Intent of Federal Funds for 2022-23
A public notice has been issued with the purpose and tentative plans for Title 1 funds for the 2022-23 school term. The current year amount and intents are outlined below. The public is asked to submit any comments by Thursday, May 17, 2022.
Title I – Part A: $3,711,183 (Current Year); TBA (2022-23)
- 40% or higher free/reduced lunch eligibility, serving over 47% only
- We have 21 Title I school wide campuses
- Tiered system of funding to document funds are directed to the greatest areas of need
- Expenditures must be supplemental to the standard program and must be spent to achieve goals set forth in the campus improvement plan (based on a comprehensive needs assessment)
- The purpose of Title I funds is to provide all children significant opportunity to receive a fair, equitable, high-quality education, and close the educational achievement gaps.
- 1% of the grant is reserved for Parent Engagement activities.
Common uses of funds include: additional staff, supplemental technology equipment, supplemental tutoring, virtual and face to face student experiences/field trips, supplemental instructional materials, parental engagement activities, supplemental library materials, professional development, and summer school activities.
Title II: $706,733 (Current Year); TBA (2022-23)
- Funds must be used to improve student achievement by improving teaching and leadership (teacher and principal staff development)
- Funds are also be used to recruit and retain teachers (KEEPS mentor program in MISD)
Mansfield ISD uses Title II funds for the following: supplemental staff to support coaching, district-level professional development geared toward implementing the content area curriculum, leadership development for campus improvement, and the KEEPS teacher mentor program (teacher retention).
Title III: $397,158 LEP (Current Year); TBA (2022-23)
- Funds must be used to help students who are identified as Limited English Proficient English (advanced proficiency expected within 3 years) while at the same time mastering state content area standards.
- Funds must be supplemental to what is required by State law, and supplemental to all other federal funds as well
- Only 2% may be used for administrative costs
Mansfield ISD utilizes Title III funds for supplemental staff to provide instructional support and modeling to Bilingual/ESL teachers, translation services, supplemental instructional materials and technology for the Bilingual/ESL program, staff development in the area of English Language Learners, English classes for parents, activities for students, parental engagement activities, and summer school activities.
Title IV: $293,383 (Current Year); TBA (2022-23)
- 20% well-rounded educational opportunities, 20% safe and healthy students activities, supporting effective use of technology (15% limit on infrastructure)
Mansfield ISD utilizes Title IV funds to develop and support innovative programs in STEM and CCMR (College, Career & Military Readiness). Title IV provides professional development and coaching in the effective uses of technology. In addition, Title IV supports school safety programs.
IDEA B Special Education: $5,521,632 (Current Year); TBA (2022-23)
- Personnel, contracted services, supplies, materials and equipment (including technology) to benefit students with disabilities
IDEA B PreK Special Education: $59,803 (Current Year); TBA (2022-23)
- Personnel and supplies/materials (including technology and software) to benefit students with disabilities ages 4 and under
Carl Perkins Career Tech: $243,355 (Current Year); TBA (2022-23)
- Technology and materials to upgrade programs for career paths and college readiness at Ben Barber and secondary campuses. MISD has no personnel funded with this grant.
Private Non-Profit Schools
Private non-profit schools may be eligible to receive services under federal funds. Currently, St. Joseph Catholic School participates in Title II, IV, and SPED. School of Lexia participates in Title I, II, and IV. St. Maria Goretti Catholic School and Fellowship Academy participate in Title I (not eligible for others due to outside of our boundaries). Consultations with private, non-profit schools will be held on May 12, 2022.
Questions about the intent of federal funds may be directed to Dr. Victoria Miles, Director of Federal Programs, at VictoriaMiles@misdmail.org or 817-299-6358.