State & Federal Programs
The State & Federal Programs Department is committed to the principle that every student succeeds. We are here to add value to the general education curriculum through the delivery of specialized services and instructional programs.
State and Federal Programs is responsible for the coordination and supervision of various federal, state, and local programs. This includes funding and initiatives under ESEA - ESSA; State Compensatory Education, including Pregnancy Related Services support and homeless services.
Klein ISD offers services to unaccompanied and homeless students and their families in accordance with the McKinney-Vento Homeless Act to best address students' educational needs and ensure their academic success.
The McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance Act, reauthorized under the Every Student Succeeds Act of 2015 and subsequently referred to as the McKinney-Vento Act, defines “homeless children and youths” as “individuals who lack a fixed, regular and adequate nighttime residence.” However, because the circumstances of homelessness vary with each family or unaccompanied youth, determining the extent to which the family or youth fits the definition must occur on a case-by-case basis.
The education provisions of the McKinney-Vento Act ensure Homeless educational rights and protections for children and youth experiencing homelessness. For those who are eligible, these rights include the ability to continue to attend the last school you were enrolled, transportation to school of origin, enrollment in the Free-Reduced-Price Lunch program and contact with the district liaison to resolve enrollment disputes.
If your current address is a temporary living arrangement and it is due to loss of housing or economic hardship, you may meet the definition of experiencing homelessness.
For more information, please contact:
Greg Corradino, Klein ISD Homeless Liaison
16710 Kleinwood Drive
Klein, TX 77379
Homeless Rights Information English | Spanish | Vietnamese
The goal of the State Compensatory Education Program (SCE) is to provide funding to reduce disparity in performance on assessment instruments or disparity in the rates of high school completion between educationally disadvantaged students, at-risk students, and all other students. The purpose of the SCE program is to increase academic achievement and reduce the dropout rate for these students by providing supplemental programs and services.
Statutes and correspondence related to the SCE program are listed below. Updated links and legislation information can be found on TEA's House Bill 3 web page and the Texas Legislature Online Statute Lookup page.
The Texas Education Code (TEC) §28.0217, relates to satisfactory performance on state assessment instruments and providing accelerated instruction to certain students.
- The TEC, §29.081, defines the purpose of the SCE program and the statutory criteria for determining if a student is at risk of dropping out of high school.
- The TEC §29.089, allows school districts and charter schools to fund mentoring programs with SCE funds.
- The TEC §48.104, provides the method for TEA to calculate school district and charter school allotments and establishes certain additional uses for SCE funds.
- 19 Texas Administrative Code (TAC) §61.1027 is related to the eligible student count for the compensatory education allotment.
For Assistance with State Compensatory Education, please contact:
Ms. Heather Cunningham
Specialist - Federal Programs
Klein Independent School District (ISD) recognizes the crucial role that parents, guardians and families play in the education of their children. Klein ISD encourages partnerships between the district administration, schools, and families in order to share the responsibility of educating our students.
To that end, this policy is created to ensure that English learners and parents who speak languages other than English are provided appropriate translation and interpreting services, to the extent practicable, so that families of diverse language backgrounds may fully participate in the education of their children. Klein ISD will ensure vital documents are written in an understandable and uniform format, and to the extent practicable, provided in a language parents can understand; and, upon request by a parent who is an individual with a disability, provided in an alternative format accessible to that parent.
The District will collect from parents/guardians a Home Language Survey to determine both student and parents’ language needs. The survey will be provided to every household in the two languages most often used between parents and children in the district.
Additionally, even if they are not identified by the Home Language Survey, parents who speak a language other than English may request translation and interpretation services for school-related communications at any time following the Procedures for Requesting Services listed below.
Interpretation and Translation
Oral interpretation is provided for families whose primary language is a non-written language, to the extent practicable, in order to provide language accessible information.
Written translation is provided of vital school documents in Spanish. Written translation will be provided for other requested languages as needed and requested to the extent practicable.
Online translation is available on the district website via a Google Translate tool which instantly translates websites to over 100 languages.
Procedures for Requesting Services
Interpretation and translation services listed above are available free of cost to all District staff and students who may request such services directly from the school.
Additionally, parents, staff, and students may access language services for school related purposes in any of the following ways: