Temple Independent School District participates in federally funded programs designed to support students in special populations. Temple ISD participates primarily in the following formulary federal entitlement grants: Title I, Part A; Title I, Part C; Title II, Part A; Title III, Part A; and Title IV, Part A.
Title I, Part A 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 have opportunities to meet challenging state assessments. The act contains four basic principles: stronger accountability for results; increased flexibility and local control; more choices for parents and students; and an emphasis on research-based instructional strategies. Individual public schools use Title I funds to operate educational programs that supplement and upgrade the instructional program. These programs are based on improving student achievement and include strategies to support parental involvement. Title 1 offers a variety of services for participating schools, which may include: additional teachers and support staff, extra time for instruction, a variety of teaching methods and materials, smaller classes, and additional training and professional development for staff. Temple ISD campuses that are served through Title I include the early childhood center, all elementary schools, and all middle schools.
The purpose of the Migrant Education Program is to design and 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. These efforts are aimed at helping migrant students succeed in school and successfully transition to post-secondary education and/or employment. Temple ISD partners with ESC Region 12 to support migratory students.
The Title II, Part A federal funds are designed to increase student achievement through improving teacher and principal capacity. Temple ISD uses these funds support teaching and learning through the instructional coaching process.
Title III, Part A aims to ensure that English learners (ELs) and immigrant students attain English proficiency and develop high levels of academic achievement in English. Title III also assists all English learners meet the same challenging state academic standards that all children are expected to meet.
Title IV, Part A grants are designed to improve the academic achievement of all students by increasing the capacity of schools and communities to (1) provide all student with access to a well-rounded education, (2) improve school conditions for student learning, and (3) improve the use of technology in order to enhance academic outcomes and digital literacy of students.