Federal Programs

Dr. Selma M. Wells
Director of Federal Programs
EL Coordinator
Homeless Coordinator
Foster Care Point of Contact
Val Durrell
Parent Liaison
21st Century Administrative Assistant
District Clerk
P. O. Box 605
41 First Street
Meadville, MS  39653
601-384-2340 (Office)
601-384-2393 (Fax)
The Franklin County School District Office of Federal Programs provides district-wide support for administrators, teachers and students through a variety of funding sources. The funding from these resources provides a focus on academic achievement for children in Pre-Kindergarten through 12th grade, professional development, and innovative educational strategies that contribute to high educational standards for teachers and administrators to ensure that every child in the Franklin County School District has equitable access to a high quality education. Resources include Title I, Title II, Title IV, and Title V.


Title I, Part A (Basic)

The Franklin County School District receives funds provided through the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) to help ensure that all children meet challenging state academic standards. Title I funds may be used for children from preschool through twelfth grade.  Public schools with poverty rates of at least 40 percent may use Title I funds, along with other federal, state, and local funds, to operate a schoolwide program to upgrade the entire educational program. Each school, in consultation with parents, staff, and other stakeholders, designs an instructional program to meet the needs of its’ students. Schoolwide programs must be based on effective means of improving student achievement and include strategies to support parent and family engagement. 

Title II, Part A (Effective Instruction)

The Franklin County School District receives Title II, Part A funds which are utilized to improve the quality and effectiveness of teacher, principals, and other school leaders, to increase the number of teachers, principals, and other school leaders who are effective in improving student academic achievement in schools, and to provide low-income and minority students greater access to effective teachers, principals, and other school leaders.

Title IV, Part A Student Support and Academic Enrichment Grants

The Franklin County School District receives grant funds through the Student Support and Academic Enrichment (SSAE). Funds from this program can be used to advance student academic achievement by increasing the capacity of schools to provide all students with access to a well-rounded education. 

Title IV, Part B (21st CCLC)

The Franklin County School District receives funds under Title IV, Part B. The purpose of the Title IV, Part B, 21st Century Community Learning Centers (CCLC) Program is to provide opportunities for communities to establish or expand activities in community learning centers that provide academic enrichment opportunities for children to meet state and local student standards in core academic subjects, offer students a broad array of enrichment activities that can complement their regular academic programs, and extend literacy and other educational services to the families of participating children.

The Mississippi Department of Education funds programs for three years. Contingent upon proper implementation of the project and completion and submission of all required documentation and future congressional appropriations, recipients will receive funding at 100% for the first two years of the program and 80% of their original funding in year three.

Title V, Part B (Rural Education)

The Rural Education Initiative (Rural and Low-Income School (RLIS) Program) is designed to address the unique needs of small, rural that frequently lack the personnel and resources necessary to compete effectively for Federal competitive grants and receive formula grant allocations under other programs in amounts too small to be effective in meeting their intended purposes.

Special Populations

The Franklin County School District recognizes the need to provide resources to meet the needs of an array of students who may require additional support to be successful in school and beyond.  These students include English Learners, migrant, immigrant students, students who are homeless, students who are in foster care, and students housed in neglected or delinquent facilities.  Support is provided in various ways to ensure that these students are proficient and showing growth in assessed areas, graduating high school, ready for college and career, have access to high-quality early childhood programs, and have effective teachers and leaders to improve student outcomes.

More information for any of the programs is available by contacting the Federal Programs office, (601) 384-2340.