Below is an overview of the federal programs administered in The Brookhaven School District. These programs provide support to the district’s overall instructional plan through the responsible and effective use of federal funds. Our goal is to ensure that each child, regardless of her or his circumstances, receives the highest quality education by reaching the standards set forth by the Brookhaven School District.
Title I, Part A – Basic
The purpose of Title I, Part A is to provide our school district with extra resources to help improve instruction in high-poverty schools and to ensure that all children have the same opportunity to meet challenging academic standards. These funds are used to supplement the instructional program for Pre-K through 8th grade.
Title II, Part A – Highly Qualified Teachers and Principals
The purpose of Title II is to improve student academic achievement through effective professional learning opportunities that increase the number of highly qualified teachers in classrooms and enhance the skills of principals and assistant principals in our schools. In addition, these funds are used to provide for class-size reduction teachers. These funds are used for Pre-K through 12th grade.
Title IV - Student Support and Academic Enrichment
The purpose of these funds is to coordinate efforts to have a healthy, drug-free environment that encourages academic achievement through healthy school and safety programs as well as training for students and teachers on technical programs in education.
Title V, Part B – Rural Education
The purpose of Title VI is to address the unique needs of rural school districts that frequently lack the personnel and resources needed to compete effectively for federal competitive grants and receive formula grant allocations in amounts too small to be effective in meeting their intended purposes. These funds are used for Pre-K through 12th grade.
21st Century Community Learning Center
Brookhaven School District’s 21st Century Community Learning Center provides academic enrichment opportunities during non-school hours for our children. The goal of this program is to help students meet state and local standards in their core academic subjects. In addition, it is designed to offer students a broad array of enrichment activities that will complement their regular academic programs.
For more information
For more information about Brookhaven's federal programs, contact Rob McCreary, via email at firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling (601) 833-6661. For information about how federal programs are managed statewide, visit the Mississippi Department of Education's Office of Federal Programs at http://www.mde.k12.ms.us/OFP