Title I Contact Information

  • The Charlotte-Mecklenburg School Board of Education believes that the education of each student is a responsibility shared by the school and parents.  The Board recognizes the need for a constructive partnership between the district and parents that provides for two-way communication and fosters educational support for students and parents.  The Board recognizes the special importance of parental involvement to the success of its Title I programs.

    In keeping with these beliefs, the Board endorses the parent involvement goals of Title I of the Every Student Succeed Act (ESSA) and encourages the participation of parents of students who receive Title I services in all aspects of their child's education, including the development and implementation of district programs, activities, and procedures designed to carry out NCLB parent involvement goals.

    To that end, the Board directs the district to plan and conduct activities designed to encourage and facilitate participation by parents of students at Title I Schools.  Efforts shall be made to ensure that all these parents will have the same opportunities to participate in parent activities, regardless of their ethnic/racial background, socio-economic status, limited English proficiency, or disabilities. 

    Title I Schools 

    Title I, Part A the cornerstone of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA), is the largest federal education program.  Its intent is to help ensure that all children have the opportunity to obtain a high-quality education and reach proficiency on challenging State academic content and performance standards. 

    Title I began with the passage of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) of 1965, which provided federal funding for high-poverty schools to help students who are behind academically and at risk of falling behind. Services can include hiring teachers to reduce class size, tutoring, purchase of instructional equipment, materials, and supplies, parental involvement activities, professional development, pre-kindergarten programs, and hiring teachers and paraprofessionals.

    Schools considered Title I are those in which the identified student percentage (students directly certified) is at least 46.3% (or 74%) based on Community Eligibility Provision (CEP) guidelines. The Community Eligibility Provision (CEP) replaced Free and Reduced Lunch (FRL) as the measure of poverty for Title I purposes in 2015. 

    Title I Family and Community Advisory Council

    Our Title I Family and Community Advisory provides families with an opportunity to share feedback and gain resources / strategies to continue supporting their child’s learning at home. This group serves as a district network in which families can engage in conversations and connect with other families in the district. This council provides an opportunity for our CMS families’ voices to be heard. Support us in getting the word out to the families in your school community about our Title I Family and Community Advisory Council. We want representatives from each Title I school to be a part of the council so that they can share what is discussed and learned back with the school community.

    If you have any questions, contact Latisha Hensley (latisha.hensley@cms.k12.nc.us), Director of Family Engagement & Community Outreach, Title I. 

    What is a Title I school?

    Title I is the largest federally funded educational program. A Title I school is a school receiving federal funds for students. The basic principle of Title I is that schools with large concentrations of low-income students receive supplemental funds to meet students’ educational goals.
    How are Title I funds used in our school?
    • Professional Development for staff
    • Mentoring Programs
    • Beginning Teacher Support
    • Digital Academic Platforms
    • Parent Involvement Events
    • Interpreter/translator
    • Supplies and materials (books, technology) 

    Below you will find documents related to Title I information for the 2023 - 2024 school year.

    CMS School Learning Compact 

    CPEC Parents' Right to Know Letter

    CPEC Annual Title I Parent and Family Information Meeting

    CPEC Annual Title I Parent and Family Information Meeting (Spanish)

    Final CPEC Title I School Parent & Family Engagement Policy 23-24 

    CMS Board Policy Parent & Family Engagement 

    Central Piedmont Early College CSI-LP Designation Letter (English and Spanish)

    Ms. Ashley Barrow at 980-343-0098
    Email: ashley.barrow@cms.k12.nc.us