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American Recovery and Reinvestment Act COSA June 25, 2009 Seaside, Oregon.

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1 American Recovery and Reinvestment Act COSA June 25, 2009 Seaside, Oregon

2 Expected Implementation Timeline The Department of Education is expected to release Recovery Act funds in three general phases: Phase I Distribution of the State Fiscal Stabilization Fund will be the first funds distributed to states within 2weeks of submission of applications filed by Governors. Phase II Distribution of Categorical Grant funding for existing programs, such as, Title I-A, IDEA, McKinney-Vento Homeless program, and Title IId instructional technology will follow release of the State Fiscal Stabilization Fund. Phase III Funding for Competitive Grants, including the new state Race to the Top innovation grants and What Works incentive grant programs will likely be distributed later in the implementation process based on program criteria to be developed by the Department. The Department of Education is moving rapidly to implement the Recovery Act, beginning with the state fiscal stabilization fund.

3 State Fiscal Stabilization Fund –$570,246,373: 81.8% to K-20 –$115.4M in rebalance for K-12 –Remainder distributed in biennium Categorical Grants –Title I$93.8M and $31.6M School Improvement –IDEA $129M Part B; $7M early special education –Homeless $1.03M –Technology $6.1M Competitive Grants –Race to the Top- What Works Innovation –Teacher Incentive Fund - Longitudinal Data Sys.

4 Amount of the Award –Phase I: Education Stabilization Fund $391,827,688 (84%) Gov’t Services Fund $87,179,266 (84%) TOTAL Initial SFSF $479,006,954 (84%) –Phase II: Fall 2009 Education Stabilization Fund $74,633,844 (16%) Gov’t Services Fund $16,605, 574 (16%) Total Phase II $91,239, 419 (16%) –Total SFSF $570,246,373 (100%)

5 Amount of Funding for Districts and ESDs –Local Districts: $109,853, –ESDs $ 5,506, –Total $115, –Local District allocations:

6 Status as of May 15 th –Recv’d electronic, no hardcopy11 –Recv’d both 199 –Refused 1 –Not Eligible 8 »Total 219

7 Amount Available: $115,360, Distributed 113,167, Draw Later2,188, Refused 4,438.65

8 Accountability and Reporting –Additional Guidance Released from USDOE and from the Office of Management and Budget on June 22nd –Identify Allowable Expenditures for Reimbursement from February 17, 2009 –Funds Must Be Tracked Separately –Quarterly Reports Are Required—Oct.,2009 –LEAs Must Identify Specific Uses of the Funds –See April 6th Posting on Fiscal Guidance

9 State Fiscal Stabilization Fund for Education: Uses of Funds Education funds for elementary and secondary must run through State’s primary funding formulae LEAs may use funds for any activity authorized under ESEA, IDEA, Adult Ed, or Perkins, including modernization of school facilities and salaries to avoid teacher layoffs LEAs encouraged to use funds for activities that advance progress on the assurances and drive lasting results without unsustainable recurring costs

10 State Fiscal Stabilization Fund for Education: Uses of Funds Prohibited Uses: –Maintenance Costs –Purchase or Upgrade of Vehicles –Athletic Stadiums or other Facilities that Charge Admission to the Public –Any Building that is Not Used for Services to Children, such as, Separate Administration Buildings, Shops or Warehouses. –No modernization Inconsistent with State Law

11 Title II, part A, Higher Education Act –$100 Million in Teacher Quality Enhancement –Applications out May 27 th in Federal Register –Information posted on USDOE at: –Letter of Intent due June 26 th –Applications due July 23 rd

12 Next Up: Categorical Funds –Title I, IDEA and Homeless grants –Amounts by District are Posted on Web –Final Approval of Spending Limitation Secured –Half Distributed This Spring; Half in Fall –Guidance is Posted –Webinars posted on ODE Website –Breakout sessions at COSA Conference

13 SFSF Incentive Fund: “Race to Top” and “Invest in What Works and Innovation” “Race to the Top”- $4.35 billion competitive grants to States making most progress toward the assurances –Submission in December, Decisions in March “Investing in What Works and Innovation” - $650 million competitive grants to LEAs and non-profits that have made significant gains in closing achievement gaps to be models of best practices. – RFP will be released in July, Teacher Incentive Fund Longitudinal Data Systems

14 Secretary Duncan on the Assurances –Data Quality June 8: Institute for Education Sciences –Standards and Assessments June 15: National Governors Association –Low Performing Schools June 22: National Charter School Conference –Teacher Quality July 2: National Education Association

15 Four Core Reforms Rigorous Standards for All Linked to College and Work Force Readiness –Proficiency-based instruction and diploma –System alignment PK-12 –Access to rigorous content –What does “college-ready” look like and how will it be assessed?

16 Four Core Reforms High Quality Teachers in Every School –Preparation for proficiency-based instruction –Response to diversity –Teacher assignments to high need schools –Intentional assignment of resources to support teacher preparation –University partnerships to sustain teacher preparation –High quality professional development

17 Longitudinal Data Systems –How can the use of Growth Measures enhance system capacity to focus on the instructional core and equity? –How can data be used across the entire system to link K-12 to colleges and universities? –How do we design feedback loops to guide and inform the rigor and effectiveness of instruction. –How do we enhance the usefulness of data to teachers and parents? Four Core Reforms

18 Schools in Need of Improvement –What strategies are effective in assisting schools in focusing on the instructional core and equity? –How do we identify and expand the use of evidence- based best practices? –How do we build district and regional capacity to support ongoing school improvement strategies? Four Core Reforms

19 The Latest Information ODE has established a Stimulus website that is updated regularly State has established a stimulus website that is updated regularly


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