Appropriation #2006044 $ 16,710.29
At its Board meeting on February 9, 2006, the School Board approved the following appropriation:
A scholarship fund was set up for Kelly Watt, recent graduate of Albemarle High School in 2005. At the time the fund was set up, the money was collected at the school with the intention of transferring it to the Charlottesville-Albemarle Community Foundation. The parents of Kelly Watt and staff at Albemarle High School support this transfer to the foundation. The school system may not make a donation to another charitable organization. This appropriation will transfer the funds from the School Fund to the General Fund at which time the funds will be transferred to the Charlottesville-Albemarle Community Foundation.
Appropriation #2006045 $ 1,000.00
At its meeting on February 12, 2006, the School Board approved the following appropriation:
Monticello High School received two donations totaling $1,000.00: $500.00 from The Oak Hill Fund and $500.00 from Jeff and Mary Adams. It has been requested that this donation go towards the needs of the marching band at Monticello High School.
Appropriation #2006046 $ 4,175.22
The records management system at the Emergency Communications Center requires a software upgrade totaling $4,175.22. The cost of this upgrade will be shared equally between the City of Charlottesville and the County. The County’s share, $2,087.61, will be funded from existing CIP funds.
Appropriation #2006047 $ 48,623.00
The Department of Social Services has received a continuation of the Family Access to Medical Insurance Security Plan (FAMIS) Keep ‘em Covered Grant in the amount of $48,623.00. The FAMIS Plan provides Medicaid-like benefits to uninsured children. These grant funds provide for a dedicated worker to serve the community on behalf of this program. There is no local match.
Appropriation #2006048 $ 199,245.00
The Department of Criminal Justice has awarded the Albemarle County Police Department a grant in the amount of $199,245.00 to assist in the training of public safety officials as well as educating the public in matters concerning terrorism. Examples of fund usage may include interactive web sites, additional IT support, and linking officers with lap tops for record/information sharing. There is no local match.
Appropriation #2006049 $ 29,983.00
The Department of Social Services has received funding through the Family Treatment Court for a part-time position. This funding is provided by a federal Bureau of Justice Grant and will provide for a primary case manager for foster children whose parent(s) are involved in the Family Treatment Court Program. This case manager will coordinate substance abuse services through Region Ten, attend weekly Family Treatment Court meetings, as well as monitor and encourage parents’ compliance with substance abuse treatment. Piedmont Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) will serve as the fiscal agent for this grant. The local match of $3,680.00 will be funded from the existing Social Services budget.
Appropriation #2006050 $ 10,600.00
The Department of Social Services has received a continuation of funding provided by the Virginia Community Corps via a federal grant in the form of the AmeriCorps Program. The AmeriCorps worker will serve the Adult Division of Social Services to help achieve the following strategic goals of the agency: Develop and implement strategies focused on preventing and early intervention and ensuring that all services meet the needs of the change demographics of the Community.
Americorps is a network of national service programs that engage more than 50,000 Americans each year in intensive service to meet critical needs in education, public safety, health, and the environment. AmeriCorps member serve through more than 2,100 non-profits, public agencies, and faith-based organizations. They tutor and mentor youth, build affordable housing, teach computer skills, clean parks and streams, run after-school programs, and help communities respond to disasters. Created in 1993, AmeriCorps is part of the Corporation for National and Community Service, which oversees Senior Corps and Learn and Serve America.
Appropriation #2006051 $ 83,642.30
At its meeting on January 26, 2006, the School Board approved the following appropriations:
Monticello High School received a donation in the amount of $1,000.00 from the Frederick S. Upton Foundation. This donation was made to match a previous donation made by Sarah DuPont. It has been requested this donation be used for the educational needs of Monticello High School students.
B.F. Yancey Elementary School received a donation in the amount of $250.00 from Sentry Electric Company. It has been requested that this donation be used to help fund a field trip for B.F. Yancey students. In 2004, the Virginia Department of Education approved a new scientific calculator for use on the 6th, 7th, and 8th grade Standards of Learning assessments starting May 2006. Federal funds have recently become available to help school divisions implement the statewide Standards of Learning assessment system. The assessment funds can be used to purchase new scientific and graphing calculators, repair non-functioning calculators, or to purchase calculator batteries. The grant distribution for Albemarle County Public Schools is $5,166.06 based on Title I eligibility.
