Durango School District 9-R offers supports for students through the following federal programs:
Title I, Part A
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. The schools in our district that receive Title I funds are Animas Valley Elementary, Florida Mesa Elementary, Fort Lewis Elementary, Park Elementary, and Sunnyside Elementary.
Title I, Part D
Title I, Part D provides funds for youth in state-operated institutions. It also provides assistance to school districts who work with local correctional facilities. Colorado receives formula funds based on the number of students in state institutions and costs per pupil. These funds support the 9-R school at the DeNier Center.
Title III is designed to improve the education of limited English proficient (LEP) students by helping them learn English and
meet challenging state academic content and student academic achievement standards. The program provides enhanced instructional
opportunities for immigrant students. These funds are used to support the education of our LEP students in all of our schools.
Title VI works with local educational agencies, Native American tribes and organizations, postsecondary institutions, and other
entities toward the goal of ensuring that programs that serve Native American children are of the highest quality and provide for not only the basic elementary and secondary educational needs, but also the unique educational and culturally related academic needs of these children. Durango School District 9-R employs two teachers who support our Native American student population across all of our schools in the district. Visit our Native American Education page
to learn more.
McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance Act
The Homeless Education program is authorized under Title VII-B of the McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance Act (42 USC 11431 et seq.). The McKinney-Vento Act was enacted to address the numerous barriers homeless children face in obtaining a free, appropriate public education. Families can learn more about this program on our Homelessness page.