Richton School District Point of Contact: Dr. Felicia McCardle, 601-788-5908

Parental and Community Involvement Public Comments Requested for Federal Programs:

The Richton School District invites parents and the community an opportunity to provide input in the development of federal funding for all title programs.

To view all federal funding for title programs, please go the following website:                                                                                MCAPS at

Once you reach the page, search for Richton School District.

Then, go to funding.  You will see funding for Federal Consolidated Funding with detailed budgets for Title 1, Title 2, Title 4, and Title 5.

We welcome your comments and questions concerning these budgets. You may send any comments or questions to:

LEA District Plan and Schoolwide Plans:

Richton School District’s LEA Plan and the Schoolwide Plans for both Richton Elementary and Richton High School are found at : MCAPS at

Once you arrive at MCAPS, click on planning.

The district has five major goals:

G 1) Academic Achievement

G 2) Professional Development

G 3) Graduation towards College and Career

G 4) Safe and Healthy Schools

G 5) Effective Grants and Funding Management

Each goal has action steps and tools needed to accomplish these goals. Specifically, each school has adds additional steps to meet the district’s goals.

We welcome any questions or comments on our schoolwide plans. Send your questions and comments to:




 Title I is a federal education program that supports low income students throughout the nation.  Funds are distributed to high poverty schools, as determined by the number of students who qualify for free or reduced lunch. The funds can be used to hire additional teachers or teaching assistants, to provide computers or software, to fund before, after and summer school programs, and to purchase additional materials or equipment.


Our school was selected because of the percentage of our students who qualify for free or reduced lunch and breakfast.


Because all of our Title I schools are  designated as “school-wide” Title I schools, all children in the Title I schools are eligible for services.  When data indicate the need for interventions either because of low performance or at-risk behaviors, any student is eligible for Title I services. Your child may qualify for tutoring, before or after school programs, technology support, a classroom with fewer children or summer school. In addition, when Title I schools receive additional programs, they are available to all students for which they are designed regardless of their free or reduced lunch status.


All children in Title I schools benefit from the additional teachers and assistants.  Because there are more adults to help children, all children receive more individualized and small group instruction.  The goal of Title I services is to accelerate academic achievement so that all children meet or exceed state and federal standards of performance.


Parent Information on FERPA and PII

 The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act or FERPA provides certain rights for parents regarding their children’s educational records.  FERPA gives these rights to custodial and noncustodial parents alike, unless there is a court order, legally binding document, or State law that specifically provides to the contrary.

FERPA is a Federal law that is administered by the Student Privacy Policy Office and protects “education records.”  The rights provided by FERPA to a parent include, but are not limited to:

  • The right to inspect and review a child’s education records
  • The right to seek to amend the records
  • The right to consent to disclosure of PII (Personal Identification Information) from the records
  • The right to file a complaint regarding an alleged failure to comply with FERPA

For more information regarding FERPA, PII, and other student privacy issues, please visit the website at:

If you have questions about FERPA or need additional information, you may contact:

Student Privacy Policy Office, U. S. Department of Education

400 Maryland Avenue, SW, Washington, DC 20202-8520


Parent’s Right to know Letter
For Advising Parents of the Right to Know Information about a teacher’s Qualifications as Required by ESSA[Section 1111(h)(6) (B)(ii)ESEA.] Guidance D-3.

Dear Parent/Guardian,

At Richton School District(RSD), we are proud of our teachers and feel they are ready for the coming school year and are prepared to give your child a high-quality education.  As a Title I school, we must meet federal rules related to teacher qualifications as defined in Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) which replaced No Child Left Behind (NCLB) in December 2015.

Title I, Part A schools must give each parent timely notice when their child has been assigned, or has been taught for four or more consecutive weeks, by a teacher who is not highly qualified.  These rules allow you to learn more about your child’s teachers’ training and credentials.  We are happy to provide this information to you.  At any time, you may ask:

  • Whether the teacher met state qualifications and certification requirements for the grade level and subject he/she is teaching,
  • Whether the teacher received an emergency or conditional certificate through which state qualifications were waived, and
  • What undergraduate or graduate degrees the teacher holds, including graduate certificates and additional degrees, and major(s) or area(s) of concentration.

You may also ask if your child receives help from a paraprofessional.  If your child receives this assistance, we can provide you with information about the paraprofessional’s qualifications.

Our staff is committed to helping your child develop the academic knowledge and critical thinking he/she needs to succeed in school and beyond.  The commitment includes making sure that all of our teachers and paraprofessionals are highly skilled.

If you have any questions about your child’s assignment to a teacher or paraprofessional, please contact the office of your child’s principal at 601-788-6975 for the elementary school and 601-788-9609 for the middle-senior high school


School/Teacher/Parent Student Compact Agreement 

School Mission: At Richton School District, we are committed to working collaboratively to provide a quality learning environment in which ALL children can learn and develop to their maximum potential. Hand in hand, we can work together for our students. 

As teachers, we will: 

  • -believe that each student can learn; 
  • -show respect for each child and his/her family; 
  • -come to class prepared to teach; 
  • -provide an environment conducive to learning; 
  • -help each child grow to his/her fullest potential; 
  • -provide meaningful and appropriate homework activities; 
  • -enforce school and classroom rules fairly and consistently; 
  • -maintain open lines of communications with student and his/her parents; 
  • -seek ways to involve parents in the school program; 
  • -demonstrate professional behavior and a positive attitude. 

As a Student, I will: 

  • -always try to do my best in my work and in my behavior; 
  • -work cooperatively with my classmates; 
  • -obey the school and the bus rules; 
  • -take pride in my school; 
  • -come to school prepared with my homework and my supplies; 
  • -believe that I can learn and will learn. 

As a Parent/Guardian, I will: 

  • -see that my child attends school regularly and on time; 
  • -provide a home environment that encourages my child to learn; 
  • -insist that all homework assignments are completed; 
  • -communicate regularly with my child’s teachers; 
  • -support the school in developing positive behaviors; 
  • -talk with my child about his/her school activities every day; 
  • -encourage my child to read at home and to monitor his/her 1V viewing; 
  • -show respect and support for my child, the teacher and the school. 

As a Principal and School, we will: 

  • -Provide an environment that allows for positive communication between the teacher, parent and student; 
  • -Encourage teachers to regularly provide homework assignments that will reinforce classroom instruction; 
  • Provide opportunities to be involved in the school and in their child’s education.