Federal Programs

St. James Parish receives federal monies through the Louisiana Department of Education.

Title I monies are allocated to all schools in St. James Parish. Monies are allocated to schools based on poverty levels reported by free and reduced lunch percentages. These monies are used at each individual school site to best meet the educational needs of the academically at risk students.

Title II monies are used to provide professional development for all teachers, paraprofessionals and administrators. Theses monies focus on improving the teaching and learning in every classroom.

Staff / Contact Information / Resources

Simone Labat, Director : 225-258-4559 [email protected]

Contact Ms. Labat  for homeless questions.

State Coordinator for Homeless Education
Homeless Hotline 877-453-2721

Title I Instructional Resources Center - Make and Take Services

Title I provides parents with resources to help their child or children with academic projects. Some resources include: science and social studies project boards, die cuts and paper for project development, project ideas, books for home use, ideas for reinforcing skill development in students. A nominal fee is required for project boards.

Hours of Operation: Monday and Thursday from 1:30pm to 4:30pm following the school calendar. Summer hours are posted when applicable.

"Homeless Children and Youth Have the Right to a Free, Appropriate Public Education"

The McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance Act of 1987 (and Improvement Act of 2001) defines the term "homeless person" as one who lacks a fixed, regular, and adequate nighttime residence and who has a primary nighttime residence that is:
  • a shelter/transitional housing, welfare motel
  • the streets, cars, abandoned buildings, campgrounds, etc.
  • an institution that provides a temporary residence for individuals intended to be institutionalized
  • a residence with substandard living conditions (not fit for human habitation-no electricity, no heat, no running water, no windows/doors, holes in the roof/floor, no way to cook/store food)
  • two or more families living together in crowded or undesirable living conditions, (doubling/tripling-up) because they have no place of their own to live where they can safely and healthfully meet their basic needs in privacy and with dignity.
  • migratory children may qualify as homeless
The following websites are excellent resources:

National Association for the Education of Homeless Children and Youth

Louisiana Department of Education Homeless Education Site

The first form below must be completed on every student, every year the child is enrolled in one of our schools:

LA Student Residency Questionnaire Form

Title X, Part C Referral Form

Caregiver Form