Expelled and At Risk Student Services (EARSS) - The BETA Program
In June 2018, San Juan BOCES was awarded the four year Expelled and At Risk Student Services (EARSS) grant.
The purpose of the EARSS grant is to assist in providing educational and support services to expelled students, students at-risk of suspension and expulsion, and students at-risk of habitual truancy as defined by unexcused absences.
Our EARSS program, BETA - Behavior, Emotion, Transition, Academics and Attendance - supports students in all of our member district high schools. Through a variety of supportive services including wraparound case management, direct skill building, resource and referral and collaborative partnerships with success teams in each school, we are working to remove barriers and help students achieve a successful completion of high school.
The BETA program has 2 coordinators, one supporting our East districts -Pagosa Springs, Bayfield, Ignacio and Silverton and one supporting the districts to the West - Mancos, Montezuma-Cortez, Dolores and Dove Creek. These coordinators are highly qualified Masters level teachers and mental health providers who partner with the schools to identify eligible students, create a strengths focused Success Plan and implement support and strategies to help students and families meet their goals.
Please stay tuned for updates on the progress and impact BETA is having in our region!
If you have any questions, please contact Royce Tranum, Program Director
Or if you believe you might know an eligible student, please contact our Coordinators - Erica Kelly West Side
& Robin Halloran East Side.