The Improving America's Schools Act of 1994 reauthorized the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965 (ESEA). Title I of the ESEA is designed to help disadvantaged children meet challenging content and student performance standards. Part A of Title I embraces the following fundamental strategies to address the needs of children served:
- A schoolwide focus on improving teaching and learning.
- Flexibility at the local level with clear accountability for results.
- More focused targeting of resources on the neediest schools.
- Stronger partnerships between schools and communities to support the achievement of children served. Parent Involvement is a crucial part of the school improvement and planning process.
Schools in Hamblen County with the greatest percentage of students qualifying for free and reduced lunches receive Title I funding. Nine Hamblen County schools receive Title I funds:
- Fairview-Marguerite Elementary
- Hillcrest Elementary
- John Hay Elementary
- Lincoln Heights Elementary
- West Elementary
- Whitesburg Elementary
- Witt Elementary
- Lincoln Heights Middle
- Meadowview Middle
- Dr. Janet Dalton, Federal Programs Supervisor
- Sue King; Federal Programs Bookkeeper
- Teresa Ayers, Family-Community Engagement Coordinator
- Juan Cervantes, Assistant
- Antonia Lopez, 2nd Language Parent Liaison
- Lindsey Reel, Secretary
All of these positions help with accomplishing general district initiatives as well and are partially funded with general funds and serve all schools.