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Long Beach School District Title 1

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The Mission of the Long Beach School District

Committed to excellence in education, the Long Beach School District takes pride in nurturing the uniqueness of all students through active, meaningful partnerships that prepare students to be successful in the global community.
Goals of Federal Programs
  • All Students Proficient and Showing Growth in All Assessed Areas
  • Every Student Graduates High School and is Ready for College and Career
  • Every Child Has Access to a High-Quality Early Childhood Program
  • Every School Has Effective Teachers and Leaders

School-wide Programs

Schools with more than forty percent of students receiving free and reduced-price lunches are eligible to become school-wide programs. School-wide schools use Title I funds to enhance the educational program for all students attending the school.  The administration and staff of a school-wide program develop a plan based on  identified needs within the school.  The Title I school plan includes research-based practices for improving student achievement for all students.

Parent / Community Feedback and Suggestions
Parent Involvement and participation is an integral part of the Federal Programs planning process in the Long Beach School District.  Your suggestions and participation are important to our program development and decision making process.

Parents Right to Know

In accordance with the No Child Left Behind Act, parents have the right to know:

Annual Report Cards:

     The Mississippi Department of Education and the Long Beach School District will disseminate to parents, schools and the public an annual report card with aggregate information, including student achievement (disaggregated by category) and graduation rates.

Long Beach School District Report Cards

Teacher and Paraprofessional Qualifications:

     As parents of Title I, Part A students, you have the right to know the professional qualifications of the classroom teachers who instruct your child.  Federal law allows you to ask for certain information about your child’s classroom teacher, and requires us to give you this information in a timely manner if you ask for it.  Specifically, you have the right to ask for the following information about each of your child’s classroom teachers:

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

b. Whether the teacher is teaching under a provisional status through which State qualification or licensing criteria have been waived;

c.   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; and

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

 To the extent practicable, Parent’s Right to Know Notification will be provided in a language that parents can understand.

Student Achievement:

     The Long Beach School District will provide individual student assessment reports to parents providing individual information on the level of achievement of the parent’s child in each of the state’s academic assessments. 

Non-Highly Qualified Teachers:

     The Long Beach School District will provide to each individual parent timely notice if the parent’s child has been taught for four or more consecutive weeks by a teacher who is not highly qualified.



The Long Beach School District strives to provide instruction of the highest quality. 

Reading/Language Arts

Reading Language Arts instruction incorporates The Nation's Choice published by Houghton Mifflin.  The Nation's Choice includes comprehensive instructional resources and tools to ensure student success in the five dimensions of reading:

Phonemic Awareness—The ability to hear, identify, and manipulate individual sounds (phonemes) in spoken words
Phonics—The relationship between the letters of written language and the sounds of spoken language. For example, learning that the letter "b" represents the /b/ sound
Fluency—The capacity to read text accurately and quickly
Vocabulary—The words students must know to communicate effectively through listening, speaking, reading, and writing
Comprehension—The ability to understand and gain meaning from what has been read.

McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance Act

McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance Act

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

  • Students who are homeless may attend their school of origin or the school where they are temporarily residing.

  • Parents or guardians of homeless students must be informed of educational and related opportunities.

  • Students who are homeless may enroll without school, medical, or similar records.

  • Students who are homeless and their families receive referrals to health, dental, mental health, substance abuse, housing, and other needed services.

  • Students who are homeless have a right to transportation to school.

  • Students must be provided a statement explaining why they are denied any service or enrollment.

  • Students must be enrolled in school and 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 serve as barriers to homeless students.

  • Schools must post information in the community regarding the rights of homeless students and unaccompanied youth in schools and other places where homeless families may frequent and written in a language they can understand.

  • School districts must identify a McKinney-Vento Liaison to assist students and their families.

Contact Michelle Eleuterius, LCSW for questions regarding eligibility 228-864-9737