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Federal & State Programs

Welcome to the Federal Education Programs page for Scottsdale Unified School District (SUSD). At SUSD, we are dedicated to providing every student with the highest quality education and the necessary resources to thrive academically and personally.

Our commitment to excellence is reflected in our wide array of federal programs designed to support students, educators, and families. From Title I services that enhance educational opportunities for disadvantaged students to Special Education programs that cater to the unique needs of individuals with disabilities, our goal is to ensure that every student has access to a supportive and enriching learning environment.

Our federal programs extend beyond the classroom, offering comprehensive support services that address the diverse needs of our community. We provide resources for English Language Learners to help them achieve proficiency and succeed in their studies, and our Homeless Education program ensures that all students have the opportunity to succeed regardless of their living situation. Additionally, we focus on professional development for our educators, equipping them with the tools and knowledge needed to deliver high-quality instruction. At SUSD, we believe in the power of education to transform lives, and our federal programs are integral to achieving that vision.

How is this accomplished?

  • Supplemental programs (before/after school)
  • Summer school programs
  • Instructional support services
  • School-wide reform efforts
  • Teacher professional development
  • Increased involvement of parents in their children’s education
  • Evidence-based teaching strategies

How is the funding received by our district?

Our funding is determined by the number of eligible families, based on their annual income. This information is gathered by completing a Free & Reduced Meal application. Additionally, if eligible, students have access to much more than nutritional access!

What benefits are available to qualified students?

If eligible, students have access to many of the following programs and resources:  

  • Afterschool and 21st Century Learning Programs
  • English Learners Program
  • Foster Care Resources
  • Homeless and Migrant Resources
  • Gifted and Advanced Learning Program
  • Health and Nutrition Services
  • Information Technology
  • Office of Indian Education
  • Special Education
  • Intervention Programs for Math and Reading
  • School Safety and Social Wellness
  • Reduced fees for participation in Middle School and High School Athletics
  • Reduced fees for participation in certain other extracurricular events and programs

Please Note: Not all programs are available at all schools.


Parent Resources

Other Federal and State Department Programs

Free and Reduced Lunch Application

Contact Us

Dr. David Priniski
Director of Federal and State Programs

Molly Costantini
Administrative Assistant

Shawn Crosier
Coordinator of Federal and State Programs

Sheila Cepress
Coordinator of Native American Education

Francisca Garcia
Coordinator & Compliance, State/Federal Grants

Brenda Spisak
Coordinator & Compliance ELD Title III/Deseg.

Sonia Otero-Hanley
Administrative Support Coordinator Title I

Lisa Heimburg
ELD Assessment Support Coordinator

Tori Cockerhern
ELD Fiscal Support Technician

Christina Diaz
Administrative Support Coordinator- ELD/Community Specialists

Laura Henry
ELD Coach

Lori Kelly
ELD Coach

Jamie White
ELD Coach