10 regional literacy meetings for families of K-3 students set to begin Sept. 12 across state

The Mississippi Department of Education Office of Elementary Education, Division of Literacy will host 10 regional literacy meetings beginning Sept. 12, for families of students in kindergarten through third grade.

At the meetings, 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.

Session times at all locations: 6 – 7 p.m. No registration is required.

Time and place of each meeting are as follows:

Tuesday, Sept. 12, 6-7 p.m.
Cleveland Central High School
300 West Sunflower Road, Cleveland

Tuesday, Sept. 12, 6-7 p.m.
Brandon Central Office (Boardroom)
2630 McArthur Dr., Columbus

Thursday, Sept. 14, 6-7 p.m.
Richland High School (Multipurpose room)
1202 Highway 49 South, Richland

Tuesday, Sept. 19, 6-7 p.m.
McWillie Elementary
4851 McWillie Circle, Jackson

Tuesday, Sept. 19, 6-7 p.m.
Morgantown Elementary
101 Cottage Home Dr., Natchez

Wednesday, Sept. 20, 6-7 p.m.
Family Education Center
3524 Prentiss Ave., Moss Point

Thursday, Sept. 21, 6-7 p.m.
Sykes Elementary
3555 Simpson St., Jackson

Tuesday, Sept. 26, 6-7 p.m.
McCoy Elementary
1835 School Drive, Yazoo City

Thursday, Sept. 28, 6-7 p.m.
Holly Springs Primary School
405 South Maury Street, Holly Springs

Thursday, Sept. 28, 6-7 p.m.
Denman Junior High School
1211 Louisiana Ave., McComb

Additional family resources can be found at https://strongreadersms.com.