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 challenging state academic standards. The intended program beneficiaries are students who experience difficulties mastering the state academic achievement standards. Title I, Part A (TI) 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 Title I 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. On 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 in order of low-income percentage, with per pupil allocations tiered based on need of services, as indicated on the Every Student Succeeds Act Application.

    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.

  • 10 Components of a Schoolwide Campus – All Title I, Part A campuses in Hays CISD utilize the four multiple-measures of data domains to prioritize needs:

    1. Demographics,
    2. Student Academic Achievement,
    3. District Processes and Programs, and
    4. Perceptions.

    Each campus plan also has the 10 Components of a Schoolwide Campus addressed in their Campus Improvement Plans:

    1. Comprehensive Needs Assessment
    2. Schoolwide Reform Strategies
    3. Instruction by Highly Qualified Professional Teachers
    4. High-quality and ongoing professional development for teachers, principals, and paraprofessionals and, if appropriate, student services personnel, parents, and other staff
    5. Strategies to attract highly qualified teachers
    6. Strategies to increase parental involvement
    7. Plans for assisting preschool children in the transition from early childhood programs to elementary school programs (*Elementary Campuses Only)
    8. Measures to include teachers in the decisions regarding the use of academic assessments in order to improve the achievement of individual students and the overall instructional program
    9. Activities to ensure effective timely assistance for students who experience difficulty mastering the proficient or advanced levels of academic achievement standards
    10. Coordination and integration of federal, state and local services and programs

    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
    • Buda Elementary School
    • Blanco Vista Elementary School
    • Camino Real Elementary School
    • Susie Fuentes Elementary School
    • Tom Green Elementary School
    • Hemphill Elementary School
    • Kyle Elementary School
    • Ralph Pfluger Elementary School
    • Science Hall Elementary School
    • Rosalio Tobias Elementary School
    • Uhland Elementary School

    LEA Activities
    District reserved fiscal amounts to be used at Title I Schoolwide campuses for Title I activities includes: parent involvement activities to encourage academic achievement, Title I, Part A services to eligible private school students at Private Non-Profit Campuses, 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.

    To learn more about the Title I Program at Hays CISD, click HERE.

    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