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Budget Summary FY2016

Office of the Secretary of Education
Data Current as of:  8/19/2015





FISCAL YEAR 2016 BUDGET SUMMARY ($000)
ACCOUNT FY2016
Conference
FY2016
Vetoes
FY2016
Overrides
FY2016
GAA
Education Information Technology Costs 18,049 0 0 18,049
Executive Office of Education 2,284 0 0 2,284
Programs for English Language Learners in Gateway Cities 1,200 -1,200 1,200 1,200
Inclusive Concurrent Enrollment 1,200 0 0 1,200
TOTAL    22,732 -1,200 1,200 22,732

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account description amount
OFFICE OF THE SECRETARY OF EDUCATION 28,708,829
Direct Appropriations
7009-1700 Education Information Technology Costs
For the operation of information technology services within the executive office of education; provided, that funds shall be expended on a data sharing pilot program among 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 to track and evaluate educational and developmental outcomes for the children, improve delivery of services and determine cost savings associated with the early intervention program; and provided further, that not less than $200,000 and up to $1,500,000 may be expended on improvements to the differential licensing infrastructure of the department of early education and care, including the purchase of hand-held devices to be used for real-time, on-site data entry
18,048,629
7009-6379 Executive Office of Education
For the operation of the office of the secretary of education; provided, that the secretary shall take all actions necessary or appropriate to consolidate the human resource functions of the department of higher education, the department of early education and care and the department of elementary and secondary education, within the executive office
2,283,534
7009-6400 Programs for English Language Learners in Gateway Cities
For grants to establish and operate high-quality, intensive and targeted programs that shall rapidly increase English language learning for middle and high school students in school districts serving Gateway Cities; provided, that grant applications shall provide, at minimum, for after-school enrichment academies to operate during the spring and summer of 2016; provided further, that applications may also provide for acceleration academies to be held during school vacations or for Saturday sessions during the spring of 2016; provided further, that funds may be set aside for the administration of the programs; provided further, that any new grants awarded from this item in fiscal year 2016 shall comply with the grant application requirements set forth in item 7009-6400 of section 2 of chapter 38 of the acts of 2013; provided further, that the executive office of education may select the same evaluator in fiscal year 2016 as selected in fiscal year 2015; provided further, that grants shall be selected not later than October 1, 2015; and provided further, that appropriated funds may be expended for programs or activities during the summer months
1,200,000
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 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 shall be limited to students who are considered to have severe disabilities and, in the case of students 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 noncredit and credit bearing courses in audit status for students who may not meet course prerequisites and requirements, and that the partnering school districts shall provide supports, services and accommodations necessary to facilitate a student's enrollment; provided further, that the executive office of 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 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: (i) provision of funds to retain employment specialists; (ii) assist students in meeting integrated competitive employment and other transition-related goals; (iii) 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; and (iv) conducting evaluation and research to further identify student outcomes and best practices; provided further, that the executive office of education shall develop a mechanism to encourage existing and new partnerships to expand the 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 state institutions of higher education for students enrolled through this grant program; provided further, that the executive office of education shall maintain 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 and evaluation and research through the institute for community inclusion to assist new colleges and school districts; provided further, that the executive office of education, in conjunction with the department of higher education, shall select grant recipients not later than July 15, 2015; 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 on student outcomes 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 January 29, 2016; and provided further, that for the purpose of this item, appropriated funds may be expended for programs or activities during the summer months
1,200,000

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 4,116,303
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
4,116,303