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Special Revenue Funds: Federal Grants

102 CvRF School Reopening (Coronavirus Relief Fund) – Districtwide ($2,916,675)

Grant funds to be utilized to support costs to reopen the schools including staff, educational technology, food and transportation.

113 ESSER  (Elementary and Secondary School Emergency Relief) - Districtwide ($5,693,032)

Funds to be utilized for the reopening of schools including additional staff and supplies (PPE) .

117/118 RLTE (Remote Learning Technology Essentials) - Districtwide ($285,299)

These grants funds are to provide New Bedford Public Schools students with access to technology (laptops, chrome books) for use in remote learning.

140 Title IIA - Districtwide ($662,286)

Title II Part A of the federal Elementary and Secondary Education Act provides supplemental resources to school districts to support systems of support for excellent teaching and leading. The priorities of Title IIA are to:

1. Increase student achievement consistent with the challenging State academic standards;

2. Improve the quality and effectiveness of teachers, principals, and other school leaders;

3. Increase the number of teachers, principals, and other school leaders who are effective in improving student academic achievement in schools; and

4. Provide low-income and minority students’ greater access to effective teachers, principals, and other school leaders.

152 Digital Literacy Grant ($7,000)

This grant is to expand the STEM programs at the middle school levels.

 

180 Title III LEP Support - Districtwide ($582,188)

Focus of this grant is for Afterschool and Summer Programs for ESL students.  Two ESL Teaching and Learning Specialists also funded by this grant to work with new ESL Teachers.

 

220 Strategic Support  ($94,000)

The Strategic Support Grant fund is utilized to support the continued turnaround of Parker Elementary, New Bedford’s Level 5 School.  The FY20 funds were broken into three major categories: Teacher Stipends, Professional Development, and Supplies and Materials.  The teacher stipends were utilized for teachers participating on ELA and Science Curriculum Teams to draft new Curriculum Maps and teachers hired as grade-level Teacher Leaders, a new initiative at Parker this year.  The Professional Development offered through this grant included Responsive Classroom, Collaborative Problem solving, and on-site coaching from a Behavioral Specialist consultant.  The Supplies and Materials purchased with these funds included Fundations and novel study materials (both in efforts to supplement the ELA curriculum), as well as SMART Room materials (to support the trauma-sensitive space that will be utilized by Parker’s clinicians working with our emotionally fragile students).  Finally, a small portion of the grant was utilized for travel fee reimbursements for the professional development courses.

 

 

240 IDEA (Individuals with Disabilities Education Act) - Districtwide ($4,015,900)

IDEA grant funds are used for improving instruction to students with IEPs in a systemic way that supports larger district improvement initiatives. This year’s grant funding is will be used to strengthen inclusion/co-teaching for students with disabilities by implementing evidence-based co-teaching strategies that involve differentiating, scaffolding, providing, accommodations and modifying the core curriculum to ensure equitable access for all students. Both general and special education teachers at all grade levels will receive ongoing professional development to enhance their co-teaching practices , with expert coaches providing embedded support in the classroom. This multi-year commitment will provide our students with authentic opportunities to access and participate in the curriculum in the least restrictive environment.

 

244 21st CCLC SPED ($21,500)

The purpose of the federally funded 21st CCLC grant is to support the implementation of additional learning time through out-of-school time (OST) programming and/or through an expanded day referred to as Expanded Learning Time or ELT. Programming is designed to help close proficiency/opportunity gaps, increase student engagement, support social and emotional learning, and promote college and career readiness and success.

*Out-of-School-Time (OST) — structured programming held outside of the regular school day, week and/or year for a targeted group of students.

The following schools fall under the 21st CCLC SPED grant:

  • Jacobs OST
  • Normandin OST

 

262 Project Support – Early Childhood ($137,722)

This grant is to support Preschool teacher with 3-5 year old children with disabilities. The funds will be used for the Early Education Manager, Early Education Facilitator, Parent Support Specialists salaries and professional development.

 

 

274 Sped Improvement – Districtwide ($86,841)

To strengthen and improve the district’s ability to assess students both in-person and remotely and meet with compliance in regard to Special Education evaluation process. Funds will be used to purchase updated research-based academic assessments and digital tools.

