Federal Programs


Betty Wilson-McSwain, Director

Betty Wilson-McSwain, Director


The McComb School District maintains a Title I school wide program in which all schools participate. This program provides supplemental educational funding to all schools with at least 40% free or reduced-price lunch participation. Title I funding can be used in a vairety of ways such as reducing class sizes, providing tutors to individualize instruction, providing instructional materials and programs to enhance learning, and providing technological hardware and software to assist in creating individual learning paths for students. Additionally, Title I funds can be utilized for teacher professional development in order to offer a high quality instructional experience for all students.


As part of the Title I school wide program, each school must submit a yearly school wide plan that includes specific plans for continuous school improvement through the use of research-based learning strategies and active parental involvement. For more information regarding specific school wide plans, contact school principals.


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 IV, 21st Century Community Learning Centers (21st CCLC)

The purpose of the 21st CCLC program to is provide opportunities for communities to establish or expand activities in community learning centers that:


  • provide academic enrichment opportunities for children, particularly for students who attend high-poverty and low-performing schools, 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
  • offer literacy and other educational services to the families of participating children


These centers can operate before or after school or any time the regular school day is not in session.


Title IV-A

Title IV, Part A authorizes activities in three broad areas:

  • Providing students with a well-rounded education (e.g., college and career counseling, STEM, music and arts, civics, IB/AP, computer science)
  • Support safe and healthy students (e.g., comprehensive school mental health, drug and violence prevention, training on trauma-informed practices, health and physical education) and
  • Supporting the effective use of technology (e.g., professional development, blended and personalized learning, and devices).



Betty Wilson-McSwain
601-684-4661 Ext. 1126
Jonashia Wells                      Renee McCray
            Administrative Assistant                Records Clerk                     
601-684-4661 Ext. 1115          601-684-4661 Ext. 1166

 The Children First Annual Report

The information required to be in the Children First Act (CFA) Annual Report will be compiled by the Mississippi Department of Education’s Office of Research and Statistics. This report is, according to the CFA, to be printed in the newspaper, listed on the district website and made available free of charge at a location(s) in the district in a hard copy format. The report shall look at the district as a whole and be printed in the paper and made available on the district website no later than November 1st of each year.

Please select the link below to view The Children First Annual Report


In accordance with ESEA Section 1111(h)(6) PARENTS RIGHT-TO-KNOW, the McComb School District is notifying every parent of a student in a Title I school that you have the right and may request information regarding the professional qualifications of your child’s classroom teacher.

Please select the link below to view Parents Right-To-Know Letter

                                                                                                                                                                            FRAUD, WASTE, AND ABUSE NOTIFICATION

Model Notification of Rights under FERPA for Schools
PPRA General Notice

The McComb School District completes all teaching experience/employment verifictions through Verifent.