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Title: SAVING AND CREATING JOBS AND REFORMING EDUCATION


1
SAVING AND CREATING JOBS AND REFORMING
EDUCATION
  • Florida Department of Education
  • April 6, 2009

2
Saving and Creating Jobs and Reforming Education
  • In a global economy where the most valuable
    skill you can sell is your knowledge, a good
    education is no longer just a pathway to
    opportunity - it is a pre-requisite. The
    countries that out-teach us today will
    out-compete us tomorrow.
  • - President Barack Obama, 2/24/09

3
Historic, One-time Investment
  • Over 100 billion education investment
  • Historic opportunity to stimulate economy and
    improve education
  • Success depends on leadership, judgment,
    coordination, and communication

4
Guiding Principles
5
Advance Core Reforms Assurances
6
Significant Impact on High Needs Schools
Budgets
Additional funds available through ARRA over 2
years
 
7
PK-12 ARRA Formula Funds 3.5 Billion
8
PK-12 ARRA Competitive Funds
9
Balance Speed and Effectiveness
  • Balance speed and stimulus with careful planning
    and effective reforms
  • States should award funds to LEAs as quickly as
    is prudent and LEAs should use funds
    expeditiously but sensibly
  • LEA obligation timelines
  • State Fiscal Stabilization Fund (SFSF) must be
    obligated by September 30, 2011
  • Title I, Part A in absence of a waiver, 85 by
    Sept 30, 2010 any remaining by Sept 30, 2011
  • IDEA, Part B majority during school years
    2008/09 and 2009/10 and remainder by September
    30, 2011

10
Avoid The Cliff
  • Maximize short-term investments with lasting
    results for
  • students
  • teacher, school, and district capacity for
    improvement
  • Minimize unsustainable ongoing commitments
  • Integrate coherent improvement strategies that
    are aligned with the core reform goals

11
Investment Strategies Aligned to Assurances and
PrinciplesSave and Create Jobs
  • Assign high-performing teachers to low-performing
    schools in tested areas.
  • Hire high-performing Teach for America (TFA)
    teachers in low-performing schools
  • Provide reading coaches and other appropriate
    coaches for all schools with focus on
    low-performing schools.
  • Provide district and school-level Response to
    Intervention (RtI) trained facilitators with
    focus on low-performing schools
  • Provide student services personnel for all
    schools with a focus on low-performing schools
  • Provide social workers and psychologists at all
    Title I and Correct II schools to address
    attendance, intervention strategies,
    testing/placement, RtI, and Positive Behavior
    Support (PBS)

12
Investment Strategies Aligned to Assurances and
PrinciplesSave and Create Jobs
  • 6. Provide related services personnel for
    students with disabilities at all schools in
    order to provide services/therapies identified on
    the students Individualized Education Plans
    (IEPs) provide paraprofessionals in accordance
    with the students IEPs and provide a full-time
    Exceptional Student Education (ESE) Specialist at
    all Title I schools and schools with more than
    20 ESE enrollment
  • Increase Public School PreK to full day (VPK
    half-day, Title-I or IDEA PreK the remainder)
    during the school year in low-performing schools

13
Investment Strategies Aligned to Assurances and
PrinciplesProfessional Development
  • Provide intensive professional development
    focused on the language arts standards including
    RtI, integration of technology and access points
    for students with disabilities and English
    Language Proficient (ELP) standards for ELL
    students
  • Provide intensive professional development
    focused on the math standards including RtI,
    integration of technology and access points for
    students with disabilities (including teachers of
    SWD and ELL)
  • 10.  Provide intensive professional development
    focused on the science standards including RtI,
    integration of technology and access points for
    students with disabilities (including teachers
    of SWD and ELL)
  • Implement and provide professional development on
    the new reading assessment
  • Provide intensive professional development in
    Positive Behavior Support (PBS).

14
Investment Strategies Aligned to Assurances and
PrinciplesTechnology
  • 13. Provide necessary technology tools and other
    teaching resources (including appropriate
    accommodations and assistive technology) for
    reading, math and science for all students
    including ELL and SWD.
  • 14.  Bring schools and districts up to readiness
    level in technology (student/computer ratio
    adequate data connection, appropriate capacity
    caching and proxy servers, etc.)
  • To track student performance on all curriculum
    standards and in the accelerated programs
  • To collect accurate and timely formative student
    performance data
  • To access computer-based testing needs
  • 15. Enhance the collection and reporting of
    data to provide accessibility and transparency
    for use of funds

