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ESEA Regional Networking Meetings

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Regional Networking Meetings

The Office of ESEA Programs is excited to provide an opportunity for targeted local support in the form of quarterly Regional Network meetings in different locations throughout Colorado.  Any district or school personnel are welcome to attend these meetings.  The purpose of these meetings will be to provide a forum for stakeholders to engage with Federal Programs staff and with other professionals from the region, to communicate local updates, needs, and concerns.  

All school and administration staff is welcome to attend ESEA regional networking meetings, particularly individuals responsible for Titles I, II, and III. A variety of topics and areas of administration will be discussed and presented, including topics related to Titles I, Title II, Title III, Title IV, Federal Guideline updates, and more.

September Regional Network Meetings & The New Directors' Meeting 

The Federal Programs Unit, at the Colorado Department of Education, will be facilitating a series of New Directors’ Meetings in September along with the Fall Regional Network Meetings. This is a joint venture between the Offices of ESEA Programs, Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Education (CLDE), and Migrant Education Program (MEP).

The purpose of the half-day New Directors’ Meetings is to provide an introduction to ESEA (Titles I through V including Titles IC and IIIA) program requirements, with a year-at-a-glance of the work to be done over the school year. This session is designed for any new ESEA, CLDE, or MEP directors, coordinators, or facilitators, as well as any district staff who would like a refresher on ESEA programs.

The purpose of the full-day session or September Regional Networking Meeting (RNM) is to provide a deeper understanding of program requirements and network with other districts to learn how they are implementing program requirements and delving into evidence-based strategies, interventions, and activities that leverage use of ESEA funds.

The content will be covered over one and a half days and will discuss the following topics:

  • ESSA Program Requirements (Title IA, ID, IC, II, III, IV & V)
  • Civil Rights requirements for English Learners
  • ESEA Monitoring
  • Comprehensive Needs Assessment
  • Program Evaluations
  • ESSA Accountability and Planning Requirements, including Stakeholder Engagement

The content and structure is targeted for any new Federal Program directors and staff, but any district staff that works with ESEA, MEP, or ELD programs and would like to participate is more than welcome! If you have any questions please reach out to your Regional Contact. District Accountability Contacts are encouraged to attend the afternoon of the full-day September Regional Network Meetings.

Glenwood Springs (Western Region)

1405 Grand Ave.

Glenwood Springs, CO 81601

  • September 3rd from 11:30pm to 3:30pm ~ New Directors
  • September 4th from 9:00am to 3:30pm ~ September RNM


Littleton (Metro Region)   

7706 W. Bowles

Littleton, CO 80120

  • September 5th from 9:00am to 3:30pm ~ September RNM
  • September 6th from 9:00am to 1:00pm ~ New Directors


Limon (Northeast Region)  

East Central BOCES

820 2nd St.

Limon, CO 80828

  • September 10th from 11:30am to 3:30pm ~ New Directors
  • September 11th from 9:00am to 3:30pm ~ September RNM

La Junta (Southeast Region)

Santa Fe Trail BOCES

302 Colorado Ave

La Junta, CO 81050

  • September 12th from 9:00am to 3:30pm ~ September RNM
  • September 13th from 9:00am to 1:00pm ~ New Directors


Alamosa (Southwest Region) 

San Luis Valley BOCES

2261 Enterprise Dr

Alamosa, CO 81101

  • September 16th from 12:00pm to 4:00pm ~ New Directors
  • September 17th from 9:00am to 3:30pm ~ September RNM

Past Meeting Notes 

February RNM (PPT) (2019) - This PowerPoint includes the following:

  • USDE Resources
  • EL Toolkit
  • Supplement, not Supplant Draft Guidance
  • CDE Updates
  • Post-award Revisions
  • Comparability
  • Monitoring
  • Using the Comprehensive Needs Assessment to Inform Title Programming
  • Schoolwide and Targeted Options
  • Leveraging Federal Funds to Address Priorities
  • On the Horizon

 Nov/Dec RNM (PPT) (2018) -This PowerPoint includes the following: 

  • CDE Updates
    • Consolidated Application/Post Award Revision (PAR)
    • CDE Supports Contacts
    • Equitable Distribution of Teachers
    • Website
    • Improvement Planning
  • Monitoring + Workshop

Please click here for ESEA Virtual Regional Networking information.