Victoria ISD campuses are at risk of losing schoolwide Title 1, Part A designations for the 2022-23 school year and need parents and guardians to complete the Household Income Survey or the Free/Reduced Lunch Application in order to reach the threshold required for funding.
The Household Income Survey, for elementary and Liberty students, and the Free/Reduced Meal application, for middle and high school students, identifies students in need of nutritional services and qualifies VISD campuses for additional Title 1, Part A supplemental funding. This is the second year for elementary campuses to complete the Household Income Survey.
Over the past four years, VISD has averaged 7,350 applications submitted by families. For the 2021-22 school year, VISD has only received 900 applications and surveys. It is this year’s data that determines next year’s funding and Title l, Part A programming.
All elementary campuses are currently designated schoolwide Title 1, Part A because over 40% of enrolled students are identified as eligible for free and reduced meals. Due to the program's flexibility on campuses, all students can be served; however, when a school is unable to maintain the 40% threshold, but are above 35% the campus moves to Targeted Assistance. Targeted Assistance status allows the campus to only serve students identified as needing academic support. When campuses have less than 35% of free/reduced applicants, the campus will lose all Title 1 supplemental funding.
Title 1, Part A funding over the last five years has totaled $18,652,511. If a VISD campus loses its schoolwide Title 1 program, this will directly affect campus supplemental funding for Title 1 staff, student programs, technology, teacher training, parent and family involvement activities, and instructional materials.
For VISD to retain their federal funding, campuses ask that families submit the Household Income Survey and/or the Free/Reduced Lunch Application before September 30, 2021.
Surveys and applications can be completed online at the links below. If parents are unable to complete the surveys and applications online, paper copies can be requested from the school office.
VISD elementary and Liberty families apply at https://family.titank12.com/income-form/new?identifier=5B49CV.
All other VISD families apply at https://family.titank12.com/application/new?identifier=5B49CV.