Federal Programs Department

  • Federal Programs supports district improvement efforts funded under the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA), as well as a variety of other federal and state competitive grants and awards, to close educational achievement gaps and to ensure all TSD students have the opportunity to receive a high-quality education.

    In December of 2015, President Obama signed into law the reauthorization of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA). The title of the reauthorized legislation, which replaced the No Child Left Behind Act, is the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA).

    View the US Department of Education: Elementary and Secondary Education Act

    View ESSA Information at the Colorado Department of Education website.

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    Federally funded programs in the Thompson School District include:

    Title I - Improving the Academic Achievement of Students at Risk

    Title II - Teachers and Principals Training and Recruiting Fund

    Title III - Language Instruction for Limited-English Proficient and Immigrant Students

    Title IV - Student Support and Academic Achievement

    McKinney-Vento Homeless Education Act and the Homeless Sub-Grantee Program

    Educational Stability Grant 

         Click on the program pages to learn more about each one.


    Federal Programs Staff

    Cheryl Cook
    Federal Programs Administrator
    (970) 613-6081

    Amber Arens
    Federal Programs Specialist
    amber.arens@ thompsonschools.org
    (970) 613-5785

    Sarah King
    McKinney-Vento and Child Welfare Education Liaison

    (970) 613-6787 


    Gloria Major
    Title I Family and Community Engagement/McKinney-Vento Specialist
    (970) 613-5027 




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    Thompson School District contact: email us or call 970-613-6081