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State and Federal Programs (Title 1)

Title I, Part A

Purpose Under the recent legislation of Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA), formerly No Child Left Behind (NCLB), Title I, Part A is supplemental funding to support high poverty schools in providing opportunities for children to acquire the knowledge and skills in the State content standards and to meet the challenging State performance standards developed for all children. These funds are meant to supplement, not supplant, regular education funds. In addition to serving students in public school, districts are obliged to serve students who would be eligible in the public school, but are attending non-public schools. Districts must also serve students in the facilities for Neglected and Delinquent children with Title I funds. Types of Programs Title I, Part A funds may be used in a Schoolwide model or a Targeted Assistance model:

  • A schoolwide program allows the use of Title I funds to upgrade the entire educational program to meet the educational needs of all students in a school. In Northside this option is made available to campuses with a poverty threshold greater than 56%. The threshold is reviewed each year during the planning cycle.
  • A targeted assistance model supports only identified students meeting certain criteria.

For 2018-2019, Northside ISD has 48 Title I schoolwide campuses and no targeted assistance campuses.

Accountability Under provisions in Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA), states, school districts, and campuses are evaluated annually for meeting federal accountability requirements.

Services Programs/activities supported, all or partially, by Title I funds to provide academic assistance in the content areas:

  • Supplemental staff are provided on each Title 1 campus
  • Extended Day Programs (before and after school, on Saturdays, and during the summer)
  • Title I Even Start Family Literacy Program
  • Family Engagement Program


Northside ISD follows guidance in Education Department General Administrative Regulations (EDGAR) for all Title 1, Part A funds spent.

Parent and Family Engagement 

Funds are provided at the District and campus levels to assist parents in becoming partners in their children's education.

There is coordination with NISD Family Engagement Program, NISD Title I Even Start Family Literacy Program, NISD Connections, Family Service Association, Head Start, Communities in Schools (CIS), and United Way of San Antonio.

NOTE: Not all programs are available on all campuses.

Right to Know Letter - English


Right to Know Letter - English

Shirley J. Howsman Elementary School

11431 Vance Jackson Road

San Antonio, Texas 78230-1806

(210)397-2350 ● (210)561-5047 Fax

Northside Independent School District

Brian T. Woods, Ed.D. Superintendent

Tom Buente, Principal

Rosanna Guajardo, Vice Principal

Parent Notification Compliance with Public Law 114-95,

Section 1112(e)(1)(A)(i)-(ii) and Section 1112(e)(1)(B)(ii)

To: All Parents or Guardians

From: Shirley J. Howsman Elementary School

Date: September 7, 2021

Subject: Notification to Parents of Teacher/Paraprofessional Qualifications

In accordance with Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) PARENTS’ RIGHT-TO-KNOW, this is a notification to every parent of a student in a Title I school that you have the right to request and receive in a timely manner information regarding the professional qualifications of your student’s classroom teachers and paraprofessionals.

The information regarding the professional qualifications of your student’s classroom teachers and paraprofessionals shall include the following:

I. If the teacher has met state certification/qualification criteria for the grade level and subject areas taught;

II. If the teacher is teaching under emergency or other provisional status through which state certification/qualification criteria are waived; and

III. The teacher is assigned in the field of discipline of the certification.

IV. Whether the student is provided services by paraprofessionals, and if so, their qualifications. [ESSA 1112(e)(1)(A)(i)-(ii)]


In addition to the above information, you will be notified if your student has been taught for four or more consecutive weeks by a teacher who does not meet the applicable state certification requirements at the grade level and subject area in which the teacher has been assigned. [ESSA 1112(e)(1)(B)(ii)]

Teachers may meet this requirement if the district is implementing its approved District Innovation teacher certification policy or if the teacher meets the State Certification assignment rules.

If you would like to receive any additional information about any of the above issues, please contact Howsman Elementary School at 210-397-2350.

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Notificación Paternal

Conformidad con Derecho Público 114-95,

la Sección 1112 (e)(1)(A)(i)-(ii) y la Sección 1112 (e)(1)(B)(ii)

Para: Todos los Padres o Guardas

De: Shirley J. Howsman Fecha:

7 de septiembre de 2021

Sujeto: Notificación a Padres de Calificaciones de Profesor/Asistente de Profesor


De acuerdo con el Acto de Cada Estudiante Logra (ESSA) EL DERECHO DE LOS PADRES de saber, esta es una notificación de a cada padre de un estudiante en una escuela de Título I que usted tiene el derecho de solicitar y recibir en una manera oportuna información de sobre en cuanto a las calificaciones profesionales de los profesores de aula de su estudiante y asistente profesores.

información en cuanto a las calificaciones profesionales de los profesores y asistente profesores de aula de su estudiante incluirá lo siguiente:

I. Si el profesor ha encontrado criterios de certificación/calificaciones estatales para el nivel de grado y especialidades enseñadas;

II. Si el profesor da clases bajo la urgencia u otro estado provisional por el cual los criterios de certificación/calificaciones estatales son renunciados; y 

III. El profesor es adjudicado en el campo de disciplina de la certificación.

IV. Si al estudiante le proporcionan servicios los asistente profesores, y de ser así, su calificaciones [ESSA 1112 (e)(1)(A)(i)-(ii)]

Además de la información encima usted será notificado si su estudiante ha sido enseñado durante cuatro o más semanas consecutivas por un profesor que no encuentra las exigencias de certificación estatales aplicables en el nivel de grado y especialidad en la cual el profesor ha sido adjudicado. [ESSA 1112 (e)(1)(B)(ii)]

Los maestros puede cumplir este requisito si el distrito está implementando su política de certificación aprobada de Innovación de masestros del distrito o si el maestro cumple con las reglas de Certificación asignación de del Estado.

Si le gustaría recibir alguna información adicional sobre cualquiera de las cuestiones encima, por favor póngase en contacto con Howsman Elementary School en 210-397-2350.

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