Title III is part of the federal Elementary and Secondary Education Act. It awards eligible Local Education Agencies with funding to provide language instruction educational programs to English Learners (ELs). Burke County is a member of the Title III consortium. Upon attainment of English language proficiency, as measured by the "ACCESS for ELLs 2.0" assessment, EL students exit from language support services.
Each school in Burke County has a designated ESOL contact to assist parents, students, and teachers.