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Title I: ESEA
Title 1 staff

The Elementary and Secondary Education Act

Title I funding began as a part of the Great Society Program of President Lyndon B. Johnson in 1965 under the ESEA (Elementary and Secondary Education Act.) The intent of the law was to provide services to students who had needs that were not addressed in any other funding—those who were not handicapped but who were not working up to their grade placement. This law continued until 1980 when ECIA (Education Consolidation and Improvement Act) was enacted continuing the same basic provisions as ESEA. 1994 saw another change for this funding to IASA (Improving America’s Schools Act). The major changes to this legislation came in two forms: Allotting funding to schools on the basis of number of low-income students rather than number of those who could not read; and making selection of students more school based. Title I ESEA, was in operation from 1965-1980. Chapter I ECIA, was in operation from 1980-1994. Chapter 1 ECIA, became Title 1 IASA, in 1994. In the 2001 reauthorization Title I was referred to as “No Child Left Behind”. 
In the spring of 2012, North Carolina applied and received a two year waiver from the federal government that gave certain flexibility regarding requirements of the No Child Left Behind Act (2001). North Carolina applied for and received an additional waiver in the spring of 2015 which will be in affect for the 2015-16 school year.  One component of this waiver changed how schools are accountable for student academic achievement. Growth in academic achievement is measured using Annual Measurable Goals or AMOs (click link below for more specific information related to AMOs). 

As a parent of a student in a Title I elementary school, you have the right to know the professional qualification of the classroom teachers or paraprofessionals who instruct your child. Federal law, No Child Left Behind (2001) allows you to ask for this information from the school's principal. Contact the principal in writing if you would like to receive this information. The information will be provided within one week of your written request.
Parents Right to Know- Title I Schools

Buncombe County Title I Schools

Avery's Creek Elementary
Barnardsville Elementary
Black Mountain Elementary
Black Mountain Primary
Candler Elementary
Charles C. Bell Elementary
Charles T. Koontz Intermediate 
Emma Elementary
Enka Intermediate
Fairview Elementary
Haw Creek Elementary
Hominy Valley Elementary
Joe P. Eblen Intermediate 
Johnston Elementary
Leicester Elementary
North Buncombe Elementary
North Windy Ridge
Oakley Elementary
Pisgah Elementary
Sand Hill-Venable Elementary
W.D. Williams Elementary
Weaverville Elementary
Weaverville Primary
West Buncombe Elementary
William W. Estes Elementary
Woodfin Elementary
For more information, please contact:
Ginny Barrett, Director of Federal Programs 828.255.5966
Danielle Gaither, Title I Curriculum Coach 828.225.1134
Vikki Brinkley, Title I Curriculum Coach 828.255.5937
Juliana Wells, Title I Budget Specialist II 828.255.5965
Teresa Kagley, Title I Compliance Specialist 828.225.4773

Melissa Payne, Title I Purchasing Specialist 828.255.5968

Buncombe County Schools is in the process of reviewing its website to ensure compliance with Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act and Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act. Buncombe County Schools does not discriminate on the basis of sex in its education programs or activities and is required by Title IX of the Education Amendments Act of 1972 and federal regulations to not discriminate in such a manner. This requirement extends to admission and employment. Inquiries about the application of Title IX and its implementing federal regulations may be referred to the Title IX Coordinator and/or the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights in the Office for Civil Rights at the U.S. Department of Education. The Title IX Coordinator's contact information is: Shanon Martin, [email protected]org, 828-255-5918, 175 Bingham Road, Asheville, NC 28806.

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