State & Federal Funding
Elementary and Secondary School Emergency Relief III (ESSER III) funds are being provided to school districts under the American Rescue Plan (ARP) Act of 2021, Public Law 117-2, enacted on March 11, 2021. These funds are intended to respond to the pandemic and address student learning loss as a result of COVID-19.
The Texas Education Agency (TEA) has released two-thirds of the total allocation to Texas school districts. The remaining one-third will be made available upon the US Department of Education’s approval.
Funds are supplemental to all other funding sources to school systems and will not be supplanted at the State level. They will be available thru September 30, 2024.
Eanes ISD Allocation:
- Initial Allocation (2/3): $789,480
- Remaining Allocation (1/3): $394,740
- Total Allocation: $1,184,220
ESSER III Survey
The Texas Education Agency requires districts to submit a spending plan to receive ESSER III funding. In June 2021, Eanes ISD is asked for input from stakeholders across our community. Your feedback helped us finalize our plan on the use for these funds prior to applying for the grant. These funds are not renewable beyond the initial grant.
View Survey Results.
"The purpose of this title is to provide all children significant opportunity to receive a fair, equitable, and high-quality education, and to close educational achievement gaps." - ESSA statement of purpose
ESSA is a law that went into effect during the 2017-2018 school year. It replaced the previous version of the law, No Child Left Behind (NCLB), which was enacted in 2002.
Highlights of ESSA
- Advances equity by upholding critical protections for America's disadvantaged and high-need students.
- Requires—for the first time—that all students in America be taught to high academic standards that will prepare them to succeed in college and careers.
- Ensures that vital information is provided to educators, families, students, and communities through annual statewide assessments that measure students' progress toward those high standards.
- Helps to support and grow local innovations—including evidence-based and place-based interventions developed by local leaders and educators—consistent with our Investing in Innovation and Promise Neighborhoods
Title I, Part A - Improving Basic Program
Purpose: Title I, Part A of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA), as amended by the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) - Improving Basic Programs: The Title I program provides supplemental educational services so that all children have a fair, equal, and significant opportunity to obtain a high-quality education. Generally, to qualify for assistance under Title I, a student must reside within the attendance area of a participating public school located in a low-income area and be failing, or at risk of failing, to meet student academic achievement standards. Supplemental funding provides resources to help schools with a high concentration of students from low-income families provide a high-quality education that will enable all children to meet the challenging state standards. Title I, Part A provides support to schools in implementing either a school-wide program (SWP) or a targeted assistance program (TAP) and requires that these programs use effective methods and instructional strategies that are grounded in evidence-based research.
Title II, Part A - Supporting Effective Instruction
Purpose: Title II, Part A -Supporting Effective Instruction provides supplemental funding to increase student academic achievement through improving teacher and principal quality and increasing the number of effective teachers in the classroom and highly qualified principals and assistant principals in schools. The program uses evidence-based professional development interventions and holds districts and schools accountable for improvements in student academic achievement.
Title III, Part A - English Language Acquisition
Purpose: Title III, Part A, English Language Acquisition (ELA), Language Enhancement, and Academic Achievement provides supplemental resources to help ensure that children who are English learners, including immigrant children and youth, attain English proficiency at high levels in academic subjects and can meet the same challenging State academic standards that all children are expected to meet.
Title IV, Part A - (SSAE) Student Support and Academic Enrichment Program
Purpose: The SSAE program is intended to improve students’ academic achievement by increasing the capacity of local education agencies (LEAs) to – (1) provide all students with access to a well-rounded education; (2) improve school conditions for student learning; (3) improve the uses of technology in order to improve academic achievement and digital literacy for all students.
Visit the U.S. Department of Education website for more information: https://www.ed.gov/essa?src=ft