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Budget Summary FY2012

Department of Elementary and Secondary Education
Data Current as of:  7/11/2011





FISCAL YEAR 2012 BUDGET SUMMARY ($000)
ACCOUNT FY2012
Conference
FY2012
Vetoes
FY2012
GAA
Department of Elementary and Secondary Education 12,767 0 12,767
Programs to Eliminate Racial Imbalance - METCO 17,643 0 17,643
Bay State Reading Institute 400 0 400
Literacy Programs 3,148 0 3,148
School to Career Connecting Activities 750 0 750
English Language Acquisition 365 0 365
School-Age Children in Institutional Schools and Houses of Correction 7,345 0 7,345
Kindergarten Expansion Grants 22,949 0 22,949
Early Intervention Tutorial Literacy 400 0 400
Adult Basic Education 27,702 0 27,702
Transportation of Pupils - Regional School Districts 43,521 0 43,521
Non-Resident Pupil Transport 400 0 400
Temporary Emergency Food Assistance Program 1,000 0 1,000
School Lunch Program 5,427 0 5,427
School Breakfast Program 4,121 0 4,121
Chapter 70 Payments to Cities and Towns 3,990,813 0 3,990,813
Circuit Breaker - Reimbursement for Special Education Residential Schools 213,119 0 213,119
Educational Quality and Accountability 939 0 939
Public School Military Mitigation 1,300 0 1,300
Charter School Reimbursement 71,555 0 71,555
Education Technology Program 861 0 861
Student and School Assessment 24,362 0 24,362
MCAS Low-Scoring Student Support 9,575 0 9,575
Targeted Intervention in Underperforming Schools 6,741 0 6,741
Extended Learning Time Grants 13,918 0 13,918
Concurrent Enrollment for Disabled Students 400 0 400
Teacher Certification Retained Revenue 1,367 0 1,367
After-School and Out-of-School Grants 1,410 0 1,410
Alternative Education Grants 146 0 146
Franklin Institute of Boston 0 0 0
Youth-Build Grants 1,300 0 1,300
Mentoring Matching Grants 250 0 250
Teacher Content Training 746 0 746
Regionalization Bonus 300 0 300
TOTAL    4,487,041 0 4,487,041

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DEPARTMENT OF ELEMENTARY AND SECONDARY EDUCATION 5,372,876,769
Direct Appropriations
7010-0005 Department of Elementary and Secondary Education
For the operation of the department of elementary and secondary education
12,767,009
7010-0012 Programs to Eliminate Racial Imbalance - METCO
For grants to cities, towns and regional school districts for payments of certain costs and related expenses for the program to eliminate racial imbalance established under section 12A of chapter 76 of the General Laws; provided, that funds shall be made available for payment for services rendered by METCO, Inc. and Springfield public schools; provided further, that the secretary of education shall report, no later than July 1, 2012, to the house and senate committees on ways and means on student achievement growth by METCO students relative to their peers in both sending and receiving districts and on the academic success of former METCO students who attended two and four year public colleges and universities in the commonwealth relative to their peers from both sending and receiving districts at said public institutions of higher education; including enrollment in remedial coursework, grade point averages, and college graduation rates; and provided further, that METCO, Inc., shall make available to the secretary of education information necessary to complete said report
17,642,582
7010-0020 Bay State Reading Institute
For the Bay State Reading Institute; provided, that the program shall be administered under contract to Middlesex Community College in programmatic collaboration with Framingham State University and Fitchburg State University; provided further, that the Institute shall provide literacy based intervention in districts and schools found by the department of elementary and secondary education to be at levels 3, 4, and 5 with preference for schools and districts at levels 4 and 5 in accordance with sections 1J and 1K of chapter 69 of the General Laws; provided further, that the student evaluations shall be compared to measurable goals and benchmarks that have been developed in consultation with the school-based planning team; provided further, that funds appropriated in this item for this initiative may be expended through June 30, 2013; and provided further, that the bay state reading institute shall provide to the house and senate committees on ways and means and the joint committee on education a report detailing, by school, program success in meeting measurable goals and benchmarks
400,000
7010-0033 Literacy Programs
For literacy and early literacy programs; provided, that these programs shall provide ongoing evaluation of the outcomes thereof; provided further, that programs receiving funding through this item shall document the outcomes of evaluations; provided further, that evaluations shall be compared to measurable goals and benchmarks that shall be developed by the department; and provided further, that programs receiving funds from this item shall provide to the department, the house and senate committees on ways and means and the joint committee on education, an annual report detailing program success in meeting measurable goals and benchmarks
3,147,940
7027-0019 School to Career Connecting Activities
For school-to-career connecting activities; provided, that notwithstanding any general or special law to the contrary, the board of elementary and secondary education, in cooperation with the department of workforce development and the state workforce investment board, may establish and support a public-private partnership to link high school students with economic and learning opportunities on the job as part of the school-to-work transition program; provided further, that such program may include the award of matching grants to workforce investment boards or other local public-private partnerships involving local community job commitments and work site learning opportunities for students; provided further, that the grants shall require at least a 200 per cent match in wages for the students from private sector participants; provided further, that the program shall include, but not be limited to, a provision that business leaders commit resources to pay salaries, to provide mentoring and instruction on the job and to work closely with teachers; provided further, that public funds shall assume the costs of connecting schools and businesses to ensure that students serve productively on the job; and provided further, that no funds shall be expended for personnel costs, prior appropriation continued
750,000
7027-1004 English Language Acquisition
For English language acquisition professional development to improve the academic performance of English language learners and effectively implement sheltered English immersion as outlined in chapter 71A of the General Laws; provided, that the department shall only approve professional development courses and offerings with proven, replicable results in improving teacher performance, and which shall have demonstrated the use of best practices as determined by the department, including data comparing pre-training and post-training knowledge; provided further, that the department shall, not later than February 15, 2012, provide a report on the number of educators who have received such training since passage of said chapter 71A, the estimated number who need such additional training, a review and analysis of the most effective types of professional development and the most common gaps in the knowledge base of educators implementing English immersion and teaching English language acquisition, along with legislative or regulatory recommendations of the department; provided further, that said report shall be provided to the secretary of administration and finance, the senate president, the speaker of the house, the chairs of the house and senate committees on ways and means and the house and senate chairs of the joint committee on education; provided further, that funds may be expended through August 31, 2012; and provided further, that no funds shall be expended for personnel costs
