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TSBVI Use of Federal Funds Plan

The school receives federal funds to improve basic programs, support effective instruction, and to provide student support and academic enrichment. The Use of Federal Funds Plan provides information about how the school intends to use these funds.

Updated 2/5/24

The school receives federal funds as authorized by the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA). ESSA is the federal K–12 education law. It was signed into law in 2015, replaced No Child Left Behind, and reauthorized the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA). The intent of the funds is to provide support to address needs in the following areas.

Title I, Part A – Improving Basic Programs

This grant provides supplemental funding 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, and all students, have opportunities to meet challenging state assessments. In consultation with the TSBVI Instructional Planning Council, the school’s site-based decision-making committee, and prioritized in the annual Comprehensive Needs Assessment, the school plans to use the $1,217 received for the 2023-2024 school year in alignment with the Texas Education Agency’s recommended use of funds and Strategic Priority #1: Recruit, Support and Retain Teachers – providing relevant training for better serving students with disabilities including Teacher of Students with Visual Impairments (TSVI), Teacher of Students who are Deafblind (TSDB), English as a Second Language (ESL) and other high needs teacher certification fees.

Title II, Part A — Supporting Effective Instruction

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 school plans to use the $1,208 received to support the Texas Education Agency’s recommended use of funds and Strategic Priority #1: Recruit, Support and Retain Teachers – providing relevant training for better serving students with disabilities.

Title IV, Part A — Student Support and Academic Enrichment

The intent of this funding is to support schools to 1) Provide all students access to a well-rounded education; 2) Improve school conditions for student learning (safe and healthy students); and 3) Improve the use of technology to improve the academic outcomes and digital literacy of students. The school plans to use the $10,000 received to provide programs and training for students and staff to keep students safe and healthy (activities of the Comprehensive School Counseling Program).

Expenditures will take place during the 2023–2024 school year.

Please contact Principal Miles Fain with any questions or comments about the use of these funds at fainm@tsbvi.edu.