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Budget Summary FY2017

Department of Elementary and Secondary Education
Data Current as of:  8/9/2016





FISCAL YEAR 2017 BUDGET SUMMARY ($000)
ACCOUNT FY2017
Conference
FY2017
Vetoes
FY2017
Overrides
FY2017
GAA
Department of Elementary and Secondary Education 14,352 -2,160 2,160 14,352
Programs to Eliminate Racial Imbalance - METCO 20,643 0 0 20,643
Bay State Reading Institute 400 -400 400 400
Literacy Programs 2,200 -600 600 2,200
School to Career Connecting Activities 3,399 -400 400 3,399
English Language Acquisition 1,744 0 0 1,744
School-age in Institutional Schools and Houses of Correction 8,126 0 0 8,126
Adult Basic Education 29,469 -375 375 29,469
Transportation of Pupils - Regional School Districts 61,021 0 0 61,021
Non-Resident Pupil Transport 250 0 0 250
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 -250 250 4,671
Chapter 70 Payments to Cities and Towns 4,628,014 0 0 4,628,014
Circuit Breaker Reimburse for Special Ed Resident 277,281 -3,723 3,723 277,281
Educational Quality and Accountability 890 0 0 890
Public School Military Mitigation 1,400 -100 100 1,400
Charter School Reimbursement 80,500 0 0 80,500
Innovation Schools 350 -350 350 350
Education Data Services 770 0 0 770
Student and School Assessment 25,720 0 0 25,720
Assessment Consortium 350 -350 350 350
Statewide College and Career Readiness Program 700 -200 200 700
Targeted Intervention 7,691 -300 300 7,691
Extended Learning Time Grants 14,175 0 0 14,175
Teacher Certification Retained Revenue 1,746 0 0 1,746
After-School and Out-of-School Grants 2,955 -935 935 2,955
Safe and Supportive Schools 400 0 0 400
Franklin Institute of Boston 0 0 0 0
Youth-Build Grants 2,000 0 0 2,000
Mentoring Matching Grants 500 0 0 500
Regionalization Bonus 110 0 0 110
Child Sex Abuse Prevention 150 0 0 150
TOTAL    5,208,455 -10,143 10,143 5,208,455

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DEPARTMENT OF ELEMENTARY AND SECONDARY EDUCATION 6,169,947,356
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 $300,000 shall be expended for the Elementary Rest Stop Program; provided further, that not less than $250,000 shall be expended for public schools in the city of Everett; provided further, that not less than $125,000 shall be expended for improvements to the H. Olive Day School in the town of Norfolk; provided further, that not less than $150,000 shall be expended for mitigation costs in the Millis public school district; provided further, that not less than $150,000 shall be expended for the Berkshire county education task force to establish a plan of action to develop a sustainable and efficient countywide public education system; provided further, that not less than $100,000 shall be expended for a school resource officer for the town of Cohasset public schools; provided further, that $15,000 shall be expended for development and support of anti-addiction programs in the Martha's Vineyard regional school district; provided further, that $15,000 shall be expended for development and support of anti-addiction programs in the Nantucket public school district; provided further, that $15,000 shall be expended for development and support of anti-addiction programs in the Monomoy regional school district; provided further, that $15,000 shall be expended for development and support of anti-addiction programs in the Mashpee school district; provided further, that $15,000 shall be expended for development and support of anti-addiction programs in the Barnstable school district; provided further, that $15,000 shall be expended for development and support of anti-addiction programs in the Nauset regional school district; provided further, that $15,000 shall be expended for development and support of anti-addiction programs in the Dennis-Yarmouth regional school district; provided further, that not less than $113,794 shall be expended to establish a school resource officer position for the town of Hull public schools, including school resource officer salary and benefits, school safety consultants and training and security camera enhancements; provided further, that not less than $111,500 shall be expended for the town of Hingham public schools' emergency response coordination through phase 3 of enhanced security planning, including providing staff safety training at all levels, revising and updating the school district's multi-hazard plan and manuals per the governor's task force report, additional exterior cameras for surveillance and security, expanded coverage of public address speakers and outfitting 20 new school buses with surveillance cameras and recorder capabilities; provided further, that not less than $100,000 shall be expended for costs associated with technological upgrades for the Westford public school district; provided further, that not less than $100,000 shall be expended for the Fall River public school district; provided further, that not less than $100,000 shall be expended for the Brockton public school district for extraordinary student transportation costs; 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 $50,000 shall be expended for a school resource officer for Kingston public schools; provided further, that not less than $60,000 shall be expended on Methuen High School for mental health counseling services; provided further, that not less than $50,000 shall be expended for the purposes of a pilot project to connect organic gardening, outdoor exercise, healthy food, food preparation and elementary school aged children in the greater Northampton area, operated by Grow Food Northampton; provided further, that not less than $125,000 shall be expended for STEM programming at Madison Park High School in Boston; provided further, that not less than $50,000 upgrade costs for Agawam Public Schools; and provided further, that not less than $150,000 shall be expended for the Aspire Teacher Support Program, which shall expend funds for programs that utilize retired teachers to mentor novice public school elementary and secondary education teachers
14,352,257
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 2, 2016
20,642,582
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 section 1J and 1K of chapter 69 of the General Laws
400,000
7010-0033 Literacy Programs
