Coleen Putaansuu

Program Supervisor
Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction

Coleen Putaansuu worked as the fiscal lead for the Title I, Part A office in Washington state. In that role, she became determined to understand the intricacies of Title I, Part A funding in order to support LEAs experiencing fluctuations in their funding. This led to the creation of a Title I, Part A Allocation Dashboard for each LEA in the state which allowed LEAs to see if they were at-risk of an allocation drop. This information allowed LEAs to make informed decisions impacting hiring and action planning prior to receiving their final allocation amount.