Federal Programs, Grants & Compliance

  • Title I funding provides additional resources to ensure that all children are provided a high-quality education that will enable all children to exceed performance standards.
  • Mabank ISD will work with parents and the community to maximize learning for all students through collaborative partnerships and unity of purpose.
  • Mabank ISD is required to set aside at least 1% of the total Title I allocation for the purpose of family engagement. These funds are divided among the campuses and are spent on specific family engagement activities that further district goals.
  • Communication with parents will include regular and ongoing communication involving student academic learning and other school activities. There will be notices sent home with students, phone calls, emails, school website information, social media posts, and conferences as needed. Teachers and staff will be encouraged to communicate positive information to parents, to be available to parents, and to respond to parent requests in a timely manner. Parents will be encouraged to take the initiative by calling their child’s teacher when they are concerned about a problem. Parents may also call the school office and ask for an interpreter for conferences. Parent notices in English and Spanish will be sent home when necessary.
  • Mabank ISD, with the assistance of the campus, will provide assistance to parents of children as appropriate, in understanding the following:

    • The state academic content standards.
    • The student’s academic achievement standards.
    • The state and local academic assessments.
    • The requirements of Title I.
    • How to monitor your child’s progress.
    • How to work with your child’s teacher.

    Mabank ISD will use the following activities to assist parents in understanding the topics listed above.

    • Parent-Teacher Conferences
    • Parent Orientation Nights
    • Family Nights
    • Newsletters
    • Campus Improvement Committees
    • District Improvement Committees
    • Mabank ISD Website
    • Texas Education Agency Website

For more information regarding Mabank ISD’s Family Engagement Policy please see the documents below:English - PDF Spanish - PDF

To view the Parent Involvement Compacts please click below.

Elementary
English - PDF Spanish - PDF
Intermediate
English- PDF Spanish - PDF
Junior High
English - PDF Spanish - PDF
High School
English - PDF Spanish - PDF

Federal Programs & Grants

  • This funding provides supplemental resources to help schools with high concentrations of students from low-income families provide a high-quality education that will enable all children to meet or exceed the state’s student performance standards. All campuses in Mabank ISD qualify as Title I campuses. 
  • This funding provides supplemental resources to improve student achievement by elevating teacher and principal quality through recruitment, hiring, and retention strategies and to increase the number of highly qualified teachers in the classroom and highly qualified administrators in schools.
  • This funding provides supplemental resources to schools to ensure that students who are Limited English Proficient attain English proficiency at high levels and/or students who are new immigrants (IMM) to the country have the needed support in core academic subjects to meet or exceed state-mandated achievement performance standards. 
  • This funding provides supplemental resources to support well-rounded educational activities, promote safe and healthy students, and provide effective use of technology in the classroom.
ARP ESSER III Information and Survey
The American Rescue Plan signed into law in March by President Joe Biden included $122 billion in Elementary and Secondary School Emergency Relief (ESSER) funds for school districts across the country, which is the single largest investment in federal elementary and secondary education in the nation’s history. 

Texas is eligible for over $12.4 billion. Funds will be distributed to states based on the share of funding they receive under Title I of the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA), which is used to allocate federal education funding to students from low-income backgrounds. Once states receive the money, they must distribute at least 90% of funds to districts based on how much the district receives from Title I. 

Below are answers to some of the most frequently asked questions on the ESSER III funds:
  • The purpose of ESSER in general is to award subgrants to local educational agencies (LEAs) such as Mabank ISD to address the impact that COVID-19 has had, and continues to have, on elementary and secondary schools.
  • Grant allocations will be posted on the Grants Administration Entitlements web page at this link.
  • Funds may be used for allowable activities from March 13, 2020 (with approved pre-award) through Sept. 30, 2023.
  • 1.  The LEA must engage in meaningful consultation with stakeholders and give the public an opportunity to provide input in the development of its plan for the uses of ARP ESSER III funds.

    2.  The LEA must provide its plan for the uses of ARP ESSER III funds in an understandable and uniform format.

    3.  The LEA’s plan for the uses of ARP ESSER III funds will be posted to the LEA’s website within 30 days of receiving its ESSER III Notice of Grant Award.
  • Yes, LEAs must expend a minimum of 20 percent of their grant funds on:

    1,  Evidence-based interventions, such as summer learning, extended day comprehensive after school programs, or extended school year programs; and

    2.  Ensure interventions respond to students’ academic, social, and emotional needs and address the disproportionate impact of coronavirus on student populations as defined in ESEA, Title I, Part A, students experiencing homelessness, and youth in foster care.
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