•  Portrait of Diana Lauturner

    Diana Lauturner
    Staff Accountant
    State and Federal Programs
    Academic Services Division


    Diana Lauturner has been with Socorro ISD for six years. She has 13 years of combined experience in State & Federal Programs having previously worked at two other area school districts. She holds a Bachelors of Science in Business/Accounting and a Masters of Business Administration from the University of Phoenix.
    She currently oversees the following:
    •  Title I, Part C – Migrant Education Program
      The purpose of the Migrant Education Program is to design and support programs that help migrant students overcome the challenges of mobility, cultural and language barriers, social isolation, and other difficulties associated with a migratory lifestyle. These efforts are aimed at helping migrant students succeed in school and successfully transition to postsecondary education or employment.  
    • Title II, Part A - Preparing, Training, and Recruiting High-Quality Teachers, Principals, and Other School Leaders
      The purpose of this title is to provide grants to State education agencies and sub-grants to local educational agencies to:
      • Increase student achievement consistent with the challenging State academic standards;
      • Improve the quality and effectiveness of teachers, principals, and other school leaders;
      • Increase the number of teachers, principals, and other school leaders who are effective in improving student academic achievement in schools; and
      • Provide low‐income and minority students greater access to effective teachers, principals, and other school leaders.
    • Title III, Part A - English Language Acquisition, Language Enhancement and Academic Achievement Act
      Title III, Part A of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA), as reauthorized under the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA), aims to ensure that English learners (El) and immigrant students attain English proficiency and develop high levels of academic achievement in English. Title III will also assist all English learners meet the same challenging State academic standards that all children are expected to meet.
    • Title IV, Part A – Student Support and Academic Enrichment Grant (SSAEG)   Purpose of this title is to improve students’ academic achievement by “increasing the capacity of states, LEAs, schools, and  communities by:
      1. Providing students with a well-rounded education including programs such as college and career counseling, STEM, arts, civics and International Baccalaureate/Advanced Placement.
      2. Supporting safe and healthy students with comprehensive school mental health, drug and violence prevention, training on trauma-in­formed practices, and health and physical education.
      3. Supporting the effective use of technology that is backed by professional development, blended learning and educational technology devices.
    • Title I, Part A 1003(a) School Improvement Priority & Focus School Grant
      The purpose of this title is to provide funds to LEAs applying on behalf of their priority and focus schools that are supplemental to the Title I, Part A funds. These funds must directly benefit these schools.
    • Texas Support for Homeless Children and Youth (TEHCY)The purpose of this program is to provide supplemental academic and related assistance to facilitate the academic success of students who are in homeless situations and to ensure that students have equitable access to all available supports and resources.
    Important links:

    o    Texas Education Agency (TEA) – http://tea.texas.gov/


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