364,937
7028-0031 School-Age Children in Institutional Schools and Houses of Correction
For the expenses of school age children in institutional schools under section 12 of chapter 71B of the General Laws; provided, that the department may provide special education services to eligible inmates in county houses of correction; provided further, that the department of youth services shall continue to collaborate with the department of elementary and secondary education in order to align curriculum at the department of youth services with the statewide curriculum frameworks and to ease the reintegration of youth from facilities at the department of youth services into regular public school settings; and provided further, that the department of elementary and secondary education, in conjunction with the commissioner of youth services, shall submit a report on progress made on the reintegration of these youth and the alignment of the department of youth services curriculum to the house and senate committees on ways and means not later than December 1, 2011
7,345,373
7030-1002 Kindergarten Expansion Grants
For kindergarten expansion grants to provide grant awards to continue quality enhancement of existing full-day kindergarten classrooms and to encourage transition of half-day kindergarten classrooms into full-day kindergarten classrooms; provided, that the department shall administer a grant program to encourage the voluntary expansion of high quality, full-day kindergarten education throughout the commonwealth; provided further, that grants funded through this appropriation shall not annualize to more than $18,000 per classroom in subsequent fiscal years; provided further, that preference shall be given to grant applicants with high percentages of students scoring in levels 1 or 2 on the Massachusetts comprehensive assessment system exam, as determined by the department based on available data; provided further, that any grant funds distributed from this item shall be deposited with the treasurer of such city, town or regional school district and held in a separate account and shall be expended by the school committee of such city, town or regional school district without further appropriation, notwithstanding any general or special law to the contrary; provided further, that such program shall supplement and shall not supplant currently funded local, state and federal programs at the school or district; provided further, that not later than January 17, 2012, the department shall report to the house and senate committees on ways and means on the total number of grants requested and awarded; provided further, that the report shall detail common factors associated with both successful and unsuccessful applications and shall include the total number of full-day and half-day kindergarten classrooms projected to be in operation in public schools in fiscal year 2013; provided further, that the commissioner of elementary and secondary education shall have discretion to grant funds for new programs to transition from half-day to full-day kindergarten; provided further, that all kindergarten programs previously funded through community partnership councils at the department of early education and care may receive grants from this item in amounts equal to the amounts they received in fiscal year 2011, reduced in proportion to the overall reduction of this item from fiscal year 2011 to fiscal year 2012; and provided further, that no funds shall be expended for personnel costs
22,948,947
7030-1005 Early Intervention Tutorial Literacy
For Reading Recovery, a one-to-one, early intervention, individual tutorial literacy program designed as a pre-special education referral and short-term intervention for children who are at risk of failing to read in the first grade; provided, that said program shall provide ongoing documentation and evaluation of results; provided further, that the evaluation shall be compared to measurable goals and benchmarks that shall be developed by the department; and provided further, that reading recovery shall provide to the house and senate committees on ways and means and the joint committee on education a report detailing, by recipient, program success in meeting measurable goals and benchmarks
400,000
7035-0002 Adult Basic Education
For the provision and improvement of adult basic education services, including reading, writing and mathematics; provided, that grants shall be distributed to a diverse network of organizations which have demonstrated commitment and effectiveness in the provision of such services, and that are selected competitively by the department of elementary and secondary education; provided further, that such grants shall support the successful transition of students from other adult basic education programs to community college certificate and degree-granting programs; provided further, that such grants shall be contingent upon satisfactory levels of performance as defined and determined by the department; provided further, that in no case shall grants be considered an entitlement to a grant recipient; provided further, that the department shall consult with the community colleges and other service providers in establishing and implementing content, performance and professional standards for adult basic education programs and services; and provided further, that no funds shall be expended for personnel costs at the department of elementary and secondary education
27,702,108
7035-0006 Transportation of Pupils - Regional School Districts
For reimbursements to regional school districts for the transportation of pupils; provided, that notwithstanding any general or special law to the contrary, the commonwealth's obligation shall not exceed the amount appropriated in this item
43,521,000
7035-0007 Non-Resident Pupil Transport
For reimbursements to cities, towns, regional vocational or county agricultural school districts, independent vocational schools, or collaboratives for certain expenditures for transportation of nonresident pupils to any approved vocational-technical program of any regional or county agricultural school district, city, town, independent school or collaborative pursuant to section 8A of chapter 74 of the General Laws; provided, that should the amount appropriated herein be insufficient to fully fund said section 8A of said chapter 74, initial reimbursements made by the department of elementary and secondary education may be pro-rated by the department to all eligible cities, towns, regional vocational or county agricultural school districts, independent vocational schools, or collaboratives; and provided further, that upon a determination by the department that the funds appropriated in this item are insufficient to meet the commonwealth's full obligation under said section 8A, the department shall, within 10 days, notify the secretary of administration and finance, the house and senate chairs of the joint committee on education and the chairs of the house and senate ways and means committees of the amount needed to fully fund said obligation
