1849 Central Drive, Bedford, TX 76022
The office of Federal Programs will work with students, families, staff and community to promote student achievement using federal and state resources.
Dr. Mary Morris
Coordinator, Federal Programs
Homeless Liaison/ Migrant Coordinator
We work closely with the Title I campuses in Hurst-Euless-Bedford ISD to address the academic needs of at-risk students, to provide support to the instructional programs of the district, and to ensure compliance with all federal program guidelines.
What is Title I, Part A? Title I, Part A - Improving Basic Programs Operated by LEA
Title I, Part A is part of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965 (ESEA), and is the foundation formally known as Every Student Succeeds Act. Title I funding is used for improving basic programs operated by states and local school districts across the nation. The funding is supplemental funding and is used for resources to help schools with high concentrations of students from low-income families to provide a high-quality education that will enable all children to meet the state's rigorous student performance standards. Title I, Part A supports schools in implementing a school-wide program. These programs must use effective methods and instructional strategies that are grounded in scientifically evidenced research base. Currently Title I campuses in Hurst Euless Bedford ISD operate school-wide programs which enable the Title I resources to be used to upgrade the educational program on each campus.
How does my district receive Title I dollars?
The United States Department of Education targets states, districts, schools, and students with the “greatest need”. Funds flow to the Texas Education Agency through a series of complex formulas based upon the most recent Census count of poverty families residing in the state. Funds then flow from the state to school districts in Texas. Then from districts to campuses based primarily on free and reduced lunch participation counts or other poverty measures.
How does Hurst Euless Bedford ISD use Title I funds?
This supplemental funding is typically used for additional instructional staff, research with evidence-based instructional materials, extended student learning opportunities, professional development for teachers, enhancement of family engagement, and for other activities designed to enable every student to succeed at the highest levels of performance. Hurst Euless Bedford ISD uses their Title I funds on 16 elementary campuses that are designated as school-wide campuses. The school-wide program provides for supplemental resources to upgrade the educational program on these campuses.
Title II, Part A - Teacher and Principal Training and Recruiting (TPTR) Federal dollars provide supplemental funding to improve student achievement. The funds are used to elevate teacher and principal quality through recruitment, hiring and retention strategies and to maintain the number of highly qualified teachers in the classroom and highly qualified principals and assistant principals in schools. The program uses scientifically evidence based professional development trainings and holds the district and schools accountable for improvements in student academic performance. These funds support a portion of the professional development of staff in the Hurst Euless Bedford ISD.
The purpose of Title IV is to provide funds for school safety and the enhancement of the whole child. In HEB ISD we focus on safe schools. Following Governor Abbott's recommended Safety Plan for Safe Schools, we have implemented a plan where the designated district-wide staff will work with campus administrators, campus staff, and students to address the emotional, social, and behavioral health needs of students that serve as barriers to academic success.