Federal Programs

SFPS Seeks Community Input on its ESEA Title Applications

SFPS will be submitting applications under ESEA Title I, II, III and Title IV, Part A programs this spring. We welcome community input on our application.

Please click here to complete a brief survey.

We also invite you to participate in a virtual meeting that will be held Tuesday, April 19, 2022 at 12:00 PM. This meeting will be hosted via Zoom, please use the link below to join. 

https://zoom.us/j/93826319689?pwd=QWdVclBVYjJrN05pOFNyd1c3UDl2dz09

The purpose of ESEA Title Funds are to bring supplemental educational support to support schools and students:

  • Title I focuses on instructional supports and resources to help close the achievement gap in academic areas for high poverty schools.

  • Title II supports teacher professional development.

  • Title III supports English Learners with English language acquisition.

  • Title IV, Part A focuses on well-rounded educational opportunities for students.

ESSER III Funds

Santa Fe Public Schools will be participating in funding provided under the American Relief Plan Act, Elementary and Secondary School Emergency Relief Funds (ESSER III). These funds support SFPS's response to pandemic-related needs and will support students and families to make up for any learning loss caused by the pandemic.

Title I, Part A Program

The Title I, Part A program helps students in high poverty schools meet the same high academic standards expected of all children. Title I, Part A funding is distributed to districts primarily based on poverty as determined by the US Census Bureau. Title I, Part A funds are used to address the academic needs of students. For school year 2020-21, Santa Fe Public Schools has twenty-one schools participating in school-wide Title I programs and one neglected children site.

Parent Right to Know

Teacher Loan Forgiveness Program 

Teachers at Title I schools may be eligible for student loan forgiveness. Please visit Federal Student Aid's website for more
information: 
https://studentaid.ed.gov/sa/repay-loans/forgiveness-cancellation/teacher

Title II, Part A Program

The purpose of the Title II, Part A program is to increase academic achievement by improving teacher and principal quality. This program is carried out by:

  • increasing the number of high qualified teachers in classrooms

  • increasing the number of highly qualified principals and assistant principals in schools

  • increasing the effectiveness of teachers and principals by holding school districts and schools

  • accountability for improvements in student academic achievement 

Title IV, Part A Program

Title IV, Part A focuses on well-rounded educational opportunities for students. Through this program, the Office of Student Wellness programs provide social-emotional support for at-risk students; and through the Office of Teaching and Learning, Title IV provides College and Career and STEM programs.