400,000
7051-0015 Temporary Emergency Food Assistance Program
For operating funds to distribute food for the Massachusetts emergency food assistance program
1,000,000
7053-1909 School Lunch Program
For reimbursements to cities and towns for partial assistance in the furnishing of lunches to school children, including partial assistance in the furnishing of lunches to school children as authorized by chapter 538 of the acts of 1951, and for supplementing funds allocated for the special milk program; provided, that notwithstanding any general or special law to the contrary, payments so authorized in the aggregate for partial assistance in the furnishing of lunches to school children shall not exceed the required state revenue match contained in Public Law 79-396, as amended, cited as the National School Lunch Act and in the regulations implementing the act
5,426,986
7053-1925 School Breakfast Program
For the school breakfast program for public and nonpublic schools and for grants to improve summer food programs during the summer school vacation period; provided, that funds shall be expended for the summer food service outreach program and the school breakfast outreach program; provided further, that within the summer food program, priority shall be given to extending such programs for the full summer vacation period and promoting increased participation in such programs; provided further, that the department of elementary and secondary education shall solicit proposals from returning sponsors and school food authorities in time for implementation of such grant program during the summer of 2012; provided further, that such grants shall only be awarded to sponsors who can demonstrate their intent to offer full summer programs or increase participation; provided further, that the department shall require sufficient reporting from each grantee to measure the success of such grant program; provided further, that the department shall select grantees for the program authorized by this item not later than March 30, 2012; provided further, that funds shall be expended for the universal school breakfast program in which all children in schools receiving funds under the program shall be provided free, nutritious breakfasts at no cost to them; provided further, that subject to regulations of the board that specify time and learning standards, breakfasts shall be served during regular school hours; provided further, that participation shall be limited to those elementary schools mandated to serve breakfast under section 1C of chapter 69 of the General Laws where 60 per cent or more of the students are eligible for free or reduced-price meals under the federally-funded school meals program; provided further, that the department shall select school sites for programs authorized by this item not later than November 16, 2011, and shall report to the house and senate committees on ways and means on the preliminary results of these grants not later than January 6, 2012; and provided further, that nothing in the universal school breakfast program shall give rise to enforceable legal rights in any party or enforceable entitlement to services; prior appropriation continued
4,121,215
7061-0008 Chapter 70 Payments to Cities and Towns
For school aid to cities, towns, regional school districts, counties maintaining agricultural schools, independent vocational schools and independent agricultural and technical schools to be distributed under chapters 70 and 76 of the General Laws and section 3
3,990,812,680
7061-0012 Circuit Breaker - Reimbursement for Special Education Residential Schools
For the reimbursement of extraordinary special education costs under section 5A of chapter 71B of the General Laws; provided, that reimbursements shall be prorated so that expenses of this item do not exceed the amount appropriated in this item; provided further, that upon receipt by the department of elementary and secondary education of required special education cost reports from school districts, the department shall reimburse districts based on fiscal year 2011 claims; provided further, that the department may expend funds to continue and expand voluntary residential placement prevention programs between the department of elementary and secondary education and other departments within the executive office of health and human services that develop community-based support services for children and their families; provided further, that the department shall provide not less than $6,500,000 to the department of developmental services for the voluntary residential placement prevention program; provided further, that the department of elementary and secondary education shall fully cooperate in providing information and assistance necessary for the department of developmental services to maximize federal reimbursement and to effectively serve students in less restrictive settings; provided further, that the department shall expend funds to provide books in accessible synthetic audio format made available through the federal NIMAS-NIMAC book repository for the outreach and training of teachers and students for the use of NIMAS-NIMAC and human speech audio digital textbooks; provided further, that the department shall expend funds for the costs of borrowing audio textbooks by special education students; provided further, that funds may be expended for the monitoring and follow-up activities of the department's complaint management system, review and approval of local educational authority applications, and local school districts' compliance with the part B requirements of the federal Special Education Law, known as the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act, in the provision of special education and related services to children with disabilities; provided further, that funds may be expended to administer the reimbursements funded herein; provided further, that funds may be expended to reimburse districts for extraordinary increases in costs incurred during fiscal year 2012 which would be reimbursable under said section 5A of said chapter 71B; provided further, that reimbursements for current year costs shall be limited to school districts which experience increases of greater than 25 per cent from costs reimbursable under said section 5A of said chapter 71B and incurred during fiscal year 2011 to costs reimbursable under said section 5A of said chapter 71B and incurred during fiscal year 2012 or other cases of extraordinary hardship where special education costs increase in relationship to total district costs as the department may define through regulation or guidelines; provided further, that reimbursements for current year costs shall be allocated as one-time grants and shall not decrease reimbursements in the following fiscal year; provided further, that the department shall conduct audits of fiscal year 2011 claims; provided further, that if the claims are found to be inaccurate, the department shall recalculate the fiscal year 2012 reimbursement amount and adjust the third and fourth quarter payments to the districts to reflect the new reimbursement amount; provided further, that the department shall file a report with the house and senate committees on ways and means not later than February 15, 2012, on the results of the audit; and provided further, that the department shall work in conjunction with the department of public health to track, by community, the number of children receiving early intervention services and the number of those children who later receive special education services and shall report the house and senate committees on ways and means on April 1, 2012 detailing the findings
213,119,160
7061-0029 Educational Quality and Accountability
For the office of school and district accountability, established in section 55A of chapter 15 of the General Laws; provided, that notwithstanding said 55A of said chapter 15 of the General Laws, the office shall perform not less than 20 school district audits for fiscal year 2012
939,083
7061-0033 Public School Military Mitigation
For a reserve to assist towns negatively impacted by shortfalls in federal impact aid for the education of children in families employed by the federal government on military reservations located within the town's limits; provided, that any grants provided under this item shall be expended by a school committee without further appropriation
1,300,000
7061-9010 Charter School Reimbursement
For fiscal year 2012 reimbursements to certain cities, towns and regional school districts of charter school tuition and the per pupil capital needs component included in the charter school tuition amount for commonwealth charter schools, as calculated under subsections (ff) and (gg) of section 89 of chapter 71 of the General Laws; provided, that notwithstanding said subsection (ff) of said section 89 of said chapter 71 or any other general or special law to the contrary, the per pupil capital needs component of the commonwealth charter school tuition rate for fiscal year 2012 shall be $893; and provided further, that if the amount appropriated is insufficient to fully fund all reimbursements required by said section 89 of said chapter 71, the department shall fully reimburse the cost of such per pupil capital needs component and shall prorate the tuition reimbursements calculated under said subsection (gg) of said section 89 of said chapter 71
71,554,914
7061-9200 Education Technology Program
For the education technology program
861,405
7061-9400 Student and School Assessment
For student and school assessment including the administration of the Massachusetts comprehensive assessment system exam established by the board of elementary and secondary education pursuant to sections 1D and 1I of chapter 69 of the General Laws and for grants to school districts to develop portfolio assessments for use in individual classrooms as an enhancement to student assessment; provided, that as much as is practicable, especially in the case of students whose performance is difficult to assess using conventional methods, such instruments shall include consideration of work samples and projects and shall facilitate authentic and direct gauges of student performance; provided further, that such portfolio assessments shall not replace the statewide standardized assessment based on the curriculum frameworks; provided further, that all school assessments shall center on the academic standards embodied in the curriculum frameworks and shall involve gauges which shall be relevant and meaningful to students, parents, teachers, administrators and taxpayers pursuant to the first paragraph of section 1L of said chapter 69; and provided further, that notwithstanding any general or special law to the contrary, assessment of proficiency in English shall be administered in English
24,362,278
7061-9404 MCAS Low-Scoring Student Support
For grants to cities, towns and regional school districts to provide targeted remediation programs for students in the classes of 2003 to 2016, inclusive, scoring in level 1 or 2 on the Massachusetts comprehensive assessment system, MCAS, exam established by the board of elementary and secondary education pursuant to the provisions of sections 1D and 1I of said chapter 69 of the General Laws; provided, that the department and districts shall ensure that services are available to students with disabilities; provided further, that in awarding remediation funds, preference may be given to schools and districts at risk of or determined to be under-performing in accordance with said sections 1J and 1K of said chapter 69; provided further, that the purpose of this program shall be to improve students' performance on the MCAS exam through replication of services and educational strategies with proven results as determined by the department of elementary and secondary education; provided further, that such programs shall supplement currently funded local, state and federal programs at the school or district; provided further, that funds shall be expended for a competitive grant program to fund academic support and college transition services to be implemented in fiscal year 2012, and operated by public institutions of higher learning or by public-private partnerships in the commonwealth, for students in the graduating classes of 2003 to 2014, inclusive, who may have completed all other high school requirements but have not yet obtained a competency determination as defined in said section 1D of said chapter 69 as measured by the MCAS assessment instrument authorized by said section 1I of said chapter 69, but who are working to pass the English, math, and Science, Technology, and Engineering MCAS tests, obtain a competency determination and earn a high school diploma; provided further, that for the purpose of the programs, appropriated funds may be expended through August 31, 2012, to allow for summer remediation programs; provided further, that not less than $200,000 shall be expended for JFY Networks for the purposes of enhancing student performance and addressing achievement gaps through the use of instructional software, teacher training, and support; provided further, that funds shall be expended for competitive grants to fund Pathways programs targeting students in the graduating classes of 2003-2015, instituted by local school districts, public institutions of higher education and qualified public and private educational services organizations and One Stop Career Centers including, but not limited to, school-to-work connecting activities, creating worksite learning experiences for students as an extension of the classroom, outreach programs for students who will need post-twelfth grade remediation to attain the skills necessary to pass MCAS and counseling programs to educate parents and high school students on post-twelfth grade remediation options; provided further, that funds shall be expended for a competitive grant program, guidelines for which shall be developed by the department of elementary and secondary education, for intensive remediation programs in communities with students in the graduating classes of 2003 to 2016, inclusive, who have not obtained a competency determination or have scored in levels 1 or 2 on either the English or math MCAS exams or level 1 on Science, Technology and Engineering MCAS; provided further, that the department of elementary and secondary education may give preference for such assistance to those districts with a high percentage of high school students scoring in level 1 on the MCAS exam in English, math and Science, Technology and Engineering; provided further, that eligible applicants shall include individual high schools, and those institutions which shall have partnered with a high school or group of high schools; provided further, that no district shall receive a grant from this appropriation until the district submits to the department of elementary and secondary education a comprehensive district plan pursuant to the provisions of said section 1I of said chapter 69, to improve performance of all student populations including, but not limited to, students with disabilities; provided further, that any evaluation will examine the likelihood and efficiency of replication of these programs and practices in school districts with a large percentage of English language learners; provided further, that these funds may be expended for professional development related to these programs; provided further, that the department shall issue a report not later than February 2, 2012, as a condition of continued funding under this account, in collaboration with the department of higher education, describing MCAS support programs for the graduating classes of 2003 to 2016, inclusive, funded by items this item and 7027-0019, school to work accounts, institutions of public higher education and other sources, including federal sources; provided further, that such report shall include, but not be limited to, the number of students eligible to participate in such programs, the number of students participating in such programs, the number of students who have passed the MCAS assessment and obtained a competency determination through these programs but not met local graduation requirements and the number of students who have passed the MCAS assessment and obtained a competency determination through these programs and met local graduation requirements; provided further, that said report shall be provided to the chairs of the house and senate ways and means committees and the house and senate chairs of the joint committee on education; provided further, that any grant funds distributed from this item to a city, town or regional school district shall be deposited with the treasurer of such city, town or regional school district and held in a separate account and shall be expended by the school committee of such city, town or regional school district without further appropriation, notwithstanding any general or special law to the contrary; and provided further, that no funds shall be expended for personnel costs
9,575,175
7061-9408 Targeted Intervention in Underperforming Schools
For targeted intervention to schools and districts at risk of or determined to be underperforming under sections 1J and 1K of chapter 69 of the General Laws, schools and districts which have been placed in the accountability status of identified for improvement, corrective action or restructuring pursuant to departmental regulations, or which have been designated commonwealth priority schools or commonwealth pilot schools pursuant to said regulations; provided, that no money shall be expended in any school or district that fails to file a comprehensive district plan pursuant to the provisions of section 1I of said chapter 69; provided further, that the department shall only approve reform plans with proven, replicable results in improving student performance; provided further, that in carrying out the provisions of this item, the department may contract with school support specialists, turnaround partners and such other external assistance as is needed in the expert opinion of the commissioner, to successfully turn around failing school and district performance; provided further, that no funds shall be expended on targeted intervention unless the department shall have approved, as part of the comprehensive district improvement plan, a professional development plan which addresses the needs of the district as determined by the department; provided further, that eligible professional development activities for purposes of this item shall include, but not be limited to: professional development among teachers of the same grade levels and teachers of the same subject matter across grade levels, professional development focused on improving the teacher's content knowledge in the field or subject area in which the teacher is practicing, professional development which provides teachers with research based strategies for increasing student success, professional development teaching the principles of data driven instruction and funding which helps provide common planning time for teachers within a school and within the school district; provided further, that preference in the awarding of such funds shall be given to professional development in math and English content skills; provided further, that funds from any targeted intervention grant may be used to partially offset the cost of said professional development and common planning time; provided further, that funds may be expended for the purchase of instructional materials pursuant to section 57 of chapter 15 of the General Laws; provided further, that no funds shall be expended on instructional materials except where the purchase of such materials is part of a comprehensive plan to align the school or district curriculum with the Massachusetts curriculum frameworks; provided further, that preference in distributing funds shall be made for proposals which coordinate reform efforts within all schools of a district in order to prevent conflicts between multiple reforms and interventions among the schools; provided further, that funds may be expended for the commonwealth pilot school initiative established by the board in November 2006; provided further, that the department shall issue a report not later than February 2, 2012 describing and analyzing all intervention and targeted assistance efforts funded by this item; provided further, that such report shall include, but not be limited to: the number of schools and school districts eligible to receive such assistance, the number of students attending school in said districts, the nature and type of intervention activities funded through this item, by school and school district, the number of teachers in professional development funded in part through this item, the number of districts with curricula or professional development systems aligned with the Massachusetts curriculum frameworks and the number that are undertaking that effort with grants funded by this item, the number of outside vendors with whom the department has contracted to provide intervention and turnaround services, the amount each vendor has received and the results obtained in each instance, the number of students who have passed the Massachusetts comprehensive assessment system and obtained a competency determination through these programs before, and during, the period of intervention and turnaround and any other data relative to the successes achieved or challenges faced by the effort to turn around schools, along with any legislative or budgetary recommendations for improving the initiative and increasing the success of all intervention efforts; provided further, that said report shall include an analysis of the number of districts with curriculum