The READ Act provides schools with per-pupil funding to help meet the needs of students with significant reading deficiencies (SRD). Per-pupil funds may be used to address seven statutory intervention categories, including providing scientifically or evidence-based interventions, summer school and/or tutoring services for students with SRD and providing evidence-based reading training to K-3 teachers.
For schools to be eligible for funding, they must use a state-approved evidence based reading curriculum and verify that teachers in grades K-3 have completed 45 hours of evidence-based teaching reading training. Prior to receiving a distribution of READ funds, schools are required to submit a budget of their planned use of READ per-pupil intervention funds for the upcoming school year.
The READ Budget File is due on June 10 to RFF@csi.state.co.us