State & Federal Programs
The State and Federal Programs department is responsible for the coordination and supervision of various federal, state, and local programs. This includes funding and initiatives under the federal Elementary and Secondary Education Act/Every Student Succeeds Act (ESEA/ESSA), as well as COVID-related funding under the CARES Act/ESSER and American Rescue Plan (ARP). Programs that fall under this umbrella include:
- Title I, Part A: Improving Basic Programs
- Title II, Part A: Supporting Effective Instruction
- Title III, Part A: English Language Acquisition, Language Enhancement, and Academic Achievement
- Title IV, Part A: Student Support and Academic Enrichment
Additionally, the department also provides fiscal and programmatic support for state allotment-funded programs such as:
- Alternative Education Programming
- Bilingual Education/English as a Second Language
- Career & Technical Education
- Early Childhood Education/Pre-Kindergarten
- Gifted & Talented Education
- Section 504
- Special Education
- State Compensatory Education
The State and Federal Programs department also provides training and program development in the areas of needs assessments, program evaluations, progress monitoring, and district and campus improvement plans.
The department ensures that support is provided to all of our schools and students and that Ferris ISD remains in compliance with fiscal and programmatic requirements and regulations of all Federal and State programs.
For more information on Federal and State Programs, please visit the Texas Education Agency (TEA) website.