Nov 9, 2012 4:48 PM by Greg Boyce
The Colorado Department of Education has reinstated Tiered Intervention Grants at Pitts and Risley Middle Schools.
The Department of Education had recently stopped the funding at four Pueblo middle schools citing insufficient progress. This the third and final year of those grants, which are designed to improve problem schools. After an appeal, Pitts and Risley will get $700,000 each, but Freed and Roncalli won't get any money.
Even though funds were not restored at Freed and Roncalli, Pueblo City Schools Superintendent, Dr. Maggie Lopez says nothing has changed in terms of the schools' goals. "This is still all about academic performance. We will continue to move ahead with the goal of improving student achievement. The funding would have allowed us to accelerate the model at the two schools, but we continue to be unified in our approach and 100 percent committed to the plans we have in place," said Dr. Lopez.