ESSA Title I-IV
ESSA Title I
Application & Compliance (Links)
- TEA Federal Program Compliance Division Resources - (includes clickable links, videos, and resources for: Gun-Free Schools Report, ESSA Consolidated Compliance Report, and Rural and Low-Income Schools Report)
- TEA Federal Program Compliance Division Resources for ESSA Program - (includes clickable links for resources and videos for Title I, Part A, C, D; Title II, Part A; and Title IV, Part A)
- General and Fiscal Guidelines
- General Provisions and Assurances
- Lobbying Certification
- Debarment and Suspension Certification
- ESSA Program Guidelines
- ESSA Consolidated Grant Sample Application
- Schedule SC5000 Guidance
- Strategic Priorities and Recommended Uses of Funds
Application & Compliance (Documents)
Campus & District Improvement Plan (Links)
Campus & District Improvement Plan (Documents)
Comparability of Services
- State and local funds used to provide services at Title I, Part A campuses are substantially comparable, taken as a whole, at each Title I campus.
- State and local funds used to provide services at Title I, Part A campuses with higher percentages of low income students are equal to or greater than the services provided at Title I, Part A campuses with lower percentages of low-income students.
ESSER - COVID-19 Support: District Waivers, Finance & Grants
- Federal Funding and Grants FAQ - (PDF) October 1, 2020
- Federally Funded ESC Grants FAQ - (PDF) April 23, 2020
- Migrant Education Program Guidance - (PDF) May 7, 2020
- CARES Act Funding and Expense Reimbursement FAQ - (PDF) October 15, 2020
- Texas Department of Emergency Management (TDEM) Coronavirus Relief Fund(CRF) FAQ (PDF) September 17, 2020
- CARES Act Equitable Services FAQ - (PDF) October 15, 2020
- CARES Act Funding Support for LEAs - (PDF) June 18, 2020
- SY 20/21 FEMA FAQ - (PDF) September 17, 2020
Maintenance of Effort
Private School Equitable Services (Links)
Private School Equitable Services (Documents)
Title I, Part A, Schoolwide Programs
- TEA Title I, Part A Improving Basic Programs
- Title I, Part A Frequently Asked Questions - August 21, 2020
- Title I, Part A Program Webinar - April 28, 2020
- Title I, Part A Program Guide - May 4, 2020
- Title I, Part A Use of Funds One Pager - Revised May 15, 2020
Sample Letters for Parents' Right To Know
- English - Notifications to Parent of Teacher/Paraprofessional Qualifications
- Spanish - Notificación a Padres de Calificaciones de Profesor/Asistente de Profesor
Elements of a Schoolwide Program (from Title I, Part A Programs Guides)
- Element 1: Comprehensive Needs Assessment*
- Element 2: Campus Improvement Plan
- Element 3: Parent and Family Engagement*
* Must be addressed in the Campus Improvement Plan
ESSA Title I, Part D
ESSA Title II
Title II, Part A-Supporting Effective Instruction
ESSA Title IV
ESSA Title V, Part B
Title I, Part A Paraprofessional Requirements
- Properly trained paraprofessionals can play important roles in improving student achievement in Title I schools where they can reinforce and augment a teacher’s effort in the classroom. Unfortunately, studies indicate that paraprofessionals are used in many Title I schools for teaching and assisting in teaching when their educational backgrounds do not qualify them for such responsibilities. Title I of the ESEA, as amended by the ESSA requires that paraprofessionals meet higher standards of qualification, and ensures that students who need the most help receive instructional support only from qualified paraprofessionals.
- Federal Requirements - Title I, Part A Requirements for Paraprofessionals
- State Requirements - Becoming an Educational Aide in Texas
State Compensatory Education (SCE)
- The Texas Education Code (TEC) §28.0217, relates to satisfactory performance on state assessment instruments and providing accelerated instruction to certain students.
- The TEC, §29.081, defines the purpose of the SCE program and the statutory criteria for determining if a student is at risk of dropping out of high school.
- The TEC §29.089, allows school districts and charter schools to fund mentoring programs with SCE funds.
- The TEC §48.104, provides the method for TEA to calculate school district and charter school allotments and establishes certain additional uses for SCE funds.
- 19 Texas Administrative Code (TAC) §61.1027 is related to the eligible student count for the compensatory education allotment.