Federal Programs

With the shutdown at the federal level, I thought that it would be a good time to review the funding the EISD receives from the federal level. First, EISD receives funds from Title I and Title II. These funds are used to pay for teachers, aides, and contracted services. Title I funds are provided to schools with a high concentration of low income and disadvantaged students. Title II funds provide local school districts with money to improve the quality of teaching and principal leadership through recruitment, teacher training and professional development, and class size reduction.

EISD also receives funding at the federal level for our Head Start classes. The purpose of Head Start is to provide disadvantaged students with the necessary academic skills, social skills, and health needs to be successful in school. Head Start does not just focus on students, but works with the entire family to improve the academic readiness of students.

Federal funding is also provided to EISD for special needs children. Along with state aid for these students, EISD receives IDEA funds from the federal level. These funds are designed to help these students reach their full academic and social potential.

Finally, we receive federal funding for our school breakfast and lunch program. The amount of funding that a district receives in this program is based upon the number of students receiving free or reduced price meals.

Overall, EISD receives over $1 million in federal funds through these programs. These funds are all designed to help disadvantaged students to achieve at the highest possible level. If you ever have questions about any of our federal programs, please do not hesitate to contact me at cholcombe@eustaceisd.net. I will be happy to answer your questions.

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