September 9, 2010Funding for the Apollo 20 Schools
MYTH: The nine Apollo 20 schools are being supported, in part, from funding diverted away from other HISD schools.
FACT: No funding has been diverted from other schools to support Apollo 20. The Apollo high schools are funded by TEA TTIPS (Texas Title I Priority Schools) school turnaround grants that the district applied for and received, as well as federal grant funds allocated by formula to individual schools. Middle-school programs are being paid for from federal grant funds allocated by formula to individual schools, as well as private-sector donations.