|Purpose: ||This state funded grant program provides financial assistance to local school districts with schools that have approved Expanded Learning Time (ELT) implementation plans. All participating schools must increase the amount of time in their schedules so that they are operating at least 300 hours longer than is average for students in other schools within the district.|
||Provide resources that support the implementation of approved ELT implementation plans in schools to:
provide more instructional opportunities in mathematics, literacy, science, and other core subjects to support student achievement;
integrate enrichment opportunities into student learning; and
provide adults with increased opportunities to plan and participate in professional development activities.
|Eligibility: ||Districts awarded FY15 Expanded Learning Time Implementation Grants (Fund Code 225 and 225C) are eligible.|
|Funding: ||Approximately $14,000,000 is available, subject to the final FY16 State Budget appropriation.|
|Fund Use: ||Salaries, stipends, contracts, instructional materials, and other expenses associated with operating expanded school schedules.|
|Project Duration: ||Upon Approval - 6/30/2016|
|Program Unit: ||Office of Charter Schools and School Redesign|
|Contacts: ||Moira Connolly email@example.com|
|Phone Number:||(781) 338- 3216|
|Date Due: ||Friday, June 5, 2015
Proposals must be received at the Department by 5:00 p.m. on the date due via email and in original form.
Budget Workbook: Part I - General - Program Unit Signature Page - (Standard Contract Form and Application for Program Grants) - See the "Cover Sheet" in the Budget Workbook and Part II - Budget Workbook (Include both district and school pages.)
Part III - Required Program Information
ELT Grant Assurances Document
ELT Total Annual Hours Worksheet
ELT Performance Agreement Update
ELT Collective Bargaining Documentation (provided by district)
Email one (1) complete set of all required documents in their original Word or Excel formats (please do not convert to PDF) to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Note: Signatures are not required on the emailed versions.
Emailed documents must be received by the Department no later than 5:00 p.m. on Friday, June 5, 2015. AND:
Submit two (2) sets, each with an original signature of the Superintendent/Executive Director. Mail to:
Office of Charter Schools and School Redesign
Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education
75 Pleasant Street
Malden, MA 02148-4906