Federal Programs and Curriculum

Last Updated: 8/12/2023 10:23 PM

Welcome to the

Office of Federal Programs


Federal Programs provides technical assistance and guidance at the district and school levels  to ensure  the appropriate use of allocated federal funds to ultimately impact student learning and achievement.   


Our office administers the following programs: 

Title I - Basic 
The purpose of Title I Basic is to provide the schools with extra resources to help improve instruction in high-poverty schools and to ensure that poor and minority children have the same opportunity as other children to meet challenging State academic standards.  Our office offers leadership and technical assistance through the responsible and effective use of federal dollars to supplement and support educational opportunities in all grades.


 Title II - Improving Teacher Quality 
The purpose of Title II - Improving Teacher Quality is to increase student academic achievement through strategies such as improving teacher and principal quality and increasing the number of highly qualified teachers in the classroom and highly qualified principals and assistant principals in schools. 


Title III- English Language Learners 
Students who are English Language Learners are classified as Limited English Proficient (LEP) or Immigrant Children and Youth. The MDE wishes to identify major issues affecting the education of English Language learners, and to assist and support local school districts efforts to emphasize high academic standards, school accountability, professional development and parent involvement. 


Title X - Homeless
The purpose of Title X Homeless is to provide activities for, and services to, homeless children and youth including preschool-age children that enable these children and youth to enroll, attend, and succeed in school. These services provide before or after school tutoring, supplemental instruction and enriched educational activities. All activities may be provided on school grounds or at other facilities including sectarian property.


Nonpublic (Private and Parochial) Schools

Located within the Hazlehurst City School District Attendance Zone

The Hazlehurst City School District is in the process of preparing its Consolidated Federal Programs Application for the 2020-2021 school year.  The application includes programs funded through the Elementary and Secondary School Act (ESEA); Title I, Title II and Title IV. Each nonpublic school located in the Hazlehurst City School District’s attendance zone that would like to participate is required to provide the district with information to verify its eligibility.  Please contact Dr. Kelsey Blumenberg at 601-894-1152 or kblumenberg@hazlehurst.k12.ms.us by Friday, January 31, 2021,  for additional information.  All federal programs are contingent upon their reauthorization by the federal government.

Forms & Links

MDE Office of Federal Programs

Curriculum Resources

Parental Involvement Survey

MDE ELL Guidelines

HCSD EL Migrant & Immigrant Procedures Manual

HCSD 2023 Comprehensive Needs Assessment 


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