Federal Programs & Grants

  • grants photo Title I, Part A - provides supplemental resources to local educational agencies (LEAs) to help schools with high concentrations of students from low-income families provide high-quality education that will enable all children to meet the state student performance standards. The intended program beneficiaries are students who experience difficulties mastering the state academic achievement standards. Title I, Part A funds are to be expended for programs, activities, and strategies that are scientifically based on research and meet needs (identified in the campus’ comprehensive needs assessment process) that are listed in the Campus Improvement Plan. On TI Schoolwide campuses, Title I, Part A funds can be used for activities that are part of the Campus Improvement Plan to improve student performance and upgrade the entire educational program. In a schoolwide program (SWP), the amount of Title I, Part A funding on the campus must be supplemental. Because Hays CISD is a multiple-attendance district, the TI Schoolwide campuses are served in rank order, with per pupil allocations tiered based on need of services, as indicated on the NCLB Consolidated Federal Grant Application and campuses.

  • The Title I Schoolwide campuses in Hays CISD include:

    • Armando Chapa Middle School
    • Dr. T.C. McCormick Middle School
    • DJ “Red” Simon Middle School 
    • Laura B. Wallace Middle School
    • Blanco Vista Elementary 
    • Camino Real Elementary
    • Susie Fuentes Elementary
    • Tom Green Elementary
    • Hemphill Elementary
    • Kyle Elementary School
    • Ralph Pfluger Elementary
    • Science Hall Elementary
    • Rosalio Tobias Elementary 

    District reserved fiscal amounts to be used at Title I Schoolwide campuses include: parent involvement activities to encourage academic achievement, Title I, Part A services to eligible private school students, administration of Title I, Part A, programs, district-wide professional development activities and services to homeless students attending campuses not served by Title I, Part A.

    On Title I campuses, planned activities include: supplemental, researched-based instruction in the areas of reading/ELA, writing, math, social studies and science. Other planned Title I, Part A activities include supplemental parent involvement, professional development, guidance and counseling and transition services. Service delivery methods as chosen at the campus level include: tutorials, small-group instruction, individualized instruction, computer-aided instruction and extended learning opportunities.

    Title I, Part A (Title I) of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA), as amended provides financial assistance to local educational agencies (LEAs) and schools with high numbers or high percentages of children from low-income families to help ensure that all children meet challenging state academic standards.

    The 10 components of a Title I Schoolwide Program include:

    • The campus will conduct a comprehensive needs assessment. 
    • The campus will utilize scientifically research based schoolwide reform strategies. 
    • The campus will provide instruction by highly qualified teachers and professional staff.
    • The campus will provide high quality and ongoing professional development for principals, teachers, and paraprofessionals. 
    • The campus will utilize strategies to attract and retain highly qualified teachers.
    • The campus will plan activities to increase parental involvement. 
    • Elementary campuses will provide transition from early childhood programs such as Head Start, Even Start, Pre-Kindergarten, etc. to local elementary schools. 
    • The campus provides measures to include teachers in the decision regarding use, selection, and development of assessments.
    • The campus will provide effective strategies that support students who experience difficulty mastering standards set by the state. 
    • The campus will coordinate and integrate federal, state, and local services and programs.

    Title II, Part A – Hays CISD utilizes Title II, Part A funds to increase student academic achievement through improving teacher and principal quality and increasing the number of highly qualified teachers in classrooms and qualified principals and assistant principals in the district. The intended beneficiaries of Title II funds are teachers and principals, including assistant principals, and as appropriate, administrators, pupil services personnel, and paraprofessionals.

    Title III, Part A – Hays CISD utilizes Title III, Part A funds to provide supplemental resources to campuses to help ensure that children who are limited English proficient (LEP) attain English proficiency at high levels in core academic subjects and can meet state mandated achievement performance standards. Intended beneficiaries of Title III funds are LEP students, including immigrant children and youth.

    Title I, Part C Carl D. Perkins Career and Technical Education Act Grant – Hays CISD utilizes Perkins funds to carry out programs that develop more fully the academic and technical skills of secondary students who elect to enroll in career and technical education (CTE) programs. Career Clusters offered at Hays CISD include: Agriculture, Food, and Natural Resources; Architecture and Construction; Arts, A/V Technology, and Communication; Business, Management, and Administration; Education and Training; Finance; Health Services; Hospitality and Tourism; Human Services; Information Technology; Law, Public Safety, Corrections, and Security; Manufacturing; Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics; Transportation, Distribution and Logistics.

Department Staff

photo of Dr. Sharrah Pharr
  • Sharrah Pharr, Ph.D.
    Director of Federal Programs & Grants
    (512) 268-2141, ext. 45044
    Direct Line: (512) 268-8540