Federal Grants Program

  • 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-need 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.
    Title I, Part A: Improving the Academic Achievement of the Disadvantaged
    Title I, Part A Required Postings
    The purpose of Title I, Part A is to provide supplemental resources to districts 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 student performance standards. The supplemental Title I, Part A funding Pearland ISD receives is typically used for additional intervention instructional staff, evidence-based instructional materials, extended learning opportunities, professional development, enhancing parent and family involvement, and for other activities designed to enable every student to succeed at the highest levels of performance. Pearland ISD has nine high-needs Title I funds on campuses which allow these supplemental resources to upgrade the educational program on these campuses.  These campuses are H.C. Carleston Elementary, Barbara Cockrell Elementary, C.J. Harris Elementary, E.A. Lawhon Elementary, Magnolia Elementary, Sam Jamison Middle School, Leon Sablatura Middle School, Pearland Junior High South, and Pearland Junior High West.
    Title II, Part A: Teacher and Principal Training and Recruiting
    The supplemental financial assistance that Title II, Part A provides for school districts, including Pearland ISD, enable them to improve teacher and principal quality through evidence-based professional development in order to increase student academic achievement.  Title II, Part A also holds school districts and schools accountable for improving student achievement.
    Title III, Part A: English Language Acquisition, Language Enhancement, and Academic Achievement
    The purpose of Title III, Part A is to ensure that English Learners and immigrant students attain English proficiency and develop high levels of academic achievement in English.  The supplemental Title III, Part A funding that Pearland ISD receives is used to support the development and implementation of Language Instruction Educational Programs; parent, family, and community engagement, and supplemental professional development for instructional strategies for English learners.

    Title IV, Part A: Student Support and Academic Enrichment Program

    Title IV, Part A has thee areas of focus: well-rounded education, student health and safety, and support effective use of technology.  The supplemental Title IV, Part A funding that Pearland ISD recieves allows for evidence-based training for science and math teachers in identified strategies; a multi-tiered framework to social, emotional and behavior students support system; and professional development for educators in implementing new technology strategies for high-needs students.


    -Required Postings for Title I, Part A, Services-

    2019-2020 Parent and Family Engagement Policies for Pearland ISD and Title I, Part A, Schoolwide Campuses

    Pearland ISD English Version  Spanish Version
    Carleston Elementary English Version  Spanish Version
    Barbara Cockrell Elementary English Version Coming Soon  Spanish Version Coming Soon
    E.A. Lawhon Elementary English Version  Spanish Version
    Leon Sablatura Middle  English Version Coming Soon  Spanish Version Coming Soon
    Pearland Junior High West English Version  Spanish Version


    TEA's Parent and Family Engagement Newsletters 

    2020-2021 School Year

    First Quarter English Newsletter Spanish Newsletter


    2020-2021 District Improvement Plan for School Board Review


    2019-2020 Distict and Title I, Part A Campus Improvement Plans

    Pearland ISD English Version  Spanish Version
    H. C. Carleston Elementary English Version  Spanish Version
    Barbara Cockrell Elementary English Version  Spanish Version
    C. J. Harris Elementary English Version  Spanish Version
    E.A. Lawhon Elementary English Version  Spanish Version
    Magnolia Elementary English Version  Spanish Version
    Sam Jamison Middle English Version  Spanish Version
    Leon Sablatura Middle  English Version  Spanish Version
    Pearland Junior High South English Version  Spanish Version
    Pearland Junior High West English Version  Spanish Version



    2020-2021 District Translation Policy (English)

    2020-2021 District Translation Policy (Spanish)


    2020-2021 Parents' Right to Know Letter (English)

    2020-2021 Parents' Right to Know Letter (Spanish)


    2020-2021 Curriculum Statement for Campuses receiving Title I, Part A Services (English and Spanish)


    For more information or for questions, please contact:

    Donna Tate, Federal Programs/Grants Administrator