The Department of Compensatory Programs is comprised of Title I, Part A, Title I, Part D Neglected & Delinquent, Title I, Part C Migrant, Title III, Part A Language Instructional for LEP and Immigrant Students, Title IV, Part A Safe Schools, Title IV, Part B 21st Century Community Learning Centers, and Title IX, Part A McKinney-Vento Ed. For Homeless Children & Youth working to connect students, families and the community to provide the education and support needed to overcome barriers and achieve academic and personal success.
Compensatory Programs are a part of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965 as amended by the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA). This Act provides federal funds through the Georgia Department of Education to the District and public schools with high numbers or percentages of socioeconomically disadvantaged children to help ensure that all children meet challenging State academic content and student academic achievement standards.
Compensatory Programs Family Engagement Program ensures that Title I, Part A parent and family engagement regulations are met with meaningful and strategic actions to build parent and school staff capacity. Schools are guided in developing strong strategies to: 1) build capacity to engage parents/stakeholders in an effective partnership with the school; and 2) share and support high student academic achievement.
Additionally, Title I, Part A provides services for eligible private school students through equitable participation and are developed in consultation with officials of the private schools. Services provided by the District for private school participants are designed to meet their educational needs and supplement the educational services provided by the private school.
Compensatory Programs focuses on ensuring that the federal education funds administered by the department contribute to the goal of all children meeting or exceeding state standards. This is achieved by providing services and resources to eligible schools that enrich curriculum and instruction, promote interaction and coordination of supplementary services and resources, and result in excellence and high expectations for educators and students. Through collective efforts, we strive to increase accountability for all participants in the educational process; enhance cooperation between school and home; provide educators in eligible schools with professional learning opportunities, and most importantly, promote increased educational performance of students.
Compensatory Programs works to improve and enhance the programs and services funded under the regular education program for educationally disadvantaged students by implementing evidence-based practices that will support learning for all children and eliminate the achievement gap between student subgroups.
Compensatory Programs supports State and local school reform efforts tied to challenging State academic standards in order to reinforce and enhance efforts to improve teaching and learning for students.