plans not aligned to the Massachusetts curriculum frameworks, along with any legislative and regulatory recommendations to address the issue; provided further, that the report shall be provided to the secretary of administration and finance, the senate president, the speaker of the house, the chairs of the house and senate ways and means committees and the house and senate chairs of the joint committee on education; provided further, that no funds shall be expended on recurring school or school district expenditures unless the department and school district have developed a long-term plan to fund such expenditures from the district's operational budget; provided further, that for the purpose of this item, appropriated funds may be expended through August 31, 2012, to allow for intervention and school and district improvement planning in the summer months; and provided further, that any funds distributed from this item to a city, town or regional school district shall be deposited with the treasurer of such city, town or regional school district and held in a separate account and shall be expended by the school committee of such city, town or regional school district without further appropriation, notwithstanding any general or special law to the contrary; provided further, that funds may be expended for the continuation of a parent engagement program under section 2 of chapter 182 of the acts of 2008; provided further, that in carrying out the provisions of this item, the department may contract with vendors that have an established record of working with schools to target and enhance middle school academic support services, provided the department shall give priority to programs that have the capacity to serve not less than 25% of a district's middle school population, make available documentation of a minimum of $1 in private sector local or federal funds for every $1 in state funds, extend the learning day for students on site in the same building where students attend school during the day by a minimum of 10 hours per school week; and provided further, said programs shall have conducted at least one independent longitudinal study demonstrating gains in student performance in any of the following areas; MCAS scores, school attendance, student grades, or long-term high school graduation rates, teach students in groups with ratios no larger than one to eighteen, integrate an extended school faculty which includes an on-site leader, and further, said program shall develop data sharing agreements and MOUs with middles schools to ensure the timely and effective sharing of grade progress and other formative or diagnostic measurement of student progress
6,740,746
7061-9412 Extended Learning Time Grants
For grants to cities, towns and regional school districts for the purpose of planning for and implementing expanded learning time in the form of longer school days or school years at selected schools; provided, that implementation grants shall only be provided under this item to schools and districts which submitted qualifying applications which were approved by the department in fiscal year 2011 and which include a minimum of an additional 300 hours on a mandatory basis for all children attending that school; provided further, that in approving expanded learning time implementation grant applications, preference shall be given to districts with high poverty rates or a high percentage of students scoring in levels 1 or 2 on the Massachusetts comprehensive assessment system, those districts with proposals that have the greatest potential for district-wide impact, those districts that plan to utilize partnerships with community-based organizations and institutions of higher education and those districts with proposals that include a comprehensive restructuring of the entire school day or year to maximize the use of the additional learning time; provided further, that the department shall approve implementation proposals that include an appropriate mix of additional time spent on core academics, additional time spent on enrichment opportunities such as small group tutoring, homework help, music, arts, sports, physical activity, health and wellness programs, project-based experiential learning and additional time for teacher preparation or professional development; provided further, that the department shall only approve implementation proposals that assume not more than $1,300 per pupil per year in future state appropriations of expanded learning time implementation funds; provided further, that in extraordinary cases the department may exceed the $1,300 per pupil per year limit; provided further, that the department shall review all qualified proposals and award approved grants not later than August 16, 2011; provided further, that in carrying out the provisions of this item, funds may be expended by the department to support the impact and effectiveness of the program; provided further, that the department shall issue an annual report, not later than February 2, 2012, on the implementation of plans in all participating districts; provided further, that the report shall include, but not be limited to, the names of schools and school districts participating, the number of students attending these schools and the nature and type of changes made in participating schools as a result of this program; provided further, that the report shall also include an anticipated budget for this program for the next fiscal year and a breakdown of the distribution of the $1,300 per student by school; provided further, that said report shall be provided to the secretary of administration and finance, the senate president, the speaker of the house, the chairs of the house and senate committees on ways and means and the house and senate chairs of the joint committee on education; provided further, that for this item, appropriated funds may be expended through August 31, 2012 to allow for planning and implementation during the summer months; provided further, that any grant funds distributed from this item to a city, town or regional school district shall be deposited with the treasurer of such city, town or regional school district and held in a separate account and shall be expended by the school committee of such city, town or regional school district without further appropriation, notwithstanding any general or special law to the contrary; and provided further, that no funds shall be expended for personnel costs at the department of elementary and secondary education
13,918,030
7061-9600 Concurrent Enrollment for Disabled Students