 

298 Early Childhood Target Sped - Early Education  ($8,933)

Funds will be used to provide professional development in Mental Health and Overall Student Wellness to early education teachers and paraprofessionals, focusing on differentiating behavioral issues from emotional issues.

 

 

305 Title I - Districtwide ($6,675,329)

Title I Part A of the federal Elementary and Secondary Education Act provides financial assistance to districts and schools with high numbers or high percentages of children from low-income families to help ensure that all children meet challenging state academic standards. The priorities of Title I are to:

1.Strengthen the core program in schools and provide academic and/or support services to low-achieving students at the preschool, elementary, middle, and high school levels;

2. Provide evidence-based programs that enable participating students to achieve the learning standards of the state curriculum frameworks;

3. Elevate the quality of instruction by providing eligible staff with substantial opportunities for professional development; and,

4. Involve parents/guardians of participating public and private school children as active partners in their children's education at school through open, meaningful communication, training, and, as appropriate, inclusion in decision-making processes.

 

309 Title IV – Districtwide ($504,077)

Title IV Part A of the federal Elementary and Secondary Education Act provides districts with funds to build capacity and ensure that all students have access to a high quality educational experience. The priorities of Title IV are to:

1. Support well-rounded educational opportunities;

2. Support safe and healthy students; and

3. Support effective use of technology

 

 

310 McKinney Vento - Districtwide ($55,000)

This grant is designed to fund McKinney-Vento Regional Liaison that supports the State Homeless Coordinator, Sara Slautterback/DESE. There are 4 Regional Liaisons and New Bedford, Julie Mador covers Attleboro, Fall River to the Cape and Islands.   Regional liaisons provide trainings to School District Homeless Liaisons through trainings, phone calls, monthly meetings, planning the grantee meetings and any supports throughout the school year.  The expectation is to host several Regional Liaison roundtable discussions during the school year and to be a member of the local Homeless Service Providers Network. Funds cover some of the MKV Regional salary, Parent Support salary, printing of materials, travel to meetings, bus passes, and school-based liaison stipends.

 

320 Mass Grad Promising Practices – Secondary Schools ($20,000)

Mass Grad Promising Practices grant provides for job coaches for student internships within local businesses including uniforms and bussing for the interns.

 

 

325 TAG II (325)/Turnaround Assistance II (Targeted Assistance Grant) -  ($185,000)

The purpose of this targeted grant program is to provide funding to the state's lowest performing schools and districts to support the development and implementation of Sustainable Improvement Plans.

This grant supports Massachusetts' goals for increasing student achievement by expanding school districts' capacity to support and educate students with the greatest needs.

The Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE) is committed to supporting sustained improvement in low performing schools so that all students have access to high quality, culturally relevant learning opportunities that prepare them for successful futures through four core Massachusetts Turnaround Practices:

  1. Establishing a community of practice through leadership, shared responsibility, and professional collaboration,
  2. Employing intentional practices for improving instruction,
  3. Providing student-specific supports and instruction to all students, and
  4. Providing appropriate social, emotional, and behavioral supports in order to create a safe, orderly, and respectful learning environment for students and teachers

Targeted Schools: Jacobs Elementary, Hayden McFadden Elementary, Normandin Middle School, Keith Middle School, New Bedford High School.

 

 

 

336 Mental Health Wellness  ($25,000)

These funds will be utilized in accessing the feasibility of building a School Based Health Center and including architectural drawings.

 

340 CALC (Community Adult Learning Center)  ($153,590)

The Community Adult Learning Center (CALC) grants provide area adults and out of school youth (over the age of 16) the opportunity to improve their academic skills to earn a high school credential and prepare for college and career through Adult Basic Education (ABE) classes, grade level equivalents 0-12.  The CALC grant also provides classes for English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) to improve their reading, writing, oral and aural communication skills.  Many of the ESOL learners continue on to earn a high school credential and/or are prepared for college and career.  Classes are offered both morning and evenings in order to provide for convenient class times that will allow parents of school aged children, unemployed, employed and/or underemployed adults the opportunity to advance their skills. In addition to class instruction, learners are provided with advising services for educational, career, and community partner referrals.  The program also has an out-stationed advisor at the Greater New Bedford MassHire Career Center. The grant also provides funds for a volunteer tutor component who work with students providing either one-on-one or small group instruction, or assist in the classroom or technology lab as an additional support service.  Grant funds are also utilized to purchase bus passes to provide for bus transportation.  It should be noted that many of the adult learners in the program are also parents of area K-12 students. 

 

 

345 ABE (Adult Basic Education)- Secondary/Adult Education ($651,792)

The Community Adult Learning Center (CALC) and ABE grants provide area adults and out of school youth (over the age of 16) the opportunity to improve their academic skills to earn a high school credential and prepare for college and career through Adult Basic Education (ABE) classes, grade level equivalents 0-12.  The CALC grant also provides classes for English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) to improve their reading, writing, oral and aural communication skills.  Many of the ESOL learners continue on to earn a high school credential and/or are prepared for college and career.  Classes are offered both morning and evenings in order to provide for convenient class times that will allow parents of school aged children, unemployed, employed and/or underemployed adults the opportunity to advance their skills. In addition to class instruction, learners are provided with advising services for educational, career, and community partner referrals.  The program also has an out-stationed advisor at the Greater New Bedford MassHire Career Center. The grant also provides funds for a volunteer tutor component who work with students providing either one-on-one or small group instruction, or assist in the classroom or technology lab as an additional support service.  Grant funds are also utilized to purchase bus passes to provide for bus transportation.  It should be noted that many of the adult learners in the program are also parents of area K-12 students.  

 

 

400 Perkins Grant – Secondary Schools ($103,723)

The purpose of this federal grant is to assist school districts in improving secondary-level programs that meet the definition of career and technical education as contained in the Carl D. Perkins Career & Technical Education Improvement Act of 2006 P.L.109-270 (Perkins IV).  The focus of our funding is to:

 

  1. Support a CVTE facilitator to convene National Academy Foundation advisory boards for each of our CVTE areas, collaborate with business partners on grant attainment, internship attainment, and obtaining advisory guidance on skill and employability needs.    

 

  1. Partner with our local workforce board and community college on initiatives to support the expansion of paid internships, workplace experiences, college and career prep workshops, career fairs, dual enrollment courses for CVTE students and overall expansion of career vocational technical education programs at NBHS.

 

 

423 GEER (Governor’s Emergency Education Relief) - Secondary Schools  ($222,682)

Geer funds will be used for TutorMe Program to provide unlimited tutoring for each student. TutorMe allows students to chat in writing, verbally and/or by video allowing for academic support for all students.

 

432 FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid)   ($20,000)

Funds will be used for additional Guidance Counselors to provide assistance to student with questions/guidance on the college process and assistance on filling out applications, for both admissions and FASFA.

 

507 GLEAM (Growing Literacy Equity Across Massachusetts) ($8,000)

Implement instructional strategies and an aligned curriculum that promotes high expectations and engagement in all classrooms and Process Benchmark .   Funded sites: Ashley Elementary, Campbell Elementary, Carney Elementary, Gomes Elementary, Hathaway Elementary, Jacobs Elementary, Lincoln Elementary, and Renaissance School of the Arts.

 

515 CPPI (Commonwealth Preschool Partnership Initiative) – Early Education  (688,499)

Commonwealth Preschool Partnership Initiative is a grant that is used to continue to expand high quality preschool and pre-kindergarten opportunities for children.  The opportunities that are included in this grant is expansion of access, alignment and improvement of the quality in local early education systems serving 3 and 4 year olds through partnerships between New Bedford Public school district and EEC licensed early education programs in the city (PACE, NorthStar, YMCA, Little People’s College)

 

 

528 ASOST (After School and Out-of-School Time) ($23,700)

The purpose of this new state competitive grant is to increase access to quality afterschool and summer learning programs.

  1. Supports the creation of new afterschool and summer programs and/or existing programs to serve more students most underserved (including but not limited to students designated as economically disadvantaged, English language learners, special education, in foster care and living in rural areas);
  2. Offers engaging and innovative hands-on programming that builds core academic knowledge and skills, as well as social and emotional competencies;
  3. Offers enrichment activities that will help to close opportunity gaps;
  4. Creates a culturally responsive and welcoming environment; and
  5. Partners with schools and/or community-based organizations.

This grant supports the Gomes School.

 

 

539 SRG- Roosevelt (School Redesign Grant) – Roosevelt Middle School  ($300,000)

The purpose of this three year competitive grant program is to provide funding for Local Education Agencies (LEAs) to implement Turnaround Plans in their low performing schools. This grant opportunity is open to selected LEAs with accountability percentiles 1-3 based on the 2018 state accountability determinations. This year the New Bedford Public Schools was notified of a grant opportunity that would help to spur integral changes to Roosevelt Middle School that would allow for student and staff success. In the year 2018 the school received data from a third party organization, the Panorama Survey, that identified problems within Roosevelt affecting both student and staff success. With this new data coming to light and the incentive of the grant, the leadership team at Roosevelt along with dedicated staff members began to formulate a plan for school turnaround that would remedy much of the data driven problems identified for the past several school years. Ambitious goals for achievement are driven by three distinct priorities:

  • Foster a culture of trust in which leaders, staff, families and students are united, not divided.
  • Establish systematic collaborative data analysis for student achievement.
  • Focus on student analysis and inquiry across all content areas.

 

 

614 21st CCLC HQPBL (High Quality Project Based Learning) ($10,000)

The purpose of this federal grant is to support the Alfred J Gomes Elementary School in comprehension and vocabulary along with STEM for English Learner Education students. Ability to provide students will learn with authentic experiences covering a variety of cross-training that builds critical thinking skills, communication, collaboration and self-confidence. 

 

 

645 21st CCLC SY Continuation ($615,130)

The purpose of the federally funded 21st CCLC grant is to support the implementation of additional learning time through out-of-school time (OST) programming and/or through an expanded day referred to as Expanded Learning Time or ELT. Programming is designed to help close proficiency/opportunity gaps, increase student engagement, support social and emotional learning, and promote college and career readiness and success.

 

Out-of-School-Time (OST) — structured programming held outside of the regular school day, week and/or year for a targeted group of students. Funded sites are: Gomes Elementary, Jacobs Elementary, Parker Elementary, and Normandin Middle School.

Expanded Learning Time (ELT) — adding time to the required school day, week and/or year for all students enrolled.  Funded site: Gomes Elementary

 

 

 

850 High Equivalency Grant – Secondary/Adult Education ($7,339)

The High School Equivalency Grant provides funds to support the Official HiSET (High School Equivalency Test) Test Center. HiSET testing is conducted mornings at 181 Hillman St., Bldg. #9 and evenings at New Bedford High School, 230 Hathaway Boulevard.

The HSE grant also provides support for the Pearson Vue Test Center which offers more than 100 various credentialing exams (including the GED exam).  The Pearson Vue Test Center is located at 181 Hillman St., Bldg. #9 Room 201.

 

Miscellaneous          

 

BCSB (Bristol County Savings Bank)  - Districtwide ($25,000)

Bristol County Savings Bank (BCSB) is an active supporter in the communities in which it serves.

The Bristol County Savings Charitable Foundation was established in 1996 as part of the Bank’s 150th

Anniversary celebration.  Its purpose is to fund needs that contribute to the economic and social wellbeing of the people and institutions located in the greater Taunton/Attleboro Region, the

Greater New Bedford/Dartmouth Region, the Fall River Region and the Pawtucket, Rhode Island Region, with particular emphasis in the areas of education and literacy,economic development and housing for the low-to moderate-income population

 

Carney Foundation  ($15,000)

Carney foundation grant is anticipated to be used for teacher stipends and supplies at the Congdon and DeValles Elementary Schools. Funds will also be used within the school district for McKinney Vento and emergencies within the communities (fires, devastation) to supply gift cards.

 

Coronavirus Prevention – Districtwide ($1,041,825)

This grant is to be utilized for personal protective equipment, hygienic supplies, costs associated with socially distanced online learning, remote learning or hybrid.

 

 

Department of Transitional Assistance (DTA) ($303,596)

The DTA YPP program is designed to serve pregnant and/or parenting teens from the ages of 14 through 23 for enrollment and 14 through 24 for participation, who do not have a high school diploma or its equivalent or who wish to enroll in post-secondary education or training on a pathway to employment. The YPP contract is awarded through a competitive bidding process. Funded programs are awarded compensation per enrollment and specified outcomes.

 

ESH (Enhanced School Health) – Districtwide ($215,000)

The CSHS Grant is used for 2 Float Nurses and 2 Health Aides to assist nurses with screenings, paperwork, and seeing children in the offices.

We are able to purchase technology and medical supplies as needed throughout the course of the year as well. We have been able to purchase laptops for every nurse, initiated a computerized health program and recently have purchased Vaping detectors for a pilot program being held at the KMS.

 

 

Mass Insight    - New Bedford High School   ($15,000)

Grant to pay stipends for teachers (Advanced Placement Action Community program) to increase Advanced Placement participation and success for Black, Latino and Low income students.

MassHire Workforce ($3,000)

New Bedford High School internships, students will be paid through grant for internships within the community.

 

 

MCC-STARS Residency ($5,000)

This grant was for art work to be painted at Whaling City Junior-Senior High School.

 

 

MLSC (Mass Life Science Center) – New Bedford High School ($23,202)

These grant funds support a biotechnology training program at New Bedford High School called Biotechnology Apprenticeship Challenge. This program trains students, so they will have the skills necessary to work in either an academic or commercial life sciences laboratory as a summer intern. In the Challenge, students will learn core microbiology, molecular biology, and biochemistry skills through lab experiments and an authentic research project.

PLTW Gateway (Project Lead the Way) ($16,000)

STEM program at the Normandin Middle School. These funds are used to purchase a 3-D Printer and supplies accordingly.

 

Principal Discretionary Grant ($100,000)

The Jacobs’ Principal Discretionary Grant will primarily be used to target student tiered instruction during our MTSS block.  The MTSS block is an hour on daily instruction that focuses on advancement for students at or above grade level or tier 2 and tier 3 instructions to close the achievement gap.  In order to do this, I will hire part-time interventionists (retired teachers) to work with specific groups of students.  The retired teachers/interventionist will be licensed and experienced in their specific content area.  Jacobs’ student roster consists of many levels and identifications of learners (Gen Ed - Above, on, below level, ESL, and SPED (This will cost for approximately 40K of the grant).  The remaining portion of the grant will be used to offset specific grade level field trips.  Each class will have one theme field trip (example Red Sox) that will be tied into the curriculum.

The Pacheco Principal Discretionary grant will be utilizing the funds to start purchasing smart boards for the classrooms and to pay 3-4 interventionists. We also planned to use it towards end of year field trips and 2 students’ assemblies as funds are available.

Voucher Program ($110,000)

New Bedford Public Schools Parenting Teens Program contracts with PACE Child Care Works, under the guidance of the Department of Early Education (EEC), to support day care vouchers for PTP students. NBPS PTP completes a monthly billing procedure and is compensated for daily attendance of PTP babies in care of PTP child care staff while the student/mothers are attending school at the program. All revenue earned from PACE vouchers is allocated toward PTP child care staff salaries

 

Workforce Skills Grant ($250,000)

Seeking to enhance a vibrant Information Technology pathway, and consistent with our commitment to inspiring students to engage in project based learning and viable career pathway exploration, New Bedford High School seeks to establish a Robotic Automated Supply Chain Management laboratory to be utilized by students enrolled in Instructional Technology and Engineering programs. Complete with robotic arms, conveyor systems, industrial grade 3-D printers, training systems, and a cluster of drones, this Lab will use equipment analogous to automated supply chain systems.  New Bedford High School has a long-standing track record for successful workforce training for our target population, which includes 66% identified as disadvantaged.  The equipment housed in the laboratory will prepare our students for careers in professional technology services, of which is identified by Mass Hire’s Greater New Bedford Workforce Board as high demand labor market area.