29th Congressional District Schools Receive Over 4 Million in New Funding
June 21, 2005
Washington, DC - Today, Congressman Gene Green (TX-29) announced that every school district in the 29th Congressional District had received an increase in funding for Title I of the U.S. Education Code. The District schools received a $4,614,054.00 increase in Title I funds as compared to last year. Texas received a $65,629,924 increase in Title I funds bringing it to $ 1,176,335,457 for Fiscal Year 2005.
The purpose of Title I, Part A is to ensure that all children receive a fair, equal, and significant opportunity to get a high-quality education and reach, at a minimum, proficiency on challenging State academic achievement standards and state academic assessments.
Title I funding goes to programs such as Targeted Assistance Programs, School Assistance Programs, Migrant Education Prevention and Intervention Programs, Comprehensive School Reform, Teacher and Principal Training and Recruiting, Enhancing Education Through Technology, Language Instruction for Limited English Proficient and Immigrant Students, Safe and Drug-Free Schools and Communities, Innovative Programs and Rural and Low-Income School Program. Title I funds benefit students with issues such as reading assistance or learning English as their second language. Among other benefits the funds provide schools with the ability to increase instructional time for students, and can help parents get and education if they do not have a high school diploma or a GED.
While the Governor vetos public education funding and the legislature in Special Session, we know that our school district will receive additional funds for our children, said Congressman Green. Title I brings much relief and assistance to so many of our children and their parents. Im really glad that we were able to announce this additional money.