ESSA Public Notice on Possible Grant Applications
In accordance with United States Code (U.S.C.) Annotated, Title 20, Chapter 70, Subchapter VIII, Part C, Section 7846, and Public law (P.L.) 114-95, Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA), Section 8306, an entity planning to submit a federal grant application must afford a reasonable opportunity for public comment on the application before it is submitted.
This is the notice to the public community that Whitewright I.S.D. is in the process of or has the intention to apply for the following ESSA Grants:
Whitewright Independent School District ACCREDITED
The Texas Education Agency awards an accreditation status to each public school district and charter school. The accreditation status is based on the academic accountability rating and financial ratings from the Financial Integrity Rating System of Texas.
Whitewright ISD Administrative Postings to meet Required Postings Provisions
Notice of School Board Meetings
SB 1133 79th Legislature requires a school district to post notices of meetings of the school board on the district’s website. Also WWISD post a notice/agenda in the shadow box at the Administration Office prior to the meeting date. The Internet posting is in addition to any other posting required. The validity of a notice or agenda is not affected by a failure to comply with requirement under the new section that is due to a technical problem beyond the control of the school district.
Location: Board Meeting Dates
Additional Information: Board of Trustees web page
Campus Report Card, Performance Report, District Rating
Education Code, §39.362 as amended by HB 3 (81st Legislature) require a school district that maintains a website to post the most recent campus report card for each campus in the district, the information is the most recent performance report, the most recent accreditation status and performance rating of the district, and a definition and explanation of each accreditation status and performance rating.
Texas Academic Performance Report
Title 19 Administrative Code, §61.1022(f) requires the local board of trustees to disseminate the report by posting it on the school district’s website.
Annual Federal Report Card
(20 U.S.C.6311(h)(2)(E) requires a school district to post its annual federal report card on its website.
Location: TEA (Federal Report Card)
Title I Part A Parent/Family Engagement Policy
Whitewright ISD is a Title Campus that receives title funds to enhance academic programs for our elementary and middle school.
School Board’s Employment Policies
Education Code, §21.204(d) requires a school district to post the employment policies on its website.
Location: Employee Handbook
Conflict Disclosure Statement and Questionnaires
Local Government Code §176.009(a) requires access to statements and questionnaires on the school district’s website.
Location: Conflict of Interest Statements
Annual Financial Report of Debt Obligation
Local Government Code, §140.008(c-d)requires a school district to continuously post on its website the annual financial report of debt obligation until a new annual report is issued. Allows a school district to post a link to the comptroller’s website, if the information was provided to the comptroller in lieu of preparing an annual financial report.
Location: Debt Transparency
Main Office Contact Information
Local Government Code, §140.008(f)(2) requires a school district to continuously post on its website the contact information for the main office, including the physical address, the mailing address, the main telephone number, and an email address.
Education Code, §11.1513(d)(1)(B) allows a school district to post a notice of a vacant position requiring a certificate or license on its website.
Location: Employment Opportunities
Summary of Proposed Budget
Education Code, §44.0041 (a)(1) requires a school district to post on the district’s website a summary of the proposed budget, which must be concurrently posted with the notice of the budget meeting.
Location: Budget Information
Education Code, §44.0051 (a) requires a school district to prominently display on the district’s website for three years an electronic link to the budget adopted by the board of trustees.
Location: Budget Information
High School Personal Graduation Plan
Education Code, §28.02121 (b) requires a school district to post information about the distinguished level of achievement and each endorsement on its website.
Location: Graduation Plan
Transition and Employment Guide
Education Code, §29.0112(e)(1) requires a school district to post the transition and employment guide developed for students enrolled in special education programs on its website.
Location: Special Programs
Testing for Home Schooled Students
Education Code, §29,916(c) requires a school district to post on its website the dates that PSAT/NMSQT or any college advanced placement test will be administered, the availability of the exams to home schooled students, and the procedures to register for them.
Location: District Testing Calendar
Programs and Services for Homeless Students
Education Code, §33.906(a) Requires a school district to post information regarding local programs and services available to assist homeless students on its website.
Location: Homeless Program
Bullying Reporting Procedure
Education Code, §37.0832(e) requires a school district to post on its website the procedure for reporting bullying.
Location: Bullying Information
College Credit Programs
Education Code, §28.010(b) allows a school district to post on its website a notice regarding the availability of college credit programs in the district.
Location: HS student handbook
Physical Activity Policies
Education Code, §28.004(k) requires a school district to post on its website a statement of its physical activity policies for elementary and middle school students and statement of the number of times during the preceding year the health advisory council met, whether the district has adopted and enforces the policies to ensure that campuses are complying with vending machine and food service guidelines, whether the district has adopted and enforces policies that penalizes the use of tobacco products by students, and a statement providing notice to parents that they can request in writing their child’s physical fitness assessment results at the end of the school year.
Education Code, §38.019(a) requires a school district to prominently post in English and Spanish the immunizations required for public school, any immunizations or vaccines recommended for public school students, any health clinics that offer the influenza vaccine and a link to the Department of State Health Services website where a person can learn about the procedures to claim an exemption from the immunization requirements.
Location: Immunization Awareness
Electricity, Water, and Natural Gas Usage and Cost.
Information on each Assessment Required by the State to Comply with 20 U.S.C. §6311, Other Assessments Required by the State, and Assessments Required District-Wide
Location: Testing Guidelines
School Health Advisory Council – The SHAC met four times during the preceding school year. Whitewright ISD has adopted and enforces policies to ensure that campuses are complying with vending machine and food service guidelines. WISD has also adopted and enforces policies that penalize the use of tobacco products by students. Parents can request their child's physical fitness assessment results at the end of the school year by contacting the camps principal.
Location: Board Policy
Public Information Requests – Citizens requesting to review or obtain public information should do so by mail to: Whitewright ISD, Attn: Georgia Clark, P.O.Box 888, Whitewright, TX 75491 or emailed to Georgia Clark. The written request should include enough description and detail about the information requested to enable the district to accurately identify and locate the information requested.
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