HISD Awarded $450,000 Grant to Support Turnaround Efforts
at Apollo 20 High Schools and CLC
The Texas Education Agency (TEA) has awarded a $450,000 Texas Title I Priority Schools (TTIPS) Strategic Planning Grant to the Houston Independent School District (HISD) to support transformation efforts at Contemporary Learning Center (CLC) and the four Apollo 20 high schools: Jones, Kashmere, Lee, and Sharpstown.
All five schools are required to develop a strategic implementation plan. The purpose of this grant is to provide additional support to the schools during the planning stages. Funds will be used to pay for the creation of the strategic plans, professional development for teachers and tutor supplies.
HISD Superintendent Terry Grier said, “We very much appreciate the state’s support in transforming low performing schools through the use of federal funds. All HISD students deserve the best education we can possibly provide and thanks to the TEA and other key partners we’ve been able to take immediate action to improve these schools.”
These strategic planning grants are being administered by Region XIII Educational Service Center in partnership with TEA. All five secondary schools received 3-year TTIPS Implementation grants last fall from TEA totaling nearly $25 million.