Elbert School District 200 has the responsibility to the community, our state and the nation to educate children, under the philosophy of education, to problem solve and to accept global responsibility in a safe, nurturing environment for all. Our future strength lies in a traditionally strong fundamental education and development of well adjusted, socially responsible citizens who are able to secure employment, go to college, pursue careers, and communicate, as well as, compete in a technological and information based world.
Philosophy of Education
It is the operating philosophy of Elbert School District 200 to provide the opportunity of academic excellence for every child in the District, to the best of the District's ability and available resources, so that their knowledge, wisdom, creativity, athleticism, and passion for learning will empower and reward their future.
Increase academic performance
Increase communication with key constituents
Find, maintain and develop quality staff
Enhance facility excellence
Maintain financial excellence
Increase governance team effectiveness
The Board is committed to providing a safe learning and work environment where all members of the school community are treated with dignity and respect. In compliance with Titles VI & VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, the Age Discrimination in Employment Act of 1967, the Americans with Disabilities Act, the Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act of 2008, and Colorado law, Elbert School District does not unlawfully discriminate on the basis of race, color, sex, religion, national origin, ancestry, creed, age, marital status, sexual orientation (which includes transgender), genetic information, conditions related to pregnancy or childbirth, disability or need for special education services in admissions, access to, treatment, or employment in educational programs or activities which it operates.
Supplement, Not Supplant
Elbert School District #200 never considers federal funding (Title I Part A) in allocating state and local funding to its Title I school (Elementary). Based on a comprehensive needs assessment, as documented in the Unified Improvement Plan (UIP), the district allocates state and local funds to meet the Identified needs of students and schools at each building level (elementary, middle and high school). In preparing the annual budget, the district focuses on any changes and the specific needs of each building. Typically, that includes budget items such as: staffing (FTE), limit guidelines on class size (elementary approximately 15 students, middle school approximately 20 students, high school approximately 25 students), and supplies and material related to the curriculum. Budget allocations for staff may be administrative, support and teachers, based on core, specials and elective course offerings. The allocations are developed to maintain limits on class size. Utilizing state and local dollars, teachers are allocated a classroom budget, with consideration given to increased costs in specific areas. Federal funds are never used to back fund any potential loss of local or state monies. This methodology ensures our Title I school receives the same amount of state and local funding it would have received, regardless of whether it received federal funding under Title I Part A. The district's method used to allocate state and local funds is Title I neutral because it gives no consideration to Title I funds. As per state requirements, all financial documents are posted on the district's financial transparency page.