Title I is the oldest of the title programs dating back to the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965. These federal funds are annually provided to schools and other entities that enhance and support the educational needs of at-risk children.
Click one of the names below to inquire about Title I.
Teresa Moore (Program Director)
Kearee Jackson (Education Services Coordinator)
Cordney Woodard (Education Services Coordinator)
For those agencies who receive Title I funds through the TN Alliance, annual monitoring will be conducted each spring. The Education Services Coordinator(s) will notify the Title I agency of the date for their annual Title I monitoring.
A month prior to the monitoring visit, the Education Services Coordinator will send, via email, the agency a copy of the self-review monitoring report, to be completed by the date of the review. A week prior to the visit, the Education Services Coordinator will confirm the date and time for the review with the agency representative.
During the monitoring, the Education Services Coordinator and the agency representative will complete the monitoring report together. The agency is to provide physical documentation as evidence of their compliance with each indicator on the monitoring report. This part of the visit can take a minimum of 1 to 2 hours.
Agencies should be prepared to pull academic, testing, and post-discharge records and documents on 3-5 youth to corroborate this data with the reported information from the annual Consolidated State Performance Report (CSPR).
A minimum of a half to full hour should be allotted to complete the inventory walk-through. At this point, the Education Services Coordinator confirms the presence of each item on the agency’s Title I inventory spreadsheet.
The Education Services Coordinator will complete the monitoring report at the time of the visit. If an agency is found to be non-compliant with one or more indicators, the Education Services Coordinator will draft and send a Compliance Action Plan to the agency contact(s) along with the monitoring report. The agency will obtain “Compliant” status once the agency completes the Compliance Action Plan for the indicators in question after the monitoring visit.
Per the Funding Agreement that each agency signs in order to receive Title I funds every grant year, agencies are required to maintain compliance in order to receive its Title I allocation. An agency has 30 days after receiving its Compliance Action Plan to reach compliance or its Title I funds will be frozen until all objectives in the Compliance Action Plan have been met.
If your agency has questions or is in need of assistance regarding Title I, please email one of the Education Coordinators by clicking their name above.