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Budget Summary FY2014

Office of the Secretary of Education
Data Current as of:  9/11/2013





FISCAL YEAR 2014 BUDGET SUMMARY ($000)
ACCOUNT FY2014
Conference
FY2014
Vetoes
FY2014
Overrides
FY2014
GAA
Education Information Technology Costs 12,063 0 0 12,063
Executive Office of Education 763 0 0 763
Programs for English Language Learners in Gateway Cities 3,000 0 0 3,000
Gateway Cities Career Academies 500 0 0 500
Data Sharing 500 0 0 500
Inclusive Concurrent Enrollment 700 0 0 700
TOTAL    17,526 0 0 17,526 0  

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account description amount
OFFICE OF THE SECRETARY OF EDUCATION 91,276,563
Direct Appropriations
7009-1700 Education Information Technology Costs
For the operation of information technology services within the executive office of education
12,062,529
7009-6379 Executive Office of Education
For the operation of the office of the secretary of education
762,975
7009-6400 Programs for English Language Learners in Gateway Cities
For grants to establish and operate high-quality, intensive and targeted programs that will rapidly increase English language learning for middle and high school students in school districts serving Gateway Cities; provided, that grant applications must provide at minimum, for after-school enrichment academies to operate during the spring and/or summer of 2014; provided further, that applications may also provide for acceleration academies to be held during school vacations and/or for Saturday sessions during the spring of 2014; provided further, that funds may be set aside for the administration of these programs; provided further, that prior to soliciting applications for grants under this item, the executive office shall ask Gateway Cities to submit a statement of interest for targeted English language learning grant funds; provided further, that the statement of interest shall be signed and submitted not later than August 30, 2013 by the mayor of the Gateway City and the superintendent of the city's public schools; provided further, that that the statement of interest shall identify their English language learner target population for services and shall demonstrate the capacity of the city to provide data and cooperate with the independent evaluator of the grant program; provided further, that cities submitting eligible statements of interest shall be eligible to apply for grants through this item; provided further, that successful grant applicants shall: (a) define their method for identifying eligible and ineligible students; (b) estimate the total number of students in their target population; (c) propose a method for prioritizing students for services if the amount of the grant will not cover all students in the target population; (d) and commit to cooperating with the executive office and the independent evaluator; provided further, that in selecting grant recipients, the executive office shall ensure that all programs funded through this item are consistently evaluated by the single statewide evaluator and that all programs are committed to providing the data and cooperation necessary for comprehensive program evaluation; provided further, that the independent evaluator selected under section 195 shall, to the extent feasible, advise the office on the development of the request for proposals for the grants and shall assist the office in the review and selection of grant applications; provided further, that the awarding of grants under this item and the selection of an independent evaluator for these grants shall be consistent with section 195; provided further, that grant awards shall be made within 60 days after the selection of an independent evaluator; provided further, that the executive office of education shall report to the house and senate committees on ways and means and the joint committee on education not later than March 14, 2014, detailing: (i) successful grant applications; (ii) a set of clearly-defined goals and benchmarks to be used to evaluate grant recipients; (iii) the manner in which grant recipients are evaluated; and (iv) preliminary outcomes and findings from the grant awards for fiscal year 2014; and provided further, that funds may be expended through August 31, 2014 to allow for summer programming
3,000,000
7009-6402 Gateway Cities Career Academies
For grants to support the establishment of career academies in Gateway Cities, and to build stronger relationships and partnerships among high schools, institutions of higher education, local employers, and workforce development entities, in order to create multiple and seamless pathways to employment; provided, that such funds shall be used to establish Education and Industry Coordinating Councils (EICCs); provided further, that the EICCs shall be chaired by the district superintendent and chair of the local workforce investment boards, and shall include representatives from district high schools, institutions of higher education, industry partners, and local/regional employers; provided further, that such funding shall be used to engage in planning to establish career academies or to plan for the establishment of such academies during the following fiscal year
500,000
7009-7000 Data Sharing
