NOTICE OF INTENT TO APPLY:
During June and July of 2023, Pearland ISD will be applying for the 2023-2024 Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) Consolidated, Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA), and Perkins V federal block grants, as well as the 3rd year of the Texas Education of Homeless Children and Youth (TEHCY) grant.
You may provide comment on these applications in one of the following ways.
You may attend the public hearing at the Pearland ISD School Board meeting on June 13, 2023. The meeting starts at 5:00 pm and is held in the board room of the Virgil Gant Education Support Center, 1928 N. Main, Pearland, TX, 77581.
Respond via this survey link for comment on the 2023-2024 ESSA, IDEA, Perkins V, and TEHCY Grants. This survey closes June 13, 2023.
Notice of Intent to Apply posted May 4, 2023.
This page contains information about grants Pearland ISD receives as a part of the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) and federal McKinney-Vento (which funds TEHCY) programs. If you have any questions, please contact Donna Tate, Federal Programs/Grants Administrator, at firstname.lastname@example.org or 281.997.4949.
District Grants and Grant Contacts:
Career & Technical Education/Perkins Grants: Mike Akin, Director of Career & Technical Education | CTE Programs Department Page
Clean Vehicles Project: Keith Kaup, Director of Transportation | Transportation Department Page
School Safety and Security Grant, Brad Hayes, Director of Safe and Secure Schools | Safe & Secure Schools Department Page
Special Programs/IDEA Grants: Dr. Lisa Nixon, Assistant Superintendent of Educational Services| Special Programs Department Page
ESSA, TEHCY, Disaster, all ESSER, and other State & Federal Grants: Donna Tate, Federal Programs/Grants Administrator | ESSA and TEHCY information below | ESSER Page
For detailed listing of all State and Federal Grants and their respective Grant Managers, click here.
Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA)
The Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965 (ESEA) was reauthorized on December 10, 2015, as the bipartisan Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA). ESSA builds upon the critical work states and local educational agencies (school districts) have implemented over the last few years. The reauthorized law prioritizes excellence and equity for our students and supports great educators.
The new law builds on the efforts of educators, communities, parents, and students across the country.
A few of the key ESSA outcomes are the provisions that -
- Advance equity by upholding critical protections for America's disadvantaged and high-needs students.
- Require that all students be taught to high academic standards that will prepare them to succeed in college and careers.
- Ensure that vital information is provided to educators, families, students, and communities through annual statewide assessments that measure students' progress toward those high standards.
- Help support and grow local innovations—including evidence-based and place-based interventions developed by local leaders.
- Sustain and expand investments in increasing access to high-quality preschool.
- Maintain an expectation that where groups of students are not making progress, &/or graduation rates are low over extended periods of time, there will be accountability and action to effect positive change.