Parent Information Links:
Colorado Parent Information & Resource Center (CPIRC), a Program of Clayton Early Learning
CPIRC at Clayton Early Learning provides support for school and family partnerships in Colorado that lead to increased student achievement.
Putnam Elementary Title I Public School Choice eligibility and transportation information.
McKinney-Vento tutoring request.
Community Life Center Calendar
TITLE I-A OVERVIEW
Title I-A is the largest federal grant in the Consolidated Grant Application for supplemental funds through NCLB, the current iteration of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965 (ESEA). The stated purpose in 1965 was: “improve the academic achievement of the disadvantaged”. This underlying principle continues in NCLB, which is due (over-due) for re-authorization.
Title I has many statutory requirements regulating how money is dispersed to schools, as well as requirements for percentages of money spent on cost objectives. These objectives include both parent involvement and students considered homeless under the McKinney-Vento Act.
Students considered homeless under the McKinney-Vento Act:
Children and youth aged birth-21 years old that lack a fixed, regular and adequate nighttime residence.
This includes children and youth who:
• Share housing with other persons due to loss of housing, economic hardship, or similar reason
• Live in motels, hotels, trailer parks or camping grounds due to lack of alternative adequate accommodations
• Live in emergency or transitional shelters
• Are abandoned in hospitals
• Are awaiting foster care placement
• Have a primary nighttime residence that is not designed for, or ordinarily used as, a regular sleeping accommodation for human beings
• Live in cars, parks, public spaces, abandoned buildings, substandard housing, bus or train stations, or similar settings
• Are migratory children living in the aforementioned circumstances
• Are unaccompanied youth not in the physical custody of a parent or guardian
Rights of Children and Youth living in any of the above situations:
• The right to immediate enrollment in school, even if lacking paperwork normally required for enrollment. (i.e., immunizations, proof of residency)
• The right to attend school in his/her school of origin (if this is requested by the parent and is feasible) or in the school in the attendance area where the family or youth is currently residing.
• The right to receive transportation to his/her school of origin.
• The right to services comparable to those received by housed schoolmates, including transportation and supplemental educational services
• The right to attend school along with children not experiencing homelessness.
• The posting of homeless students’ rights in all schools and other places around the community.
PSD Title I-A funded schools:
• Harris Bilingual
• Laurel School of Arts and Technology
• Putnam School of Science
PSD creates yearly plans with schools for the funding that provides additional staff for reading and math intervention, materials and after school/summer instruction. These plans must be based on the needs of each school and informed by student achievement evidence.
PSD coordinates instructional coaches with a smaller portion of the Title I grant at some non-Title I schools, based on needs determined by demographics and student achievement data. The instructional coaches are placed at schools with literacy and/or mathematics achievement gaps among students who are in the categories of students with disabilities, low socioeconomic status, or English Language Learners.
For more information contact:
490-3220 or E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
Jan Marie DeLay, Ph.D.
Assistant Director of Student Services
490-3219 or E-mail email@example.com