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Message to Families:

Welcome to the Grants Department 

5 months ago

Grants Manager:  Lise Coudriet 

25 E. Goldfield Ave.

Yerington, NV 89447

Currently Funded Grants:

* 21st Century

* CCR - DE & WBL

* Children In Transition 


* Great Teachers and Leaders Fund 

* IDEA - Part B, Local Plan, ECE, Special Projects, DIG

* Parent Advisory Council

* P.B.I.S

* Pre-K Development/ McKinney Vento

* Read by Grade 3

* SB178  

* SB200

* SB390 (ZOOM)

* Social Workers in Schools

* Titles - IA, ID, II, III, IV

* Title IC - Migrant Education

* Title 1003a             


 Grant Coordinator:                                                     Grant Coordinator:                   

       Cathy Turos                                                           Shannon Thompson                                                 

 Grant Admin Assistant:                                                    Grant Clerk:

    Kayleen Larkins                                                              Kristin Menezes                                       

Semi-Annual 100% Form

100% Form

Semi-Annual 50/50 Form

50/50 Form

Daily PAR Form

Daily PAR Form

By Kayleen Larkins

Children In Transition - (McKinney-Vento)

3 months ago


Education of Homeless Children and Youth

What Parents & Unaccompanied Youth In Transition Need To Know About Education In The Lyon County School District: 

Title I and the McKinney-Vento Act allow Lyon County School District to provide enrollment assistance, school supplies, and instructional support to children and unaccompanied youth residing in temporary emergency shelters, foster care, hotels, motels, parks, cars, RV parks, or living with relatives/friends due to economic hardship. Support services include meeting the physical, social, and emotional needs of students and empowering parents to support their children in this endeavor.  

All appropriate resources from the Lyon County School District are utilized to achieve this goal. How does Title I help schools comply with the McKinney-Vento Homeless Education Assistance Improvements Act of 2001? 

1.  Supports students with one or more of the following services:    

· Backpacks and school supplies.    

· Transportation to the "School of Origin".    

· After school enrichment programs at selected school sites.   

 · Free school breakfast and lunch for students. 

2. Provides staff development workshops for district personnel focusing on the needs of homeless children and youth. 

3. Maintains partnerships with corporations, the community, and local schools to provide resources for the families in transition and information regarding homelessness. 

4. Maintains Title I Homeless page on LCSD Website. 

5. Distributes community resource information to schools and parents. 

If you feel your child may qualify for this program, you may: 

1. Fill out and turn in the SRQ form to the school site liaison or registrar at your student’s school. 

2. Contact your student’s school site liaison or registrar for more information, or refer to the documents button to download a brochure.

Form Links:

SRQ Application

SRQ Application (Spanish) - (Cuestionario Sobre la Residencia del Estudiante)

Dispute Resolution Process

Resources Link

School Site Liaison & Registrar Contacts Link


Assistant District Homeless Liaison - Cathy Turos (775) 463-6800 Ext. 10628

District Homeless Liaison - Lise Coudriet  (775) 463-6800 Ext. 10627

1360 Highway 95A South    Fernley, NV 89408 

By Cathy Turos

Migrant Education

5 months ago

Title I C - Migrant Education

The Migrant Education Program provides technical assistance and financial support to improve the educational opportunities and academic success of migrant children, youth, agricultural workers, fishers, and their families. The general purpose of the Migrant Education Program (MEP) is to ensure that migrant children benefit from the same free public education provided to other children. The Migrant Education funds are federal funds to support high quality education programs for migratory children age 3 through 21. The funds help ensure that migratory children who move from other states, or within the state, are not penalized in any manner by disparities among states in curriculum, graduation requirements, or state academic content and student academic achievement standards. Funds also ensure that migratory children receive full and appropriate opportunities to meet the same challenging state academic content and student academic achievement standards that all children are expected to meet.

For more information, please contact:   (775) 463-6800 ext. 10625.

By Kayleen Larkins

21st Century

5 months ago

21st Century Grant Program

The purpose of the 21st Century Community Learning Center program is to establish or expand community learning centers that provide out-of-school academic enrichment opportunities, along with activities designed to complement the students’ regular academic program. 21st Century Community Learning Centers must also offer families of these students literacy and related educational development including tutoring and mentoring, homework help, academic enrichment (such as hands-on science or technology programs), and community service opportunities, as well as music, arts, sports, and cultural activities. At the same time, centers help working parents by providing a safe environment for students during non-school hours, or periods when school is not in session.

In collaboration with the Boys and Girls Club, arts and cultural organizations, and youth development agencies, 21st Century program helps support these goals via Federal funding.


If you have any questions please contact: (775) 463-6800 Ext. 10625

Criterion Literacy

By Kayleen Larkins

Read by Grade 3

5 months ago

Read by 

Grade 3

On July 1, 2015, the Nevada State Legislature enacted Senate Bill 391, Nevada’s Read by Grade Three Act. A primary aim of this state statute is to promote effective literacy instruction in grades Kindergarten through 3rd, across both public school districts and charter schools of Nevada ensuring that all K-3 students achieve a proficiency level of achievement in the subject area of reading (as measured by reading assessments that have been approved by the Nevada State Board of Education). 

