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Leveraging Funds to Support Priority and Focus Schools. Virginia Department of Education Office of Program Administration and Accountability and Office of School Improvement Coordinators’ Academy August 1, 2012. Presentation Goals For priority and focus schools:.

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leveraging funds to support priority and focus schools

Leveraging Funds to Support Priority and Focus Schools

Virginia Department of Education

Office of Program Administration and Accountability

and

Office of School Improvement

Coordinators’ Academy

August 1, 2012

presentation goals for priority and focus schools
Presentation GoalsFor priority and focus schools:
  • Discuss funding needs for priority and focus schools
  • Examine federal, state, and local funds
  • Investigate other available resources
funding requirements for priority schools
Funding Requirements for Priority Schools
  • Refer to Virginia’s approved ESEA flexibility request, Section 2.D, on priority schools (beginning on page 61 and description of required interventions beginning on page 63) at the following link:

http://www.doe.virginia.gov/federal_programs/esea/va_esea_flexibility_application.pdf

what will be the source of funding for priority schools
What will be the source of funding for priority schools?
  • Current Tier I or Tier II SIG schools
    • 1003 (g) school improvement funds
  • Newly identified priority schools
    • 1003 (a) school improvement funds

Note: It is not anticipated that additional funding will be needed. If necessary, additional funds can come from the allowable “up to 20 percent” set aside of the Title I, Part A, allocation, or other local or state funds.

what will be the mechanism for obtaining funds to support priority schools
What will be the mechanism for obtaining funds to support priority schools?
  • Current Tier I or Tier II SIG school
    • Have already submitted continuation applications for the 1003(g) funds
    • Due June 1, 2012 to the Office of School Improvement
  • Newly identified priority schools
    • Once new schools are identified as priority, they will receive communication from the Office of School Improvement on the procedures and application to apply.
funding requirements for focus schools
Funding Requirements for Focus Schools
  • Refer to Virginia’s approved ESEA flexibility request, Section 2.E, on focus schools (beginning on page 75 with a description of required interventions beginning on page 77) at the following link:

http://www.doe.virginia.gov/federal_programs/esea/va_esea_flexibility_application.pdf

what will be the source of funding for focus schools
What will be the source of funding for focus schools?
  • Identified as a focus school and presently a Tier III school receiving 1003(g) school improvement funds
    • Use the remaining FY 09 1003(g) funds previously awarded and up to 20 percent of the division’s allowable Title I set aside, or other funds if needed
  • Newly identified focus schools
    • Use up to 20 percent of the division allowable Title I set aside or other funds
what will be the mechanism for obtaining funds to support focus schools
What will be the mechanism for obtaining funds to support focus schools?
  • Current Tier III SIG schools and identified as a focus school
    • Submitted continuation applications for the 1003(g) funds
    • Due July 9, 2012 to Office of School Improvement
    • If additional funding is needed, apply for those funds through the Title I, Part A, ESEA application or use other funds.
what will be the mechanism for obtaining funds to support focus schools1
What will be the mechanism for obtaining funds to support focus schools?
  • Newly identified focus schools
    • Apply for funds through the Title I, Part A, ESEA funding application for the “up to 20 percent” division allowable Title I set aside or use other funds

Note: If the 20 percent set aside is not sufficient, contact Dr. Kathleen Smith, director, Office of School Improvement, at Kathleen.Smith@doe.virginia.govor (804) 786-5819.

assistance for at risk students
Assistance for At-risk Students
  • Leverage state and federal funds to address the needs of all students, with emphasis on supporting at-risk students, including students with disabilities, English language learners, and economically disadvantaged students
    • Algebra Readiness Initiative
    • Virginia Preschool Initiative
    • Early Intervention Reading Initiative
    • Project Graduation
    • Virginia’s Early Warning System
    • School-level Academic Reviews
english resources
English Resources
  • Standards of Learning, curriculum frameworks, and Enhanced Scope & Sequence
  • Online writing Web page, practice tools and webinars
  • Skills progression charts
  • Additional resources can be found on the VDOE Web site at the following link:

http://www.doe.virginia.gov/instruction/english/index.shtml

mathematics resources
Mathematics Resources
  • Standards of Learning, curriculum frameworks, and Enhanced Scope & Sequence
  • Technical assistance documents
  • Instructional videos
  • Additional resources can be found on the VDOE Web site at the following link: http://www.doe.virginia.gov/instruction/mathematics/index.shtml
what technical assistance opportunities are available this fall for english language learners
What technical assistance opportunities are available this fall for English language learners?
  • (Re)Introduction to the WIDA ELD Standards, 2012 edition
  • Parents as Educational Partners (PEP)
  • What’s Different About Teaching Reading to Students Learning English (Recommended for grades K-5 educators of ELLs)
  • Teaching Reading to English Language Learners (Recommended for grades 6-12 educators of ELLs)
for inquiries related to priority and focus schools
For Inquiries Related to Priority and Focus Schools
  • Contact Dr. Kathleen Smith, director, Office of School Improvement at

Kathleen.Smith@doe.virginia.govor at

(804) 786-5819