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Budget Summary FY2016

Department of Elementary and Secondary Education
Data Current as of:  8/19/2015





FISCAL YEAR 2016 BUDGET SUMMARY ($000)
ACCOUNT FY2016
Conference
FY2016
Vetoes
FY2016
Overrides
FY2016
GAA
Department of Elementary and Secondary Education 14,443 -1,193 1,193 14,443
Programs to Eliminate Racial Imbalance - METCO 20,143 0 0 20,143
Bay State Reading Institute 400 0 0 400
Literacy Programs 2,000 0 0 2,000
Program Evaluation 300 0 0 300
Substance Abuse Counselors 500 0 0 500
School to Career Connecting Activities 3,025 0 0 3,025
English Language Acquisition 2,805 0 0 2,805
School-age in Institutional Schools and Houses of Correction 8,282 0 0 8,282
Kindergarten Expansion Grants 18,590 -17,590 17,590 18,590
Adult Basic Education 31,249 0 0 31,249
Transportation of Pupils - Regional School Districts 59,021 0 0 59,021
Non-Resident Pupil Transport 1,750 0 0 1,750
Homeless Student Transportation 8,350 0 0 8,350
Advanced Placement Math and Science Programs 2,700 0 0 2,700
School Lunch Program 5,427 0 0 5,427
School Breakfast Program 4,671 0 0 4,671
Chapter 70 Payments to Cities and Towns 4,511,882 0 0 4,511,882
Foundation Reserve One Time Assistance 2,500 0 0 2,500
Circuit Breaker Reimburse for Special Ed Resident 271,722 0 0 271,722
Educational Quality and Accountability 979 0 0 979
Public School Military Mitigation 1,300 0 0 1,300
Charter School Reimbursement 80,500 0 0 80,500
Innovation Schools 737 0 0 737
Education Technology Program 772 0 0 772
Student and School Assessment 23,920 0 0 23,920
MCAS Low Scoring Student Support 4,295 0 0 4,295
Statewide College and Career Readiness Program 500 0 0 500
Targeted Intervention 8,448 -510 510 8,448
Extended Learning Time Grants 14,223 0 0 14,223
Teacher Certification Retained Revenue 1,825 0 0 1,825
After-School and Out-of-School Grants 2,310 -170 170 2,310
Safe and Supportive Schools 500 0 0 500
Alternative Education Grants 250 0 0 250
Franklin Institute of Boston 0 0 0 0
Youth-Build Grants 2,000 0 0 2,000
Mentoring Matching Grants 500 0 0 500
Teacher Content Training 200 0 0 200
Regionalization Bonus 276 0 0 276
Creative Challenge Index 200 -200 200 200
Child sexual abuse prevention 150 0 0 150
TOTAL    5,113,645 -19,663 19,663 5,113,645

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DEPARTMENT OF ELEMENTARY AND SECONDARY EDUCATION 6,044,029,290
Direct Appropriations
7010-0005 Department of Elementary and Secondary Education
For the operation of the department of elementary and secondary education; provided, that not less than $60,000 shall be expended for school zone safety improvements in the town of Franklin; provided further, that not less than $90,000 shall be expended for emergency response coordination for Hingham public schools; provided further, that not less than $100,000 shall be expended for a school resource officer for Cohasset public schools; provided further, that not less than $88,000 shall be expended for a school resource officer for Hull public schools; provided further, that not less than $30,000 shall be expended for the Dennis-Yarmouth regional school district; provided further, that not less than $20,000 shall be expended for the operation of Camp Pohelo in the town of Tewksbury; provided further, that not less than $25,000 shall be expended for the Wilmington High School Wildcat community service program; provided further, that not less than $12,000 shall be expended for the Tewksbury High School Best Buddies Program; provided further, that not less than $60,000 shall be expended for school safety in the town of Medway; provided further, that not less than $100,000 shall be expended for a school safety pilot program in the city of Lowell; provided further, that not less than $100,000 shall be expended for the Aspire Mentoring Corps, which shall expend funds for programs that utilize retired teachers to mentor novice public school elementary and secondary education teachers; provided further, that not less than $300,000 shall be expended for the Holliston school district for first-year costs associated with a post-high school special education transition program and other educational expenses at Holliston high school; and provided further, that not less than $220,000 shall be expended for computer hardware replacement and technology for public schools in the city known as the town of Weymouth
14,442,522
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 the Metropolitan Council for Educational Opportunity (METCO), Inc. or METCO and Springfield public schools; provided further, that all grant applications submitted to and approved by the department of elementary and secondary education shall include a detailed line item budget specifying how such funds shall be allocated and expended; and provided further, that the department of elementary and secondary education shall submit a report on the impact of the grant program on student outcomes, the expenditure of funds by districts, and the extent to which the services rendered by METCO support the goals of the grant program to the joint committee on education and the house and senate committees on ways and means not later than December 1, 2015
20,142,582
7010-0020 Bay State Reading Institute
For the Bay State Reading Institute, Inc.; provided, that the program shall be administered under contract with Middlesex Community College in collaboration with Framingham State University and Fitchburg State University; and provided further, that the institute shall provide literacy-based intervention in schools and districts, including those at risk of or determined to be underperforming under sections 1J and 1K of chapter 69 of the General Laws
