SBMS is a Title I campus.

 

Title I Definition and Purpose

 

Title I, Part A is a formula grant program that provides financial assistance to local educational agencies (LEAs) and schools with high numbers or high percentages of children from low-income families. Formula grant programs are noncompetitive awards based on a predetermined formula. Title I is the largest program supporting elementary and secondary education in the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA).

 

The purpose of Title I, part A is to ensure that all children have a fair, equal, and significant opportunity to obtain a high-quality education and reach, at a minimum, proficiency on challenging state academic achievement standards and state academic assessments. A school is eligible to receive Title I, Part A funds when the percentage of low-income children residing within a school's attendance area is equal to or greater than the average district-wide percentage. 

 

Parent and Family Engagement Program

 

ESSA requires a local education agency (LEA) to maintain a district written parent and family engagement policy. School districts are obligated to “outreach to all parents and family members” and implement “programs, activities, and procedures for the involvement of parents and family members.” Read more about ESSA Parent and Family Engagement and the School Parent Compact component.

 

State and Local Report Cards

 

States are required to publicly disseminate a state report card annually while LEAs are required to issue local school report cards annually. The grade will be determined by three factors: student achievement, school progress, and closing performance gaps. Search for a Texas School or District Report Card and read more from the US Department of Education's Parent Guide to State and Local Report Cards.