For a discretionary grant pilot program with the purpose of providing monies to school districts and state public institutions of higher education partnering together to offer inclusive concurrent enrollment programs for students with disabilities as defined in section 1 of chapter 71B of the General Laws between the ages of 18 and 22, inclusive; provided, that the grant program will be limited to students who are considered to have severe disabilities and, in the case of students ages 18 to 19, shall be limited to students with severe disabilities who have been unable to achieve the competency determination necessary to pass the Massachusetts comprehensive assessment system exam; provided further, that said students with disabilities shall be offered enrollment in credit and noncredit courses that include nondisabled students, including enrollment in noncredit courses and credit bearing courses in audit status for students who may not meet course prerequisites and requirements, and that the partnering school districts will provide supports, services and accommodations necessary to facilitate a student's enrollment; provided further, that the department, in consultation with the department of higher education, shall develop guidelines to ensure that the grant program promotes civic engagement and mentoring of faculty in state institutions of higher education, and supports college success, work success, participation in student life of the college community and provision of a free appropriate public education in the least restrictive environment; provided further, that the department, in consultation with the department of higher education, shall develop strategies and procedures to help sustain and replicate the existing inclusive concurrent enrollment programs initiated through this pilot program, including, but not limited to: provision of funds to retain employment specialists and assist students in meeting competitive employment and other transition-related goals, and adoption of procedures and funding mechanisms to ensure that new partnerships of institutions of higher education and school districts providing inclusive concurrent enrollment programs fully utilize the models and expertise developed in existing partnerships; provided further that the department shall develop a mechanism to encourage existing and new partnerships to expand capacity to respond to individual parents that request an opportunity for their children to participate in the inclusive concurrent enrollment initiative; provided further that tuition for courses shall be waived by the institutes of higher education for students enrolled through this grant program; provided further, that funds may be distributed to the department of higher education in order to increase the capacity of public institutions of higher education to include students with severe disabilities in the concurrent enrollment pilot program; provided further, that funds may be allocated to the department of elementary and secondary education to provide training and technical assistance to school districts for program implementation; provided further, that the department of elementary and secondary education, in consultation with the department of higher education, shall report to the house and senate committees on ways and means, the joint committee on education and the joint committee on higher education on the discretionary grant program not later than February 15, 2012; provided further, that no funds shall be expended for personnel employed by the department of elementary and secondary education; and provided further, that for the purpose of this item, appropriated funds may be expended through August 31, 2012
400,000
7061-9611 After-School and Out-of-School Grants
For grants or subsidies for after-school and out-of-school programs; provided, that preference shall be given to after-school proposals developed collaboratively by public and non-public schools and private community based programs; provided further, that the department of elementary and secondary education shall fund only those applications which contain accountability systems and measurable outcomes, under guidelines to be determined by the department in consultation with the department of early education and care; provided further, that applicants shall detail funds received from all public sources for existing after-school and out-of-school programs and the types of programs and type of students served by the funds; provided further, that funds from this item may be used for a variety of activities, including but not limited to: (1) academic tutoring and homework centers where content is linked to and based on the curriculum guidelines promulgated by said department; (2) programs which improve the health of students, including physical activities, athletics, nutrition and health education and exercise; (3) art, theater, and music programs developed in collaboration with the Massachusetts cultural council, local cultural councils or cultural organizations in the commonwealth funded by the Massachusetts cultural council; (4) enrichment activities not otherwise provided during the school day; (5) advanced study for the gifted and talented; and (6) community service programs; provided further, that funds shall be expended for services that actively include children with disabilities in after-school programs that also serve non-disabled children and services that include children where English is a second language, including but not limited to: increased per-child reimbursement rates, additional staff, technical assistance, training and transportation; provided further, that the department of elementary and secondary education shall consult the executive office of health and human services and the department of early education and care to maximize the provision of wrap-around services and to coordinate programs and services for children and youth during after-school and out-of-school time programs; provided further, that the department shall select grant recipients not later than September 30, 2011, and shall report on the preliminary results of said grants not later than February 15, 2012, to the secretary of administration and finance, the house and senate chairs of the joint committee on education and the chairs of the house and senate committees on ways and means; provided further, that for the purpose of this item, appropriated funds may be expended through August 31, 2012, to allow for implementation of said programs during the summer months; and provided further, funds shall be expended to convene regional networks, to work with the department of elementary and secondary education and the department of early education and care to support the implementation of school-community partnerships and to submit a report by October 14, 2011, to the general court and the administration making recommendations on how to enhance school-community partnerships and positive outcomes for children and youth through funding as provided in this item
1,410,000
7061-9614 Alternative Education Grants
For the alternative education grant program established in section 1N of chapter 69 of the General Laws; provided, that the commissioner shall allocate funds for subsections (a) and (b) of said section 1N of said chapter 69; and provided further, that no funds shall be expended for personnel costs
146,140
7061-9619 Franklin Institute of Boston
For the purpose of funding the Benjamin Franklin Institute of Technology; provided, that the institute shall have access to the Massachusetts education computer system; and provided further, that the institute may join the state buying consortium
1
7061-9626 Youth-Build Grants
For grants and contracts with youth-build programs for the purposes of providing comprehensive youth-build services
1,300,000
7061-9634 Mentoring Matching Grants
