In December of 2015, the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) was passed into law. The passage of ESSA provides an opportunity to improve outcomes for all students by providing effective programs supported with Titles I, II, III, and IV funding. This law also requires states to develop plans that address standards, assessments, school and district accountability and special help for struggling schools.
Currently, Garfield School District No. Re-2 uses its Title III NCLB funds in the following ways:
provide professional development activities to staff to serve the needs of second language students;
provide intervention materials and resources to help students acquire English;
provide resources to support second language learners increase academic achievement in the areas of reading, math, and writing.
Title I, Part A is the largest federal program supporting both elementary and secondary education. The program's resources are allocated based upon the poverty rates of students enrolled in schools and districts and are designed to help ensure that all children meet challenging state academic standards.
Title II, Part A is intended to increase student academic achievement consistent with challenging State academic standards, improve the quality and effectiveness of educators, increase the number of educators who are effective in improving student academic achievement in schools, and provide low-income and minority students greater access to effective educators.
Title III is a supplemental grant that is designed to improve and enhance the education of English learners (ELs) in becoming proficient in English, as well as meeting the Colorado Academic Content standards. The Title III Immigrant Set-Aside grant resides within this program and provides opportunities for LEAs to enhance the instructional opportunities for immigrant students and their families.
Title IV, Part A is intended to improve students’ academic achievement by increasing the capacity of States, local educational agencies (LEAs), schools, and local communities to provide all students with access to a well-rounded education, improve school conditions for student learning, and improve the use of technology in order to improve the academic achievement and digital literacy of all students.
Parents have the right to request specific information about the professional qualifications of their children's classroom teachers. Parents are entitled to receive the following types of information:
• Whether the teacher has met the state's certification criteria for the grade levels and subject matter they teach;
• Whether the state has waived its qualification and licensing criteria to permit the teacher to teach on an emergency or other provisional basis;
• Whether the teacher is teaching coursework in the field or discipline of his/her certification;
• Whether teachers' aides or similar paraprofessionals provide services to the parents' children, and if they do, their qualifications.
If you have questions about how your school utilizes its Title Funding, contact your building principal or one of the Garfield ESSA staff below.
The following Garfield Re-2 schools are identified as Title 1 schools for the 2022-23 school year:
Elk Creek Elementary School
Cactus Valley Elementary School
Highland Elementary School
Graham Mesa Elementary School
Wamsley Elementary School
Garfield Re-2 ESSA Staff
Lisa Pierce, Assistant Superintendent- 970-665-7600
Simone Richardson, Elementary Director of Curriculum and Assessment-970-665-7639