About the Long Beach Campaign for Grade-Level Reading

Long Beach School District provides the leadership for the City of Long Beach in serving as a member of the Campaign for Grade-level Reading Network as one of only nine communities located within Mississippi.   

Coalition partners include Mississippi Action Progress HeadStart, Mississippi Department of Education Early Childhood Learning Collaborative, Mission Acceleration, Long Beach Rotary Club, Long Beach Public Library, Bull’s Restaurant, Harbor View Café, Harrison County Health Department, Attendance Works, and the Child Development Center.  

Programs introduced to the community to increase early literacy include:  

  • Pre-K4: an effort to provide preschool for 4-year-olds in the Long Beach community.  Classes are conducted by a certified teacher and assistant for twenty (20) four-year-olds with the goal of achieving kindergarten readiness.  The program operates in school facilities and is sustained through the Mississippi Department of Education Early Learning Collaborative Grant, private donations, and limited tuition. 
  • Mission Acceleration: A program that provides academic guides to serve struggling readers in K-5 with the use of evidence-based academic intervention. 
  • Vroom:  Vroom offers a smartphone app that allows parents to receive daily reminders of teachable moments with their children.  

The Long Beach Campaign is supported through afterschool programs, volunteer readers and mentors, and tutoring programs.  


Kelleigh Broussard
Executive Director of Curriculum & Instruction, Assistant Superintendent
Long Beach School District