Appropriation #2005063 $48,889.64
In FY 03/04, the Department of Social Services (DSS) applied for and received a grant, in the amount of $48,623.00, from the Virginia Department of Medical Assistance Services (DMAS) to develop and test innovative, cost-effective strategies to increase the retention of eligible children in FAMIS Plus (Medicaid Expansion and Medically Indigent Medicaid), to improve the transition of eligible children between FAMIS Plus and FAMIS, and to increase enrollment of eligible children in the appropriate program. The Department agreed to carry out such as activities as (but not limited to): hiring a bilingual eligibility worker and/or secure language interpreter services dedicated to the project; building a relationship with enrolled families through phone calls, home visits and written communication; providing at least 3 contacts from project or agency staff between enrollment and re-enrollment; developing new and revised letters and brochures, among others. This grant was approved for an equal amount of $48,623 for FY05. This appropriation is for the FY05 amount plus $266.64 unexpended from the FY04 grant.
Appropriation #2005064 $205,719.10
The Drivers Safety Fund consists of driver's education behind the wheel and the motorcycle safety programs operating on a fee for service basis. Approximately 1,300 students are trained each year in Drivers Safety. Operating before school, after school, and in the sumer, students receive eighteen hours of training. The latest driving techniques and decision-making skills are emphasized. Expenditures have exceeded appropriations for FY 04/05 due to an increase in the number of classes, types of classes offered, and purchasing a vehicle. There is a local fund balance in the amount of $91,528.69 from FY 03/04 which may be reappropriated to FY 04/05. We are requesting permission to use $45,000 of the fund balance for FY 04/05.
The No Child Left Behind Act (NCLB Act), Public Law 107-110, authorized the Title II, Part A as a federal grant program that combines the Eisenhower Professional Development, School Renovation, and Class Size Reduction Grants into a Teacher Quality grant program that focuses on preparing, training, and recruiting high-quality teachers, principals, and paraprofessionals. Expenditures have exceeded appropriations for FY 04/05 due to an increase in professional development opportunities that promote research-based instruction within a curricular framework. Stipends were paid for more teachers to participate in Curriculum Assessment Instruction (CAI). There is a fund balance retained by the State in the amount of $149,833.40 from FY 03/04 which may be reappropriated for FY 04/05.
Albemarle County Adult Basic Education collaborates with local institutions and agencies when requested to provide tuition classes tailored to the individualized needs of particular students. All expenses are covered through said tuition and fees. Expenditures have exceeded appropriation for FY 04/05 due to an increase in the number of classes. This program received an additional $1,712.82 in tuition for FY 04/05 and has a local fund balance of $8,747.88 from FY 03/04 which may be reappropriated for FY 04/05.
In January, Albemarle County Schools received and accepted a donation from Gary W. Taylor to support the fine arts programs for elementary schools. The Northwestern Mutual Foundation made a matching donation of $425.00.
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