Title I

SMMS Title I Annual Meeting Advertisement

St. Marys Middle School will host its Title I Annual meeting at 12:30 p.m. on Monday, September 11, 2023. All parents and community members are invited to attend the meeting, which will be held in the 7th grade planning room at St. Marys Middle School, 205 Martha Drive, St. Marys, GA  31558.  The purpose of the meeting is to share the district family engagement policy, the school’s Title I/Parent & Family Engagement plan, the Title I budget and school-parent compact. All items will also be posted to the school website, Facebook, and sent out via E-blast.  A school-parent compact will be sent home to be reviewed, signed, and returned.  The presentation will be posted on the school website. 

What Is Title I?

Title I is a part of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act, which provides federal funds through the Georgia Department of Education to local educational agencies (LEAs) and public schools with high numbers or percentages of poor children to help ensure that all children meet challenging State academic content and student academic achievement standards. LEAs target the Title I funds they receive to public schools with the highest percentages of children from low-income families. These funds may be used for children from preschool aged to high school. Title I is designed to support State and local school reform efforts tied to challenging State academic standards in order to reinforce and enhance efforts to improve teaching and learning for students. Title I programs must be based on effective means of improving student achievement and include strategies to support parental involvement. Typically, Title I funds offer smaller class sizes through additional teachers, tutoring services for struggling students, professional learning, additional instructional resources and supplies, as well as parent involvement materials.

Temporary Contract Service Tutor

Temporary positions are available for a tutor with any certification or a pass rate in a content area GACE. Interested candidates should contact Dr. McManigal directly for details. Dr. McManigal shall be contacted at (912) 882-8626 or Email Dr. McManigal


If you cannot find what you are looking for or have questions, please contact:

Dr. Leigh Dougherty
SMMS Assistant Principal
(912) 882-8626
Email Dr. Leigh Dougherty

Mrs. Ina Patterson
Title I Specialist
(912) 729-2589
Email Mrs. Ina Patterson

Important Links

Announcements & Meetings
School Council-meets quarterly: 
9/11/23 at 12:00 PM
Annual Title I Meeting:
9/11/23 at 12:30 PM
Walk in My Shoes:
9/12/23, 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM (for 6th Grade Parents/Guardians)
Temporary Contract Service Tutor:
Temporary positions are available for a tutor with certification or a pass rate on GACE.  Interested candidates should contact the principal, Dr. Angela McManigal, directly for details.  Dr. McManigal shall be contacted at 912-882-8626 or 
Email Dr. McManigal.