Although in the Constitution, the responsibility of education resides with the states, since there is a pressing national interest to provide high-quality education for our youth, the federal government has historically provided funds to supplement state and district budgets. It is important to note that the goal of federal funding is to supplement — not supplant — state and local funds.
The federal government spends over $70 billion annually on primary and secondary education programs. Much of the funding is discretionary, meaning it is set annually by Congress through the appropriations process.
Basically, federal education dollars are provided to districts through grants and programs. Some sources of federal funds have been available for a number of years. Funds under Title I of Elementary and Secondary School Act (ESEA) have been available since 1965, when the legislation first passed. Title I funds are directed toward improving the education of students from low-income backgrounds. The intent of the legislation of ESEA 1965 is to provide “compensatory education” as a means of ensuring equality of educational opportunities for all children, regardless of the economic status of their parents. Today, states wishing to receive Title I monies must submit to the federal government a proposal for educational improvement.
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PUBLIC NOTIFICATION FOUND BELOW:
NOTICE OF TITLE IX COMPLIANCE
Title IX Coordinator: Dr. Melvin Getwood
Physical Address: 4801 9th Ave. Port Arthur, Texas 77642
Email Address: firstname.lastname@example.org
Telephone Number: 409-989-6222
Any individual may report sex discrimination, including sexual harassment, at any time, including during non-business hours, by mail, phone, or email. Reports can also be made: email@example.com during district business hours, reports may also be made in person. To view an electronic copy of the District’s Title IX policies, FFH(LEGAL) and (LOCAL) and
DIA(LEGAL) and (LOCAL), please go to: paisd.org.
Dr. Melvin Getwood,
Director of Federal Funding
and Assistant Superintendent for Curriculum & Instruction
4801 9th Avenue
Port Arthur, TX 77642
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