The Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) is a United States federal statute originally enacted in 1965. These federal funds are authorized for supplemental professional development, instructional materials, resources to support educational programs, as well as parent and family engagement programs. The current reauthorization of ESEA is the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA).
Northside ISD receives federal funding for the following entitlement programs within the Elementary and Secondary Education Act.
- Title I, Part A - Improving the Academic Achievement of Students
- Title I, Part C - Migrant Education Program
- Title II, Part A - Supporting Effective Instruction (Preparing, Training, and Recruiting High-Quality Teachers and Principals)
- Title III, Part A: English Language Acquisition, Language Enhancement, and Academic Achievement (Language Instruction for Limited English Proficient and Immigrant Students)
- Title IV, Part A - Student Support and Academic Enrichment
In accordance with United States Code (U.S.C.) Annotated, Title 20, Chapter 70, Subchapter VIII, Part C, Section 7846, and Public law (P.L.) 114-95, Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA), Section 8306, an entity planning to submit a federal grant application must afford a reasonable opportunity for public comment on the application before it is submitted.
This notice is to inform the public and community that Northside ISD is in the process of or has the intention to apply for the following ESSA grants:
- Title I, Part A - Improving the Academic Achievement of Students: This grant provides financial assistance to local educational agencies (L.E.A.s) and schools with high numbers or high percentages of children from low-income families to help ensure that all children meet challenging state academic standards.
- Title I, Part C - Migrant Education Program: The goal of the Migrant Education Program is to ensure that all migratory children reach challenging academic standards and graduate with a high school diploma (or complete a HSED) that prepares them for responsible citizenship, further learning, and productive employment.
- Title II, Part A - Supporting Effective Instruction (Preparing, Training, and Recruiting High-Quality Teachers and Principals): This grant provides funds to support districts to increase student academic achievement through strategies such as improving teacher and principal quality, increasing the number of highly qualified teachers in the classroom, and highly qualified principals and assistant principals in schools.
- Title III, Part A - English Language Acquisition, Language Enhancement, and Academic Achievement (Language Instruction for Limited English Proficient and Immigrant Students): This grant intends to help ensure that children who are limited English proficient, including immigrant children and youth, attain English proficiency, develop high levels of academic attainment in English, and meet the same challenging State academic content and student academic achievement standards as all children are expected to meet.
- Title IV, Part A - Student Support and Academic Enrichment: This grant intends to support programs that prevent violence in and around schools; that prevent the illegal use of alcohol, tobacco, and drugs; that involve parents and communities; and that are coordinated with related Federal, State, school, and community efforts and resources to foster a safe and drug-free learning environment.
Click here to provide public comment on the 2023-2024 ESSA grant applications. Public comment will be open from Tuesday, May 16, 2023 - Wednesday, June 14, 2023.