Appropriation #2007087 $19,865.00
Revenue Source: Federal Revenue (Grant) $ 9,932.50
Transfer from General Fund 9,932.50
The Bureau of Justice awards continuous funding towards the purchase of bulletproof vests to the Albemarle County Police Department, Sheriff’s Office, and Albemarle Charlottesville Regional Jail. The award funds 50% of the total cost applied for. The local match amounts for each department comes from their current police supplies budget and will require no additional General Fund monies.
Appropriation #2007088 $141,510.92
Revenue Source: Local Revenues (Donations/Rentals) $ 29,660.45
State Revenues 70,601.45
Federal Revenues 25,000.00
Other Fund Balances 16,249.02
At its meeting on May 24, 2007 the School Board approved the following appropriation requests:
“Families in Crisis” is funded under the McKinney-Vento Homeless Education Assistance Improvement Act, Title X, Part C of the No Child Left Behind Act of 2001. The program is designed to identify students eligible under the Act and provide support services needed to assure their continued success in school. Expenditures have exceeded appropriations for FY06/07 due to funds not being used in FY05/06. Other homeless funds were available and had to be used first. (Emergency Aid Impact funds for displaced Katrina and Rita families)
There is a fund balance retained by the state for FY05/06 in the amount of $25,000 which may be used for FY06/07. Also there is a local fund balance of $15,187.32 which may be reappropriated for FY06/07. The funds will be used to provide additional services, including tutoring for the increasing number of homeless students living in the Albemarle County school district of being forced to move out of the district because of circumstances beyond their control. The funds may also be used for emergency needs to include purchasing and delivering items such as food, water, propane, and other items, and temporary after school fees to assure that students remain in a safe environment if needed.
The 2002 General Assembly appropriated funds to support the Teacher Mentor Program for participating school divisions. This program is for beginning and experienced teachers new to Albemarle County Public Schools to conduct mentor workshops and work with principals so that mentors can provide teachers with meaningful and individualized induction into the teaching profession. Funding for FY06/07 from the state was increased by $601.45 from the original budget amount of $9,586. There is also a local fund balance in the amount of $1,061.70 from FY05/06 and may be reappropriated for FY06/07.
Stone Robinson Elementary School received a donation in the amount of $3,660.45 from the Stone Robinson PTO. It has been requested that this donation be used to erect a brick announcement sign in front of Stone Robinson School.
Hollymead Elementary School received a donation in the amount of $3,500.00 from Reflex Offset, Inc. It has been requested that this donation be used to support the Destination Imagination program at Hollymead Elementary School.
Custodial fees are set by the School Board and are charged to groups as needed to supervise and maintain our facilities. Custodial fees have not changed for a number of years. Currently the hourly rate charged for custodial support is $15/hour. The average overtime rate that our custodians are paid is approximately $25/hour inclusive of FICA. Currently custodial overtime is impacting the Building Services budget. As groups utilize our facilities, the school division should be charging users the actual cost of custodial services. Approximately 2,150 hours of custodial overtime is billed for building rental each year. This appropriation will provide $22,500.00 from rental income to offset the custodial overtime charged to Building Services.
Albemarle County Schools has been awarded a one-time $70,000.00 expansion grant for the division’s Virginia Preschool Initiative (VPI) Program. These funds will be used to purchase curriculum materials and supplies, computer equipment and software, classroom furniture and equipment, playground equipment and for staff development expenses.
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