Early College High Schools
Early College High Schools
The Brownsville Independent School District was allocated $185,350,977 dollars for public education purposes under the American Rescue Plan (ARP) Act through the Elementary and Secondary School Emergency Relief III (ESSER III) Fund. The district will engage in meaningful discussion with students, families, local campuses, teachers, principals, staff, and district administrators and give the public an opportunity to provide input in the development of its plan for the use of these funds.
Once the district receives the funding within 30 days, the district is required to post the “Safe Return to In-Person Instruction and Continuity of Services Plan” on their website. The district must spend a minimum of 20% of the grant funds on addressing learning loss, such as evidence-based interventions, summer learning, extended day and comprehensive after-school programs, or extended school year programs.
In addition, the district must purchase educational technology equipment for students, such as hardware, software, and connectivity, provide mental health services and supports, including implementation of evidence based full-service community schools, and school facility repairs and improvements to enhance the indoor air quality and to enable operation of schools to reduce the risk of virus transmission.
Fill out the community form below and provide the district feedback today.
Dear Parent or Guardian,
Enrolled students (up to 21 years of age) in families that temporarily lost access to free or reduced-price school meals for the 2020–2021 school year due to the COVID-19 pandemic may be eligible to receive Pandemic Electronic Benefit Transfer (P-EBT). P-EBT benefits can be used to buy food from any retailer that accepts the Lone Star Card.
The application for P-EBT will open June 2, 2021. Go to yourtexasbenefits.com/Learn/PEBT to apply. The application link is case-sensitive. The deadline to apply is Aug. 13, 2021.
Who Needs to Apply?
• A parent/guardian must apply if eligible child is:
-Enrolled in K-12 and NOT part of a family who received SNAP benefits for at least one month between August 2020 and June 2021.
- Born on or before Aug. 1, 2014, and is part of a family who received SNAP benefits for the first time during the 2020–2021 school year in May or June 2021.
• A parent/guardian does not have to apply if eligible child is:
- Born on or before Aug. 1, 2014, and is part of a family who received SNAP benefits for at least one month between August 2020 and April 2021.
- Born after Aug. 1, 2014, and is part of a family who received SNAP benefits for at least one month between October 2020 and June 2021.
For more information about eligibility, applying and getting your P-EBT benefits, visit hhs.texas.gov/pebt, or call the P-EBT Call Center at 833-442-1255, Monday through Friday, 8 a.m.–6 p.m. Central time.
Brownsville ISD Administration