400,000
7010-0033 Literacy Programs
For a literacy and early literacy grant program and to support Reading Recovery; provided, that Reading Recovery shall receive an amount not less than the amount appropriated in item 7030-1005 in section 2 of chapter 165 of the acts of 2014; provided further, that the department of elementary and secondary education shall develop a consolidated literacy grant application process; provided further, that programs shall provide ongoing evaluation of outcomes; provided further, that programs receiving funding through this item shall document the outcomes of the programs; provided further, that evaluations shall be compared to measurable goals and benchmarks that shall be developed by the department of elementary and secondary education; provided further, that the department shall report to the house and senate committees on ways and means and the joint committee on education not later than March 1, 2016 to detail state support for literacy and early literacy programs; and provided further, that the report shall include for each program: (i) the number of children served, delineated by age and school; (ii) the percentage of children who receive free and reduced lunch; (iii) the number of children who are English language learners; (iv) the number of students who receive special education services; (v) outcome measures used by the program to evaluate success; and (vi) a comparison to other literacy programs that use similar outcome measures
2,000,000
7010-0050 Program Evaluation
For an education evaluation grant program to evaluate programs at the department of elementary and secondary education, including literacy programs; provided, that the department of elementary and secondary education shall report to the house and senate committees on ways and means 30 days before issuing a request for proposal for this program to detail the grant selection criteria; provided further, that grant recipients shall be selected through a competitive grant process; provided further, that successful proposals shall: (i) demonstrate substantial experience conducting evaluations of federal, state or local education programs; (ii) focus on the evaluation of a state-funded department of elementary and secondary education program that may include, but shall not be limited to, success after high school programs, curriculum, instruction and assessment programs, data and technology use and educator quality programs; (iii) identify the state administrative datasets that shall be used; and (iv) propose an evaluation that shall be completed not later than 24 months after the grant is awarded; provided further, that the evaluation shall analyze and examine the following areas of policy relevance: (a) the quantifiable effect of the program on the population enrolled in the program; (b) an estimate of the cost to the commonwealth of the education problem being addressed through the program; (c) a comparison of the cost of the program and the estimated short-term and long-term benefits received by program recipients through the program; (d) data limitations in estimating the effect of the program; (e) recommendations for further study; and (f) fidelity of the program during implementation of the program to a broader population; provided further, that in awarding grants, priority shall be given to organizations located within the commonwealth; provided further, that not more than 50 per cent of the amount appropriated in this item shall be granted to any 1 organization; provided further, that the request for proposals shall be issued not later than September 15, 2015; provided further, that the department of elementary and secondary education, the executive office of education, the department of early education and care, the department of higher education and other relevant state agencies shall work with grant recipients funded through this item as necessary to provide secure access to state collected data that is necessary for the evaluations; provided further, that organizations receiving funds through this item shall report biannually to the house and senate committees on ways and means, the joint committee on education and the joint committee on higher education on: (1) the status and preliminary results of evaluations funded through this item; and (2) any obstacles encountered in access to data or other information that is negatively affecting the completion of the study; and provided further, that any unexpended funds appropriated for this item in fiscal year 2016 shall not revert but shall be made available for the purposes of this item until June 30, 2017
300,000
7010-0060 Substance Abuse Counselors
For multi-year grants to cities, towns and regional school districts to provide a mental health and substance abuse counselor in schools; provided, that the department of elementary and secondary education shall work with the department of public health to establish minimum professional requirements for mental health professionals provided through this item; provided further, that grant recipients shall be selected through a competitive grant process in which successful proposals shall: (i) demonstrate a need for a mental health and substance abuse counselor in the school district; (ii) demonstrate a plan for how the counselor will interact with and impact students in the school district; and (iii) agree to comply with the data reporting requirements; provided further, that each grant recipient shall report to the department annually on: (a) how many separate students utilized the services of the counselor; (b) what types of services the counselor provided to students and the school district; (c) the number of times students were referred to services provided by the department of mental health, the department of children and families, the department of public health and private healthcare entities, delineated by service referral; and (d) types of educational outreach programs that the counselor participated in; and provided further, funds from this item shall be available for expenditure through June 30, 2018
