Federal Programs

Welcome to the HCSD Federal Programs Department

Title I, Part A

Harrison County School District uses Title I funds in all 16 of our K-8 schools. Each School operates a Title I school wide program. This program provides financial assistance to schools with more than forty percent of the students receiving free and reduced-price lunches. Title I funds generally offer smaller classes or special instructional space, additional teachers, or 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 student, and additional teaching material which supplement regular instruction. Each school develops a continuous improvement plan based on needs identified within the school. The Title I school plans include research based strategies for improving student achievement and parental involvement strategies. For more information in regards to school plans, please contact the Principal of the school.

FY 17 CFPA MDE approved 11/21/16.

Parent's Right to Know Letter

Mississippi Administrative Procedure for Complaints or Appeals Under the NCLB Act of 2001

District Parental Involvement Policy
District Parental Involvement Policy (Spanish)
District Parental Involvement Policy (Vietnamese)

DRAFT District Family and Parent Engagement Policy
(Please provide any feedback you would like to give to Melissa Garrison at mgarrison@harrison.k12.ms.us)

Title II, Part A

Harrison County School District receives Title II funds to support class-size reduction in five of the elementary schools. The funds are also used to provide research based high quality professional development that improves the knowledge of all teachers and principals in the district.

Private Schools

Complaint Policy

Title III

Harrison County School District receives Title III funds. The purpose of these funds is to promote high quality education for English Language Learners by ensuring that limited English proficient children, including immigrant children and youth, master English and meet the same rigorous standards for academic achievement as all children are expected to meet. These standards include meeting challenging State academic content and student academic achievement standards by developing high quality language instruction.

HCSD District ELL Plan

MS ELL Guidelines

MS English Learner Resources

MS Family Guides for Student Success (Spanish Versions)

McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance Act

Harrison County School District Homeless Liaison:

Dr. Laretta Marks 11072 Hwy. 49

Gulfport, MS 39503


HCSD Student Services

Harrison County School District welcomes your comments, suggestions, questions and/or concerns in regards to Federal Programs.

Please contact Melissa Garrison, Director of Federal Programs, by phone 228-831-5328 or email mgarrison@harrison.k12.ms.us

HCSD Federal Programs Department
11072 Highway 49
Gulfport, MS 39503

Phone: (228) 831-5328
Fax: (228) 539-6507
Bookkeeping: (228) 831-5336