July State Board of Education Meeting Preview

Thursday, July 1, 2010

The State Board of Education will meet on July 1, 2010 in a conference call meeting.  They will begin with the approval of the minutes from the June 3rd meeting, and continue with the 21st Century Systems, ending with Old Business and New Business. Access to the SBE Executive Committee Summaries and documents are on the SBE website at the following link:

http://www.ncpublicschools.org/stateboard/meetings/2010/07

Thursday, July 1, 2010 2:00 p.m. Conference Call

Call to Order

  • Dr. William C. Harrison, Chairman

Approval of Minutes

  • June 3, 2010

Consent Agenda

21st Century Systems (Mr. Kevin Howell, Chair, and Mr. Tom Speed, Vice Chair)

  • TCS 1 Revision to Allotment Policy for ESEA Title I – School Improvement 1003(g) The State Board of Education (SBE) is requested to approve the Allotment Policy Manual revisions. Additional one-time funding is available through the federal ARRA. To be eligible schools must be identified as Tier I, Tier II, or Tier III. Grants must be awarded on co a competitive basis. The criteria for awarding the grant is specified in the School Improvement Grants Application and Federal Regulations.

Action

21st Century Systems (Mr. Kevin Howell, Chair, and Mr. Tom Speed, Vice Chair)

  • TCS 2 Approval of Grant SBE is requested to approve the grants for use in the lowest-achieving schools.  These funds are awarded by formula to states, which then makes competitive grants available to local educational agencies (LEAs).  An LEA may request funds for eligible schools in amounts between $50,000 and $2,000,000 per year for each school it commits to serve.  With approved waivers, these funds are available through September 30, 2013.  Primary stakeholders in SIG are students attending schools identified as “persistently lowest-achieving.” Other stakeholders include schools, parents, and families of the students attending these schools.

–       School Improvement Grants (SIG) authorized under section 1003(g) of Title I of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA).  Specifically, the final requirements will direct section 1003(g) SIG funds in significant amounts to each state’s persistently lowest-achieving schools in order to turn around those schools.

–       Total awarded: $65,403,735 19 districts are recommended; 25 schools are included; Funding ranges from $980,896-$6,000,000 over a three-year period. Wake is not receiving a School Improvement Grant (SIG).

  • Update on Contracts:

Under $25,000 – 9
Over $25,000   – 23

Old Business

New Business

Adjourn

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