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NCLB Title I Department Information


Lori Haukeness, Assistant Superintendent

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Jessica Sprague, Grants Fiscal Manager

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Nancy Acree, Administrative Assistant

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Title I Department

Title I, Part A, provides resources to help ensure that all children have the opportunity to get a quality education, resulting in their attainment of high academic standards. Title I targets resources to districts and schools whose needs are the greatest. The program is the largest federal program supporting both elementary and secondary education, and allocates its resources based upon the poverty rates of students enrolled in schools and districts. Essentially, Title I focuses on: (1) promoting school wide reform in high-poverty schools and (2) ensuring student's access to scientifically based instructional strategies and challenging academic content.


Ways that Montezuma-Cortez School Districtuses Title I dollars include:

  • Providing additional instructional staff
  • Professional development
  • Extended-time programs (such as before/after school programs, summer school)
  • Support for scientifically-based programs and strategies

Even though the amount of the Title I funds a school and district may receive is based on poverty rates, the children that benefit from the program(s) are not, necessarily, just students of poverty. Rather, Title I programs work to address the needs of a school's lowest performing students and those students found to be at most risk for not meeting state academic standards.


No Child Left Behind brings greater accountability to Title I states, districts, and schools for improving the academic achievement of all students and turning around low-performing schools. These and other changes to the Title I program will require all stakeholders in school communities to work together to help close achievement gaps and ensure that all students in Colorado can meet the state's high academic standards by 2013-2014.


Title I programs in Montezuma-Cortez District offer special features at six elementary schools. Some of those features include more teachers and assistants; more training for school staff; extra time for instruction; a variety of teaching methods and materials; smaller classes during literacy and/or math; greater parent involvement and many others.

The schools that currently receive Title I services are listed below:

  • Kemper Elementary School
  • Lewis/Arriola Elementary School
  • Manaugh Elementary School
  • Mesa Elementary School
  • Pleasant View Elementary School
  • Battle Rock Charter School


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400 North Elm Street | Cortez, CO 81321 | Phone: 970.565.7522