For a literacy and early literacy grant programs; provided, that not less than $400,000 shall be expended for Reading Recovery; 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; and provided further, that $200,000 shall be expended for public schools in the town of Hopkinton
2,200,000
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 pay for the costs of connecting schools and businesses to ensure that students serve productively on the job; provided further, that not less than $150,000 shall be expended for The Bottom Line, Inc. to provide college transition and college retention services for low-income or aspiring first-generation college students; provided further, that not less than $250,000 shall be expended for a grant program to support science, technology, engineering and mathematics, or STEM, programs at vocational technical high school programs; provided further, that grants may be used to support school partnerships with startups, technology industry stakeholders, institutions of higher education, municipalities and other technology innovation stakeholders, including but not limited to nonprofit entities, to connect vocational technical high school students from demographics that are underrepresented in the innovation technology sector to careers and entrepreneurial opportunities within that sector; provided further, that grants shall be awarded through a competitive process established by the department of elementary and secondary education; provided further, that preference shall be given in awarding these funds to districts that serve a high percentage of high-needs students; provided further, that not less than $48,750 shall be expended for the continued operation of a pilot program at the Blackstone Valley Education Foundation to provide collaboration between public school districts and area manufacturers; and provided further, that no less than $250,000 shall be provided for a culinary arts program at South Hadley High School to provide vocational training to students
3,398,750
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 17, 2017, 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
1,743,981
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 houses of correction; and 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
8,126,495
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 the 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 the 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; provided further, that the department shall consult with community colleges and other service providers in establishing and implementing content, performance and professional standards and fund professional development for adult basic education programs and services; 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 $50,000 shall be allocated to 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 of Lawrence to assist with citizenship, high school equivalency testing, and English as a second language classes for low-income adults; and provided further, that not less than $25,000 shall be expended for the Family Services of the Merrimack Valley to provide English as a second language classes, college preparation, high school equivalency testing and citizenship classes for low-income adults
29,468,517
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
61,021,000
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
250,000
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, 2017, a preliminary estimate of the costs eligible for reimbursement under this item in fiscal year 2018; 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: (i) open access to courses; (ii) equipment and supplies for new and expanded advanced placement courses; (iii) support for the costs of advanced placement exams; and (iv) 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 funds shall be disbursed by the beginning of the 2016-2017 school year to cover costs expended between August 1, 2016 and July 31, 2017; provided further, that this 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 National School Lunch Act, 42 U.S.C 1751 et seq, 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 2017; 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 29, 2017; provided further, that funds shall be expended for the universal school breakfast program through 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 10, 2016 and shall report to the house and senate committees on ways and means on the preliminary results of these grants not later than January 5, 2017; 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; provided further, that the department shall partner with the Eos Foundation to offer breakfast in the classroom programming in districts providing free or reduced lunch to at least 60% of the district student population; and provided further, that nothing in the universal school breakfast program shall give rise to legal rights in any party or enforceable entitlement to services, prior appropriation continued
4,671,322
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
4,628,013,618
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 prorated so that the 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 2016 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, or NIMAS-NIMAC, book repository; and (ii) for outreach to 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 Individuals with Disabilities Education Act, as amended in 2004, by the Individuals with Disabilities Education Improvement Act of 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 herein; provided further, that funds may be expended to reimburse districts for extraordinary increases in costs incurred during fiscal year 2017 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 2016 to costs reimbursable under said section 5A of said chapter 71B and incurred during fiscal year 2017 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 one-time grants and shall not decrease reimbursements in the following fiscal year; provided further, that the department shall conduct audits of fiscal year 2016 claims; provided further, that if the claims are found to be inaccurate, the department shall recalculate the fiscal year 2017 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 January 26, 2017 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 15, 2017 a preliminary estimate of the costs eligible for reimbursement through this item in fiscal year 2018; provided further, that not less than $500,000 shall be expended for school districts in which special education costs exceed 25 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; 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
