Humble ISD Awarded a $468,373 Grant as part of Gov. Greg Abbott’s High-Quality Pre-Kindergarten Initiative
Humble ISD has been awarded a $468,373 grant as part of Gov. Greg
Abbott’s high-quality prekindergarten initiative. To receive the grant, Humble
ISD demonstrated that it met enhanced quality standards related to curriculum,
teacher qualification, academic performance and family engagement.
Humble ISD will receive half of the grant for 2015-2016 and the remainder
for 2016-2017. The additional funding will allow Humble ISD to reduce
staff-to-student ratios in Pre-K classes, expand programming, provide additional
classroom technology, extend the contract with Ready Rosie so parents continue
to have access to the online early education tool, provide consistent
instructional materials in each classroom, and expand professional learning for
all Pre-K staff.
Approximately 675 children are enrolled in Humble ISD Pre-K, which is
available to 4 year-olds who qualify under state criteria. TEA Commissioner Mike Morath announced on
July 5 the 578 districts that were chosen to receive a high-quality
“Implementation of this important grant program, which remains a priority
of Gov. Abbott, provides important educational support to our youngest Texans,”
Commissioner Morath said. “By working to ensure and expand high quality
prekindergarten programs across our state, we take an important step toward
ensuring every child is prepared for the classroom from the very first
origin of the grants stemmed from House Bill 4, which was filed and passed by
State Representative Dan Huberty.