Attachment A

 

Appropriation #2009068                                                                                                                                                                                    $ 28,902.45   

 

            Revenue Source:            Local Revenue                          $ 24,652.45

                                                State Revenue                                4,250.00

 

At its meeting on August 13, 2009, the School Board approved the following appropriations:

 

Beginning in FY 08/09, the state legislature required schools to appropriate funds into a newly created technology category. Because this requirement did not go into effect until after the Board of Supervisors passed the FY 08/09 appropriation ordinance, technology expenses were allocated to the categories that were in place prior to FY 08/09. This action will shift $1,714,847 in spending authority from administration, attendance and health as well as $1,415,547 in spending authority from instruction to the technology category. In FY 2009/2010 the School Board has already approved a similar amount and placed the spending authority in the technology category. There will be no impact on the total County budget as a result of this appropriation.

 

The Teaching American History Grant is based on a partnership of five public school systems in central Virginia (Charlottesville City, Albemarle, Madison, Orange and Greene Counties). The City of Charlottesville is the fiscal agent and Albemarle County Schools will seek reimbursement for salary and compensation expenses incurred. The purpose of this grant is to create a sustainable, long-term project that will become a model to share both teaching strategies and content-based activities as well as inform future historical projects. Expenditures have exceeded appropriations for FY 08/09 due to an increase in funding. This item requests appropriation of additional funds in the amount of $7,700 to cover these increases and to balance this fund.

 

Through various fundraisers over the 2008-2009 school year and a matching donation from the PATSO, Henley Middle School has raised a total of $11,452.45 to be used towards the installation costs of solar panels at the school. These monies along with the $7,500.00 grant awarded by the Dominion Educational Partnership (included in the FY 09/10 Appropriation) will be retained in this fund until the goal of $42,000.00 is met and the implementation of the project can begin.

 

Stony Point Elementary School has been awarded a Samís Club Foundation Community Grant in the amount of $1,000.00. These funds will be used to supplement field trip costs incurred during the 2008-2009 school year. The funds will be received and disbursed as attached.

 

Henley Middle School has been awarded a grant in the amount of $1,000.00 from the Wal-Mart Foundation. These funds will be used to purchase educational supplies and equipment that will enhance the current Health curriculum.

 

Crozet Elementary School has been awarded a grant in the amount of $3,500.00 from The Williams Foundation. These funds will be used for the purchase of a Senteo Response System. The units will be used during introduction of new material and as an assessment tool to determine mastery of content.

 

The Virginia Commission for the Arts has made grant awards to several elementary schools. Artists in Residency Grants were made to Agnor-Hurt in the amount of $200.00, Broadus Wood in the amount of $300.00 and Brownsville in the amount of $3,750.00. These funds will assist with funding performances at each school. The funds will be received and disbursed as attached.

 

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