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Kathy Behrendsen

Director of Federal and State Programs


Every Student Succeeds Act

On December 10, 2015, President Obama signed the bipartisan Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA), which reauthorizes the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965 (ESEA). The ESSA builds upon the critical work States and local educational agencies (LEAs) have implemented over the last few years. The reauthorized law prioritizes excellence and equity for our students and supports great educators.

The new law builds on key areas of progress in recent years, made possible by the efforts of educators, communities, parents, and students across the country.

ESSA includes provisions that will help to ensure success for students and schools. Below are just a few. The law:

  • Advances equity by upholding critical protections for America's disadvantaged and high-need students.
  • Requires—for the first time—that all students in America be taught to high academic standards that will prepare them to succeed in college and careers.
  • Ensures that vital information is provided to educators, families, students, and communities through annual statewide assessments that measure students' progress toward those high standards.
  • Helps to support and grow local innovations—including evidence-based and place-based interventions developed by local leaders
  • Sustains and expands this administration's historic investments in increasing access to high-quality preschool
  • Maintains an expectation that there will be accountability and action to effect positive change in our lowest-performing schools, where groups of students are not making progress, and where graduation rates are low over extended periods of time.

This supplemental funding Dickinson ISD receives is typically used for additional instructional staff, research-based instructional materials, extended learning opportunities, and professional development enhancing parental involvement, providing extended learning time and for other activities designed to enable every student to succeed at the highest levels of performance. Dickinson ISD uses its Title I funds on all campuses which allow the supplemental resources to upgrade the entire educational program on these campuses.

Dickinson High English Español
Kranz Junior High  English Español
McAdams Junior High  English Español
Barber Middle English Español
Dunbar Middle  English Español
Lobit Middle  English  Por favor contactor:   281-229-6066
Calder Road Elementary  English  Por favor contactor:   281-229-6066
Hughes Road Elementary  English   Por favor contactor:   281-229-6066
Silbernagel Elementary  English Español
San Leon Elementary  English Español
K.E. Little Elementary  English  Español
Lobit Elementary  English  Por favor contactor:   281-229-6066
Bay Colony  English Español


Public Information

District Parent Engagement Policy (English)

District Parent Engagement Policy (Español) Por favor, contactor:  281-229-6066


Overview of Federal Programs
Title I, Part A----Improving the Academic Achievement of the Disadvantaged
  • Provides supplemental resources to LEAs (Local Education Agency) to help schools with high concentrations of students from low-income families provide high-quality education that will enable all children to meet the state student performance standards. 
Title II, Part A—Teacher and Principal Training and Recruiting Fund
  • The purpose and intent of this program is to provide financial assistance to the LEAs to do the following:
  • Increase student academic achievement through improving teacher and principal quality and increasing the number of highly qualified teachers in the classrooms and highly qualified principals and assistant principals in schools
  • Hold LEAs and schools accountable for improving student achievement
Title III, Part A—English Language Acquisition, Language Enhancement, and Academic Achievement
  • Aims to ensure that English Learners and immigrant students attain English proficiency and develop high levels of  academic achievement in English

Title IV, Part A—Student Support and Academic Enrichment Program

  • Areas of focus for this grant area are as follows:  well-rounded education, student health and safety, and support effective use of technology.

Campus Information

 Campus Phone Number Campus Schoolwide Plans
Dickinson High School     (281) 229-6400 English Version Spanish Version
McAdams Junior High  (281) 229-7100 English Version Spanish Version
Kranz Junior High  (281)309-3600 English Version Spanish Version
Barber Middle School
 (281) 229-6900 English Version Spanish Version
Dunbar Middle School
 (281) 229-6600 English Version Spanish Version
Lobit Middle School
 (281) 229-7700 English Version Spanish Version
Bay Colony Elementary
 (281) 229-6200 English Version Spanish Version
Hughes Road Elementary
 (281) 229-6700 English Version Spanish Version
K.E. Little Elementary
 (281) 229-7000 English Version Spanish Version
Lobit Elementary School
 (281) 229-7600 English Version Spanish Version
Silbernagel Elementary
 (281) 229-6800 English Version Spanish Version
San Leon Elementary
 (281) 229-7400 English Version Spanish Version
Calder Road Elementary  (281) 229-7500 English Version Spanish Version  


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