Federal Programs


What is ESSA? 

On Dec. 10, President Obama signed the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) into law. ESSA is the most recent version of the federal government’s biggest K-12 law, the Elementary and Secondary Education Act, which came into effect in 1965.

Hobbs Municipal Schools receives sub-grants that are funded federally. ESSA has established guidelines and procedures to provide guidance on administration o these additional services.  A brief explanation of each is provided below. Contact Dixie Vejil at Administrative Office/Federal Programs, 1515 E. Sanger (433-0400 or 433-0100) for more information.

Title I - Part A - Basic Programs
Title I, Part A (Title I) of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act, as amended (ESEA) provides financial assistance to local educational agencies (LEAs) and schools with high numbers or high percentages of children from low-income families to help ensure that all children meet challenging state academic standards. Federal funds are currently allocated through four statutory formulas that are based primarily on census poverty estimates and the cost of education in each state. The Title I Schools in Hobbs are:  Edison, Jefferson, Murray, Southern Heights,  Will Rogers, B.T. Washington, and Heizer Middle School. Services are also provided for Hobbs High School students who attend the N/D Home- Humphrey House and the private school – St. Helena’s Parochial School.

Title II, Part A - Improving Teacher/Principal Quality State Grants-
Authorizes a new State formula grant program that combines the Eisenhower Professional Development State Grants and Class-Size Reduction programs into one program that focuses on  preparing, training, and recruiting high-quality teachers and principals.

Title II, Part D - Enhancing Education Through Technology

Consolidates the current Technology Literacy Challenge Fund (TLCF) and Technology Innovation Challenge Grant programs into a single State formula grant program to support the integration of educational technology into classrooms to improve teaching and learning.

Title III - English Language Acquisition, Language Enhancement, and Academic Achievement Act
Consolidates the 13 current bilingual and immigrant education programs into a State formula program and significantly increases flexibility and accountability. This program maintains the current focus on assisting school districts in teaching English to limited English proficient students and in helping these students meet the same challenging State standards required of all other students.

State Bilingual Education State Bilingual Education offers qualifying students of all the Hobbs Municipal Schools academic skill development in their native language and English language development opportunities.

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