15
Investment Strategies Aligned to Assurances and
PrinciplesIncrease Access to Rigorous Courses
  • 16. Increase student participation in more
    rigorous advanced courses International
    Baccalaureate, Advanced Placement, Advanced
    International Certificate of Education, Dual
    Enrollment and Industry Certification
  • Insure access by increasing classes and programs
    offered in accelerated programs
  • Increase online opportunities
  • Provide Professional Development for more
    teachers and counselors in those acceleration
    programs
  • Plan additional parent information efforts
  • Increase the availability of accelerated
    c0-curricular activities

16
Investment Strategies Aligned to Assurances and
PrinciplesQuality Educators
  • Provide mentoring and induction for new and
    struggling teachers.
  • Provide teachers with the professional
    development necessary and/or with reimbursement
    for courses and certification examinations upon
    completion to become highly-qualified
  • Provide incentives for Reading Endorsement, ESOL
    Endorsement, Content-area certification for ESE
    teachers

17
Investment Strategies Aligned to Assurances and
PrinciplesLeadership
  • 19. Provide professional development to
    leadership teams that includes monitoring
    instruction, lesson study, RtI, and how to
    schedule a school to provide embedded time for
    professional development and intervention.
  • Provide performance bonus pay for high-performing
    leadership teams and assign them to
    lowest-performing schools
  • Other
  • Other district-determined focused strategies
    aligned to the assurances and principles.

18
State Fiscal Stabilization Fund Program
19
Draft Legislative Use of SFSF for the 2009/10
FEFP as of 4/6/2009
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21
State Fiscal Stabilization Fund Program
22
State Fiscal Stabilization Fund Program LEA
Application Requirements
23
State Fiscal Stabilization Fund Program
24
State Fiscal Stabilization Fund Program
25
State Fiscal Stabilization Funds LEAs
Flexibility in Determining Uses of Education
Stabilization Funds (III-D-6)
26
State Fiscal Stabilization Fund Program
27
State Fiscal Stabilization Fund Program
The USDOE is currently developing a common
reporting form that will describe for States a
streamlined quarterly process for the required
reporting on the use of the ARRA funds awarded by
USDOE. Additionally, OMB is expected to issue
government-wide guidance on the ARRA reporting
requirements and procedures.
Required Information for Quarterly Reports under
the ARRA (VII-3)
28
State Fiscal Stabilization Fund Program
29
State Fiscal Stabilization Fund Program
30
State Fiscal Stabilization Fund Program
31
Race to the Top State Incentive Funds
  • Under the Stabilization Funds, 5 billion
    reserved for competitive grants to states
  • States compete for 4.35 billion "Race to the
    Top" fund to help drive substantial gains in
    student achievement
  • Purpose is to support states making dramatic
    progress on the four reform goals and effectively
    using other ARRA funds
  • Grant amount based on information provided in
    state applications which may include a states
    need for assistance to help meet assurance
    objectives
  • At least 50 percent of grant is to be provided to
    LEAs via subgrants
  • Race to the Top grants will be made in two
    roundsfall 2009 and spring 2010

32
Invest in What Works and Innovation Fund
  • 650 million of the 5 billion set aside in the
    "Invest in What Works and Innovation" fund
  • Competition to districts and non-profit groups
    with a strong track record of results.
  • Guidelines and applications for the competitive
    funds will be posted expeditiously.
  • Race to the Top grants will be made in two
    roundsfall 2009 and spring 2010).

33
Accountability and Transparency Fiscal Technical
Assistance
  • Guidance applies to all of the various ARRA
    programs (Stabilization, IDEA, Title I, etc.)
  • Provisions of the General Terms, Assurances, and
    Conditions submitted previously remain in effect
    and apply to ARRA programs
  • The Green Book also applies to ARRA subgrants

34
Accountability and Transparency Application
Procedures
  • Project application documents are specifically
    designated for each program
  • Applications contain a unique Project Budget
    Narrative Form modified to incorporate ARRA
    requirements
  • In order to complete these streamlined
    applications, must refer to materials provided
    with program-specific applications

35
Accountability and Transparency Accounting
Procedures
  • Each grant award will be assigned a unique
    13-digit number which will identify the
    recipient, the ARRA program (i.e., IDEA, Part B),
    and the type/year of the award
  • Project number will be identified on the Project
    Award Notification (DOE 200)
  • This number must be used in all cash advance
    requests (CARD) and expenditure reports

36
Accountability and Transparency Accounting
Procedures
  • Unique special revenue fund codes have also been
    designated
  • 430 ARRA Economic Stimulus Funds
  • 431 State Fiscal Stabilization Funds
  • 432 Targeted ARRA Stimulus Funds
  • 433 Other ARRA Stimulus Grants
  • Capital expenditures related to construction,
    renovation, remodeling should be accounted for in
    the capital projects fund
  • 399 ARRA Economic Stimulus Capital Projects

