Elementary and Secondary School Emergency Relief Fund (ESSER) Accelerated Learning Plan

Public Notice of Intent to Apply for Federal Grant Funds

  • Granbury ISD will apply for several federal grants for the 2021-2022 school year and plans to use these funds to support the intent and purpose of said grant.


    Title Program 

    Intent and Purpose 

    Expected Entitlement

    Summary of Planned Expenditures


    The grants in the Special Education Consolidated Grant Application provide financial assistance to local educational agencies to help them ensure they identify and provide a free appropriate public education to students with disabilities who are eligible for special education and related services; they protect the rights of students with disabilities and the rights of their parents; and they design individualized education programs that meet the needs of students with disabilities including preparing those students for further education, employment, and independent living.


    • Salaries of GISD evaluation personnel 
    • Annual services to deaf students through Brazos River Regional Day School Program for the Deaf
    • 25% set aside for residential educational placements, if needed 
    • Proportionate Share for private school students with disabilities
    • Supplies and materials 
    • Indirect administrative costs, as allowed

    2021-2022 ESSA Consolidated Federal Grant Application

    Title I, Part A provides supplemental resources to help schools with high concentrations of students from low-income families acquire the knowledge and skills in the state content standards and to meet the state student performance standards.


    • Salaries of instructional specialist personnel
    • Intervention supplies and materials
    • Professional development

    Title II, Part A is to increase student achievement through improving teacher and principal quality and increasing the number of highly qualified teachers in classrooms and highly qualified principals in schools.


    • Professional development targeting teacher and principal effectiveness
    • Instructional coaching
    • Class size reduction
    • Materials and supplies for professional development

    Title III, Part A ELA is to develop programs for limited English proficient students to attain English proficiency, develop high levels of academic attainment, and meet the state content standards and student achievement standards.


    • Paraprofessional support salaries for English Language Learners
    • Materials and supplies for English Language Learners
    • Professional development to serve English Language Learners

    Title IV, Part A - SSAEP is to improve students' academic achievement by providing all students with access to a well-rounded education; improve school conditions for student learning; and improve the use of technology.


    • Communities in schools 
    • Technology
    • College tuition assistance
    2021-22 Perkins V:  Strengthening Career and Technical Education for the 21st Century

    Granbury ISD Career & Technical Education Department went through a full program evaluation last year from the Career & Technical Association of Texas.  This next year, we will once again have a new CTE Director.   Therefore we will use $3000 once again for another program evaluation to help the new director understand the process and learn more details about the financial and accountability expectations of the position.      We will use the remaining funds of the projected allotment on a professional employee to oversee the special programs for students who are in CTE courses.   This position will support all CTE programs of study within all district-wide special programs to help support teachers in various instructional strategies for students. 


    • Salary of a Professional Employee to be the “CTE Special Programs Specialist
    • CTE Program Evaluation conducted by Career & Technical Association of Texas
    ARP ESSER III The intent and purpose of the ARP Act ESSER III education funding is to help safely reopen and sustain the safe operation of schools and address the impact of the coronavirus on students.

    $10.5 million

    Additional personnel to accelerate learning (Professional Development Support Personnel, Campus Intervention Specialists, targeted quest stipends, retention stipends, extended summer school, etc.)

    Purchase additional intervention curriculum & materials for classroom and summer learning initiatives that personalize and accelerate learning.

    Provide professional development to accelerate recovery of any potential learning loss of students. Professional development to include evidence and research based intervention strategies, training on use of intervention materials purchased, how to use multiple assessments to designate intervention needs and drive intervention plans, and using progress monitoring data to revise/track interventions. (Additional professional development support personnel listed above in order to facilitate trainings.)

    Purchase additional supplies to sanitize and clean facilities

    HVAC replacement units to improve indoor air quality within school facilities

    Technology resources, devices, additional space for digital content, power prevention and security


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