MDE COVID-19 Guidance to Districts as of May 22, 2020

CARES Act Equitable Services 
The CARES Act Elementary and Secondary Schools Emergency Relief Fund (ESSERF) will provide financial assistance to each Mississippi school district to help address the numerous challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic….  

 May 28 Virtual Event: How ST Math Helps Meet the Diverse Needs of Students in the Wake of COVID-19 
The COVID-19 crisis will have a dramatic impact on student learning, and it will be especially negative with regard to mathematics. When students do return to school, more of them will… 

 SAVE THE DATE: SREB Summer Training 
The Mississippi  Department of Education will be hosting the Grade 8/9 SREB Ready for High School and Grade 12 SREB Ready and Essentials for College course trainings VIRTUALLY, the week… 

 Do You Have Questions for MDE?  
Please check the 
MDE COVID-19 Information webpage before emailing your questions to MDE staff. The answers to most of the questions we receive are addressed on the webpage. We also regularly add guidance, answers to new questions and links to our daily update email on this webpage. Daily updates are posted in the Administrator News section of the EdUpdate. 

 The Educator Licensure Call Center will be open every Tuesday and Thursday, 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. and 1 p.m. – 4 p.m., until further notice. You may reach a licensure team member at 601-359-3483. Due to the anticipated high volume of calls, we encourage you to continue to visit the Educator Licensure section of and before calling the office or emailing questions to the email address. Answers to most questions we receive are addressed on those webpages. 

 Announcements from all previous email updates are posted in the Administrator News section of the EdUpdate.