Expelled and At Risk Student Services (EARSS) is a grant funded program currently available at four schools within Aurora Public Schools:  Gateway High School, Mrachek Middle School, Iowa Elementary, and Side Creek Elementary.  


Goals of the EARSS Program are:

  • To reduce behavior referrals
  • To reduce student suspensions and expulsions
  • To build protective factors of students and their families to achieve higher academic success
  • To increase parental involvement and engagement
  • To increase graduation rates


Our Team:

     Gateway High School  Allison Benson, Behavior Interventionist, 303-755-7160 ext 27227

     Mrachek Middle School  Yvette Bess, Behavior Interventionist, 303-750-2836, ext 25438

     Iowa Elementary  Lauren Ross, Behavior Interventionist, 303-751-3660 ext 21726

     Side Creek Elementary  Lauren Ross, Behavior Interventionist, 303-755-1785, ext 43966

          Barbara Chapman, Project Coordinator, 303-344-8060 ext 29032

          Suzanne Roberts, Wraparound Facilitator, 303-344-8060 ext 28063


EARSS team connects students and families with supports, including:

  • Academic support/tutoring
  • Extended day learning
  • Attendance contracts
  • Behavior contracts
  • Check In-Check Out
  • Check and Connect
  • Social skill building
  • Case management
  • Wraparound process
  • Mental health services
  • Restorative Justice
  • Home visits
  • Small group instruction
  • Mentoring
  • Enrichment activities & sports
  • Multi Tiered Systems of Support
  • Credit recovery
  • GED support with tutoring
  • Functional Behavior Analysis
  • Behavior Intervention Plans