Federal Programs

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The Federal Programs department provides support and professional development to all ESC Region 12 Local Education Agencies (LEAs) and leveled federal program cooperatives. Staff provide direct support through personalized expert assistance with a focus on federal compliance and continuous improvement.
  • The purpose of this program is to provide support, technical assistance, compliance assistance, training, and allowable program implementation for all aspects of the Title IV, Part A program for LEAs who applied for Title IV, Part A funds, and the participating private nonprofit school who receives equitable services.

    • Well-rounded education opportunities
    • Safe and healthy students * (large focus on this area)
    • Effective use of technology

    The ESSA Title IV, A program will offer support and technical assistance with the following:

    • Capacity building and training in well-rounded education for all students
    • Training, guidance, and technical assistance on conducting a needs assessment of:
    • Access to, and opportunities for, a well-rounded education for all students 
    • School condition for student learning in order to create a healthy and safe school environments, and 
    • Access to personalized learning experiences supported by technology and professional development for the effective use of data and technology
    • Training, guidance, and technical assistance regarding Section 8501 equitable services to private nonprofit schools
    • Technical assistance to LEAs being monitored by TEA by Title IV, Part a and Unsafe School Choice Option programmatic compliance validation processes
    • Technical assistance to LEAs with campuses identified as Year 1 Watch List, Year 2 Watch List, or Persistently Dangerous
    • Disseminate program information and resources, including those developed by the Statewide Title IV, Part A Capacity Building Initiative, to LEAs applying for Title IV, Part A funds
    • Guidance and technical assistance to LEAs on the use of funds and compliance requirements
    • Training for LEAs on mental health needs of students, training may include the following as participants – teachers, school administrators, parents and families, nurses, counselors, School Resource Officers, and other school and LEA staff on school safety, and school conditions for student learning in order to create a healthy and safe school environment
     
  • A data-driven program of events and training opportunities are offered through requirements outlined in ESC TEA Federal Applications and input solicited from LEAs. 

    Services include:

    • Dissemination of Title I information and resources
    • ESSA consolidated application and compliance report training
    • ESSA updates and information
    • Private non-profit school participation information and reporting
    • Alignment with Effective Schools Framework (EFS) Support (RDA and Comprehensive Grants)
    • McKinney-Vento information and resources
    • School climate
    • State Capacity Building Initiative information resources
    • Networking opportunities for Title I principals/administrators 
    • Federal program intervention/validation processes
    • Comprehensive needs assessment information and resources
    • Campus improvement planning information and resources
    • Parent/Community Engagement Statewide Initiative information
    • Federal Flexibility information and resources
    • Parent involvement, requirements, policies, compacts and campus planning
    Learn more >
  • Direct services and support is offered to migrant students and families in Region 12 LEAs under the Title I - Part C Migrant Education Program, which was designed to support programs that help migrant students overcome the challenges of mobility, cultural and language barriers, social isolation, and other difficulties associated with a migratory lifestyle.

    Direct services and support is offered to migrant students and families in Region 12 LEAs under the Title I - Part C Migrant Education Program, which was designed to support programs that help migrant students overcome the challenges of mobility, cultural and language barriers, social isolation, and other difficulties associated with a migratory lifestyle. 

    Services include:

    • No cost professional development
    • An assigned Migrant Service Coordinator (MSC) 
    • Training for MSC and migrant program personnel 
    • Assistance in the identification and recruitment of migrant students 
    • Migrant student data entry services through the New Generation System (NGS) 
    • Migrant Parent Advisory Council
    • Priority for Service instructor to work one-on-one with campus administrators and teachers
    • Assistance in meeting state and federal requirements
    • Counseling services provided by ESC Region 12 to migrant students to assist with graduation plans, credit accrual and accessing financial aid

    Learn more >

  • The ESC Region 12 Federal Program Division and Counselor Cooperative work collaboratively to provide support and direct assistance through personalized technical assistance and up-to-date professional development with a focus on state compliance and continuous improvement. 

    Professional Development and Services include:

    • Identifying at-risk students based on the 14 State Compensatory education criteria and adequately 
      addressing the needs of at-risk learners and those students who are behind their peers
    • Campus Planning, Comprehensive Needs Assessment, and  Campus Improvement Plans
    • Technical assistance by email and telephone for State 
      Compensatory Education related needs
  • The purpose of the Title III, Part A Bilingual/ESL Program is to provide expert assistance and best practices professional development that will help ensure limited English proficient children attain English proficiency, succeed at core academic subjects and meet the same academic content and student achievement standards expected of all children.

    Services include assistance with:

    • Instructional needs of EL students
    • English Language Proficiency Standards
    • Sheltered Instruction Observation Protocol
    • Bilingual/ESL PEIMS coding 
    • RDA
    • Parent Involvement
    • State and federal regulation compliance
    • State Testing
    • Accountability requirements
    • Certification preparation
    • Application and compliance reporting

     

    Bilingual/ESL/LEP Training Opportunities


    Learn more >

  • Training opportunities and technical assistance is provided in conjunction with the Texas Education for Homeless Children and Youth (TEHCY) Program as required in ESC Title I, Part A Federal Application and through input solicited from Region 12 LEAs to determine needs for ongoing federal requirements. 

    Services include:

    • Technical assistance through ESC Homeless Liaison
    • Ongoing dissemination of federal homeless program 
      information
    • Homeless Liaison training and support
    • Federal Program network meetings (2 per year minimum) 
    • ESSA Initial Compliance review indicators as they pertain to homeless students
    • Networking opportunities for Title I principals, administrators, homeless liaisons, counselors and PEIMS personnel 
    • Technical assistance for federal and state compliance 
Federal Programs
NAME
TITLE
SERVICES
PHONE
Director
Title II, Part A SSA, ESSA/ESEA Support
(254) 297-1252
Migrant Service Coordinator
Title I, Part C - Migrant Services Support
(254) 297-1258
Ed. Specialist III - Coordinator
Title I, Part A - ESSA/ESEA Support
(254) 297-1195
Migrant Service Coordinator
Title I, Part C - Migrant Services Support
(254) 297-1133
Department Assistant
Staff Support
(254) 297-1125
New General System (NGS) Assistant
Title I, Part C - Migrant Services Support
(254) 297-1236
Ed. Specialist II - Team Leader
Title III, Part A - Bilingual/ESL
(254) 297-1283
Ed. Specialist I
Title I, Part C - Migrant Services Support
(254) 297-1199
Ed. Specialist III - Coordinator
Title I, Part C - Migrant Services Support
(254) 297-1111
Ed. Specialist I
Title I, Part C - Migrant Services Support
(254) 297-1214
Ed. Specialist I
Title III, Part A - Bilingual/ESL
(254) 297-1251
Ed. Specialist I
Titile IV, Title I, CTE
(254) 519-1166
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