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Grant Allocations & Awards: FY2012

Fund Code: 154
Next Generation Learning Models Innovation Schools Planning Grant

Funds Allocated: $74,000 (Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation)
Funds Requested: $117,991
Purpose: The purpose of the grant program is to give educators and other stakeholders across the state the opportunity to create in-district schools that will leverage the lessons learned from the state's top performing autonomous schools. In particular, these unique schools will operate with increased autonomy and flexibility in the areas of curriculum, budget, school schedule and calendar, staffing (including waivers from or exemptions to collective bargaining agreements), school district policies, and professional development. In exchange for greater authority to establish the school conditions that will lead to improved teaching and learning, the operators of Innovation Schools will be held accountable for meeting annual benchmarks for student achievement and school performance.
Number of Proposals Received: 8
Number of Proposals Recommended: 8
Number of Proposals Not Recommended: 0
Result of Funding: Funds will be used to support the planning activities of the innovation planning committee and must be consistent with applicable state and federal requirements. Examples of allowable expenditures include but are not limited to: stipends for educators; reimbursements for substitutes; services provided by consultants; and the acquisition of curriculum materials related to development of an innovation plan. Grant awards are $7,000 and $10,000.
RecipientAmount
Amherst Public Schools - Crocker Farm Elementary School 10,000
Cape Cod Regional Technical High School 10,000
Central Berkshire RSD-Becket Washington 10,000
Central Berkshire-Berkshire Trail 10,000
Malden Public Schools- Linden School 10,000
Northborough-Southborough Public Schools - Algonquin Personal Pathways in STEM 10,000
Quaboag RSD- Warren Community Elementary School 7,000
Quaboag RSD- West Brookfield Elementary School 7,000
Total Funds $74,000


Last Updated: February 16, 2012
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