37
Accountability and Transparency ARRA Reporting
Requirements
  • Like other federal programs
  • Report aggregate expenditures monthly in CARDS
  • Submit a final Project Expenditure Report
  • In addition
  • Provide quarterly reporting of expenditures tied
    to the assurances, principles, and strategies
    (web-based system for reporting based on original
    budget)

38
Accountability and Transparency ARRA Reporting
Requirements
  • Quarterly reports must be submitted by DOE on the
    10th day after the end of each quarter
  • Districts are asked to submit reports by the 5th
    day after the end of each quarter
  • First reports will be due July 5, 2009
  • School-based expenditure reporting may be
    necessary additional information will be
    provided

39
Accountability and Transparency Other Fiscal
Matters
  • Amendments process as specified in the Green
    Book
  • Indirect Cost may be charged to ARRA funds as
    they are to all other federal programs using the
    approved indirect cost rate
  • Supplement/Not Supplant and Maintenance of Effort
    review program-specific guidance for details

40
Accountability and Transparency Budget Narrative
Form Instructions
  • Special Revenue Code will be pre-populated on
    all forms
  • Column 1 ARRA specific codes (Assurances,
    Priorities, and Strategies) identical to those
    contained in the Focused Strategies document
  • Column 2 Identifies whether the proposed
    expenditure is school-based or district-based

41
Accountability and Transparency Budget Narrative
Form Instructions
  • Column 3 Program Set-Aside Codes specific to
    IDEA and Title I, respectively
  • Column 4 Description of the Activity (e.g.,
    Provide training to 200 teachers on RTI)
  • Columns 5, 6, and 7 Same as standard Budget
    Narrative Form (Function, Object, and Account
    Title/Description)

42
Accountability and Transparency Budget Narrative
Form Instructions
  • Column 8 - FTE Positions
  • Job Codes
  • Number of FTEs saved
  • Number of FTEs created
  • Number of FTEs continued
  • Total
  • Column 9 Proposed Expenditure Amount

43
Accountability and Transparency Budget Narrative
Form Instructions Coding Attachment
  • Refer to the Focused Strategies for Use of
    Stimulus Dollars for additional information
  • Assurances
  • Principles
  • Focused Strategies
  • Program Set-Asides
  • Title I, Part A
  • IDEA

44
Accountability and Transparency Expenditure
Report Form
  • Will be web-based
  • Identical to the Budget Narrative Form with the
    addition of
  • A column to should any amendments to the budgeted
    amounts
  • A column for Cumulative Expenditures
  • Reporting site will be pre-populated with
    originally approved budget information

45
Accountability and Transparency Expenditure
Report Form
  • Reports will be made quarterly for the duration
    of the project (through September, 2011)
  • July 5
  • October 5
  • January 5
  • April 5

46
Title I Allocations
  • Title I, Part A
  • ARRA 462 million
  • Basic 633 million (projected)
  • Title I, Part D
  • ARRA 8 million
  • Entitlement 10 million
  • Title I, School Improvement (1003(a))
  • ARRA 19 million
  • Basic 25 million

47
Title I - Distribution of Funds
April 2009 First 50 of ARRA Funds
July 1, 2009 First 42 of Regular Title I Funds
September 30, 2009 Remaining 50 of ARRA Funds
October 1, 2009 Remaining 58 of Title I Funds
TOTAL 2009-10 Title I Allocation
48
Title I- Obligation Period
  • Same as other federal education programs
  • 27 months to disburse or obligate, depending upon
    the Education Department General Administrative
    Regulations (EDGAR)
  • Guidance http//www.fldoe.org/ARRA/pdf/34-CFR-76.
    707.pdf

49
Title I Potential Waivers
  • Cap on 15 carry forward
  • 20 set-aside for Choice with Transportation and
    Supplemental Educational Services
  • Cap on 5 for incentives
  • Paraprofessionals

50
Title I - Use of Funds
  • All uses of funds must meet the requirements of
    the federal program
  • All Title I set-aside requirements apply
  • All equitable services for private schools apply
  • Part D program requirements apply, including
    transition services
  • Improve teaching and learning
  • Focus funds on short-term investments with the
    potential for long-term benefits
  • Outcomes will be monitored by the Department

51
Title I - New Schools
  • US Department of Education encourages funding
    secondary schools
  • May open as school-wide programs if the district
    determines less time is needed for planning
  • May open as targeted assistance programs if the
    districts determines more time is needed for
    planning

