Federal Programs

Last Updated: 8/10/2022 12:19 PM

Leigh Thrailkill, Director of Federal Programs

100 North Davis Road

Building C

LaGrange, GA 30241

PH: 706.812.7900

Office hours M-F 7:30am - 4:30pm

Summer hours M-Th 7am - 5:30pm



Mandi Pike,  Parent and Family Engagement Coordinator, Foster Care Point of Contact

Toni Duffey, Secretary to Director of Federal Programs

Shanitra Ransom Wortham, McKinney-Vento Liaison


Troup County School System benefits from many of the educational programs funded through the federal government. This funding allows TCSS to offer additional training, instruction, technology, and other critical services which are not provided for through state and local education funds.


Title I Funds are used to supplement schools/system budgets. Title I funds are not used to supplant (take the place of) local, state, or other federal funding. 


For more information about these programs, please click one of the links below.  Also, be sure to check out the additional resources on the right side of this page:

Title I, Part A:  Education for the Disadvantaged


Title I, Part A provides financial assistance to schools which have high populations of economically disadvantaged students. The purpose of the program is to provide additional academic support to low-income students to ensure all students meet state standards.  All elementary schools in the Troup County School System are designated as Title I schools.


Title I, Part A:  Foster Care Provisions


The Foster Care Program focuses on school access, improved educational outcomes, and enhanced academic stability for children and youth in foster care. The provisions derived from the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) establish guidelines for recognizing and addressing the unique needs of foster care children and youth. The Foster Care Program has the responsibility of working closely with local child welfare agencies and local educational agencies to identify children and youth in foster care and to ensure the successful implementation of ESSA provisions.      


Parent and Family Engagement


Educators realize the important role parents play in the education of a child.  A large component of Title I, Part A is parent and family engagement. Under the guidance of the Parent and Family Engagement Coordinator, Mandi Pike, the district offers ongoing opportunities for parents and other stakeholders to participate in the educational process. 

Click here for a schedule of this year's Parent Advisory Council meetings.



2021-2022 School Year

Korean Version of our 2021-2022 Annual Title I Parent Meeting Information




SPANISH VERSION of our 2021-2022 Annual Title I Parent Meeting Information




October, 2021- Parent Advisory Council (PAC) meeting with Guest Speaker Norma Williams, LPC, CRC

Student Services in our School System




December, 2021- Parent Advisory Council (PAC) meeting with Guest Speaker Kim Myers, Get Troup Reading



February, 2022- Parent Advisory Council (PAC) meeting with Guest Speaker Jo Beth, Lanier- Topic:  District and State Assessments



April, 2022- Parent Advisory Council (PAC) Meeting

Review and Input of our Troup County School System's Comprehensive Local Education Agency Improvement Plan (CLIP), Continuous System Improvement Plan (CSIP) and Parent and Family Engagement Policy (PFEP)






Feedback Link from the meeting (please click here). The  link will remain open until the end of April, 2022. Please contact Mandi Pike, TCSS Title I Parent and Family Engagement Coordinator, if you have any questions. Families and community members- your input is critical to our success as a school system!  Thank you for taking the time to share your input. 


GMAS Parent Resources to encourage your children during testing


2020-2021 School Year


Videos are attached below to share information from three of our Parent Advisory Council meetings held during the 2020-2021 school year.  Information includes:  school and district testing, mental health and wellness, and a review of our CLIP, SSIP, and PFEP.

Parent Advisory Council Meeting: Dec. 1, 2020

Guest Speaker on School and District Testing- Jo Beth Lanier, TCSS




Parent Advisory Council Meeting February 2, 2021

Guest Speaker on Mental Health and Wellness- Kay Stargill, LPC, CPCS 




General Notes from the Powerpoint Presentation

Korean Version of the Powerpoint

Spanish Version of the Powerpoint

Positive Parenting Solutions Resource of Ideas for Families


Parent Advisory Council Meeting- April 13, 2021

Review and Input of TCSS CLIP, SSIP, and PFEP



Feedback link (please click here)- After you watch the recorded meeting, please give feedback for our continuous improvement. The feedback link will remain open Tuesday, April 27, 2021. 

GMAS family resources & The Summer Slide resources



Title I, Part C:  Migrant Education Program


The Migrant Education Program (MEP) is designed to help reduce the educational disruption and other problems resulting from the repeated moves migrant children experience.  ABAC's Migrant Education Consortium Program works with Troup County Schools to serve migrant children.


Please click on the icon below to learn more about the consortium.


Consortium Logo


Title I, Part D:  Neglected and Delinquent Children  


The purpose of Title 1, Part D is to increase improve educational services for children identified as neglected or delinquent, including those residing in institutions.  Currently, Troup County School System oversees activities and resources available through Title I, Part D funds for the following sites:  Georgia Sheriffs' Youth Home--Pineland; and Twin Cedars Youth and Family Services, Inc.--Ault Academy, Connections, and Magnolia.  


Please click on the icons below to learn more about the sites.  


Title II, Part A:  Academic Improvement and Teacher Quality 


The purpose of Title II, Part A is to increase academic achievement by improving the quality of teachers and principals in our schools. In TCSS, these funds are utilized to reduce class size and provide professional development. All professional development funded by Title II A must be tied to the school improvement plan and student achievement scores.

Title IX, Part A:  McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance Act  


The McKinney-Vento Education for Homeless Children and Youth program is designed to address the problems faced by homeless children and youth in enrolling, attending, and succeeding in school.  This program works to ensure students living in homeless situations have equal access to the same education as other children and youth.  



















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