Excellence For All


"Success for All.."

Greetings from the Office of Federal Programs!  It is our goal to assure federal funds are used to promote educational excellence for all students, build capacity among teachers, principals, and support staff, and to recruit and retain highly qualified educators.  The Office of Federal Programs works collaboratively with the Office of Curriculum and Instruction to ensure the academic needs of students are being met.  As we venture through the 2017-2018 school term, it is our aim to assure a quality educational experience for all students.

-Chavis L. Bradford, Director of Federal Programs & Secondary Curriculum   


Dear Parents/Legal Guardian:


In accordance with ESEA Section 1111(h)(6) PARENTS RIGHT-TO-KNOW, the Wilkinson County School District is notifying every parent of a student in a Title I school that you have the right and may request information regarding the professional qualifications of your child’s classroom teacher. This information regarding the professional qualifications of your child’s classroom teacher include, at a minimum, the following:


1. Whether the teacher has met State qualification and licensing criteria for the grade levels and subject areas in which the teacher provides instruction.


2. Whether the teacher is teaching under emergency or other provisional status through which State qualification or licensing criteria have been waived.


3. The baccalaureate degree major of the teacher and any other graduate certification or degree held by the teacher, and the field of discipline of the certification or degree.


4. Whether the child is provided services by paraprofessionals and, if so, their qualifications.


In addition to the information that parents may request, a school that receives funds under this part shall provide to each individual parent the following:


1. Information on the level of achievement of the parent's child in each of the State academic assessments as required under this part; and


2. Timely notice that the parent's child has been assigned, or has been taught for four or more consecutive weeks, by a teacher who is not highly qualified.




Federal Programs in Wilkinson County Schools for the 2014-2015 school year are the largest single source of federal aid to K-12 schools.  They are:
        Title I            Improving Academic Achievement
        Title II          Teacher and Principal Training and Recruiting
        Title VI  B2- Rural and Low Income School Program S
chool Improvement

These programs provide federal assistance to schools, communities and children in need and has also impacted teaching and learning for children in need.

The No child Left Behind Act of 2001, signed by former President Bush on January 8, 2002, reauthorized the elementary and Secondary Act of 1965 (ESEA) and incorporates most of the major reforms proposed by for President Bush in his own No Child Left Behind framework for education reform, particularly in the areas of assessment, accountability, and school improvement.  It is based on four guiding principals:
         1.  Accountability and Assessment
         2.  Parental Involvement
         3.  Research-Based Programs (including Highly-Qualified Educators)
         4.  Flexibility

These programs shall be used to supplement and not supplant non-federal funds that would otherwise be used for activities authorized under these subparts.

If there are any additional questions, please refer to the MDE website http://www.mde.k12.ms.us/federal-programs or contact WCSD Office of Federal Programs at 601-888-3320.






Mr. Chavis L Bradford 601-888-3320
Federal Programs/ELL Director Email Mr. Chavis Bradford
Sarah Stanwood 601-888-3320
Federal Programs Assistant/Homeless Liaison Email Sarah  Stanwood
Cynthia Douglas 601-888-4734
Title I Resource Clerk Email Cynthia  Douglas
The Wilkinson County School District does not discriminate in any programs, activities, or hiring on the basis of sex, race, creed, religion, color, national origin, age, veteran or military status, sexual orientation, gender expression or identity, or disability. For questions and complaints of alleged discrimination, please contact Kimberly M. Jackson, Superintendent, at 601-888-3582.