For a transfer of this item to the Mass Mentoring Partnership, which shall be responsible for administering a competitive statewide grant program for public and private agencies to start or expand youth mentoring programs according to current best practices and for purposes including advancing academic performance, self-esteem, social competence and workforce development; provided, that the department of elementary and secondary education shall transfer the amount appropriated in this item to the Mass Mentoring Partnership for the purpose of these grants; provided further, that in order to be eligible to receive funds from this item, each public or private agency shall provide a matching amount equal to $1 for every $1 disbursed from this item; and provided further, that the Mass Mentoring Partnership shall submit a report detailing the impact of grants, expenditure of funds and the amount and source of matching funds raised to the department of elementary and secondary education
250,000
7061-9804 Teacher Content Training
For teacher content training in math and science; provided, that said training shall include math specialist and Massachusetts test for educator licensure preparation; provided further, that funds from this item shall be expended on content based professional development in math and science, with a focus on elementary and middle school math and science teachers in districts with a high percentage of students scoring in level 1 or 2 on the math or science Massachusetts comprehensive assessment system exams, or in districts which are at risk of or determined to be underperforming in accordance with sections 1J and 1K of chapter 69 of the General Laws; provided further, that such professional development courses shall demonstrate proven, replicable results in improving teacher and student performance, and shall demonstrate the use of best practices, as determined by the department, including data comparing pre-training and post-training content knowledge; provided further, that for the purpose of this item, appropriated funds may be expended through August 31, 2012; provided further, that not less than $400,000 shall be expended on a program which shall provide advanced placement math, science and English teacher training in at least 40 school districts, provided that such program shall provide a matching amount of at least $400,000 in private funding; and provided further, that the department shall deliver to the legislature an independent evaluation of the program and its impact on student achievement, particularly as it relates to closing achievement gaps
746,162
7061-9810 Regionalization Bonus
For regional bonus aid pursuant to subsection (g) of section 16D of chapter 71 of the General Laws
300,000

account description amount
Retained Revenues
7061-9601 Teacher Certification Retained Revenue
For the department of elementary and secondary education; provided, that the department shall expend funds not to exceed $1,367,409 for teacher preparation and certification from fees relating to such service; provided further, that notwithstanding any general or special law to the contrary, for the purpose of accommodating timing discrepancies between the receipt of revenues and related expenditures, the department may incur expenses and the comptroller shall certify for payments amounts not to exceed the amount of appropriation
1,367,409

account description amount
Federal Grant Spending 885,835,489
7010-9706 Common Core Data Project
For the purposes of a federally funded grant entitled, Common Core Data Project
355,000
7032-0217 Robert C. Byrd Honors Scholarship Program - Distribution
For the purposes of a federally funded grant entitled, Robert C. Byrd Honors Scholarship Program - Distribution
811,500
7035-0210 Advanced Placement Fee Payment Program
For the purposes of a federally funded grant entitled, Advanced Placement Fee Payment Program
250,000
7038-0107 Adult Basic Education Program
For the purposes of a federally funded grant entitled, Adult Basic Education Program
10,122,643
7038-9004 School - Based Programs
For the purposes of a federally funded grant entitled, School-Based Programs
396,319
7043-1001 Title I Grants to Local Education Agencies
For the purposes of a federally funded grant entitled, Title I Grants to Local Education Agencies
224,208,043
7043-1004 Migrant Education
For the purposes of a federally funded grant entitled, Migrant Education
1,673,173
7043-1005 Title I Neglected and Delinquent Children
For the purposes of a federally funded grant entitled, Title I Neglected and Delinquent Children
1,975,418
7043-1006 School Improvement Grants
For the purposes of a federally funded grant entitled, School Improvement Grant
8,000,000
7043-2001 Teacher and Principal Training and Recruiting
For the purposes of a federally funded grant entitled, Teacher and Principal Training and Recruiting
49,768,717
7043-2002 Enhancing Education through Technology
For the purposes of a federally funded grant entitled, Enhancing Education through Technology
1,413,323
7043-2003 Title I Math and Science Partnerships
For the purposes of a federally funded grant entitled, Title I Math and Science Partnerships
2,128,970
7043-3001 English Language Acquisition
For the purposes of a federally funded grant entitled, English Language Acquisition
12,776,615
7043-4002 After School Learning Centers
For the purposes of a federally funded grant entitled, After School Learning Centers
18,776,307
7043-6001 Grants for State Assessments and Related Activities
For the purposes of a federally funded grant entitled, Grants for State Assessments and Related Activities
7,655,840
7043-6501 Education for Homeless Children and Youth
For the purposes of a federally funded grant entitled, Education for Homeless Children and Youth
970,684
7043-7001 Special Education Grants
For the purposes of a federally funded grant entitled, Special Education Grants
281,921,075
7043-7002 Preschool Grants
For the purposes of a federally funded grant entitled, Preschool Grants
9,735,461
7043-8001 Vocational Education Basic Grants
For the purposes of a federally funded grant entitled, Vocational Education Basic Grants
18,916,840
7043-8002 Technical Preparation Education
For the purposes of a federally funded grant entitled, Technical Preparation Education
1,648,213
7044-0020 Project Focus Academy
For the purposes of a federally funded grant entitled, Project Focus Academy
1,160,000
7048-1500 MA High School Graduation Initiative
For the purposes of a federally funded grant entitled, High School Graduation Initiative
3,000,000
7048-2700 Teacher Incentives
For the purposes of a federally funded grant entitled, Teacher Incentive Grant
7,678,269
7048-9200 Data Systems Grant Student Connect
For the purposes of a federally funded grant entitled, Data Systems Grant Student Connect
2,332,414
7053-2008 Nuts, Fresh Fruits and Vegetables
For the purposes of a federally funded grant entitled, Nuts, Fresh Fruits and Vegetables
2,081,281
7053-2112 Special Assistance Funds
For the purposes of a federally funded grant entitled, Special Assistance Funds
155,833,146
7053-2117 Child Care Program
For the purposes of a federally funded grant entitled, Child Care Program
51,545,189
7053-2126 Temporary Emergency Food Assistance
For the purposes of a federally funded grant entitled, Temporary Emergency Food Assistance
690,200
7053-2202 Special Summer Food Service Program for Children
For the purposes of a federally funded grant entitled, Special Summer Food Service Program for Children
5,490,849
7062-0008 Office of School Lunch Programs - Child Care Program Administration
For the purposes of a federally funded grant entitled, Office of School Lunch Programs - Child Care Program Administration
2,520,000