“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. Funding for FY05/06 was increased by $13,000.00 from the original budget amount of $12,000.00 due to an increase in the amount awarded by the state in a new competitive grant cycle. 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 or being forced to move out of the district because of circumstances beyond their control. In addition, The Dave Matthews Band’s Bama Works fund in the Charlottesville Area Community Foundation has awarded the Albemarle County Schools “Families in Crisis” program $2,500.00 to provide food, school supplies, clothes, books and emergency needs for homeless families in the Albemarle region. Two thousand dollars of the money will be used to purchase forty - $50 gift certificates so that the students and their families can pick out exactly what they need with no stigma attached. The remaining funds will be spent for books for students and family members attending Adult ESL or GED classes, field trip fees, or other emergency needs. Emergency needs 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 Reading First grant is a federally funded program designated for Benjamin F. Yancey Elementary School. The grant funds support a comprehensive K-3 reading instructional program and the implementation of prevention and intervention services to include: hiring a literacy coordinator to work with staff to provide high quality research based classroom reading instruction grades K-3, purchasing research based instructional materials to be used for reading instruction in K-1, providing professional development related to implementing the research based reading instructional materials purchased, purchasing research based intervention materials to be used for reading intervention in grade 2 and 3 classrooms and purchasing a variety of pleasure reading books for students to read in addition to those books read during core reading instruction time. Funding for FY05/06 was increased by $57,163.70 from the original budget amount of $100,000.00. Additional funds were requested in order to provide supplemental materials to students reading well above grade level. This is an area that was previously lacking in the Voyager program at Yancey. By providing this additional component, instruction will be more rigorous for these students. In addition to these materials, teacher resource kits were purchased to assist professional development in the area of phonics. After reviewing recent data, the need for additional focus in this area is evident. This funding provides each teacher with a starter kit to support both instruction and professional knowledge in the area of phonics.
Woodbrook Elementary School received a donation in the amount of $500.00 from Sarah and John Lloyd. It was requested that these funds be used for the EDGE (Extended Day Generates Excellence) program at Woodbrook Elementary School.
V.L. Murray Elementary School received a donation in the amount of $256.25 from Lower Dryad Music. It has been requested that this donation be used toward cultural enrichment activities at V.L. Murray Elementary School.
The Partner in Character Education Grant has a fund balance from FY04/05 in the amount of $3,806.29. These funds will help support K-12 character education programs.
Appropriation #2006052 $4617.00
On February 8, 2006, the Board voted to join the Thomas Jefferson Partnership for Economic Development. This appropriation, from the Board of Supervisors’ reserve, provides the 1/3 year membership fee in the amount of $4,617.00 to cover the period of March 1 through June 30, 2006.
Appropriation #2006053 $9,458.47
The Police Department receives proceeds from the sale of drug seized assets through State and Federal programs. These accounts had fund balances totaling $8,837.88 from FY05 and have received $620.59 in additional revenue during FY06. Proceeds in these accounts will be used for supplies and equipment related to drug enforcement.
Appropriation #2006054 $49,389.00
The Charlottesville/Albemarle Commission on Children and Families (CCF) has been awarded a reimbursement grant of $49,389.00 from the National Children’s Alliance to pilot a Children’s Advocacy Center for Albemarle County and the City of Charlottesville. The purpose of a Children’s Advocacy Center is to provide a comprehensive, culturally competent, multidisciplinary team response to allegations of child abuse or victimization in a dedicated setting, resulting in improved outcomes for child victims and improved accountability for perpetrators. The funds will be used to support and train a part-time case manager and a part-time forensic interviewer. This position will be housed at and supervised by CCF pending attaining non-profit status. No local funds are required.
Appropriation #2006055 $74,799.00
The Charlottesville/Albemarle Commission on Children and Families (CCF) has been awarded a reimbursement grant of $74,799.00 from the Virginia Department of Health and Human Services to pilot a Children’s Advocacy Center – the Foothills Child Advocacy Center. The funds will be used to support a CAC Coordinator, provide training to police and social workers, and some equipment needs. The Coordinator will provide Case Management Services and will serve as staff of the pilot CAC. This position will be housed at and supervised by CCF pending attaining non-profit status. No local funds are required.
Appropriation #2006056 $28,000.00
Preliminary work on the Citizen Survey will begin in FY05/06. This appropriation provides $28,000 in funding from the General Fund Balance.
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