Title I, II, VI
Title I Basic
(Leland receives this grant for the entire district.)
This program provides financial assistance through State educational agencies to local educational agencies and public schools with high numbers or percentages of poor children to help ensure that all children meet challenging State academic content and student academic achievement standards. Title I funds generally offer smaller classes or special instructional space, 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, and additional teaching material which supplement regular instruction.
Title II - High Quality Teachers and Principals
(Leland receives this grant for the entire district.)
The purpose of Title II, Part A is to help increase the academic achievement of all students by improving teacher and principal quality.  Title II, Part A replaced the Eisenhower Professional Development and the Class-Size Reduction programs. 
These Funds may be used to: recruit, hire and retain highly qualified teachers and principals, provide research-based, high-quality professional development activities, support the acquisition of advanced degrees to the extend that doing so is consistent with the LEA's needs assessment and local plan, provide training activities to enhance the involvement of parents in their child's education, pay the salary of a highly qualified replacement teacher when the regular classroom teacher is on sabbatical, pay the costs of State tests required of new teachers to determine whether they have subject matter competency and to assist them in meeting State certification requirements, purchase supplies or instructional materials used as part or professional development activities and carry out teacher advancement initiatives that promotes professional growth.
Title VI - Rural
(Leland receives this grant for the entire district.)
This program addresses the unique needs of rural school districts.  Generally, these funds may be used for teacher recruitment and retention, teacher professional development, educational technology, parental involvement activities, activities authorized under Title I, activities authorized under Title III and activities authorized under Title IV.
       For More Information
For more information contact the Director of Federal Programs
Dr. Nehru Brown  @ (662) 686-5000.

For information about how federal programs are managed statewide, visit the Mississippi Department of Education's Office of Innovative Support @ www.mde.k12.ms.us/innovative_support/index.html
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