277,281,180
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 2017
890,322
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; provided, that funds may be expended on membership dues for the Interstate Compact on Educational Opportunity for Military Children; and provided further, that not less than $100,000 shall be made available to the town of Lincoln to mitigate the costs of educating the children of retired-military families
1,400,000
7061-9010 Charter School Reimbursement
For fiscal year 2017 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 2017 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: (i) the per-pupil capital needs component; (ii) the 100 per cent increase reimbursement; and (iii) 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, applicants shall have received approval of the Innovation School prospectus from the screening committee established pursuant to subsection (h) of said section 92 of said chapter 71; 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 shall have 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; and provided further, that not less than $200,000 shall be expended for Medway public schools
350,000
7061-9200 Education Data Services
For the department's education data analysis and support for local districts
770,481
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 2016-2017 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
25,720,227
7061-9401 Assessment Consortium
For the center for collaborative education; provided, that the center shall manage an alternative assessment pilot program that shall be administered under contract with Massachusetts Consortium for Innovative Education Assessment; and provided further, that the consortium shall develop and pilot a comprehensive system for assessing student and school performance over a period of 3 years and issue an annual report and a final report that includes recommendations to the commissioner of elementary and secondary education and to members of the joint committee on education
350,000
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; 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; and 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 for the purposes of providing academic support for students who have not yet earned a competency determination on the MCAS examination
700,000
7061-9408 Targeted Intervention
For targeted intervention to schools and districts at risk of or determined to be underperforming or chronically underperforming under sections 1J and 1K of chapter 69 of the General Laws, including schools and districts which have been placed in levels 3, 4 or 5 of the state's framework for accountability and assistance pursuant to departmental 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 of elementary and secondary education to successfully turn around failing school and district performance; provided further, that no funds shall be expended on targeted intervention unless the department has 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 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 given to proposals which coordinate reform efforts within all schools in 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 9, 2017 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 purposes 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 provide 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; and provided further, that not less than $50,000 shall be expended for a supplemental science program for the Randolph public schools
7,691,120
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 which were approved by the department in fiscal year 2016 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 exam, districts with proposals that have the greatest potential for districtwide impact, districts that plan to utilize partnerships with community-based organizations and institutions of higher education and 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, including 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 15, 2016; and provided further, that appropriated funds may be expended for programs or activities during the summer months
14,174,528
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 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: (a) academic tutoring and homework centers where content is linked to and based on the curriculum guidelines promulgated by said department; (b) programs which improve the health of students, including physical activities, athletics, nutrition and health education and exercise; (c) 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; (d) enrichment activities not otherwise provided during the school day; (e) advanced study for the gifted and talented; and (f) 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; provided further, that the department of elementary and secondary education shall consult with 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 of elementary and secondary education shall select grant recipients not later than September 29, 2016 and shall report on the preliminary results of said grants not later than January 11, 2017 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 for programs or activities during the summer months; 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 and community partnerships; 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 $20,000 shall be expended for Steps to Success, Inc. in the town of Brookline; provided further, that not less than $10,000 shall be allocated to Beyond Soccer, Inc. to provide innovative health, athletic and leadership programming for low-income youths in the city of Lawrence; provided further, that not less than $300,000 shall be expended for the operation of a pilot sharing program designed to provide school districts with funds to partner with local community-based organizations and to share identifiable student data to the extent allowed by 34 CFR 99.31 et. seq.; provided further, that the pilot program shall continue for up to 3 years; provided further, that the afterschool and out-of-school time coordinating council shall suggest 2 school districts to participate in the pilot program; provided further, that the afterschool and