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Location: Central Office, 301 Mamie Street
The Federal Programs Department works with the Superintendent, administrators, staff, parents, and community to manage the many federal grants and programs HPSD is involved with. The department is also in charge of making sure the regulations and guidelines associated with these programs are followed and that the district remains in compliance.
No Child Left Behind (NCLB) Report Cards are now available for viewing athttp://orsap.mde.k12.ms.us/MAARS/index.jsp. Once on this page, select Hattiesburg as the desired district. To view the Hattiesburg School District Report Card, click on “NCLB RC”. To view a particular school Report Card, click on the school drop down box and choose the school. For the Report Card to become visible, one must click on the “Print Selected Tab” button in the top right corner. After clicking on the “Print Selected Tab” option, the Report Card will be displayed and can be printed (if desired).
The Mississippi Department of Education is sponsoring Town Hall Meetings to receive input from a variety of stakeholders on the US Department of Education’s ESEA Flexibility Waiver. During each session, information about the waiver requirements will be shared, followed by an opportunity for stakeholders to offer feedback and have input on the various aspects of the waiver request.
The waiver offers each state the opportunity to request flexibility from some of the current NCLB requirements on behalf of the state, districts, and schools. States would only be granted flexibility in exchange for rigorous and comprehensive state-developed plans designed to improve educational outcomes for all students, close achievement gaps, increase equity, and improve the quality of instruction.
Two types of stakeholder Town Hall sessions will occur. Theafternoon session will be targeted to educators and school board members, while the evening session is intended to give parents, community organizations, business leaders,and other interested parties an opportunity to provide input on the components of the waiver request.