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Federal Programs Director Katrina Thompson (left) and Flexible Learning Title I Program Specialist Kephanie Dunn-Henderson spoke to parents June 6 about Clayton County Public Schools Title I programs.
JONESBORO — The Clayton County Public Schools Federal Programs Office will host its next stakeholder planning meeting July 27.
School officials spoke to about a dozen parents about the district’s Title I programs during its June 6 morning and afternoon meetings and expect many more at next month’s meeting.
The July meeting will be on a Saturday from 9 a.m. until 12 p.m. at the district’s Homeless Education Center, 2260 Old Rex Morrow Road in Morrow.
“We have the most people come out on Saturday,” said Chantara Rumph-Carter, the district’s Parental Involvement Title I program specialist.
She and other officials sought to get parental and community input at the June 6 meeting about how best to use the district’s federal funds in Title I and Title II programs.
Rumph-Carter said the district allocated some of its $21 million in federal funding to Title I and Title II programs this past year.
She was joined by Federal Programs Director Katrina Thompson and Flexible Learning Title I program specialist Kephanie Dunn-Henderson. Sheryl Matthews, the Title I program specialist for private schools and neglected, delinquent and migrant students, was also on hand to help explain the district’s federal programs.
“We’re trying to secure community input and what they (parents) think students need,” said Rumph-Carter. “It’s an integral part of our federal programs. They give us ideas for workshops, tutoring, materials and resources that need to be purchased.”
She said the district is able to provide many resources that benefit students academically thanks to its federal funding, including tutoring programs, parent resource centers, Title I teachers, parent liaisons and instructional coaches.
The district also hosts a Title I event to provide support to families at the beginning of each school year. This year’s event is scheduled for Aug. 24, from 9 a.m. until 12 p.m., at Morrow Middle School, 5934 Trammell Road.
“Superintendent Luvenia Jackson and our entire federal programs department are committed in having our stakeholders involved in our day-to-day operations and programming,” she said.
Questions about the meeting or the district’s Title I programs can be made to Rumph-Carter by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone at 770-473-2700.