500,000
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 executive office of labor and 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-career transition program; provided further, that this 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; provided further, that not less than $75,000 shall be expended for a job readiness program at East Boston high school in the East Boston section of the city of Boston to be implemented by the National Youth Development Council, Inc.; and provided further, that not less than $150,000 shall be expended for Bottom Line to provide college transition and college retention services for low-income or aspiring first-generation college students
3,025,000
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 funds may be expended for the Rethinking Equity and Teaching for English Language Learners initiative or RETELL; provided further, that the department shall, not later than January 13, 2016, provide a report on the number of educators who have received such training since the 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; and provided further, that appropriated funds may be expended for programs or activities during the summer months
2,805,319
7028-0031 School-age 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 youths and the alignment of the department of youth services curriculum to the house and senate committees on ways and means not later than December 2, 2015
8,281,698
7030-1002 Kindergarten Expansion Grants
For kindergarten expansion grants to provide grant awards to continue quality enhancement of existing 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 and school districts which serve free or reduced lunch to at least 35 per cent of their students, 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, notwithstanding any general or special law to the contrary, shall be expended by the school committee of such city, town or regional school district without further appropriation; and provided further, that such program shall supplement and shall not supplant currently funded local, state and federal programs at the school or in the school district
18,589,713
7035-0002 Adult Basic Education
For the provision and improvement of adult basic education services; 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 not less than $250,000 shall be expended for Operation ABLE of Greater Boston, Inc. to provide basic workforce and skills training, employment services and job re-entry support to older workers; provided further, that not less than $50,000 shall be expended for the Lawrence Family Development and Education Fund, Inc. to assist in citizenship education, citizenship application assistance, English as a second language classes and computer training for low-income adults; provided further, that not less than $50,000 shall be expended for Casa Dominicana Inc. of the city of Lawrence to assist with citizenship, high school equivalency testing, and English as a second language classes for low-income adults; provided further, that not less than $25,000 shall be expended for the Lawrence/Methuen Community Coalition to provide English as a second language classes, college preparation, high school equivalency testing, and citizenship classes for low-income adults; 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 grants shall not be considered an entitlement to a grant recipient; and 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
31,249,160
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
59,021,000
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 approved vocational-technical programs of any regional or county agricultural school district, city, town, independent school or collaborative under section 8A of chapter 74 of the General Laws; provided, that if the amount appropriated is insufficient to fully fund said section 8A of said chapter 74, initial reimbursements made by the department of elementary and secondary education may be prorated 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 of said chapter 74, the department shall within 10 days notify the secretary of administration and finance, the joint committee on education and the house and senate committees on ways and means of the amount needed to fully fund the obligation
1,750,000
7035-0008 Homeless Student Transportation
For reimbursements to cities, towns and regional school districts for the cost of transportation of nonresident pupils as required by the federal McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance Act, Public Law 100-77, as amended; provided, that the department shall file with the house and senate committees on ways and means, not later than March 15, 2016, a preliminary estimate of the costs eligible for reimbursement under this item in fiscal year 2017; and provided further, that the commonwealth's obligation shall not exceed the amount appropriated in this item
8,350,000
7035-0035 Advanced Placement Math and Science Programs
