Title I Schools & Literacy Intervention
Executive Director of Priority Programs
"Literacy is not a luxury, it is a right and a responsibility. If our world is to meet the challenges of the twenty-first century, we must harness the energy and creativity of all our citizens."
-President Bill Clinton
Contact Regina Renaldi (303-682-7413)
Priority Schools in St. Vrain Valley School District are identified as schools with high needs student populations benefitting from a focused district level support structure and an emphasis on literacy intervention. Our priority schools are rich, culturally diverse school communities which may include supplementary support in the form of state and federal grants like Title I, Title III and the Colorado Department of Education Closing the Achievement Gap Grant. A focus on literacy intervention is foundational to the priority schools district support.
The Literacy Intervention Department ensures that the Colorado Basic Literacy Act (CBLA), No Child Left Behind (NCLB), and the Consolidated Federal Grant (which includes Title I) are implemented with fidelity. Promoting school-wide reform in highly impacted schools and ensuring that all students have the support necessary to meet challenging content standards is the intent of the Title I Program, the largest of the entitlement grants received through the Consolidated Federal Programs Application. Six schools in the St. Vrain Valley School District are Title I schools based on school poverty rates. They are as follows: Columbine, Indian Peaks, Loma Linda, Northridge, Rocky Mountain, and Spangler Elementary Schools.
The Title I program in St. Vrain:
- Provides instructional staff to support supplemental reading instruction who serve as literacy leaders and liaisons in their schools
- Emphasizes parental involvement
- Provides monthly research-based professional development for Title I teachers
Additionally, the department offers English and Spanish literacy support services by providing instructional coaching, professional development, assessment leadership, diagnosing learner needs, data collection and analysis, and collaboration among programs such as ESL and bilingual education. Selection, maintenance, and implementation of programs are also priorities for the department. The department works closely with the identified Title I schools and with Mountain View, and Frederick Elementary Schools as part of the priority school focus.
Literacy Intervention Department Team
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