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Our mission is to promote student academic achievement and preparation for global competitiveness, to foster educational excellence, and ensure equal access by providing supplemental assistance to all MVISD campuses.

Our vision is to continue ongoing broad-based planning and shared decision-making for essential quality programming.

The Texas Education Agency's (TEA’s) vision of the ESSA Consolidated Grant is to improve student achievement through educational programs that support best practices and align to TEA's Strategic Priorities. These priorities are focused on preparing every child for success in college, a career, or the military, including:

  1. Recruiting, supporting and retaining teachers and principals,

  2. Building a foundation of Reading and Math,

  3. Connecting High School to career and college, and

  4. Improving low performing schools

Public Notice & Comment on the use of Federal Funds
In accordance with federal regulations, a school district planning to submit a federal grant application must offer a reasonable opportunity for public comment on the application before it is submitted to the Texas Education Agency for approval.

Title I, Part A – Improving Basic Programs Operated By Local Educational Agencies—of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA), as amended by the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) of 2015, provides supplemental funding to state and local educational agencies to acquire additional education resources at schools serving high concentrations of students from low-income homes. These resources are used to improve the quality of education programs and ensure students from low-income families have opportunities to meet challenging state assessments.

Title I, Part A schools implement either a Schoolwide program or a Targeted Assistance program. Both Title I, Part A models — Schoolwide and Targeted Assistance — use evidence-based methods and instructional strategies.

Title III, Part A of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA), as reauthorized under the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA), aims to ensure that English learners (ELs) and immigrant students attain English proficiency and develop high levels of academic achievement in English. Title III will also assist all English learners meet the same challenging State academic standards that all children are expected to meet.
The purpose of Title II, Part A is to increase student achievement consistent with the challenging State academic standards; improve the quality and effectiveness of teachers, principals, and other school leaders; increase the number of effective teachers, principals, and other school leaders who are effective in improving student academic achievement in schools; and provide low-income and minority students greater access to effective teachers, principals, and other school leaders.  The intent of the funding is to support educators in their work to improve the overall quality of instruction and ensure equity of educational opportunity for all students.

The Texas Migrant Education Program (MEP) enrolls approximately 22,470 eligible migratory students out of a total Texas public school enrollment of approximately 5,400,000 students. The state’s migrant program is administered at the local level through local educational agencies (LEAs) and educational service centers (ESCs). Texas migratory students and their families migrate annually to 36 other states in the country, making Texas home to the largest interstate migrant student population in the United States. Texas also welcomes workers to the state to perform temporary and seasonal work in its agriculture and fishing industries. The largest concentration of Texas migrant families, approximately 58%, resides in the Rio Grande Valley. This region of the state includes approximately 13,000 migratory students. A large concentrations of migratory families also reside in San Felipe-Del Rio, Eagle Pass, El Paso, and Hereford.

The purpose of the Migrant Education Program is to design and support programs that help migratory students overcome the challenges of mobility, cultural and language barriers, social isolation, and other difficulties associated with a migratory lifestyle. These efforts are aimed at helping migratory students succeed in school and successfully transition to postsecondary education and/or employment.

The Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965, as reauthorized by the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) of 2015, established Title IV, Part A, Subpart 1, the Student Support and Academic Enrichment Grant Program (SSAE). The overarching goal of Title IV, Part A, Subpart 1, is to increase the capacity of state education agencies, local educational agencies (LEAs), campuses, and communities to meet the following three goals:

  1. Provide all students access to a well-rounded education

  2. Improve school conditions for student learning (safe and healthy students)

  3. Improve the use of technology to improve the academic outcomes and digital literacy of students