Grants for improving student attendance available
The Colorado Alliance for School Health is offering up to $20,000 for K-12 public schools or districts interested in increasing student health and school performance through decreasing student absences.
In our Every Students Succeeds Act (ESSA) state plan, Colorado has prioritized including in the performance frameworks of schools and districts the goal of reducing student absences. Health issues are a leading cause of absences, and we know that being in school increases the likelihood of student success.
The Colorado Alliance for School Health, comprised of nine diverse health and education organizations, seeks to develop models of healthy schools that also lead to healthier children and communities statewide. The alliance will select two school partners, ideally resulting in representation of both urban and rural communities. Interested schools or districts must complete the Call for Interest by Jan. 12, 2018.