by Coy Holcombe.
Today marks the final day in the first six weeks. As we did last year, next week we will look at the attendance numbers for the first six weeks and how those numbers affect our state funding. One component of state funding is compensatory education funding. The amount of funding that we receive from compensatory is based on the number of students on free or reduced meals. At the end of September, EISD had 1,068 students on free or reduced meals. We have about 1,475 students currently enrolled. That would mean that we would have about 72% of our students receiving free or reduced meals. That is a significant increase over the past few years. This increase will mean that we see an increase in our state compensatory allotment. It is not too late for families to apply for free or reduced meals. If you would like an application, or if you have questions about the free or reduced price meal program, please contact Tracy at 425-5150.
A reminder that Monday, October 5, is a school holiday. I would also like to remind everyone that our volleyball teams will be competing tonight against Van. This is another very important district game. I encourage everyone to come out and support the Lady Bulldogs. Also, our High School cross country teams are traveling to Lindale for their weekly meet.
Our varsity football team has an open date tonight. Next week, the Bulldogs start district play against Mineola.
Tomorrow, our Mighty Bulldog Marching Band will be competing in the Mesquite Marching festival.
I hope everyone has a great weekend and a great holiday on Monday!