Title I Programs

Title I Part A is part of the Elementary and Secondary Act (ESEA) of 1965.  This act requires that parents or guardians who have children attending a Title I school be notified of how well their school is preparing its students for college and/or a career, as well as the school's designation status under Georgia's ESEA Flexibility Waiver.

Under Georgia's ESEA Flexibility Waiver, certain Title I schools are designated as Reward, Priority or Focus Schools.  The Waiver also allows the use of the College and Career Ready Performance Index (CCRPI), which serves as a comprehensive report card for all schools in Georgia.  The CCRPI provides a score between 0-100 for each school, and that score measures how well the school is doing in preparing its students to be successful in college and/or career.

All Putnam County Charter School System schools are Title I schoolwide schools  The PCCSS has no schools that have been labeled as Focus or Priority schools under Georgia's ESEA Flexibility Waiver.  Putnam County Primary School is a 2016 Highest Performing Reward School and Putnam County Elementary School and Putnam County Middle School have been named  Highest Progress Reward Schools in 2016 by the Georgia Department of Education.

An important part of our success is parent participation and support in developing activities to improve student achievement.  We hope that you will become involved in our school improvement work as we continue to monitor student achievement and set high expectations.   

For more information about Title I, please contact the principal of your child's school, or the district's Title I Director, Kelly Roberts, at 706-485-5381 or kelly_roberts@putnam.k12.ga.us.

Homeless Liaison

Notification of Rights under the McKinney-Vento Act


The McKinney-Vento Homeless Education Assistance Act is designed to address the problems that homeless children and youth have faced in enrolling, attending, and succeeding in school.


If your family lives in one of the following situations:

1.       In a shelter, motel, vehicle or campground

2.       On the street

3.       In an abandoned building, trailer, or other inadequate accommodations, or

4.       Doubled up with friends or relatives because of a lack of affordable housing


Then the school aged children in your family have a right to:

1.       Go to school no matter where they live or how long they have lived there

2.       Continue in the school they attended before the family became homeless, if that is the parent’s choice and it is feasible

3.       Receive transportation to the school they attended before your family became homeless

4.       Participate in school programs with children who are not homeless

5.       Enroll in school without giving a permanent address

6.       Enroll and attend classes while the school arranges for the transfer of any records or documents required for enrollment

7.       Receive the same special programs and services as all other children


Inquiries concerning educational services for homeless students in this school system may be submitted to the Homeless Liaison.


Amy Lowery
Homeless Liaison for the Putnam County Charter School System

Right to Know Professional Qualifications of Teachers and Paraprofessionals

In compliance with the requirements of the Every Students Succeeds Act, the Putnam County Charter School System would like to inform you that you may request information about the professional qualifications of your student’s teacher(s) and/ or paraprofessional(s). The following information may be requested:

  • Whether the student’s teacher—

  •     has met State qualification and licensing criteria for the grade levels and subject areas in which the teacher provides instruction;

  •     is teaching under emergency or other provisional status through which State qualification or licensing criteria have been waived; and

  •     is teaching in the field of discipline of the certification of the teacher.

  • Whether the child is provided services by paraprofessionals and, if so, their qualifications.

If you wish to request information regarding your child's teacher's s' qualifications, please contact the principal of the school at:
PCPS-Dr. Fernando Aker-(706) 485-5141
PCES-Mr. Scott Sauls-(706) 485-5312
PCMS-Mr. Jay Homan-(706) 485-8547
PCHS-Mr. Marc Dastous-(706) 485-9972

Intradistrict Transfer Option

Georgia's Intradistrict Transfer Option (HB 251) does not pertain to schools in the Putnam County Charter School System for the following reasons:
1.  Does not apply to charter schools, including all schools within charter systems that meet the definition of a charter school and
2.  Does not apply to districts with only one school at each level (i.e., one primary school, one elementary school, one middle school, one high school, or one combination school).

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