Tomball ISD Federal Programs represent a collaborative effort amongst various programs to support and enhance student learning. Federal Programs include the following areas:
Title I, Part A
Title I funding provides supplemental resources to basic programs to help schools with high concentrations of students from low-income families provide high-quality education that will enable all children to meet the state’s student performance standards. Title I, Part A supports schools in implementing school-wide programs.Eligibility Criteria
: The services are provided in designated Title I schools throughout the district. The low socioeconomic students and students scoring below expected levels on various assessments are given priority to services. The Parental Involvement CONNECTION Newsletter (available in English and Spanish)
Title II, Part A Teacher and Principal Training and Recruiting (TPTR) Fund
Provides supplemental funding to improve student achievement. The funds are used to elevate 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 principals and assistant principals in schools. The program uses scientifically based professional development interventions and holds districts and schools accountable for improvements in student academic performance.
Eligibility Criteria: Presently funds are distributed to the C & I department for district-wide initiatives while each campus in the district receives funds for professional development.
Title III, Part A Bilingual/ESL
This program objective is to ensure that Limited English proficient students achieve and master the necessary skills in a transitional bilingual program. Bilingual/ESL education emphasizes the mastery of English language skills and content area concepts and skills, in order for students to be able to participate effectively in the regular education classroom.
Eligibility Criteria: All students identified as (LEP) Limited English Proficient based on an oral language proficiency test.
Title IV, Part A Student Support and Academic Enrichment Grants
Intended to improve students' academic achievement by increasing the capacity of campuses and school districts and local communities to:
- Provide all students with access to a well-rounded education;
- Improve school conditions for student learning; and
- Improve the use of technology in order to improve the academic achievement and digital literacy of all students.
Eligibility Criteria: Beginning the 17-18 school year, funds are distributed to the C & I department for district-wide initiatives.
For more information please contact: Xochitl Salazar (Coordinator of Federal Programs)