Attachment A

 

Appropriation 2004079                                                                                                                       $29,199.25

The following appropriations were approved at the School Board’s April 22, 2004 meeting:

 

The Southern Poverty Law Center awarded Tracey Saxon, teacher at Jack Jouett Middle School, with a $245.00 Teaching Tolerance Grant.  This money will be used to purchase educational materials that will help students move toward a better understanding of tolerance-related issues.

 

The Eckerd Corporation has awarded a $500.00 grant to Yancey Elementary School through its “Give A School a Grant” Program.  These funds will be used to purchase books for literacy education.

 

The Albemarle County Public Schools received a Refugee School Impact Grant award from the Office of Refugee Resettlement, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services in the amount of $6,493.00.  These funds will be used to provide additional services for Albemarle County’s growing multicultural population, which includes refugees.  The grant program will run in conjunction with the evening Adult ESL program, targeting K-12 “Limited English Proficient” (LEP) refugee students with special emphasis on reading, writing and mathematical concepts.

 

The Baker Butler PTO made a donation in the amount of $500.00 to the Sculpture Park Project Grant.  Also, fees in the amount of $40.00 have been collected for a public workshop that was held.  These funds will be used to support Phase II of the sculpture park on the land surrounding Baker Butler Elementary School.

 

The Virginia Department of Education awarded Albemarle County Public Schools a Project Graduation Regional Academy Grant in the amount of $11,421.25 and a Continuation Academy Planning Grant in the amount of $10,000.00, totaling $21,421.25.  The grants are state funded non-competitive grants awarded to collaborative remedial efforts of two or more school divisions within each Superintendent’s Study Group Region.  In Region 5 only Albemarle County and Charlottesville City Schools elected to participate together.  Albemarle County is serving as the fiscal agent for these grants.  Funds from the Regional Academy Grant will be used to hold the Spring Academy that will target senior students who have not yet passed the SOL end-of-course exam to earn a verified credit in reading.  The Continuation Academy Planning Grant funds will be used to prepare for a summer remediation program aimed at serving two populations; a Continuation Academy serving seniors who should graduate in 2004 but have not obtained the appropriate verified credits in reading, writing and algebra, and a Project Graduation Summer Regional Academy focusing on juniors who need verified credits in algebra.  Grant applications have been complete for both of these academies with award pending legislative action.

 

Appropriation #2004080                                                                                                                      $ 5,037.76

The following appropriations were approved at the School Board’s April 22, 2004 meeting:

 

The textbook fund has collected $115.76 for textbooks being sold.  It is requested this money be appropriated for FY03-04 to purchase replacement textbooks. 

 

Western Albemarle High School and the Warrior Club have received donations in the amount of $3,856.68.  Bruce and Melanie Snyder donated $300.00, Sally Valadez-Dyer donated $20.00, Michael and Pamela Lutz donated $100.00, Thomas Keogh, Jr. donated $50.00, William and Barbara Benson donated $100.00, Leslie Reed donated $500.00, Burger King Corp. donated $250.00, MusicToday, LLC donated $200.00, Western Albemarle High School Football Association donated $1,000.00, and Western Albemarle High School Senior Classes of 1997, 1999 and 2002 donated $1,336.68.  These donations will be used to purchase weight room equipment for the new Weight/Wellness Room that is being constructed at the school.

 

Albemarle High School received donations in the amount of $650.00.  Century 21 Ray Caddell & Associates donated $200.00, Expertise Painting Inc donated $150.00, and Albemarle County Rotary Club donated $300.00.  These donations will be used by the Choir Department at Albemarle High to purchase materials and supplies for the choir.

 

Albemarle County Schools received a check in the amount of $416.00 from the Greater Kansas City Community Foundation and Affiliated Trusts on behalf of H&R Block clients who donated to the H&R Block Education Fund.  This donation will be placed in the School Board Reserve account for use to be determined by the School Board.

 

Appropriation #2004081                                                                                                                       $ 44,300.00

The Circuit Court Clerk’s office will be receiving additional funding in the amount of $56,997.00 from the State’s Technology Trust Fund.  This funding will be used to convert additional microfilmed historical data to the imaging system. 

 

Since FY02, a total of $225,140.00 has been appropriated for this project of which $215,463.00 has been spent.  With the additional $56,997.00 in anticipated state funding, a supplemental appropriation of $44,300.00 is required.  All funding for this project has been provided through the State’s Technology Trust Fund.

 

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