Budget Update – Federal Programs

So far, we have discussed the Maintenance and Operations ( M & O) portion of the budget and the Interest & Sinking ( I & S) portion of our budget. These two components of the budget rely on state funding and local tax effort. The M & O and I & S combine to account for a little over 81% of our total operating costs. The other 19% comes from various federal programs.

EISD receives the following amounts in federal funding:

Headstart – $98,162

Title I, Part A – $479,379

Title II, Part B – $50,174

IDEA-Part B (Federal Special Education Funding) – $367,637

IDEA Pre-K – $10,449

Title VI – Rural & Low Income – $32,522

Title I, Part C (Carl Perkins Vocational Grant) – $17,287

In addition, EISD will receive about $946,000 through our food service program. This will be a combination of local, state, and federal funds.

Excluding our food service program, for the 2016-2017 school year, EISD will receive approximately $1,055,610 in federal aid. Federal funds have very specific purposes and strict guidelines must be followed in expending federal funds. Below is a brief summary of the uses for each type federal aid that is received by EISD:

Headstart – used to pay for part of the salary of Headstart teachers and all of the salary for Headstart aides

Title I – used to supplement the overall education program throughout the district. Pays for salaries of staff members that provide intervention services (such as extra help with reading and math), funds professional development opportunities for all staff members, and provides other services through the Region 7 Service Center.

Title II – Used for class size reduction at the Intermediate School.

IDEA Part B – Provides funding for special education teachers and aides throughout the district.

IDEA Pre-K – Helps fund an aide position for our PPCD classroom

Title VI – Used to provide a math intervention program at the Middle School

Title I, Part C – Used to help provide supplies and materials to our CATE programs such as Ag, Technology, and Business classes.

The funds that we receive  through our federal programs, while not nearly the amount received through state and local funds, serve a vital role in the overall education program of EISD. The federal funds allow us to operate several supplemental programs throughout the district. As always, if you have any questions about our federal programs, please do not hesitate to contact me.

 

 

Scholarships

November 1, 2016- The Sixt Scholar Program was founded in 2014 to aid high school students planning to continue their education in college. With a successful first year receiving over 1,000 applications, we are very excited to be continuing the program. Sixt rent a car is thrilled to contribute to higher education and support the development of exceptional students. The Sixt Scholars Program is available to high school seniors graduating in the academic year of 2016/2017. The scholarship will also take into consideration other factors such as financial need and involvement in extracurricular activities. Award winners must show valid proof of a full-time enrollment in an accredited undergraduate college or university for the academic year of 2017/2018. Please complete the entire application in order to be considered for the scholarship. To apply, visit https://www.sixt.com/sixt-scholars/

November 1, 2016- The Trucker to Trucker Scholarship application is available to students who plan to enroll in an accredited driving school after graduation. Applicants must submit an essay of up to 500 words on one of two topics located on the website. Please visit http://www.truckertotrucker.com/truck-driver-school-scholarship-application/

November 30, 2016- The Good 360 Sustainability Scholarship is available for application to graduating high school seniors who plan to attend a college or university, have at least a 3.3 GPA and have an interest in environmentalism or sustainability. Applicants must write an essay and be able to post a picture with a caption via Instagram. For further information please visit https://good360.org/sustainability-scholarship/

December 1, 2016- Texas Farm Credit will continue to award five Marsha Martin Scholarships in the amount of $2,000 each for graduating seniors who are involved in FFA or 4-H and are pursuing a college degree in an agriculture-related field of study. These five scholarship recipients will be selected from the monthly AgStudent of the Month winners.
Information related to both programs is attached and can also be downloaded from our website at https://www.texasfcs.com/.

This Week

I hope everyone had a great three-day weekend!

Today is the start of the 2nd 6 weeks. The 2nd 6 weeks ends on November 4.

Congratulations to the Lady Bulldogs varsity volleyball team on their 3-0 victory over Edgewood last Friday! This week, the Lady Bulldogs have two important district games. Today, they travel to Mineola. The JV is scheduled to start at 4:30. On Friday, the Lady Bulldogs travel to Grand Saline. The varsity will play at 4:30 on Friday.

Congratulations to the Mighty Bulldog Marching Band on earning a Division II at the Mesquite Marching Festival on Saturday! The Bulldog Band will be marching at the Mabank Marching Contest this coming Saturday.

The Bulldog varsity football team lost a hard fought battle against Teague on Friday. This week, the Bulldogs travel to Malakoff.

This Week

Tuesday – Start of 2nd 6 Weeks; Intermediate School Fundraiser Starts; Band Practice 6:30 – 9:00; HS District Volleyball at Mineola – 4:30

Thursday – Intermediate School – Report Cards Issued; Perfect Attendance & Right Choice Awards; Cross Country at Lindale; Middle School Football at Westwood – 5:00; JV Football v. Malakoff – 6:00

Friday – High School District Volleyball at Grand Saline – 4:30; Varsity District Football at Malakoff – 7:30

Saturday – Middle School Cross Country at Fairfield; Mabank Marching Contest

I hope everyone has a great week!