by Coy Holcombe.
We received notification this week from TEA that our Student Success Initiative (SSI) funding will be greater than anticipated. The SSI is designed to target students in grades in which passing the TAKS test is a requirement for promotion. These funds may be used to supplement instruction by providing additional teachers or instructional aides. The funds may also be used to pay teacher salaries for before school or after school tutorials and/or summer school.
The district had originally planned on receiving approximately $21,000 in this grant. In the notification received this week, TEA is estimating that the grant amount will be $30,855. EISD will use these funds to pay for teacher salaries in affected grades and to pay stipends to teachers that teach summer school in certain grades.