MAFEPD News

MS Association of Federal Education Program Directors

Letter from the President

Dear Colleagues,

It is an honor to serve as the MAFEPD president for 2018-19. My fellow board members and I are working hard to bring you a 2019 summer conference that will make a difference in your professional experiences every day.


As MAFEPD members you are also NAFEPA members. Please take advantage of the NAFPA Connection that you receive each month. It is filled with great information about what is going on at the USDE and on Capitol Hill concerning a wide array of topics that affects what we do in our districts.


After the Christmas break, we will be releasing all the information for our 2019 summer conference. As a reminder, the dates are June 25th through 28th in Jackson. We will also be releasing the "Call for Proposals" for concurrent sessions. The board encourages districts to submit proposals to share the great things you are doing in your districts.


Please have a safe and happy holiday season!


Sincerely,

Frank Catchings, Ph.D.

MAFEPD President

Leadership Award Nominations

Are there directors dedicated and committed to serving students and educational programs in our state and most importantly advocating for education? If so, consider recognizing them with the NAFEPA State Leadership Award. Please participate in the survey and nominate up to 5 Federal Program Directors who have assumed significant roles in the support and promotion of activities and goals of MAFEPD and NAFEPA .


An individual may receive the State Leadership Award only once in a ten year period. Please click the link below to begin voting. Voting will close on Friday, January 4th.

Scholarship Opportunity

We are excited to offer scholarship opportunities to graduating seniors in your district. Because the state winner will move on to represent the state at the national level, scholarships are only available to students in districts who have current members in NAFEPA.


The deadline for students to submit their application is January 11th. Click the link below to access the 2018-2019 application.


If you have any questions, do not hesitate to contact velma.johnson@gulfportschools.org

Helpful Tips

Tips from Laura Prather, Federal Programs Director

Vicksburg Warren School District



Document! Document! Document!

  • For documentation, use the acronym SAVE for all professional development conducted at a school site. Sign-in Sheets, Agenda, Verification of Service, and Evaluation.


Private Schools

  • Check the Secretary of State website to determine if a private school is non-profit. Services can only be provided to non-profit private schools.
  • Require private schools to sign a set of assurances.
  • During consultation, provide private schools with written documentation of their allocations. Be sure to include the funds obligation date and require signatures to document the consultation.


Helpful Resources (LRP Publications)

  • Title I Monitor Annual Subscription
  • Managing Your Federal Education Funds Subscription