Federal Programs

Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA)

The Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) was signed into law in December of 2015.  ESSA is a reauthorization of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965 (ESEA) and replaces the No Child Left Behind Act of 2001 (NCLB).

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

ESSA follows the US Department of Education's emphasis on comprehensive needs assessments and improvement planning.  This legislation increases district responsibility 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.

Visit the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) website for additional information.

TEA's Strategic Plan

The Texas Education Agency's (TEA’s) vision of the ESSA Consolidated Grant is to improve student achievement through educational programs that support best practices and align to TEA's Strategic Priorities. These priorities are focused on preparing every child for success in college, a career, or the military, including:

Public Comment

In accordance with federal regulations, a school district planning to submit a federal grant application must offer a reasonable opportunity for public comment on the application before it is submitted to the Texas Education Agency for approval. Liberty Hill ISD intends to apply for the following ESSA grant programs for the 2021-2022 school year: Title I, Title II, Title III, and Title IV. Public comments will be considered as we plan and work on the grants listed above for the 2021-2022 school year. 

We welcome your feedback by completing this form. 

Texas Education Agency Strategic Plan 

23-24 LHISD State and Federal Funds Public Comment PPT.pdf

Title I, Part A--Improving Basic Programs

Liberty Hill ISD participates in the targeted assisted program. 

Title 1 Targeted Assistance Programs

Federal Title 1 funds supplement state education funds to help the district further support students at greatest risk of not meeting rigorous state standards.  These programs must use effective methods and instructional strategies that are grounded in scientifically based research to provide services for students. In Liberty Hill Independent School District, we have two Targeted Assistance campuses serving students in need of intensive, targeted intervention support in building a foundation of reading or math in grades K-2.

Liberty Hill ISD Title 1 Campuses

Liberty Hill Elementary - Targeted Assistance

Louine Noble Elementary - Targeted Assistance 

Title I, Part C--Education of Migratory Children

Per TEA, the purpose of the Migrant Education Program is to design and support programs that help migratory 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 migratory students succeed in school and successfully transition to postsecondary education and/or employment.   

Visit our Migrant Education Program website for more information. 

Title II, Part A--Supporting Effective Instruction

The purpose of Title II, Part A is to increase student achievement consistent with the challenging State academic standards; improve the quality and effectiveness of teachers, principals, and other school leaders; increase the number of effective teachers, principals, and other school leaders who are effective in improving student academic achievement in schools; and provide low-income and minority students greater access to effective teachers, principals, and other school leaders.  The intent of the funding is to support educators in their work to improve the overall quality of instruction and ensure equity of educational opportunity for all students. 

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

The purpose of Title III, Part A, aims to ensure that emergent bilingual (EB) and immigrant students attain English proficiency and develop high levels of academic achievement in English. Title III will also assist all emergent bilinguals to meet the same challenging state academic standards that all children are expected to meet. 

For more information regarding our English Learners, visit our English as a Second Language website or our Dual Language Program website.

For more information regarding Immigrant students, visit our Immigrant Education Program website.

Title IV, Part A--Student Support and Academic Enrichment

Title IV, Part A, program and services focus on meeting one or more of the following goals: