Federal and State Programs

Welcome to the Federal Programs homepage!  The Office of Federal and State Programs ensures that Federal and State grants awarded to DeSoto ISD are expended in compliance with grant guidelines.  It is also the department's responsibility to identify students that qualify for programs and receive entitlements for academic success.

The Office of Federal Programs also works with campuses to coordinate and support the following programs to ensure all students have access to a quality education and fulfill state and federal compliance.

At Risk/State Compensatory Education (to identify and provide resources for students identified as At Risk)

Bilingual/ESL (includes the Dual Language Two Way Program, Dual Language One-Way Program, and English as a Second Language, LEP Summer School.)

Career and Technical Education (responsible for helping all students acquire challenging academic, technical, and employability skills to succeed in postsecondary education and in-demand careers)

Dyslexia 

Foster Care Services (assist with collaboration and transition of Foster Care students)

Homeless Students (provide services for identified Homeless students)

Migrant Services (provide services for identified Migrant students)

Response to Intervention (provide interventions for students who are not being successful in the core curriculum)

Section 504 (Students who are determined to (1) have a physical or mental impairment that substantially limits one or more major life activities; or (2) have a record of such an impairment; or (3) be regarded as having such an impairment.)

Title I (additional federal support to identified campuses that upgrades the entire educational operation of the campus to support students in their achievement toward meeting the state’s student academic achievement standards; funding based on Economically Disadvantaged students)

Title II (additional federal support to increase the academic achievement of all students by helping campuses and districts improve teacher and principal quality and ensure that all teachers are highly qualified)

Title III (additional federal support provided to help ensure that children who are English learners (EL), attain English proficiency at high levels in core academic subjects to meet state-mandated achievement performance standards)

Cheryl Ensley

Dr. Cheyrl Ensley
Assistant Superintendent of Federal Programs
200 E. Belt Line Rd., DeSoto, Texas 75115
Phone (972) 274-8212 X8207
Fax (972) 274-8008
censley@desotoisd.org