SCSD Federal Programs 2017-12-13T19:27:17-05:00

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Title I and Title II are designed to support State and local school reform efforts tied to challenging State academic standards in order to reinforce and amplify efforts to improve teaching and learning for students farthest from meeting State standards. Individual public schools with poverty rates above 40 percent may use Title I funds, along with other Federal, State, and local funds, to operate a “schoolwide program” to upgrade the instructional program for the whole school. Title II funds provide professional development and educational assistance to provide students with instruction from highly effective teacher assistants, teachers and principals.

Title I, Part A-Basic funds generally offer:

  • smaller classes or special instructional spaces
  • additional teachers and aides
  • opportunities for professional development for school staff
  • extra time for teaching Title I students the skills they need
  • a variety of supplementary teaching methods
  • an individualized program for students
  • additional teaching materials which supplement their regular instruction

Title II, Part A – Highly Qualified Teachers and Principals

  • To increase academic achievement by improving teacher and principal quality;
  • To increase the number of highly qualified teachers in classrooms;
  • To improve the skills of principals and assistant principals in schools;
  • To increase the effectiveness of teachers and principals by holding LEAs and schools accountable for improvements in student academic achievement; and
  • To combine the former Eisenhower Professional Development Program and the former Class-Size Reduction Initiative into one funding program.

Title III, Part A – Limited English/ English Language Learners

The Stone County School District seeks to ensure that limited English proficient (LE) children, including immigrant children and youth, master English and meet the same rigorous standards for academic achievement as all children are expected to meet, including meeting challenging State academic content and student academic achievement standards by developing high-quality language instruction educational programs. Supplemental English Language services are available to LE students. Please contact your child’s school for additional information.

The LE/ELL District Plan complies with the Mississippi Department of Education’s Guidelines in providing services to Limited English Proficient students and provides equal access to a quality education. The district’s instructional program is designed to meet the Mississippi Department of Education’s academic standards to provide students with the greatest possible access to core curriculum and afford students access to appropriate English language instruction that will ensure progress from limited English proficiency to fluent English proficiency.

The purpose of the District Plan for English Language Learners is to:

§  ensure the delivery of quality instructional programs for all English language learners;

§  identify the program options and instructional programs, which guarantee quality programs that meet the academic and linguistic needs of English learners; and

§  provide English language learners with the educational opportunities, which will enable them to succeed.

The purpose of the District English Language Learner Program is to ensure that:

§  ELL students are successful in English academic programs; and

§  ELL students are proficient according to the Mississippi Curriculum Test 2 as appropriate for age, ability, and experience.

Rights under the McKinney-Vento Homeless Act

The McKinney-Vento Act provides certain rights for homeless students. They include waiving certain requirements such as proof of residency when students are enrolling and allowing categorical eligibility for certain services, such as free textbooks. The Act also states:

  • Homeless students may attend their school of origin or the school where they are temporarily residing.
  • Homeless students must be provided a written statement of their rights when they enroll and at least two times per year.
  • Homeless students may enroll without school, medical, or similar records.
  • Homeless students have a right to transportation to school.
  • Students must be provided a statement explaining why they are denied any service or enrollment.
  • Students must receive services, such as transportation, while disputes are being settled.
  • Students are automatically eligible for Title I services.
  • School districts must reserve a portion of Title IA funds to serve homeless students.
  • School districts must review and revise policies that provide barriers to homeless students.
  • Schools must post information in the community regarding the rights of homeless students, in schools and other places that homeless families may frequent.
  • School districts must identify a McKinney-Vento Liaison to assist students.

School Homeless Contacts:

Stone ElementaryKim Cruthirds601-928-5473
Perkinston ElementaryNikki Robinson601-928-3380
Stone MiddleEmily Compston601-928-4876
Stone HighLeesa King/Myla Main601-928-5492
District Homeless Liaison:Tonya Bolton601-928-7247