For Immediate Release: November 8, 2021
JACKSON, Miss. – Today, The Mississippi Department of Education (MDE) kicks off a series of eight regional literacy meetings across the state for families of students in kindergarten through 3rd grade.
All meetings are from 6 –7 p.m. and no registration is required. The first one takes place tonight in McComb. Other locations include Oxford, Jackson, Moss Point, Yazoo City, Itta Bena and Starkville.
At each meeting, families will receive an overview of the state law concerning literacy and assessment, as well as strategies that can be used at home to help students improve their reading skills. The state law, known as the Literacy-Based Promotion Act (LBPA), focuses on prevention and intervention to help children develop the reading skills required for 4th grade.
Family engagement is also a critical component of students’ reading success.
Time and place of each meeting are as follows:
- Monday, Nov. 8, 6 – 7 p.m.
McComb High School Cafeteria
310 7th Street, McComb
- Tuesday, Nov. 9, 6 – 7 p.m.
Bramlett Elementary School
225 Bramlett Boulevard, Oxford
- Thursday, Nov. 11, 6 – 7 p.m.
McWillie Elementary School
4851 McWillie Circle, Jackson
- Monday, Nov. 15, 6 – 7 p.m.
Family Education Center
3524 Prentiss Avenue, Moss Point
- Tuesday, Nov. 16, 6 – 7 p.m.
McCoy Elementary School
1835 School Drive, Yazoo City
- Thursday, Nov. 18, 6 – 7 p.m.
MS Valley State Business Building
14000, US- 82 West, Itta Bena
- Tuesday, Nov. 30, 6 – 7 p.m.
Partnership Middle School
11200 MS-182, Starkville
- Monday, Dec. 6, 6 – 7 p.m.
Bates Elementary School
3180 McDowell Rd Ext, Jackson