Congressman Vicente Gonzalez announced over $99 million for schools in the 15th District of Texas.
According to a release, Title I Grants to local school districts are intended to ensure the most financially and socially disadvantaged children have an equal opportunity to obtain a high-quality education and reach proficiency on state academic assessments.
Here is a breakdown of the allocations for school districts in the Rio Grande Valley, according to the release:
- Donna ISD – $14,344,908
- Edcouch-Elsa ISD – $4,062,731
- Edinburg CISD – $21,192,569
- Hidalgo ISD – $1,466,863
- La Villa ISD – $355,328
- McAllen ISD – $15,542,193
- Mercedes ISD – $4,339,244
- Mission CISD – $11,081,619
- Monte Alto ISD – $611,084
- Sharyland ISD – $3,601,015
- Valley View ISD – $2,591,926
- Weslaco ISD – $9,786,713
The totals are only preliminary as the U.S. Department of Education will release the final totals in June. In all, 26 schools will receive funding.
“One of my priorities is funding our public education institutions at the highest levels,” said Congressman Gonzalez in a press release. “Teachers and students deserve access to every possible resource. I will continue to support public schools and advocate on behalf of top-notch education programs for the 15th District of Texas to ensure our children are getting the best education possible.”