Attachment A

 

Appropriation #2007090                                                                                                               $82,162.41

 

            Revenue Source:                        Local Revenue (Donation)                          $    5,377.93

                                                            State Revenue                                                    100.00

                                                            Federal Revenue                                            68,394.90

                                                            Fund Balances (School Special Revenue)       8,289.58

 

At its meeting on May 20, 2007, the School Board approved the following appropriations:

 

The Charlottesville-Albemarle Community Foundation Grant was not fully expended for FY05/06 and has a fund balance in the amount of $5,464.16.  It is requested that the fund balance be appropriated for use in FY06/07 to help purchase band uniforms.

 

The Special Education Sliver Grant was not fully expended in the school budget for FY05/06.  The grant carryover amount of $18,400.97 was retained by the State and may be appropriated for FY06/07.  The grant also has a fund balance in the amount of $2,825.42.  These grant funds will be used to fund staff development, materials and stipends in order to successfully certify special education teachers as highly qualified in content.

 

The Preschool Early Childhood Education Grant was not fully expended in the school budget for FY05/06.  The grant carryover amount of $49,993.93 was retained by the State and may be appropriated for FY06/07.  These funds will cover incurred additional expenses for the Agnor-Hurt preschool classroom set up and other preschool expenses.

 

Broadus Wood Elementary School received a donation in the amount of $5,377.93 from the Broadus Wood PTO.  It has been requested that this donation be used to purchase digital document cameras and LCD projectors at Broadus Wood Elementary School.

 

The Virginia Commission for the Arts has awarded a Touring Grant to Crozet Elementary School in the amount of $100.00.  This grant will assist with funding a Theatre IV performance.

 

 

Appropriation #2007091                                                                                                             $257,707.54

 

            Revenue Source:                        Local Revenue (Grant)                               $  15,000.00

                                                            Federal Revenue                                         213,310.31

                                                            Fund Balances (School Special Revenue)     29,397.23

 

At its meeting on August 9, 2007, the School Board approved the following appropriations:

 

Albemarle County and Charlottesville City Public Schools have partnered with the University of Virginia to implement a Carnegie Foundation Incentive Grant, “Teachers for a New Era”.  The key goal of the “Teachers for a New Era” (TNE) program is to “perfect a model teacher education program that attracts some of our most promising young men and women and transforms them into superb teachers, capable of eliciting the highest possible achievement from their students over the course of their careers.”  Expenditures have exceeded appropriations for FY 06-07 due to an increase in funding.  This agenda item requests appropriation of $15,000.00 in additional funds to cover these increases and to balance this fund.

 

The Standards of Learning Algebra Readiness Initiative was approved by the 2000 General Assembly for implementation starting 2001-2002.  The purpose of the initiative is to provide mathematics intervention services to students at the middle school level who are at risk of failing the Algebra I end-of-course test.  Albemarle County has chosen to provide intervention services at the five middle schools.  Expenditures have exceeded appropriation for FY 06-07 due to the state eliminating the carry forward provision for SOL Algebra Readiness funds.  All funds had to be spent by June 30, 2007 or returned to VDOE.  This agenda item requests appropriation of the $21,329.26 fund balance to cover the additional expenses and to balance this fund.

 

Title I is a federally funded program designed to help children meet challenging content and performance standards.  It supplements, not supplants, local funding in providing services to students in Albemarle County.  The program utilizes strategies that focus on improving teaching and learning and building stronger partnerships between schools and communities to support the achievement of all children who are served.  Title I supports reading/language arts instruction for students where achievement does not meet expected standards in the elementary schools where free/reduced lunch percentages are above the County average.  Expenditures have exceeded appropriations for FY06/07 due to an increase in the federal allocation and expenses related to division level school improvement.  There is a fund balance retained by the state in the amount of $173,284.47 from FY05/06 which may be reappropriated for FY06/07.  The funds will be spent on salaries and benefits, educational materials, staff development and telephone charges.

 

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 tuition and registration fees.  Expenditures have exceeded appropriation for FY06/07 due to an increase in the number of classes and associated expenses.  There is a local fund balance in the amount of $8,067.97 from FY05/06 which may be reappropriated for FY06/07.

 

Migrant is a federally funded program designed to locate all eligible migrant students residing within the regional district, evaluate their individual needs, and offer services to meet those needs.  Expenditures have exceeded appropriations for FY06/07 due to Albemarle County Migrant Education Program (MEP) receiving $50,212.00 for the MEP Incentive Consortium (Matematica) program for FY05/06.  Matematica was a two-year collaboration of eight states, including Virginia, which developed a research-based mathematics curriculum for highly mobile migrant students.  This curriculum was implemented in summer school programs throughout the consortium states during the summer of 2005 and was used again in the summer of 2006.  Funds were received May 25, 2006 and had to be spent by September 20, 2006.  There is a fund balance retained by the state in the amount of $40,025.84 from FY05/06 which may be reappropriated for FY06/07.  The funds were spent on salaries, benefits, educational materials and travel.

 

 

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