KETR Local
10:20 am
Tue May 10, 2011

Piece of $830 million pie awarded to local schools


– Nearly $5 million have been allocated to a handful of Northeast Texas school districts, as announced Monday by District 3 State Representative Erwin Cain (R-Como).

School districts in Delta, Franklin, Hopkins, Lamar, Red River, and Titus Counties will be the beneficiaries.

According to a statement issued by Cain, the project period for the federal grant is Aug. 10, 2010 - Sep. 30, 2012 and no funds may be expended for central office employees, administrative expenses, or construction. A total of $830 million in federal education money will benefit Texas as a whole.

The funds were recently tied up in debate by U.S. Rep. Lloyd Doggett, who feared Gov. Rick Perry would use the money to merely replace existing state funding, not add to it.

The funding totals are as follows in District 3:

Avery ISD - $82,516
Chapel Hill ISD - $184,015
Chisum ISD - $162,339
Clarksville ISD - $172,976
Como-Pickton ISD - $165,334
Cooper ISD - $163,572
Cumby ISD - $86,993
Detroit ISD - $101,320
Harts Bluff ISD - $89,775
Miller Grove ISD - $54,212
Mount Pleasant ISD - $921,629
Mount Vernon ISD - $275,240
North Hopkins ISD - $95,908
North Lamar ISD - $500,404
Paris ISD - $629,611
Prairiland ISD - $218,113
Rivercrest ISD - $145,103
Roxton ISD - $41,959
Saltillo ISD - $59,573
Sulphur Bluff ISD - $48,750
Sulphur Springs ISD - $672,653
Winfield ISD - $38,341