Federal Programs and Student Support Services

Title I

Title I provides supplemental educational opportunities for children who are most at-risk of failing to meet the State's challenging content and performance standards.

Any questions, please contact Monica Palmer, palmerm@polo.k12.mo.us or at 660-354-2200.



English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL)

If a parent/guardian indicatese that another language other than English is spoken in the home, a student may be classified as an English Language Learner (ELL). The student will be screened to determine the level of English proficiency. Results from this testing are used to determine what support the district may provide to the student.


Any questions, please contact Monica Palmer, palmerm@polo.k12.mo.us or at 660-354-2200.

Homeless Education McKinney-Vento Act

The district's homeless liaison works to accurately identify or locate all children/youth that are experiencing homelessness as defined by the McKinney-Vento Act and Every Student Succeeds Act. A homeless child/youth is one that lacks a fixed, regular, and adequate nighttime residence.

Polo R-VII School District's Homeless Liaison is:

  • Becky Arway, School Counselor

Mrs. Arway can be contacted at arwayr@polo.k12.mo.us or 660-354-2524 ext. 154.


Foster Care Liaison

Senate Bill 291, enacted in 2009, created sections 167.018 and 167.019 RSMo, otherwise known as the “Foster Care Education Bill of Rights.”

These laws require public school districts and child-placing agencies to ensure that foster children do not fall through the cracks when it comes to receiving an education.

Section 168.018, RSMo, requires each school district to designate a staff member as the educational liaison for children in foster care.

Polo R-VII School District's Foster Care Liaison is:

  • Becky Arway, School Counselor

Mrs. Arway can be contacted at arwayr@polo.k12.mo.us or at 660-354-2524 ext. 154.