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Schoolwide Title I School
What is Title I?

It is the largest federal aid program for elementary, middle, and high schools. Kitty Stone Elementary School is a School Wide Title I school. Being a Title I school means receiving federal funds (Title I funds) to supplement the school's existing programs. The primary focus of Title I money is to help provide additional support for students experiencing academic difficulties. These funds are used to identify students at risk for failure and to provide the instructional support needed in order to help them reach proficiency in content standards. The Title I program targets the students needing help the most. These funds may be used to provide additional faculty and staff, purchase materials and supplies and provide training and activities for teachers and parents.

What will my child do in Title I?

At Kitty Stone Elementary School all students receive their primary reading and math instruction from the regular classroom teacher. Title I instructional assistants are available to assist classroom teachers with students needing additional help in reading and math.

Intensive small group instruction is also provided for those students identified as needing additional help. The small group setting creates an environment for students to feel successful as they work on skills to reinforce the regular classroom instruction.
For Questions or Comments please contact:

Texan Dixon
Federal Programs Coordinator

Homeless Information
Education of Homeless Children and Youth
Jacksonville City Schools

Who qualifies as a Homeless student?

The McKinney-Vento Act (section 725) defines “homeless children and youth” (school age and younger) as: Children who lack a fixed, regular, and adequate nighttime residence, including children and youth who are:

Ø Sharing the housing of other persons due to loss of home, hardship caused by economy, or “doubled up”.

Ø Living in hotel, trailer park or camp grounds due to limited options

Ø Living in an emergency or transitional home/shelter

Ø Abandoned in hospitals

Ø Awaiting foster care placement

Children and youth who are living in cars, parks, public spaces, abandoned buildings, substandard housing or similar settings are considered homeless.

Children and youth who have a primary nighttime residence that is a public or private place not designed for sleeping.

Migrant children qualify as homeless if they are living in situations mentioned.

The term unaccompanied youth includes a young person not in the physical custody of a parent or guardian. This would include runaways living in shelters, abandoned buildings, cars, on the streets or in other inadequate housing; children and youth denied housing by their families; and school-age unwed mothers living in homes for unwed mothers because of no other available options.

As a parent of a homeless student your child has the right to:

Ø Go to school without regard for where they live or the length of time they have lived there.

Ø Attend either the new school or the school of origin if it is what is desired. The school of origin is the school the child attended when he/she was permanently housed or the school in which the child was last enrolled.

Ø Students may receive transportation to and from the school they chose to attend.

Ø Students’ enrollment will not be delayed even if missing records and documents normally required for enrollment such as a birth certificate, proof of residence, previous school records or immunization and medical records. Students attend all classes and participate fully in all school activities while the school transfers records. Students without a Social Security number will be provided a student identification number.

Ø Students will have access to the same programs and services that are available to all other students.

Ø Students will not be segregated based upon a status of homeless.

Ø Students will receive free meal eligibility.

The determination of homelessness will be made on a case-by-case basis by the homeless liaison. Jacksonville City Schools will use the definition above but also consider the relative permanence of the living arrangements. For further information or assistance with available services, please contact:

Mrs. Texan Dixon
Homeless Liaison
Jacksonville City Schools

Local support that may be of assistance:

Calhoun County Department of Human Resources
801 Noble Street
Anniston, AL 36201

Calhoun County Health Department
3400 McClellan Blvd.
Anniston, AL

Calhoun Cleburne Mental Health Center
1630 Coleman Road
Anniston, AL 36201

Jacksonville Christian Outreach Center
206 Francis Street
Jacksonville, AL 36265