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Title I

What is Title I?

Title I is the largest federally funded program within the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) and authorized under the newest legislation, Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) of 2015. The Title I program provides federal funds to school districts, including Carroll County, to ensure all children have a fair, equal, and significant opportunity to obtain a high-quality education and reach proficiency on academic achievement standards and academic assessments. In Carroll County, elementary schools identified as having the highest free and reduced meal percentages are selected to receive Title I funds and programming. Title I services may include academic, social and emotional, and family engagement opportunities at the school. For more information, please reference the CCPS Title I Brochure.


Who is eligible for Title I Services?

Robert Moton Elementary offers a Schoolwide Title I Program. The emphasis in a Title I Schoolwide program is on serving all students, especially those who show an academic need, and improving the academic and social structures of the school by braiding all resources to enhance academic achievement. For more information, please reference the CCPS Title I website.

In order to serve our students, Title I provides the following staff at Robert Moton Elementary:

M. Custance, Title I Parent Liaison

K. Dorsey, School Psychologist

M. Fitzgerald, Math Resource Teacher

Title I Intervention Teachers

Class- Size Reduction Teachers

What role does Family Engagement have in a Title I School?

Research has shown the positive effect family involvement has on a student’s success in school. The Title I program recognizes the importance of family engagement by offering opportunities for adult family members to be involved in their student’s education. These opportunities include, but are not limited to, events and activities for families, adult learning opportunities, parent/teacher conferences, consistent communication, and more. Each school year, parents and staff work together to create two documents, a Home-School Learning Compact and Family Engagement Plan, that outline how parents, staff, and students will work together to improve student achievement and create meaningful partnerships.

Please use the links below to view our family engagement documents as well as our School Improvement Plan.

RME Family Engagement Plan and Compact

RME Family Engagement Plan and Compact - Spanish

RME School Improvement Plan


Family Engagement Resources

Many organizations strive to support schools, families, and communities in order to promote family engagement. Please take some time to visit the websites below for information, tools and resources about how you can be engage in your student’s education.

National PTA – Center for Family Engagement

Scholastic – Family and Community Engagement

Project Appleseed

US Dept of Education – Family and Community Engagement

PBS for Parents



If you have a concern/complaint or need additional information about your child’s educational program or family engagement activities, please contact

CCPS Concerns Complaint Procedure


Certification and Licensure Qualification Statement

Federal legislation for education entitled, “Every Student Succeeds Act” of 2015 requires all school systems to notify parents of their right to request information regarding the professional qualifications of their child’s classroom teacher. If you would like information regarding the certification and/or licensure qualifications of your child’s teacher(s), please write to:

Kelly Keith

Department of Human Resources

Carroll County Public Schools

125 North Court Street Westminster, Maryland 21157