School board approves submission for grant funds

by | May 27, 2021 | Education, Latest

The Farmersville ISD board had a short meeting Monday eve­ning – 11 minutes – with just a few items in a light agenda.

No one spoke during open fo­rum, and trustees approved the consent agenda before moving on to the business session, which had just three items.

The three items on the business session were a report on the con­tinuing education hours of board members, depository contracts and a submission of grants for fed­eral funds.

Each of the seven board mem­bers has completed the required number of hours, according to a district document. On the deposi­tory contract, the board approved continuing with Independent Fi­nancial. The other proposal came from CBTx Bank.

On the submission of grants, the board approved authoriz­ing the administration to submit grants for Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA)/Title programs/El­ementary and Secondary School Emergency Relief Fund (ESSER). While both are federal funds, ES­SER funds come from the CARES Act from 2020. ESSER seeks to address areas in schools that have been affected by COVID-19.

“Right now, we run our title pro­grams through Region 10 (Educa­tion Service Center) and they take a percentage of our money for do­ing the application,” Farmersville Superintendent Micheal French said. “We end up still doing the monitoring and all the drawdowns and everything. What we’re talk­ing about doing is bringing it in house and saving that money and then we’ll actually have more con­trol of how the money is spent at that time.”

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By Don Munsch[email protected]

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