Elementary and Secondary Education Act

Title 1, Part A of the Every Student Succeeds Act, ESSA, gives federal funds to school districts.  This program allows school with a large number of financially disadvantaged students to have access to programs and materials that they might not have access to due to their financial status. Title I funds are used to help students are at risk  of falling behind or failing no matter their financial status. All children have a fair and equal chance to receive a high quality education.

Mexia ISD serves McBay Elementary, RQ Sims Intermediate, Mexia Junior High and Mexia High School with Title I funds. They run as a Title I Schoolwide program.  Schoolwide programs use all available funds on the education needs of all students. In Mexia ISD, Schoolwide programs provide many services to students that include tutorials, parent involvement, homelessness and more.

Mexia ISD also receives Title II, Part A and Title IV federal funds. Mexia ISD chooses to combine these funds with Title I to serve all students to improve student outcomes.

Mexia ISD also receives Title III and Migrant Funds.  Title III includes supplemental funding to support our English Language Learners, also known as English as a Second Language.  Funds are used to provide supplemental curriculum to students and targeted professional development to teachers. Migrant funds are utilized in a cooperative agreement with the Education Service Center for Region 12 who provides all migrant services for Mexia ISD.

For the 2022-2023 school year, Mexia ISD is applying for ESSA grants in the amounts listed below:

Title I, A - $692,696

Title I, C (Migrant) (ESC 12) - $11,831

Title II, A - $78,146

Title III, A (Immigrant) - $2,003

Title III, A (LEP) - $35,567

Title IV - $53,130

Planned use of funds include salaries for interventionists, paraprofessional support for the elementary and intermediate campus, curriculum resources, technology software for all campuses, technology hardware, school supplies, parent involvement opportunities and high need stipends for math, science, bilingual teachers and Spanish teachers. Salaries and transportation for summer school is also included in planned uses of funds.

If you have any feedback or comments about ESSA funding or planned uses of funds, please click on the survey link below:
Feedback for ESSA

  Private Nonprofit Schools and/or Homeschools with government

nonprofit status that serve students living within Mexia ISD boundaries

and that are interested in receiving program information on participation

and/or providing input into program planning for services for eligible

 students may contact, Dimitri Garcia, Asst. Superintendent, at 254-562-4000

or PO BOX 2000, Mexia, Texas 76667.


Mexia ISD does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin,

sex, disability, or age in its programs, activities, or hiring practices. Inquiries regarding

the Title IX policies should be directed to Shelli Killingsworth 254-562-4000