Victoria ISD has been awarded more than $5 million from the Texas COVID Learning Acceleration Supports program. 

The Texas COVID Learning Acceleration Supports (TCLAS) program will directly fund $4,583,311, while the Texas Education Agency will fund $619,300 in support costs for the district.

Funding allocations are specifically outlined by the TCLAS for the following:

  • Data Strategy FTE Position: $312,500 (funded by ESSER III).

  • District Implementation and Aligned Professional Learning: 302,000 (funded by TCLAS  general revenue).

  • Print Materials by Product: $67,300 (funded by TCLAS general revenue).

  • Paraprofessional Certification & Education for six district candidates: $114,000 (funded by ESSER III).

  • Funding for ADSY Project Manager: $187,500 (funded by ESSER III).

  • Operational Funding for Academic Calendar Adjustments: $2,500,011 (funded by ESSER III).

  • P-TECH Network Success for one campus: $200,000 (funded by TCLAS general revenue).

  • Dual Credit Faculty Expansion Grants for six district teachers: $150,000 (funded by TCLAS general revenue).

  • New School Model Planning and Implementation Support for Hopkins Elementary: $750,000 (funded by TCLAS general revenue).

From their funding, the Texas Education Agency (TEA) will provide technical assistance for Strategic Planning Supports and Paraprofessional Certification & Education, awarded all print materials requested by the district, and awarded the district a Technical Assistance and Learning Community Support grant through the Wallace Foundation.

“VISD is excited to have these additional funds to help address the unfinished learning our students have experienced as a result of the COVID pandemic,” said Melissa Correll, chief innovation officer for VISD. “The funds will further our strategic plans in the district to provide opportunities for students and staff to pursue their passions.”

All funding is contingent on the district’s completion of the TCLAS’ required award process, while some funding is also contingent on participation within the district. Less participation will amount to less funding.