• Federal Programs Department
    Our mission is to provide high-quality systems of support to students and staff in order to promote educational excellence.  Federal funds will support increased learning of all students as we work collaboratively with parents and community in the education of our students. 

    Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA)  

    On December 2015, Every Student Succeeds Act, or ESSA, was signed into law and replaced No Child Left Behind, or NCLB, as the nation’s major law governing public schools.  Please click on the following link to learn more. 

    The Federal Programs available for Harlingen CISD include:

    Title I, Part A - Improving Basic Programs

    The Improving Basic Programs Operated by Local Education Agencies effort in Title I, Part A of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA), as amended by the No Child Left Behind Act (NCLB), provides supplemental funding to state and local education agencies. This funding pays for resources to assist schools with high concentrations of students from low-income families. These resources improve education quality and help ensure all children in low-income contexts meet the state's student performance standards. Title I, Part A provides support to schools in implementing either a school-wide program or a targeted assistance program. Title I, Part A programs use effective methods and instructional strategies that are grounded in scientific research.

    Title I, Part C - Education of Migratory Children

    Title I, Part C provides supplemental funding to support programs that help migrant students overcome the challenges of mobility, cultural and language barriers, social isolation, and other difficulties associated with a migratory lifestyle. These efforts are aimed at helping migrant students succeed in school and successfully transition to postsecondary education or employment.

    Title I, Part D -  Subpart 2- Prevention and Intervention Programs

    Title I, Part D, Subparts 1 and 2 establish Prevention and Intervention Programs for Children and Youth Who Are Neglected, Delinquent, or At Risk. This law provides supplemental funding to state and local education agencies as a part of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA), as amended by the No Child Left Behind Act of 2011 (NCLB).

    These funds are dedicated to improving educational services to children in facilities for the neglected or delinquent. The goal is to enable program recipients to meet the same student performance standards that all children in the state are expected to meet. Improved academic performance will facilitate the transition of students from correctional programs to further education or employment.

    Title II, Part A- Teacher and Principal Training and Recruitment

    Title II, Part A - Teacher and Principal Training and Recruiting (TPTR) Fund provides supplemental funding to improve student achievement. The funds are used to elevate teacher and principal quality through recruitment, hiring, and retention strategies and to increase the number of highly qualified teachers in the classroom and highly qualified principals and assistant principals in schools. The program uses scientifically based professional development interventions and holds districts and schools accountable for improvements in student academic performance.

    Title III, Part A – English Language Acquisition, Language Enhancement, and Academic Achievement Act

    Title III, Part A of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA), as reauthorized under the No Child Left Behind Act of 2001 (NCLB), aims to ensure that English language learners (ELL) and immigrant students attain English language proficiency and meet the state’s challenging academic achievement standards.

    Title IV, Part A -  Student Support and Academic Enrichment Program
    Title IV, Part A provides supplemental resources to provide all students with access to a well-rounded education, improve school conditions for learning, and improve the use of technology in order to improve the academic achievement and digital literacy of all students. 
    Legal Notice

    The Harlingen Consolidated Independent School District does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, religion, sex, disability, or any other legally protected status in employment or provision of services, programs, or activities.

    El distrito escolar de Harlingen no discrimina en base a raza, color, origen de nacionalidad, edad, religión, sexo, discapacidad, o cualquier otro estado legalmente protegido en el empleo o en la prestación de servicios, programas o actividades.