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Federal Programs

Leigh Thrailkill, Director of Federal Programs

100 North Davis Road
Building C
LaGrange, GA 30241

Phone: 706.812.7900

Office hours Monday -Friday 7:30am - 4:30pm
Summer hours Monday -Thursday  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
Nicole Kennedy, Community Coordinator



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. 

Parent Advisory Council Meeting 12/5/23
Presentation by Veronica West, Substance Prevention Coordinator at Twin Cedars
Click here to access the recorded presentation & here to access a copy of the presentation.
Parent Advisory Council Meeting 10/3/23
Presentation by Kevin Jones, West Georgia RESA Wrap Around Services Coordinator
Click here to access.
Parent Advisory Council Meeting 4/13/23

District Improvement Forum by Leigh Thrailkill & Mandi Pike 

Click here to access the presentation.

Click here to provide feedback.

The link will remain open until the end of April, 2023. 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. 


Parent Advisory Council Meeting 10/4/22
Presentation by TCSS Coordinator of Social Emotional Learning, Tiffany Gibson

Parent Advisory Council Meeting 12/6/22
Presentation by Assistant Attorney General, Whitney Reeves
here to access.

Parent Advisory Council Meeting 2/7/23
Presentation by Kim Myers with Get Troup Reading
Click here to access.


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 

Twin Cedars Youth and Family Services, Inc.--Ault Academy and Connections.

Family Life Center 

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.