For a competitively bid, statewide performance-based, integrated program to increase participation and performance in advanced placement courses, particularly among underserved populations, to prepare students for college and career success in science, technology, engineering, mathematics and English; provided, that these funds shall support all of the following program elements for each school: open access to courses; equipment and supplies for new and expanded advanced placement courses; support for the costs of advanced placement exams; and support for student study sessions; provided further, that these funds may support teacher professional development, including a College Board-endorsed advanced placement summer institute for math, science and English advanced placement teachers; provided further, that the program shall provide a matching amount of at least $1,000,000 in private funding for direct support of educators and other uses; provided further, that the funds shall be dispersed by the beginning of the 2015-2016 school year to cover costs expended between August 1, 2015 and July 31, 2016; provided further, that the program shall work in conjunction with an existing, separately funded, statewide pre-advanced placement program; and provided further, that funds may be expended for programs or activities during the summer months
2,700,000
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 under section 6 of chapter 548 of the acts of 1948, and for supplementing funds allocated for the special milk program; provided, that authorized payments in the aggregate for partial assistance in the furnishing of lunches to school children shall not exceed the required state revenue match contained in the federal National School Lunch Act, Public Law 79-396, as amended, and implementing regulations contained in the National School Lunch Act, Public Law 79-396, as amended, and implementing regulations
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 not less than the amount appropriated in item 7053-1925 of section 2 of chapter 165 of the acts of 2014 shall be expended for a grant with Project Bread-The Walk for Hunger, Inc. to enhance and expand 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 the programs for the full summer vacation period and promoting increased participation in the 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 the grant program during the summer of 2016; provided further, that the 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 the grant program; provided further, that the department shall select grantees for the program authorized by this item not later than March 28, 2016; 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; provided further, that subject to regulations of the board of education 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 12, 2015 and shall report to the house and senate committees on ways and means on the preliminary results of these grants not later than January 4, 2016; provided further, that not less than $250,000 shall be expended for a grant for the Chefs in Schools program, operated by Project Bread-The Walk for Hunger, Inc; and provided further, that nothing in the universal school breakfast program shall give rise to a legal right of entitlement to services, prior appropriation continued
4,671,323
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
4,511,882,199
7061-0011 Foundation Reserve One Time Assistance
For a reserve to: (i) provide extraordinary relief to school districts experiencing substantial shortfalls between Chapter 70 aid and target Chapter 70 aid in Section 3 of this Act; provided, that districts eligible for funding under clause (i) shall fall below their target Chapter 70 aid by more than $1,250,000 and their target Chapter 70 aid percentage by more than 2 percentage points, as set forth in said Section 3; provided further, that funds distributed from this item, under clause (i), shall be considered prior year chapter 70 aid for fiscal year 2017; and (ii) to mitigate costs for districts experiencing significant and sustained student enrollment growth; provided further, that districts eligible for funding under clause (ii) shall have experienced, between October 2012 and October 2014, two consecutive years of positive enrollment growth averaging 300 additional students per year and 2% yearly growth in enrollment, while receiving less than $8,750 per student in Chapter 70 aid under said Section 3; provided further, that funds distributed from this item, under clause (ii), shall not be considered prior year aid and the funds shall not be used in the calculation of the minimum required local contribution for fiscal year 2016; and (iii) to provide extraordinary relief to school districts in which special education costs exceed 30 per cent of the total district costs and in which tuition and other circuit-breaker eligible costs for placements at an approved private school located within the district exceed both $1,000,000 and 25 per cent of all tuition and other circuit-breaker eligible costs for placements at approved private schools; provided further, that funds distributed from this item shall not be considered prior year aid and shall not be used in the calculation of the minimum required local contribution for fiscal year 2016; provided further, that not less than $1,000,000 shall be expended for the purposes of clause (i); provided further, that not less than $1,000,000 shall be expended for the purposes of clause (ii); provided further, that not less than $500,000 shall be expended for the purposes of clause (iii); provided further, that only municipalities with target local shares less than 82.5% in said Section 3 shall be eligible for funding under clauses (i) and (ii) of this item; and provided further, that the department shall make at least 80 per cent of the funds available for awards on or before October 15, 2015