For costs related to a data sharing pilot program between the department of early education and care, the department of elementary and secondary education, the executive office of education, the department of public health and the executive office of health and human services to issue a state assigned student identifier to children participating in early intervention programs with the goal of tracking and evaluating educational and developmental outcomes for those children, improving delivery of services and determining cost savings associated with the early intervention program; provided, that the participation of a family in any pilot program shall be contingent upon informed consent; provided further, that the executive office of education and the department of public health, in consultation with the agencies of the executive office of education and the executive office of health and human services, shall report to the secretary of administration and finance, the house and senate committees on ways and means and the joint committee on education on or before August 15, 2013 on: (a) a timetable for full implementation of the pilot program including resource needs; and (b) a plan for obtaining informed consent from families receiving early intervention services; provided further, that said agencies shall report to the house and senate committees on ways and means and the joint committee on education by March 14, 2014 on: (i) the progress made on implementation of the pilot program, including but not limited to, the criteria used for selecting sites and preliminary implementation plans for the assignment of state assigned student identifiers to children receiving early intervention services; (ii) an updated timetable for full implementation of the pilot program; (iii) an update on the implementation for obtaining informed consent from families receiving early intervention services; and (iv) the number of state assigned student identifiers that have been assigned to date, if applicable; provided further, that not later than April 15, 2014, the executive office of education and the department of public health shall make recommendations on how the department of public health and the agencies of the executive office of education can rigorously evaluate the effect of early intervention services on the future special education needs of program participants; and provided further, that funds may be transferred from this item to 4513-1020, 7009-1700 and 7009-6379, as necessary, under an allocation plan, which shall detail by object class the distribution of the funds to be transferred
500,000
7009-9600 Inclusive Concurrent Enrollment
For a discretionary grant program to provide funds to school districts and public institutions of higher education partnering together to offer inclusive concurrent enrollment programs for school aged children with a disability, as defined in section 1 of chapter 71B of the General Laws, between the ages of 18 and 22; provided, that the grant program shall be limited to students who are considered to have severe disabilities and, in the case of students who are age 18 or 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 credit and noncredit courses in audit status for students who may not meet course prerequisites and requirements, and that the partnering school districts shall provide support, services and accommodations necessary to facilitate a student's enrollment; provided further, that the executive office of education, in consultation with the department of elementary and secondary education and the department of higher education, shall develop guidelines to ensure that the grant program promotes civic engagement and mentoring of faculty in public 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 executive office of education, in consultation with the department of elementary and secondary education and the department of higher education, shall develop strategies and procedures to help sustain and replicate the existing inclusive concurrent enrollment programs initiated through this grant program including, but not limited to: (a) provision of funds to retain employment specialists; (b) assist students in meeting integrated competitive employment and other transition-related goals; and (c) adoption of procedures and funding mechanisms to ensure that new partnerships of public 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 executive office of education, in consultation with the department of elementary and secondary education and the department of higher education, shall develop a mechanism to encourage existing and new partnerships to expand the capacity to respond to individual parents and school districts in underserved areas 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 state institutions of higher education for students enrolled through this grant program; provided further, that the executive office of education shall create the position of inclusive concurrent enrollment coordinator who will be responsible for administering the grant program, coordinating the advisory committee, developing new partnerships, assisting existing partnerships in creating self-sustaining models and overseeing the development of videos and informational materials through the institute for community inclusion to assist new colleges and school districts; provided further, that the executive office of education, in consultation with the department of elementary and secondary education and the department of higher education, shall select grant recipients not later than July 15, 2013 and shall distribute a request for grant proposals subject to future appropriation not later than May 31, 2014; provided further, that the executive office of education, in consultation with the department of elementary and secondary education and 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, including a report on student outcomes, not later than January 28, 2014; and provided further, that for the purpose of this item, appropriated funds may be expended through August 31, 2014
700,000

account description amount
Intragovernmental Service Spending 1,860,363
7009-1701 Chargeback for Education Information Technology Costs
For the cost of information technology services provided to agencies of the executive office of education
                Intragovernmental Service Fund ............... 100%
1,860,363

account description amount
Federal Grant Spending 71,890,696
7060-7888 Stabilization Fund Race-To-The-Top Incentive Grants - ARRA
For the purposes of a federally funded grant entitled, Stabilization Fund Race-To-The-Top Incentive Grants - ARRA
71,890,696

account description amount