External Funding & Compliance
Title I, Part A – Improving Basic Programs Operated By Local Educational Agencies—of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA), as amended by the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) of 2015, provides supplemental funding to state and local educational agencies to acquire additional education resources at schools serving high concentrations of students(40% or more) from low-income homes. These resources are used to improve the quality of education programs and ensure students from low-income families have opportunities to meet challenging state assessments.
Title I Part C Migrant Identification
The Texas Education Agency and the U.S. Dept. of Education requires the annual identification, recruitment, and certification of migrant students. SBISD has a procedure in place for identifying, recruiting, and certifying migrant students. This is an ongoing, year-round process. The External Funding and Compliance Department coordinates with Migrant Campus Contacts from each campus to ensure that the Migrant Survey Form is administered annually to all students.
Ensuring that children experiencing homelessness or families in transition are identified and enrolled in school. Work collaboratively to provide referrals and resources, including health, mental health, housing, transportation, and other appropriate services to provide pathways to accessibility and belonging. We hope to create a safe and inclusive space for all students to have the opportunity to learn and thrive.
Private Non- Profit (PNP) Schools and Equitable Services
Local Educational Agency's (LEAs) or school districts who receive federal funds are required to provide equitable services for eligible PNP school children, teachers, and other educational personnel. The term "equitable services" refers to the process of providing students, teachers, staff , and families at eligible PNPs fair access to federal funded educational programs and services, as appropriate. Services provided by the LEA for private school participants are designed to meet their educational needs and supplement the educational services provided by the private school. Educational services or other benefits, including materials and equipment, provided under this section, shall be secular, neutral, and non-ideological. the process depends on a " timely and meaningful consultation" between ISD officials and those of eligible PNPs.
- The private school holds not-for-profit status. A home school is considered a private school if it has official non profit status (i.e., have a tax exempt identification number)
- The private school submits appropriate documents to determine eligibility, as requested
- The private school and/or its students (dependent upon the program of interest) are located within the geographic jurisdiction of a local educational agency (LEA) that is eligible and receives funding. If the LEA does not receive funds for a specific program, it is not possible for the PNP to receive funds for that program.