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FCS holding meetings on federal programs

If you go

• What: Forsyth County Schools meetings on its Local Education Agency Improvement Plan
• When and where: Thursday, July 14 at 10-11 a.m., Board of Education Building room 200, 1120 Dahlonega Highway
- Thursday, July 14 at 6-7 p.m., Chestatee Elementary School, 6945 Keith Bridge Road
- Monday, July 18 at 6-7 p.m., Cumming Elementary School, 540 Dahlonega Street

FORSYTH COUNTY -- Staff members with the Forsyth County school system are holding public meetings to discuss with residents upcoming policies for Title-I programs.

The comprehensive Local Education Agency Improvement Plan, or CLIP, eliminates the need to submit separate plans for individuals programs like Title-I, homeless and migrant programs, Title-III, ESOL, Title-II, special education programs and the Perkins Grant.

“At our Title-I schools and at the district level, groups of parents, teachers and administrators have been meeting during the past few months to provide input on revisions to the CLIP for the FY17 year,” said Fonda Harrison, associate superintendent of academies and Title-I director for the district. “At this point in our planning process, we would like to present an overview of the CLIP and the Forsyth County Schools Title-I Parent Involvement Policy to community members for input.”

The first two meetings will be tomorrow, with the first from 10-11 a.m. at the Board of Education Building in room 200 and the second from 6-7 p.m. at Chestatee Elementary School.

The third meeting will be held at Cumming Elementary School on Monday, July 18 from 6-7 p.m.

Findings from these meetings must be submitted to the Georgia Department of Transportation for Forsyth County Schools to receive state and federal funding each year.

Title-I, part of the No Child Left Behind Act of 2001, provides federal funds to local educational agencies and public schools with a certain threshold of students from low-income families to “help ensure that all children meet challenging state academic content and student academic achievement standards.”

The presentation of the plan will include proposed actions, initiatives and strategies the district intends to implement based on assessed needs, Harrison said.

For more information contact Amy Reutter at (770) 887-2461 Ext. 202246.