Federal Programs Department
The Federal Programs Department working with district and campus administrators manage several federal grants. The U.S. Department of Education funds and No Child Left Behind (NCLB). These programs provide supplemental educational assistance to students in need of extra help to meet the sate academic standards. Title I, Part A of the Elementary and Secondary Act of 1965 (ESEA) provides local education agencies (LEA's, or school districts) with extra resources to help improve instruction in high-poverty schools and ensure that poor and minority children have the same opportunity as other children to meet challenging State academic standards. The No Child Left Behind Act of 2001 (NCLB) reauthorizes the ESEA and incorporates nearly all of the major reforms proposed by President Bush in his own No Child Left Behind framework for education reform, particularly in the areas of assessment, accountability, and school improvement.
1. To assist in improving the entire instructional program district-wide so that Title I/Migrant students have equal opportunities in the mastery of STAAR to meet Texas' performance standard;
2. To strengthen the parental involvement component at each of the campuses; and
3. To demonstrate a decrease in the high school dropout rate, thereby increasing the graduation rates.
The following federal programs are implemented in Roma ISD:
TITLE I PART A
Title I Part A’s intent is to improve basic programs operated by Local Education Agencies [LEA]. This funding source provides supplemental funding for resources to assist schools with high concentrations of students from low-income families to provide a high-quality education that will enable students to meet all state standards. Title I Part A supports schools in implementing either a school-wide program or a targeted assistance program. These programs must use effective methods and instructional strategies that are grounded in scientifically based research. All schools at SBCISD are Title I school-wide.
TITLE I PART C [MIGRANT]
The purpose of the Migrant Education Program is to design and support programs that help migrant students overcome the challenges of mobility, cultural language barriers, social isolation, and other difficulties associated with a migratory lifestyle.
TITLE II PART A
Title II Part A funding is used for teacher and principal training and recruiting. This supplemental funding targets improving student achievement by evaluating teacher and principal quality through recruitment, hiring, and retention strategies. The program uses scientifically based professional development interventions and holds districts accountable for improvements in student academic performance.
TITLE III PART A
Title III Part A provides supplemental resources to help ensure that children who are limited English proficient attain English proficiency at high levels in core academic subjects to meet state mandated achievement performance standards.
TITLE IV PART A
Title IV Part A provides students with a well-rounded education including programs such as college and career counseling, STEM, arts, civics and International Baccalaureate/Advanced Placement. Title IV also supports safe and healthy students with comprehensive school mental health, drug and violence prevention, training on trauma-informed practices, and health and physical education. In addition, this funding source assists districts in supporting the effective use of technology that is backed by professional development, blended learning and education tech devices.
Rural & Low Income
Rural & Low Income Program addresses the unique needs of rural school districts that frequently; lack the personnel and resources needed to compete effectively for Federal competitive grants, and receive formula grant allocations in amounts too small to be effective in meeting their intended purposes.