State & Federal Programs
- Title I Part A
- Title II A TPTR
- Title III ELA
- Parent and Family Engagement
- Practices and Procedures
Title I, Part A - Improving Basic Programs
The purpose of Title I of ESSA is to provide all children significant opportunity to receive a fair, equitable, and high-quality education, and to close educational achievement gaps. The funding is for resources to help schools with high concentrations of students from low-income families provide a high-quality education that will enable all children to meet the state's student performance standards. Title I, Part A supports schools in implementing either a school-wide program or a targeted assistance program. These programs must use effective methods and instructional strategies that are grounded in scientifically based research.
- School - Parent Compacts
- Parent and Family Engagement Policy
- Title I - State Report Cards
- Title I - Federal Report Cards
- Title I - Improvement Plans
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.
Title III, Part A of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA), as reauthorized under the No Child Left Behind Act of 2001 (NCLB), aims to ensure that English language learner (ELL) and immigrant students attain English language proficiency and meet the same challenging State academic content and student academic achievement standards as all children are expected to meet.
The American Rescue Plan Act, passed March 22, 2021, provides funding to schools through the Elementary and Secondary School Emergency Relief Fund (known as ESSER III).
Kilgore ISD welcomes public comment on the District's proposed Use of Funds plan. Kilgore ISD received input from all groups listed in the IFR including teachers, principals, staff and administrators, parents and students, and individuals representing underserved students through public meetings, an online survey and online comments. Based on stakeholder input, many adjustments were made to our plan including a focus on student technology resources, instructional supports and personnel.
Kilgore ISD also welcomes public comment on the District's Return to School Plan. This plan may also be known as the "Return to In-Person Instruction and Continuity of Service Plan" (RIPICS). Kilgore ISD sought stakeholder input through surveys, social media posts, stakeholder meetings and public comment during school board meetings. Stakeholders include employees, special program directors, school principals, school administrators, teachers, school staff, students, parents, homeless liaison, employees with mental health backgrounds, and school board members.
Return To School Plan:
KISD ESSER Funding Plan: