2010 21st Century Community Learning Centers Grant (Cohort 5)
$235,000.00 for the period 6/1/10 – 5/31/11
Renewable Annually Through 5/31/14
The purpose of the 21st Century Learning Center Grant is to:
- Implement structured after-school, week-end, and summer programs that will increase students’ abilities to achieve local, state, and national standards in reading and other subject area;
- Provide a safe after-school and summer learning environment that contributes to responsible life choices; and
- Promote adult learning in basic skills, employability, parenting, learning support, personal interests, and health and wellness.
The 21st CCLC housed at Austin Learning Center (ALC) includes grades PK-12. The program attracted 139 students in 2009-2010 when offered to grades 1-8.
For 2010 2011, the 21st CCLC will offer an evidenced-based curricula including LitART Learn in grades 1-6, All America Reads approach to tutoring in grades 6-12 which guides before-, during-, and after-reading strategies for improved comprehension.
Pre-Kindergarten students will be served for the first time. Students attending the SCSD1 Pre-School half-day classes that are considered to be in need of additional services will use the evidence-based DLM Early Childhood Express curriculum to prepare students for kindergarten and beyond.
A dropout prevention program will be provided for Austin High School students including a credit recovery program using Education 2020 software.
Field trips, character education, family nights, and community-based family coaching will supplement instruction to meet academic achievement, school attendance, student behavior, and family involvement goals.
2011 Title I
The purpose of Title I is to ensure that all students have a fair, equal and significant opportunity to obtain a high-quality education and reach, at a minimum, proficiency on challenging state academic achievement standards and state assessments.
Title I is to provide a continuum of services and resources that enrich curriculum and instruction, promote interaction and coordination of supplementary services and resources, and result in excellence and high expectations for educators and students. Through collective efforts, we endeavor to increase accountability for all participants in the educational process; enhance cooperation between school and home; provide educators in Title I schools with greater autonomy for shared decision-making, and most importantly, promote increased educational performance of students attending Title I schools.
Scott County School District 1 will use Title I funding during the 2010-2011 school year to provide a Pre-School Program for four year olds, employ a Reading Coach, employ three remediation teachers and instructional assistants for students identified as needing assistance at Austin Elementary School including implementation of Reading Recovery and to provide before/after school tutoring.
2009 Title I ARRA (American Recovery and Reinvestment Act)
Title I ARRA provides increased funding for the 27 month period including the 2009-2010 and 2010-2011 school years. The purpose of Title I is to ensure that all students have a fair, equal and significant opportunity to obtain a high-quality education and reach, at a minimum, proficiency on challenging state academic achievement standards and state assessments.
Scott County School District 1 will use these funds to provide summer remediation, before/after school tutoring, tutoring during the school day, and to employ a part-time social worker/parent coordinator.
The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act also provides funding on behalf of Scott County School District 1 that is administered by the Madison Area Special Services Unit. These funds are expended for special needs and special needs preschool services. Scott County School District 1 receives the services of two social workers and one alternative education teacher due to this funding. The funding also provides for equipment that is utilized by special needs students and their teachers.
2010-2011 Title II Part A: Improving Teacher Quality ESEA
The purpose of Title IIA is to increase student academic achievement through improving teacher and principal quality and increasing the number of highly qualified teachers in schools.
Scott County School District 1 employs three teachers with the use of these funds. The teachers are in the elementary grade levels. Funding is insufficient to fully fund all salaries and benefits of the three teachers and is supplemented by the General Fund of the School District. This grant has been made available annually in varying amounts.
2009-2010 Title III: Language Instruction and Limited English Language Proficiency
Scott County School District 1 is a member of the Wilson Center Title III Consortium which applies for Title III funding. This very limited funding is used by participating school corporations to provide services to limited English language students.
2009-2010 Title IV A: Safe and Drug –free Schools and Communities Grant
The purpose of Title IV A is to a foster safe and drug-free learning environment that supports student academic achievement by supporting programs that prevent violence in and around schools; prevent illegal use of alcohol, tobacco, and drugs; involve parents and communities; and are coordinated with related federal, state, school, and community efforts and resources to foster a safe and drug-free learning environment that supports academic achievement.
Scott County School District 1 uses these funds to provide a school-based prevention program (Challenge Leadership), to purchase substance abuse prevention training and materials, to purchase limited amounts of security equipment, and partially fund a partnership with the Austin Metro Police Department to provide security around the school campuses before and after school.
This grant has been made available annually in varying amounts.
2009 Title VI Part B: Rural and Low-Income School Program
The purpose of Title VI B is to address the unique needs of rural school divisions that frequently lack the personnel and resources needed to compete effectively for federal competitive grants and receive formula grant allocations in amounts too small to be effective in meeting their intended purposes.
Scott County School District 1 uses these funds to purchase educational technology, including software and hardware,
This grant has been made available annually in varying amounts.