The purpose of K–3 Plus is to demonstrate that increased time in kindergarten and the early grades narrows the achievement gap between at-risk students and other students, increases cognitive skills and leads to higher test scores for all participants.
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The program extends the school year for K–3 by 25 instructional days beginning before school starts. The K–3 Plus program provides funding for additional educational time for students in kindergarten through third grade in eligible schools. K–3 Plus eligibility includes public schools in which eighty percent or more of the students are eligible for free or reduced-fee lunch at the time the public school applies for the program or an elementary school with a D or F grade the previous year.
Application forms sent to districts and charters
Completed applications due back to the PED
Districts notified of awards
February 1, 2016
March 15, 2016
No later than April 15, 2016
Jerry Apodaca Education Building
300 Don Gaspar Avenue
Santa Fe, NM 87501
Phone (505) 827-6526
Fax (505) 827-6563
K-3 Plus Program Coordinator