2,500,000
7061-0012 Circuit Breaker Reimburse for Special Ed Resident
For the reimbursement of extraordinary special education costs under section 5A of chapter 71B of the General Laws; provided, that reimbursements shall be provided 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 2015 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: (i) to provide books in accessible synthetic audio format, which are made available through the federal National Instructional Materials Accessibility Standard-National Instructional Materials Access Center (NIMAS-NIMAC) book repository; and (ii) for the outreach and training of teachers and students on the use of NIMAS-NIMAC and the use of 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 requirements of part B of the federal Individuals with Disabilities Education Act, as amended in 2004, Public Law 108-446, 20 U.S.C. 1400 et seq. 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 in this item; provided further, that funds may be expended to reimburse districts for extraordinary increases in costs incurred during fiscal year 2016 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 that experience increases of greater than 25 per cent from costs reimbursable under said section 5A of said chapter 71B and incurred during fiscal year 2015 to costs reimbursable under said section 5A of said chapter 71B and incurred during fiscal year 2016 or other cases of extraordinary hardship where special education costs increase in relationship to total district costs as the department may define through regulations or guidelines; provided further, that reimbursements for current year costs shall be allocated as 1-time grants and shall not decrease reimbursements in the following fiscal year; provided further, that the department shall conduct audits of fiscal year 2015 claims; provided further, that if the claims are found to be inaccurate, the department shall recalculate the fiscal year 2016 reimbursement amount and adjust the third and fourth quarter payments to the districts to reflect the new reimbursement amounts; provided further, that the department shall file with the house and senate committees on ways and means not later than January 27, 2016 on the results of the audit; provided further, that the department shall file with the house and senate committees on ways and means not later than February 13, 2016 a preliminary estimate of the costs eligible for reimbursement through this item in fiscal year 2017; and provided further, that not less than $150,000 shall be expended for peer-to-peer inclusion programs for students with intellectual disabilities through Best Buddies Massachusetts
271,722,425
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 section 55A of said chapter 15, the office shall perform not less than 20 school district audits for fiscal year 2016
978,747
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 towns' limits
1,300,000
7061-9010 Charter School Reimbursement
For fiscal year 2016 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 2016 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 fund the reimbursements in accordance with the following priorities: (1) the per-pupil capital needs component; (2) the 100 per cent increase reimbursement; and (3) the 25 per cent increase reimbursements, by year from most recent to oldest
80,500,000
7061-9011 Innovation Schools
For competitive grants to school districts for the planning, implementation and enhancement of Innovation Schools as defined in section 92 of chapter 71 of the General Laws; provided, that in the case of planning grants, applications shall have received approval of the Innovation School prospectus from the screening committee; provided further, that in the case of implementation grants, the applicant shall have received final approval of the Innovation School from the local school committee; provided further, that an Innovation School seeking to enhance its Innovation School plan shall have demonstrated that the program is meeting the school's measureable annual goals and has a compelling plan for enhancing its Innovation School plan; and provided further, that priority shall be given to schools proposed in level 3 and level 4 districts
736,898
7061-9200 Education Technology Program
For the department's education data analysis and support for local districts
771,681
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, the instruments shall include consideration of work samples and projects and shall facilitate authentic and direct gauges of student performance; provided further, that the portfolio assessments shall not replace the statewide standardized assessment based on the curriculum frameworks; provided further, that funds may be expended for the Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers exam; provided further, that the department of elementary and secondary education shall expend funds for school and student assessment in accordance with the determination made by the board of elementary and secondary education as to the method of assessment in the 2015-2016 school year; and 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 said section 1I of said chapter 69
23,920,227
7061-9404 MCAS Low Scoring Student Support
