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Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA)

On December 10, 2015, President Obama signed into law the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA), a reauthorization of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965 (ESEA). ESSA replaces its predecessor, the No Child Left Behind Act of 2001 (NCLB).

 ESSA offers districts greater flexibility for using federal funds to effectively implement comprehensive, districtwide research-based initiatives that maximize student academic outcomes, particularly for those students at risk of not meeting challenging state academic assessment standards.

ESSA renews the U.S. Department of Education’s emphasis on comprehensive needs assessments and improvement planning. The new regulations increase the district’s responsibilities for monitoring student outcomes, coordinated use of federal funds, and for offering high-quality guidance and technical assistance to schools engaged in continuous improvement planning.

Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) TEA website

Valley View ISD receives funding for the following entitlement programs within the Elementary and Secondary Education Act.

  • Title I, Part A
  • Title I Part C-Migrant
  • Title II, Part A
  • Title III, Part A LEP
  • Title IV, Part A, Subpart 1

Title I, Part A--Improving Basic Programs

Provides supplemental funding for resources to help schools with high concentrations of students from low-income families provide a high-quality education that will enable all children to meet the state's student performance standards. These programs must use effective methods and instructional strategies that are grounded in scientifically-based research.

Valley View ISD has 8 schools that are served as Title I Schoolwide Campuses.

Campus Name Campus ID Campus Enrollment Eco. Dis. % Eco.Dis.
Valley View North Elem. School 103 516 487 94.38%
Valley View Early College 041 585 529 90.43%
Valley View High School 001 1175 1067 90.81%
Valley View Elementary School 102 470 409 87.02%
Valley View 5th. Grade Campus 106 311 274 88.10%
Valley View Junior High School 042 662 610 92.15%
Valley View South Elem. School 105 364 328 90.11%
Wilbur E. Lucas Elem. School 104 451 390 86.47%
    4534 4094 90.30%


 Title I Part C-Migrant

The purpose of the Migrant Education Program is to design and support programs that help migrant students overcome the challenges of mobility, cultural language barriers, social isolation, and other difficulties associated with a migratory lifestyle. 

Title II, Part A-Teacher Training, and Recruiting

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 LEP-Language Instruction for Limited English Proficient and Immigrant Students

Provides supplemental resources to local education agencies to help ensure that children who are limited English proficient attain English proficiency at high levels in core academic subjects to meet state-mandated achievement performance standards.
Title IV, Part A, Subpart 1 -Student Support and Academic Enrichment

(1) Provides all students with access to a well-rounded education.
(2) Improves schools conditions for student learning.
(3) Improves the use of technology in order to improve the academic achievement and digital literacy of all students
Private Non-Profit (PNP) Schools
Equitable Services

School districts who receive federal grant funds are required to provide equitable services for eligible PNP school children, teachers, and other educational personnel.  The term “equitable services” refers to the process of providing students, teachers, staff, and families at eligible PNPs fair access to federally funded education programs and services, as appropriate. Services provided by the LEA for private school participants are designed to meet their educational needs and supplement the educational services provided by the private school.  Educational services or other benefits, including materials and equipment, provided under this section, shall be secular, neutral, and non-ideological.  The process depends on a “timely and meaningful consultation” between ISD officials and officials of eligible PNP Schools.*

A Private Non-Profit (PNP) school may opt to participate in applicable programs if it meets the following specifications:

  • The private school holds not-for-profit status. A home school is considered a private school if it has official nonprofit status (i.e. have a tax exempt identification number)
  • The private school submits appropriate documents to determine eligibility, as requested
  • The private school and/or its students (depending upon the program of interest) are located within the geographic jurisdiction of a local educational agency (LEA) that is eligible and receives funding. If the LEA does not receive funds for a specific program, it is not possible for the PNP to receive funds for that program

Under 34 CFR 77.1, the term “nonprofit” as applied to an agency, organization, or institution means it is owned and operated by one or more corporations or associations whose net earnings do not benefit, and cannot lawfully benefit, any private shareholder or entity.  If a church that operates a school meets the definition of nonprofit, the school does not need separate nonprofit status. (USDE Office of General Counsel).

Equitable services are provided to eligible Private Non-Profits Schools under the following federal ESSA Title programs:

  • Title I, Part A: Improving Basic Programs for Educationally Disadvantaged Students
  • Title II, Part A: Supporting Effective Instruction
  • Title III, Part A: English Learners (EL)
  • Title IV, Part A: Student Support and Academic Enrichment Grants
* For Title I, Part A ONLY: May be located either inside or outside of the district’s attendance-zone boundaries and have students enrolled who are currently zoned to VVISD school.
* For other federal programs: Must be located within the attendance-zone boundaries of VVISD

*Please note: Detailed information regarding ESSA Federal Program participation options for the following school year will be shared at our district's annual PNP meeting that is held each spring (May). If you have questions, please contact Camilo Martinez at  956-340-1050