by Coy Holcombe.
EISD received official notification yesterday that we had been award over $79,000 in in Mathematics Instructional Coaches Pilot Program. The grant is designed to improve the mathematics instruction in the district through professional development.
The grant was a competitive grant through the Texas Education Agency. EISD along with many other districts in the state applied for this grant. I want to thank and congratulate Janice Beasley, assistant superintendent, for her work in securing this grant for EISD.
We also received notification from TEA that EISD had met all the requirements for the Texas Steps Up Program. This program is based on how districts invested their State Fiscal Stabilization Funds. Only 17% of the districts in the state invested 81% or more of these funds into one or more of the Steps Up activities. EISD was part of this 17%. As a result of this, EISD will be eligible for grant priority points, technical assistance, and future funding opportunities. The EISD Board of Trustees made some key decisions during the 09-10 budget adoption that enabled our district to qualify for this program.