Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA)
In December of 2015, the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) was signed into law reauthorizing President Lyndon B. Johnson’s Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) of 1965. Gilbert Public School District currently receives federal funding through ESSA’s Title I, Title II and Title IV grants. The Office of Federal & State Programs at GPS provides support and assistance in managing those programs.
Title I Overview
In addition to core classroom instruction, Gilbert Public Schools’ Title I Programs specialize in providing high-quality intervention and support to students. GPS uses multiple, educationally related, objective criteria to determine student eligibility. Title I Teams use evidence-based activities, strategies, and/or interventions to provide the appropriate support to GPS students who are academically at risk of meeting state academic standards.
Title II Overview
Title II-A: Preparing, Training, and Recruiting High Quality Teachers and Principals - Supporting Effective Instruction, is to increase student achievement through improved access to effective teachers, principals and other school leaders. Gilbert Public School District currently utilizes Title II funds to provide high-quality training opportunities for our teachers, principals and staff.
Title IV Overview
Title IV-A: Student Support and Academic Enrichment Grant, is to provide students with activities that support well-rounded education, safe and healthy students and technology. Gilbert Public Schools currently utilizes Title IV funds to support programs such as Advanced Placement, Suicide Prevention and Coding.
Please complete the free and reduced meal application each year for your student!
Complete the short meal application today to support school funding and ensure qualifying student(s) receive benefits including:
- P-EBT Benefits
- School Funding: Maintains funding for student programs and services.
- Academic Tests: Reduced registration fees for AP, SAT and/or ACT tests.
- Athletics: Free or discounted fees to participate in most sports.
- College Application Fees: Discounted rates on fees associated with applying for college.
- Internet Access: Eligible for discounted rates on internet services.
- School Meals: Free or reduced prices on delicious and nutritious meals.
- Summer School, and more!