For grants to cities, towns and regional school districts to provide targeted academic support programs for students in grade 8 to grade 12, inclusive, and post-twelfth graders who have not yet earned a competency determination on the Massachusetts Comprehensive Assessment System (MCAS) exam established by the board of elementary and secondary education under sections 1D and 1I of chapter 69 of the General Laws; provided, that the department of elementary and secondary education and districts shall ensure that services are available to students with disabilities; 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 the programs shall supplement currently funded local, state and federal programs at the school or in the 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 2016 and operated by public institutions of higher learning or by public-private partnerships for students in grade 10 to grade 12, inclusive, and post-twelfth graders 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 in said section 1I of said chapter 69, and are working to pass a portion of the MCAS exam in order to obtain a competency determination and earn a high school diploma; provided further, that for the purpose of the programs, appropriated funds may be expended for programs or activities during the summer months; provided further, that JFYNetworks, A Nonprofit Corporation, shall receive not less than the amount appropriated in line item 7061-9404 of section 2 of chapter 139 of the acts of 2012; provided further, that funds shall be expended for competitive grants to fund Pathways programs that target students in grade 9 to grade 12, inclusive, and post-twelfth graders and are instituted by local school districts, public institutions of higher education, 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 shall need post-twelfth grade remediation to attain the skills necessary to pass the MCAS exam 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 grade 8 to grade 12, inclusive, and post-twelfth graders who have not obtained a competency determination or have scored in levels 1 or 2 on either the English or math MCAS exams or in level 1 on the science, technology and engineering MCAS exam; provided further, that the department of elementary and secondary education may give preference for 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 that have partnered with a high school or group of high schools; and provided further, that no district shall receive a grant from this item until the district submits to the department of elementary and secondary education a comprehensive district plan under said section 1I of said chapter 69 to improve performance of all student populations including, but not limited to, students with disabilities
4,294,804
7061-9406 Statewide College and Career Readiness Program
For a statewide college and career readiness program implemented by JFYNetworks, A Nonprofit Corporation, to reduce the number of remedial developmental courses students are required to take at community colleges; provided, that JFYNetworks, A Nonprofit Corporation, shall (i) maintain the JFYNet college and career readiness program to administer the ACCUPLACER diagnostic and college placement tests in high schools; (ii) provide individualized online instructional curricula to strengthen the skills measured by the tests; and (iii) administer final ACCUPLACER placement tests to measure student progress and program outcomes; provided further, that passing scores shall be reported to community colleges ensuring student placement in credit-earning courses; and provided further, that JFYNetworks, A Nonprofit Corporation, shall coordinate with the 15 community colleges to identify not more than 5 high schools per community college that shall send students to the program
500,000
7061-9408 Targeted Intervention
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 funds shall be expended in any school or district that fails to file a comprehensive district plan pursuant to 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 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 the 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 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 the department shall issue a report not later than January 7, 2016 describing and analyzing all intervention and targeted assistance efforts funded by this item; 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 for programs or activities during the summer months; 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, the department shall give priority to programs that have the capacity to serve not less than 25 per cent of a district's middle school population and make available documentation of a minimum of $1 in private sector, local or federal funds for every $1 in state funds; provided further, that $250,000 shall be expended for the continuation of the parent engagement program under item 7061-9408 of section 2 of chapter 182 of the acts of 2008; provided further, that $200,000 shall be expended for an innovative pilot program to address the early literacy proficiency gap and to increase access to early education in the town of Milton; and provided further, that not less than $60,000 shall be expended for a supplemental science program for the public schools in the town of Randolph
8,448,413
7061-9412 Extended Learning Time Grants
For grants to cities, towns and regional school districts for planning 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 that submitted qualifying applications that were approved by the department of elementary and secondary education in fiscal year 2015 and 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, art, 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 13, 2015; provided further, that not less than $50,000 shall be expended for expanded learning time for the Collins middle school in the city of Salem; provided further, that the department shall file a report with the clerks of the house and senate and the house and senate committees on ways and means, not later than January 29, 2016, outlining the cost and expenditures for schools in the initiative; and provided further, that appropriated funds may be expended for programs or activities during the summer months
