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Grant Allocations & Awards: FY2013

Fund Code: 619
Academic Support Competitive Grant - Collaborative Partnerships for Student Success (School Year)

Funds Allocated: $ 234,633 State
Funds Requested: $ 550,804
Purpose: The purpose of the state-funded competitive grant program is the development of Collaborative Partnerships for Student Success (CPSS) to supplement existing school district resources. Created and implemented by the school(s)/district(s) and community partners with student/family involvement, each community's CPSS is expected to include the following elements:
  1. Assist students with the transition into the early high school years and serve as a part of a comprehensive intervention process to help students meet and exceed the Competency Determination standards on their initial taking of the 10th grade English Language Arts (ELA) and Mathematics MCAS, and on their initial taking of a high school level Science and Technology/Engineering MCAS;
  2. Increase student (and family) awareness on the purposefulness of the high school experience in relation to future opportunities;
  3. Increase school district and community partners' ability to provide school year and summer academic support in ELA, mathematics, and/or science and technology/engineering to students eligible for these services; and
  4. Develop a CPSS product (or products) to increase college and career readiness, which may or may not include enhancement of a previous year's CPSS product; create a service-learning curriculum to be used in summer programming; and/or use the Behavioral Health and Public Schools Assessment Tool.
Funding priority was given to districts and community partnerships that had supporting data showing high percentages of students who have not yet met the Competency Determination required for high school graduation and that demonstrated that their program will help to close proficiency gaps where they currently exist.
Number of Proposals Received: 34
Number of Proposals Recommended: 20
Number of Proposals Not Recommended: 14
Result of Funding: This funding will enable districts and their partners to provide small group instruction that addresses identified gaps in students' acquisition of knowledge and skills in English language arts, mathematics, and/or science and technology/engineering in order to help students pass their 10th grade MCAS tests. These grants will help prepare students in the Class of 2017 for the transition from middle to high school, as well as support students in the Classes of 2015 and 2016 during their early years of high school. Programs will offer engaging and creative activities and strategies that help students to succeed throughout high school and become ready for higher education and careers. Also, planning and preparation for the summer component of this grant will be supported with these funds. The school year planning and services component will be supported through Fund Code: 619. Summer services will be supported through Fund Code: 592. These spring/summer (Fund Code 619/592) programs will serve more than 1,000 students.

Grant awards range from $2,061 to $33,971.
Everett Public Schools$33,971
Fall River Public Schools25,000
Framingham Public Schools6,500
Greater Lowell Regional Vocation Technical High School (Tyngsborough)5,981
Holyoke Public Schools11,966
Malden Public Schools6,940
New Bedford Public Schools16,646
Newton Public Schools2,061
North Adams Public Schools13,079
Northbridge Public Schools4,570
Pembroke Public Schools15,348
Pittsfield Public Schools11,500
Quaboag Regional School District6,814
Quincy Public Schools8,300
Salem Public Schools12,770
Somerville Public Schools16,248
Tewksbury Public Schools18,679
Upper Cape Cod Regional Technical School (Bourne)6,360
Westport Public Schools8,400
Whitman-Hanson Regional School District3,500
Total State Funds$234,633

Program ContactExt.
Kristen McKinnonkmckinnon@doe.mass.edu6306

Last Updated: February 14, 2013
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