*Information provided by the Nevada Department of Education web page:

Parent Toolkit link provided courtesy of Nevada Department of Education (Nevada Dept. of Ed. Read By Grade 3 link:

Nevada State Literacy Plan link provided courtesy of Nevada Department of Education

By Kayleen Larkins


Grants Application Protocols

5 months ago

Applying for funding

steps to follow when applying for grant opportunities

There are a few protocols to follow in order to make certain you are following the correct process for funding applications. Below are links to find out which grants qualify for which processes. If you still have additional questions, please contact the grants department at (775) 463-6800 extension 10626. We will be happy to assist you! 

Grant Submission Procedures

Questions: Contact: Kristin Menezes @ or 775-463-6800  Ext.10626

By: Cathy Turos

Title IA

5 months ago

Mission Statement

The mission of the Title IA Program is to assist eligible Title IA schools in their efforts to provide services that will ensure that all children have an opportunity to obtain a high quality education and to achieve proficiency on high academic standards.


Title I of the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) is a program administered by the United States Department of Education to distribute funding to schools and school districts with a high percentage of students from low-income families. The federal government has reauthorized the Act every five years since its enactment.

As mandated in the legislation, the funds are authorized for educators' professional development, instructional materials, resources to support educational programs, and family engagement. Once a school receives Title I funding it is regulated by an entire set of federal legislation.


                                Lyon County School Districts Title IA Sites 

Dayton Elementary                   Cottonwood Elementary                          Silverstage Elementary 

Sutro Elementary                       East Valley Elementary                            Silverstage Middle      

Riverview Elementary                 Fernley Elementary                                 Silverstage High 

Dayton Intermediate                   Fernley Intermediate 

Dayton High                                    Silverland Middle                                    Yerington Elementary 

                                                              Fernley High                                           Yerington Intermediate

                                                                                                                                  Yerington High                                                                                                                                                 



  • Title I recognizes the vital role that parents, guardians and community play in the education of their children. Decades of research have confirmed that students with involved parents are more likely to succeed in school. The Title I office has developed a comprehensive parent and family engagement program.

    Parental and Family Engagement is the key to academic achievement and the state has developed a parent involvement policy. Lyon County School District also has a parent involvement policy.  Title IA utilizes its parent involvement funding to assist and support all of our 18 Title IA sites in the following areas.

    • Parent-School Partnerships- Title IA personnel provide coordination, technical assistance and other support necessary to assist participating schools in developing effective parent- school partnerships in order to support children's education at home.
    • Parent and Family Engagement Policy- Title IA personnel assist Title IA schools in developing a written parent involvement policy that outlines what the school will do for parents using six federal requirements to build parents' capacity to be involved in school.
    • Parent-School Accords- Title IA personnel assists in the ensuring that there is a written commitment each year indicating how all members of the school community agree to share responsibility for student achievement.
    • Annual Title I Meeting for Parents- Title IA personnel assist Title I sites in hosting a meeting for parents to explain the Title I program, the policies and requirements, and how Title I students will be assessed. Parents have a right to be involved in the Title I program, and this is explained at the meeting as well as offering suggestions as to how they can be involved.
    • Parents' Right to Know- Title IA personnel assists in sending out and posting the parents’ rights for knowing the qualifications of their children’s teacher.
    • Title I Parent Involvement Facilitators - Title IA personnel assist, support, and train these staff members at each school site to offer family/parent workshops to promote the home-school partnership to foster the parents' role as a child's first and most important teacher. Programs and workshops are developed and evaluated based on input, such as surveys, from parents and school staff.
    • Parent and Family Engagement Vision- Title IA personnel will work with site administration to ensure parent and family engagement is aligned to academic learning through the alignment of the School Performance plan, family engagement plan, and parent/family involvement policy.


    Six Federal Requirements to Build Parents' Capacity to be Involved in School

    1. Assist parents in understanding the State's academic content standards, student academic achievement standards and academic assessments
    2. Provide material and training to help parents work with their children to improve their children's achievement, such as literacy training and using technology, to foster parent involvement.
    3. Educate school personnel, with the assistance of parents, in the value and utility of contributions of parents, how to reach, communicate and work with parents
    4. Coordinate and integrate parent involvement programs and activities with other organizations such as Head Start, Parents as Teachers, etc.
    5. Ensure that information related to school and parent programs, meetings and other activities is sent to parents in a format and language that parents can understand
    6. Provide reasonable support for parent involvement activities as parents request


                                            Private Schools

Private schools that are private or parochial and non-profit are eligible to participate in the use of Title I, Part A funds. These funds may be used to provide supplementary instruction to students who are educationally disadvantaged and failing or most at risk of failing to meet high academic standards, and who live in Title I, Part A public school zones. Instruction may take place during the school day, before or after school, or in the summer.

For private schools that qualify, services may be provided on site at the non-profit private schools, including religiously affiliated schools, or at other locations. These services may include:

  • Instruction and/or tutoring inside or outside the regular classroom.
  • Family literacy
  • Counseling
  • Computer-assisted instruction
  • Any combination of services listed above.

Supplement Not Supplant

The Supplement Not Supplant (SNS) rule itself did not change under Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA); the change was made regarding how a local educational agency (LEA) must demonstrate compliance with the rule. Under ESSA, Compliance with SNS will no longer be tested through individual Title I-A costs, so these three presumptions no longer apply.


Lyon County School District determined the most equitable distribution of funds for Title IA was to distribute state and local funds based on consideration of subgroup populations and enrollment numbers per school.  This distribution formula takes into account increased students; poverty levels; special needs; language learners; etc. by school site versus by area.