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1 2 nd Cy Pres Microsoft Settlement Program October 13-20, 2014 John O’Connell, PhD

2 Agenda Overview of Cy Pres. program 2 nd Cy Pres program Online Application Assurance letter Participation in RISE survey Updates Questions and Answers session

3 Cy Pres program Overview of Cy Pres. program 1 st Cy Pres. program result of settlement from MS case Ran from August 17, 2009 to June Distributed over $44 M Focus implementation of Iowa Core Not an entitlement, eligible to apply for funds 2 nd Cy Pres program Program will run from January 1, 2015 to June 30, 2017 Focus PK-3 literacy (you can select one or all the grades in this range) Eligible schools impacted 74.2% determined highest in terms of F/R, % of students not proficient in reading and SINA status. Based on BEDS data Funding unclaimed funds from first Cy Pres. approximately $?? M. Plus and additional $4.8 M Split between General Purpose Voucher (GPV) and Software PV (SPV). $2.4 M in each of the GPV/SPV category. Plus what remained in each category from 1 st Cy Pres Funds distributed on a per pupil basis. Note $?/ student for schools who successfully participated in 1 st Cy Pres survey Supplement not supplant Can NOT be used to run programs or ordinary school expenses e.g pay for summer school reading program. Can be use to buy resources for program (also used during regular school year)

4 Agenda Continued Reimbursement Product has to be listed on Eligibility list. Only LEAs and AEAs can request product review for inclusion. Note if a product is ineligible, there is no appeal. Also make sure you note for which voucher type, if it is eligible for reimbursement. Has to be specifically mentioned in your application e.g application states “purchase interactive white boards” invoices submitted for 6 SmartBoards. Be specific in Application. Subscriptions will only be reimbursed until June 30, Thus a three year subscription starting January 1, 2015 and running until December 31, 2017 would only be approximately 83% covered.

5 Online Application Online Application November 10, 2014 to December 19, Located on ed portal site. There will be a Microsoft Settlement button. Application will be available under school name. Budget for the three years. Help MS determine how fast the draw down will be.

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9 What does a 100 characters look like? Meaningful and distributed practice of a writing or reading skill for students with independent work.

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12 What does 500 characters Look like? 6 copies of software XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX 30 copies of software XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX 15 copies of software XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX 30 copies of software XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX 10copies of software XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX 30 copies of software XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX 15 copies of software XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX 6 copies of software XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX 6 copies of software XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX TOTAL count 499

13 Assurance Letter Assurance letter – located on DE Microsoft Web page. Print and sign. Either Scan and as attachment to John O'Connell or Mail to John O'Connell rd St Des Moines, IA

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15 Survey, Updates, and Q & A Participation in RISE survey. Once a month targeted teachers report on usage of strategies and items purchased for them with Cy Pres funds. Remember to keep checking the DE Microsoft settlement web site of for updates on the program. This PowerPoint will be posted after the last zoom session on October 20 th. Claims Administrator’s web Questions and Answers session Submitted Chat questions first


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