Leigh Thrailkill, Director of Federal Programs
100 North Davis Road
LaGrange, GA 30241
Office hours M-F 7:30am - 4:30pm
Summer hours M-Th 7am - 5:30pm
Dr. Nigel Walker, Program Specialist for Teacher/Leader Effectiveness
Nicole Kennedy, 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, Nicole Kennedy, the district offers ongoing opportunities for parents and other stakeholders to participate in the educational process.
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 Nicole Kennedy, 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
CLICK THESE LINKS FOR MORE INFORMATION FROM THE 2/2/21 MEETING:
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.
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.