out-of-school time coordinating council shall conduct quantitative and qualitative analysis on the pilot sharing program; provided further, that the afterschool and out-of-school time coordinating council shall submit a report to the joint committee on education and the house and senate committees on ways and means on the effects of the data sharing pilot on students participating in programs partnered with the school districts; provided further, that not less than $20,000 shall be granted to the Cape Verdean Association of Brockton's YEP! We Can Summer Program for programming for financially disadvantaged children; provided further, that not less than $60,000 shall be expended for the New Bedford Museum and Art Center, Inc. to provide a computer laboratory and arts library for financially disadvantaged children in the city of New Bedford; provided further, that not less than $200,000 shall be expended for the Recreation Worcester program; provided further, that not less than $20,000 shall be expended to the Yes We Care/Torch Training program; provided further, that not less than $100,000 shall be expended for the Youth Court programs of New Bedford and Fall River to support juvenile diversion programs based on the principles of peer-led restorative justice; provided further, that not less than $100,000 shall be expended for the Department of Community Services in the City of New Bedford to establish an after-school STEAM Design Academy for Girls pilot program; and provided further, that not less than $25,000 shall be expended for the Bird Street Community Center in Boston
2,955,000
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 funds shall be expended for the safe and supportive schools grant program and for a full-time staff member devoted to carrying out the responsibilities as provided in said subsection (f) of said section 1P of said chapter 69; provided further, that funds shall be expended for statewide and regional conferences, expert technological assistance in upgrading the usability of the online self-assessment tool and an evaluation of the grant program; provided further, that grants shall be awarded to school and district teams that create schoolwide action plans based on all the elements of the safe and supportive schools framework and self-assessment tool; provided further, that grant awards shall be allocated by the department to schools and districts by November 1, 2016; provided further, that districts shall create district plans that support recipient schools; and provided further, that any unexpended funds in this item shall not revert but shall be made available for the purposes of this item until June 30, 2018
400,000
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 16, 2017, 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
7061-9810 Regionalization Bonus
For regional bonus aid under subsection (g) of section 16D of chapter 71 of the General Laws
110,000
7061-9812 Child Sex 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 $1,746,349 for teacher preparation and certification from fees related to such service; and provided further, that for the purpose of accommodating timing discrepancies between the receipt of retained revenues and related expenditures, the department shall 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
1,746,349

account description amount
Federal Grant Spending 961,492,640
4512-9096 Substance Abuse
For the purposes of a federally funded grant entitled, Substance Abuse
90,930
7010-9706 Common Core Data Project
For the purposes of a federally funded grant entitled, Common Core Data Project
154,489
7035-0210 Advanced Placement Fee Payment Program
For the purposes of a federally funded grant entitled, Advanced Placement Fee Payment Program
589,524
7038-0107 Adult Education - State Grant Program
For the purposes of a federally funded grant entitled, Adult Basic Education Grant
139
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
231,365,544
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
138,281
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
1,939,622
7043-3001 English Language Acquisition
For the purposes of a federally funded grant entitled, English Language Acquisition
14,627,113
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
7043-6002 Rural and Low-Income Schools
For the purposes of a federally funded grant entitled, Rural & Low Income Schools
75,634
7043-6501 Education for Homeless Children and Youth
For the purposes of a federally funded grant entitled, Education for Homeless Children and Youth
1,041,710
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
1,099,989
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
385,699
7048-2700 Teacher Incentives
For the purposes of a federally funded grant entitled, Teacher Incentives
883,302
7048-6364 Massachusetts Emergency Management Grant
For the purposes of a federally funded grant entitled, School Emergency Grant
158,888
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
66,666
7048-9200 Data Systems Grant Student Connect
For the purposes of a federally funded grant entitled, Statewide Longitudinal Data Systems
1,892,110
7053-2008 Nuts Fresh Fruits and Vegetables
For the purposes of a federally funded grant entitled, Nuts, Fresh Fruits and Vegetables
3,483,293
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
3,913
7053-2015 FY15 CNP Professional Standards Tech Assist Training Grant
For the purposes of a federally funded grant entitled, CNP Professional Standards
74,924
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
71,390,866
7053-2119 Child Nutrition School Food Equipment Grant
For the purposes of a federally funded grant entitled, NSLP Food Equipment Grant
40,637
7053-2125 FY15 Commodity Assitance Program
For the purposes of a federally funded grant entitled, Commodity Supplemental Food Program
132,803
7053-2126 Temporary Emergency Food Assistance
For the purposes of a federally funded grant entitled, Temporary Emergency Food Assistance
880,390
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
8,728,521
7053-2266 Child Nutrition Program Team Nutrition
For the purposes of a federally funded grant entitled, Team Nutrition Competitive Training Grant
152,831
7053-3272 Direct Certification Performance Award
For the purposes of a federally funded grant entitled, Direct Certification Performance Award
270,115
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