Dr. Georgeanna Adams-Molina

Assistant Superintendent of Academics & Accountability

Director of Curriculum, Instruction & Assessment; Director of Federal Grants; District Testing Coordinator; Director of Special Programs


Private Nonprofit Equitable Services (Required Posting for Request of Services)

ESSA, Sections 1117, 8501

Pursuant to ESSA statutory provisions listed above, the TEA office of the PNP ombudsman within the Department of Contracts, Grants and Financial Administration will provide equitable services to private nonprofit schools through a provision of services grant to the regional education service center (ESC) within whose boundaries the PNP is located, or an adjacent ESC if preferred by the PNP due to location. If the PNP requests services through a third party contractor other than the ESC, TEA will consider such requests.  
ESSA Private School Equitable Services Basics 

What is the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA)? 

Signed into law in December 2015, ESSA is the current reauthorization of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965 (ESEA). The titles of ESSA provide the statutory authorization for various education grant programs that states are required to make available with federal grant dollars. Among other requirements, ESSA mandates that students and teachers at eligible private nonprofit schools (PNPs) receive equitable services under the following title programs:
 • Title I, Part A: Improving Basic Programs Operated by Local Educational Agencies (LEAs)
 • Title I, Part C: Education of Migratory Children
 • Title II, Part A: Supporting Effective Instruction
 • Title III, Part A: English Language Acquisition, Language Enhancement, and Academic Achievement: English Learners (EL) and Immigrants (IMM)
 • Title IV, Part A: Student Support and Academic Enrichment Grants
 • Title IV, Part B: 21st Century Community Learning Centers 

What are private school equitable services?  

Through ESSA, federal grant funding is made available every year to serve students who meet certain criteria, such as economically disadvantaged. Those grant funds are awarded to TEA, which administer the funds directly to LEAs, including school districts. However, the law requires that eligible students and teachers at eligible PNPs also receive access to equitable services of those programs and services provided by the district. The term “private school equitable services” refers to the process of providing students, teachers, staff, and families at eligible PNPs fair access to federally funded education programs and services, as appropriate. The process depends on a “timely and meaningful consultation” between ISD officials and those of eligible PNPs. However, federal funds may not be awarded or paid to the PNP.  

Federal Statute, Guidance, and Resources

The following links lead to federal statute and guidance describing the ESSA requirement for the provision of equitable services to private nonprofit schools (PNPs).

For more information on ESSA, including an FAQ and list of key statutory resources, refer to the ESSA page of the USDE website.

Please call
Dr. Adams-Molina to begin the Request for Services process. 
903-322-2473 (Option 4)

Accountability Rating System

The 2017 accountability ratings and reports are available at the links below. Click a link to access accountability summaries, which show accountability ratings and distinction designations, and tables showing the data used to assign the ratings and award distinctions.

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Buffalo ISD 2017 Ratings

Texas Academic Performance Reports

The Texas Academic Performance Reports (TAPR) pull together a wide range of information on the performance of students in each school and district in Texas every year. Performance is shown disaggregated by student groups, including ethnicity and socioeconomic status. The reports also provide extensive information on school and district staff, programs, and student demographics.

Texas Academic Performance Reports for 2016–1are now available. From this website you can access TAPRs for the state and every public school, district, or region of Texas.

The TAPRs were previously known as the Academic Excellence Indicator System (AEIS) Reports. Those reports were published from 2003–04 to 2011–12. They may be found at the AEIS Archive.

Community & Student Engagement
Ratings for 2016-2017 &
Criteria for 2017-2018 

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