Every Student Succeeds Act
Elementary and Secondary Education Act
The Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) is a United States federal statute originally enacted in 1965. These federal funds are authorized for supplemental professional development, instructional materials, resources to support educational programs, as well as parent and family engagement programs. The current reauthorization of ESEA is the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA).
Humble ISD receives funding for the following entitlement programs within the Elementary and Secondary Education Act.
- Title I, Part A
- Title II, Part A
- Title III, Part A: English Learners (EL)
- Title IV, Part A
Title I, Part A
Improving Basic Programs
Provides supplemental funding for resources to help schools with high concentrations of students from low-income families provide a high-quality education that will enable all children to meet the state's student performance standards. These programs must use effective methods and instructional strategies that are grounded in scientifically-based research.
Humble ISD has 11 schools that are served as Title I Schoolwide Campuses.
(Visit the the Humble ISD Title I webpage for more information.)
Humble Middle School
Ross Sterling Middle School
Jack Fields Elementary
North Belt Elementary
Park Lakes Elementary
Ridge Creek Elementary
River Pines Elementary
Whispering Pines Elementary
Title II, Part ASupporting Effective Instruction
Provides supplemental funding to improve student achievement. The funds are used to elevate teacher and principal quality through recruitment, hiring and retention strategies, and to increase the number of highly qualified teachers in the classroom and highly qualified principals and assistant principals in schools. The program uses scientifically based professional development interventions and holds districts and schools accountable for improvements in student academic performance.
Title III, Part A: English Learners (EL)
English Language Acquisition, Language Enhancement, and Academic Achievement
Provides supplemental resources to local education agencies to help ensure that children who are English Learners attain English proficiency at high levels in core academic subjects to meet state mandated achievement performance standards.
Title IV, Part A
Student Support and Academic Enrichment
- Provides all students with access to a well-rounded education.
- Improves schools conditions fro student learning.
- Improves the use of technology in order to improve the academic achievement and digital literacy of all students
Private Non-Profit (PNP) SchoolsEquitable Services
School districts who receive federal grant 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 federally funded education 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 school district officials and officials of eligible PNP Schools.
A Private Non-Profit (PNP) school may opt to participate in applicable programs if it meets the following specifications:
- The private school submits documentation of approved IRS non-profit 501(c)(3) status. Note: Homeschools in Texas are considered to be private schools, but to participate in ESSA equitable services the homeschool must also submit documentation of approved IRS non-profit 501(c)(3) status.
- The private school is accredited, licensed, or otherwise operates in accordance with Texas state law.
- The private school submits all requested documents to the district to determine eligibility.
- The private school and/or its students (depending 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.
- The private school official consults in a timely manner with district officials to discuss service delivery.
Under 34 CFR 77.1, the term “nonprofit” as applied to an agency, organization, or institution means it is owned and operated by one or more corporations or associations whose net earnings do not benefit, and cannot lawfully benefit, any private shareholder or entity. If a church that operates a school meets the definition of nonprofit, the school does not need separate nonprofit status. (USDE Office of General Counsel).
Equitable services are provided to eligible Private Non-Profits Schools under the following federal ESSA Title programs:
- Title I, Part A: Improving Basic Programs for Educationally Disadvantaged Students
- Title II, Part A: Supporting Effective Instruction
- Title III, Part A: English Learners (EL)
- Title IV, Part A: Student Support and Academic Enrichment Grants
Note: Detailed information regarding ESSA Federal Program participation options for the following school year will be shared at our district's annual PNP meeting that is held each spring (April/May). If you have questions, please contact Catherine Eubanks at firstname.lastname@example.org.