52
Title I Private Schools
  • Consultation must occur with new and existing
    private schools
  • All equitable services requirements apply
  • Waived set-aside amounts are subject to equitable
    services

53
Title I School Improvement Fund Grants
  • Total 142.76 million to improve lowest
    performing schools
  • Florida allocation will be made available by Fall
    2009 (1003(g))
  • States will give priority to LEAs that
  • Serve the lowest-achieving schools
  • Demonstrate the greatest need for such funds
  • Demonstrate the strongest commitment to ensuring
    that such funds are used to enable the
    lowest-achieving schools to meet the progress
    goals in school improvement plans

54
Parentally Placed Private School Students
  • Ensure consultation with private schools
  • Ensure consultation with representatives of
    parents
  • Consultation should include how additional funds
    will be used for parentally placed children with
    disabilities

55
IDEA, Part B ARRA Flow of Funds
  • Floridas Award
  • Part B
  • ARRA 627,262,665
  • Entitlement 628,343,023
  • Total 1,255,605,688
  • Part B, Preschool
  • ARRA 19,700,808
  • Entitlement 18,170,242
  • Total 32,871,050
  • Districts will submit an application for 50 of
    ARRA funds. These funds are considered an advance
    on the total 2009-10 allocation.
  • The application will be completed on-line and
    assumes all assurances associated with IDEA
    regulations provided in 2008-09 application still
    apply, with additional assurances required in the
    application.

56
Maintenance of Effort (MOE)
  • IDEA allows a local education agency (LEA) to
    reduce their MOE requirement by up to 50 of the
    increase in allocated Part B funds that exceed
    the amount of Part B funds allocated for the
    previous year. Preschool funds are not
    applicable to this reduction in MOE.
  • The determination of whether or not an LEA has
    met the MOE requirement for 2009-10 will be made
    based on a comparison of the districts state and
    local expenditures for 2008-09 compared with
    state and local expenditures for 2007-08.
  • An LEA must receive a determination of Meets
    Requirements in order to take advantage of MOE
    flexibility.

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Coordinated Early Intervening Services (CEIS)
  • IDEA also allows an LEA to use up to 15 of its
    funds for CEIS. DOE will direct LEAs identified
    for significant disproportionality in
    identification, placement, or discipline to set
    aside the full 15 for CEIS.
  • CEIS funds can be used to support Tier II and
    Tier III Response to Intervention (RtI)
    activities (behaviorally or academically
    struggling students not yet identified as a
    student with a disability).

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More Information
  • www.ed.gov and www.recovery.gov
  • www.FlaRecovery.com and www.flode.org/ARRA
  • State Fiscal Stabilization - StabilizationQA_at_fldoe
    .org John Newman (850) 245-0406
  • Title I, Part A Part D- TitleIStimulus_at_fldoe.org
    Lisa Bacen Iris Wilson
  • Lisa Bacen (850) 245-9939Iris Wilson (850)
    245-0509
  • IDEA Part B - ideastimqa_at_fldoe.org Bambi Lockman
    (850) 245-0475
  • Coordinated Early Intervening Services (CEIS)
    Karen.Denbroeder_at_fldoe.org Karen Denbroeder
  • Maintenance of Effort (MOE) Karen.Denbroeder_at_fldoe
    .org Karen Denbroeder (850) 245-0970
  • IDEA application - Viriginia.Sasser_at_fldoe.org
    Virginia Sasser (850) 245-0997
  • School Lunch Equipment Grant StimulusFinanceQA_at_fld
    oe.org Linda Champion(850) 245-0406
  • Education for Homeless Children and Youths
    TitleIStimulus_at_fldoe.org
  • School Improvement Grant TitleIStimulus_at_fldoe.org
  • Lisa Bacen (850) 245-9939Iris Wilson (850)
    245-0509
  • Educational Technology State Grant -
    Pam.Stewart_at_fldoe.org Pam Stewart (850) 245-0509
  • Teacher Incentive Fund - Pam.Stewart_at_fldoe.org
    Pam Stewart (850) 245-0509
  • Teacher Quality Partnership Grant -
    Pam.Stewart_at_fldoe.org Pam Stewart (850) 245-0509
  • Impact Aid Construction - StimulusFinanceQA_at_fldoe.
    org Linda Champion (850) 245-0406
  • Tax Credit Bonds - StimulusFinanceQA_at_fldoe.org
    Linda Champion (850) 245-0406
  • Longitudinal Data System - Jeff.Sellers_at_fldoe.org
    - Jeff Sellers (850) 245-0437
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