Federal Programs

Reagan Shoemaker, Executive Director of School Improvement

Federal Programs

Homeless Liaison

Foster Care Point of Contact


601-469-3250 ext 1013


Title Programs

The Office of Federal Programs provides leadership and technical assistance through the responsible and effective use of federal program dollars to support a quality education for every child in the Forest Municipal School District. Through a consolidated approach to planning and operation, we support federal, state, and district initiatives and needs. Revenue sources include Title I, Title II, Title III, Title IV, and Title V. The supplement not supplant provision requires that federal funds be used to augment the regular educational program or to supplement the amount of funds available from non-federal sources.

Title 1 funds aim to bridge the gap between low-income students and other students. The U.S. Department of Education provides supplemental funding to local school districts to meet the needs of at-risk and low-income students. According to the U.S. Department of Education, the purpose of Title 1 funding, “is to ensure that all children have a fair, equal, and significant opportunity to obtain a high quality education and reach, at minimum, proficiency on challenging state academic achievement standards and state academic assessments.”

Title II funds teachers to reduce class size plus provides funds for professional development and teacher recruitment.

Title III funds promote the high quality education for English Learners (EL) and Immigrant Youth.

Title IV funds support student academic enrichment.

Title V provides funding to address the unique needs of rural schools.

It is the policy of the Forest Municipal School District not to discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, or disability in its educational programs or employment policies.​​