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Harrison County Schools

Where all are Leaders and all are Learners!

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Federal Programs

Lola Brown, Supervisor, Director Title I

Helen Roberts, Curriculum Coordinator

Christy Horne, Elementary Curriculum Coordinator

Heidi Griffith, Secondary Curriculum Coordinator

Pam Harmer, Secretary





Title I


The Title I program provides financial assistance through state educational agencies (SEAs) to local educational agencies (LEAs) and public schools with high numbers or percentages of children living in poverty to help ensure that all children meet challenging state academic achievement standards.


All Harrison County Schools follow the School-Wide Title I program design.


School-Wide Requirements:

Comprehensive needs assessment:  The school must identify areas of greatest need.

School-wide reform strategies to include those that:

Strengthen the core academic program

Increase the amount and quality of learning time

Develop strategies for meeting needs of underserved populations

Address needs of all, but particularly low-achieving students

Instruction by "highly qualified" teachers

Professional learning for teachers

Parent Involvement Strategies




Title II


The purpose of Title II, Part A is to increase the academic achievement of all students by helping schools and districts improve teacher and principal quality and ensure that all teachers are highly qualified.



Title III

The Title III is the part of the No Child Left Behind Act that provides additional supports for English language learners.



Neglected & Delinquent


Improve educational services for these children, provide services to successfully transition from institutionalization to further schooling or employment, and prevent youth at-risk from dropping out of school.







Parents Right to Know


...to know the professional qualifications of their child's teacher(s) including the degrees and certifications held, and whether the

teacher is certified in his/her respective area of instruction.

...to know the school improvement status of the school.

...to know the level of achievement of their child in each area of the state assessment.

...to know if their child has been assigned, or has been taught for at least four consecutive weeks, by a teacher who does not meet

the highly qualified definition.

...to be involved in the planning and implementation of the parent involvement program in their school.




Parent Involvement Policy


Encourage parent involvement

Promote positive communication

Foster student achievement and success

Disseminate information and resources

Provide training and activities to connect students, parents, communities, and schools




Complaint Procedures


As part of its Assurances within Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965 (ESEA) program grant applications and pursuant to Section 9306 of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965 (ESEA), an LEA accepting federal funds also agrees to adopt local written procedures for the receipt and resolution of complaints alleging violations of law in the administration of covered programs.



McKinney Vento


Title VII-B of the McKinney Vento Homeless Assistance Act is intended to ensure that homelessness does not cause children to be left behind in school.


Summary of Assessments