

  • doubled-up or sharing the housing with others due to an economic hardship
  • runaway/homeless youth shelters (even if parents invite the youth home);
  • hotels or motels;
  • shelters, including domestic violence shelters;
  • transitional housing shelters;
  • cars, abandoned buildings parks, the streets or other public spaces; 
  • campgrounds or inadequate trailer homes
  • abandoned in a hospital
  • other

The Homeless Liaison for Clinton City Schools is Mrs. Shirley Williams.  She can be reached by calling 910-592-3132 Extension 1626 or emailing swilliams@clinton.k12.nc.us

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