14,223,492
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 applicants shall detail funds received from all public sources for existing after-school and out-of-school programs and the types of programs and students served by the funds; provided further, that the department of elementary and secondary education shall select grant recipients not later than September 30, 2015; provided further, that appropriated funds may be expended for programs or activities during the summer months; provided further, that not less than $100,000 shall be expended for the Resiliency for Life program to support academic intervention and dropout prevention; provided further, that not less than $10,000 shall be expended for the Steps to Success program in the town of Brookline; provided further, that not less than $60,000 shall be expended for the construction of a children's community playground at the Alfred J. Gomes elementary school in the city of New Bedford; provided further, that not less than $25,000 shall be expended for a 1-time grant program to be administered by Southcoast Health System, Inc. for the purchase of automated external defibrillators, with possible applicants to include municipalities, school districts, including regional school districts, and nonprofit organizations located in the city of New Bedford for use in schools, youth sports facilities and other youth centers that serve financially disadvantaged children; provided further, that local matching funds may be provided through the municipality or school district by local appropriation or through donations from nonprofit organizations or individual, corporate, or foundation gifts; provided further, that the grant program shall be designated as the Sean Patrick Toomey memorial grant; provided further, that not less than $100,000 shall be expended for the renovation of the stage and auditorium of Agawam high school in the city known as the town of Agawam; provided further, that not less than $15,000 shall be expended for summer programming through Auburn Youth and Family Services, Inc.; and provided further, that 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
2,310,000
7061-9612 Safe and Supportive Schools
For the implementation of subsection (f) of section 1P of chapter 69 of the General Laws to create safe and supportive school environments; provided, that not less than $400,000 shall be expended for the safe and supportive schools grant program; provided further, that grants shall be awarded to schools and districts that create action plans based on all the elements of the safe and supportive schools framework and self-assessment tool; provided further, that districts shall create district plans that support recipient schools; provided further, that grantees shall participate in conferences to be held by the department; and provided further, that funding shall be allocated to an independent evaluation of this grant program
500,000
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 both subsections (a) and (b) of said section 1N of said chapter 69; and provided further, that funds shall be provided for a grant program to districts, education collaboratives or other inter-district partnerships to implement alternative education programs to provide educational services required under chapter 222 of the acts of 2012
250,000
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 to provide comprehensive youth-build services
2,000,000
7061-9634 Mentoring Matching Grants
For the Mass Mentoring Partnership, Inc. 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, Inc. for 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, Inc. shall submit a report, not later than March 15, 2016, 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
500,000
7061-9804 Teacher Content Training
For teacher content training in math and science; provided, that the training shall include the math specialist and Massachusetts tests 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 that are at risk of or determined to be underperforming under sections 1J or 1K of chapter 69 of the General Laws; provided further, that the 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 of elementary and secondary education, including data comparing pre-training and post-training content knowledge; and provided further, that appropriated funds may be expended for programs or activities during the summer months
200,000
7061-9810 Regionalization Bonus
For regional bonus aid under subsection (g) of section 16D of chapter 71 of the General Laws
275,800
7061-9811 Creative Challenge Index
For the implementation of the recommendations of the commission to develop an index of creative and innovative education established in section 181 of chapter 240 of the acts of 2010 and for the planning and design of a creative and innovative education index to measure how well schools develop and sustain student creativity; provided, that funds shall be expended to provide management oversight of the implementation of the recommendations of the report of the creative and innovative education commission and for establishing online forums for commentary, discussion and review of the plan and design of the index by interested parties, including teachers, high-tech business leaders, education leaders, creativity experts and the public; and provided further, that the commission may pursue opportunities for matching funds
200,000
