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The Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA)  ESSA was signed into law by President Barack Obama on December 10, 2015.  The purpose of this act was to replace and update the No Child Left Behind Act (NCLB) which was signed into law in 2002.  Like NCLB, ESSA reauthorized the Elementary and Secondary Act of 1965.

The purpose of this title is to provide all children significant opportunity to receive a fair, equitable, and high-quality education, and to close educational achievement gaps.

  • The Texas Education Agency (TEA) formally submitted the state’s Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) consolidated plan to the U.S. Department of Education (USDE) on Sept. 25, 2017. After negotiations, the USDE approved the state’s ESSA plan on March 26, 2018. The final plan and amendments are available on TEA's ESSA website.
  • TEA Compliance and Reporting
  • TEA Fiscal Compliance
*The ESSA program is a part of the Results Driven Accountability (RDA) system. The RDA system is utilized to assign required intervention activities to a local education agency (LEA) based on annual performance on individual indicators or patterns across indicators. The Department of Review and Support is responsible for RDA performance levels, identification of intervention requirements, monitoring and support for RDA.
Federal Report Card
The Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA), as amended by the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA), requires each State education agency to prepare and publish an annual report card with state-, local education agency (LEA)- and campus-level data.

ESSER grant funding is authorized in three pieces of legislation. As a result, the ESSER programs are administered by TEA as separate grant programs. An ESSER side-by-side is under development. The ESSER ICRRSA ESSER II, and ARP ESSER III grant programs run concurrently. During the overlap in periods of availability, grantees may expend funds from any of the grant programs.



Texas Education Agency. (2021, August 4). Elementary and secondary school emergency relief (Esser) grant programs. Texas Education Agency. Retrieved November 30, 2021, from



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.


NISD Title I, Part A Campuses:

  • Brule Elementary
  • High Point Elementary
  • Webb Elementary


NISD Title I - Parental Involvement Policy

TEA Title I, Part A Webpage

Title I, Part A FAQ

  • ESSA LEA Fund Code 255
    The purpose of the program is to increase academic achievement by improving teacher and principal quality. This program is carried out by: increasing the number of highly qualified teachers in classrooms; increasing the number of highly qualified principals and assistant principals in schools; and increasing the effectiveness of teachers and principals by holding LEAs and schools accountable for improvements in student academic achievement.

Title V, Part B - Rural Education Initiative or REAP

P.L. 114-95, Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA), as amended by the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA), Section 5202)

The Rural Education Achievement Program (REAP) assists eligible LEAs in addressing local academic needs more effectively by giving them greater flexibility in the use of limited federal resources.  Programs under subparts 1 and 2 are designed to address the unique needs of rural school districts that frequently -

  1. Lack the personnel and resources to compete effectively for federal competitive grants; and
  2. Receive formula allocations in amounts too small to be effective in meeting their intended purposes.

The programs are designed to supplement funding to help rural local educational agencies (LEAs) to increase student academic achievement and decrease dropout rate. 



Texas Education Agency. (2021, July 16). Title V, part B - rural education initiative or reap. Texas Education Agency. Retrieved November 30, 2021, from



Special Ed Consolidated Grant - Click here for grant application.
For more information, please contact the Grimes County Special Education COOP at 936-825-4278.
Director - Jeane Boyette
Federal Grant Applications may be viewed by clicking here
Federal report cards can be viewed by clicking here