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Expelled and At-Risk Student Services (EARSS)

Program Purpose

The EARSS program is authorized by Colorado Revised Statute 22-33-205 to fund grants for which the purposes are to provide education services and support services to expelled students, students at risk of being expelled, and/or students at risk of being declared, or already are, habitually truant.

The EARSS program is considered to be an early intervention program. It's intended to assist school districts in meeting statutory obligations to identify students at-risk of disciplinary action (i.e. violating the Code of Conduct) and habitual truancy as early as possible so support plans can be made, in conjunction with the student's family, to assist the student with avoiding future disciplinary action.


New Request for Proposals:

New Application Webinar was held May 21, 2018 from 11:30am to 12:30pm

Visit the RFP site for details.

This new 4-year grant opportunity is intended to address increased needs, such as the rise in habitual truancy and out-of-school suspensions. It is open to school districts, alternative schools within school districts, charter schools, Boards of Cooperative Educational Services (BOCES), nonpublic non-parochial schools, and facility schools. 

Key dates: 

Application Webinar - May 21, 2018

Letter of Intent (optional) due - May 31, 2018

Proposals due - July 6, 2018

Awards announced - September 14, 2018.


EARSS Restorative Practices Grant

Information about the one-time, short-term Restorative Practices Grant and list of those funded.


Program Contact

Janelle Krueger
Phone: 303-866-6750

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