7061-9812 Child sexual abuse prevention
For evidence-based, adult-focused child sexual abuse prevention initiatives that provide technical assistance to schools to: (i) organize local coalitions dedicated to preventing child sexual abuse in schools; (ii) recruit, train and certify local volunteers to provide free prevention education for parents, students and school professionals; and (iii) strengthen the core standards of schools around the screening of prospective employees, the development of codes of conduct, the assessment and modification of physical spaces to reduce opportunities for sexual abuse, the responding to and reporting of boundary-violating behaviors and suspected acts of sexual abuse and the training of staff and volunteers on ways to prevent adult perpetration and child-on-child sexual abuse
150,000

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 $1,824,546 from revenues collected from fees relating to teacher preparation and certification; and provided further, that notwithstanding any general or special law to the contrary, for the purpose of accommodating timing discrepancies between the receipt of retained revenues and related expenditures, the department may incur expenses and the comptroller may certify for payment amounts not to exceed the lower of this authorization or the most recent revenue estimate as reported in the state accounting system
1,824,546

account description amount
Federal Grant Spending 930,384,754
7010-9706 Common Core Data Project
For the purposes of a federally funded grant entitled, Common Core Data Project
152,908
7035-0210 Advanced Placement Fee Payment Program
For the purposes of a federally funded grant entitled, Advanced Placement Fee Payment Program
559,131
7038-0107 Adult Education - State Grant Program
For the purposes of a federally funded grant entitled, Adult Basic Education Grant
137
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
213,694,122
7043-1004 Migrant Education
For the purposes of a federally funded grant entitled, Migrant Education
1,591,678
7043-1005 Title I - Neglected and Delinquent Children
For the purposes of a federally funded grant entitled, Title 1 Program
66,058
7043-1006 School Improvement Grants
For the purposes of a federally funded grant entitled, School Improvement Grants
7,667,873
7043-2001 Teacher and Principal Training and Recruiting
For the purposes of a federally funded grant entitled, Teacher and Principal Training and Recruiting
41,791,258
7043-2003 Math and Science Partnerships
For the purposes of a federally funded grant entitled, Math and Science Partnerships
1,783,263
7043-3001 English Language Acquisition
For the purposes of a federally funded grant entitled, English Language Acquisition
13,919,746
7043-4002 After School Learning Centers
For the purposes of a federally funded grant entitled, After School Learning Centers
16,843,065
7043-6001 State Assessments and Related
For the purposes of a federally funded grant entitled, State Assessments and Related
7,204,235
7043-6501 Education for Homeless Children and Youth
For the purposes of a federally funded grant entitled, Education for Homeless Children and Youth
975,946
7043-7001 Special Education Grants
For the purposes of a federally funded grant entitled, Special Education Grants
287,989,460
7043-7002 Preschool Grants
For the purposes of a federally funded grant entitled, Preschool Grants
9,657,756
7043-8001 Vocational Education Basic Grants
For the purposes of a federally funded grant entitled, Vocational Education Basic Grants
18,256,436
7044-0020 Project Focus Academy
For the purposes of a federally funded grant entitled, The Partnership Project
1,099,991
7048-1500 Massachusetts High School Graduation Initiative
For the purposes of a federally funded grant entitled, Massachusetts High School Graduation Initiative
893,009
7048-2321 CDC Funding to Promote Adolescent Health
For the purposes of a federally funded grant entitled, The Center for Disease Control and Prevention
465,000
7048-2700 Teacher Incentives
For the purposes of a federally funded grant entitled, Teacher Incentives
883,302
7048-9144 Migrant Student Records Exchange System State Data Quality
For the purposes of a federally funded grant entitled, Migrant Student Records Exchange System State Data Quality
60,000
7053-2008 Nuts Fresh Fruits and Vegetables
For the purposes of a federally funded grant entitled, uts, Fresh Fruits and Vegetables
3,362,687
7053-2010 Child Nutrition Grant State Program Review
For the purposes of a federally funded grant entitled, Child Nutrition Grant
707,671
7053-2012 Child Nutrition Direct Certified Technical Assistance
For the purposes of a federally funded grant entitled, Direct Certification Implementation Grant
327,919
7053-2112 Special Assistance Funds
For the purposes of a federally funded grant entitled, Special Assistance Funds
224,293,954
7053-2117 Child Care Program
For the purposes of a federally funded grant entitled, Child Care Program
62,499,760
7053-2126 Temporary Emergency Food Assistance
For the purposes of a federally funded grant entitled, Temporary Emergency Food Assistance
853,605
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
7,833,288
7057-0519 Local Wellness
For the purposes of a federally funded grant entitled, Team Nutrition Training Grants
23,184
7062-0008 Office of School Lunch Programs
For the purposes of a federally funded grant entitled, Office of School Lunch Programs - Child Care Program Admin
4,741,186
7062-0017 Charter Schools Assistance and Distributions
For the purposes of a federally funded grant entitled, Charter Schools Assistance and Distributions
187,126

account description amount