Sunday, November 17, 2019


To empower all students to learn and succeed.



To provide supportive services to enhance academic and social success in all areas.


Statement of Beliefs

• Our Childern are our future.

• All Children are entitled to an equitable, and meaningful educational opportunity in a safe and nurturing learning environment.

• Education is a life-long process.

• All People need and deserve respect/love.

• Our community is the backbone of the educational system.

• Our educational system respects differences in culture and family structure.

• Technology has a major impact on students' success and society.



Habilitar a todos los estudiantes para aprender y tener éxito.



Para proporcionar servicios de apoyo para mejorar el éxito académico y social en todas las áreas.


Declaración de Creencias

• Nuestros niños son nuestro futuro.

• Todos los niños tienen derecho a la igualdad y oportunidades educativas significativas en un lugar seguro y un ambiente nutritivos.

• La educación es un proceso de toda la vida.

• Todas las personas necesitan y merecen nuestro respeto y amor.

• Nuestra comunidad es la fundación de nuestra sistema educativa.

• Nuestro sistema educativo respeta las diferencias en la cultura y la estructura de la familia.

• La tecnología tiene un importante en el éxito de los estudiantes y en la sociedad.





TITLE I – Part A: Improving the Academic Achievement of the Disadvantaged

Title I is the largest federal education program for elementary and secondary schools. These funds are targeted to high poverty schools and are used to provide supplementary educational services to students who are educationally disadvantaged or at risk of failing to meet the state standards. Schools have the option to follow a school wide or targeted model.


TITLE I – Part D: Neglected and Delinquent 

This program provides funds to support partnerships between schools and correctional facilities for the purpose of educating students residing in or returning from correctional facilities. The Taos Municipal Schools works closely with the Taos Juvenile Detention center and employs one teacher to work with district students who are incarcerated and with the Dream Tree Project.


TITLE II – Part A: Preparing, Training and Recruiting High Quality Teachers and Principals

The main goal is to provide funds to increase student and academic achievement by improving teacher quality and getting more highly qualified teachers and principals into schools. In alignment with Section 1119(a)(3) the Taos Municipal School District strives to ensure that all teachers teaching in the core content areas within the school district are highly qualified.


TITLE III - Part A: English Language Acquisition, Language Enhancement, and Academic Achievement

 Under Civil Right Law and the No Child Left Behind Act, school districts that receive Federal financial assistance have an obligation to identify and serve all ELL/LEP students. The purpose of Title III is to develop educational programs that will help ensure that Limited English Proficient (LEP)/English Language Learners (ELLs), statute uses (LEP), attain English proficiency, succeed at core academic subjects, and meet the same state academic content and student achievement standards expected of all children.


TITLE III - Language Instruction for Immigrant Students

The purpose of this program is to develop educational programs that will help ensure that immigrant students attain English proficiency, succeed at core academic subjects, and meet the same state academic content and student achievement standards expected of all children.



The Taos Municipal Schools receives state funding under the Bilingual Multicultural Education Act of 2004 (NMSA 22-23-1 through 22-23-6) to provide for the education of our linguistically and culturally different students and for schools utilizing two languages as the medium of instruction for any part or all of the curriculum for the grade specified in the application for funding submitted to the NM PED.


TITLE VI - Rural and Low-Income School Program

This program targets rural school districts that serve high number of poor students. Funding from the Rural Low-Income Schools Grant may be used for a wide variety of activities authorized under various Title Programs of the No Child Left Behind Act. RLIS funding may only be used to supplement and not supplant other federal, state, and local funds. The funding at each school site aligns with activities appropriate for moving the school toward the district's goals for increasing student achievement.


TITLE VII - Indian, Native Hawaiian and Alaska Native Education

The purpose of this program is to support the efforts of school districts in serving Native American students, so that they can meet the same challenging state student academic achievement standards that all other students are expected to meet.


TITLE VIII – Impact Aid 

The purpose of Impact Aid is to provide formula grants to school districts burdened by the presence of nontaxable federal land and installations to make up for lost revenues and additional costs associated with federal presence. School districts are also responsible for educating children of federal personnel who live and/or work on these properties.


Kindergarten through Third Grade Plus Program 

The summer K-3+ Program is a six year pilot project that extends the school year for kindergarten through third grade by up to two months in the summer for participating students and measures the effect of additional time on literacy, numeracy and social skills development. The purpose of K-3 + Program is to demonstrate that increased time in kindergarten and the early grades narrows the achievement gap between disadvantaged students and other students, and increases cognitive skills and leads to higher test scores for all participants. The K-3+ provides funding extended school days to students from Ranchos Elementary and Enos Garcia Elementary for twenty-five instructional days. 


New Mexico Real Results

The Results Plan, with all its resources, was implemented to improve outcomes for students with disabilities. NM Real Results will be looking at academic performance and student growth rates for students with disabilities as indicators of success.