AGENDA ITEM #16 College Ready page 267
The Board Approved This Item As Part Of The Consent Calendar Without Any Discussion
Board Agenda: page 267
NOTE: Under "Local Control" the State eliminated Categorical programs that mandated how districts should spend their money. Districts are given their ADA and are suppose to decide, at the local level how best to spend District Funds. The State has started sending Districts one-time grant money mandating that Districts spend these funds on Professional Development for Teachers (The Teacher Effectiveness Grant) and the College Readiness Block Grant directed at unduplicated pupils. The State should be increasing the LCFF Base Grant, which benefit EVERY student rather than give one-time money to Teachers for Professional Development and Targeted students. CUSD needs funding to provide a basic level of education to EVERY student which it is currently not receiving. That is why CUSD has the highest class sizes in the State and the Nation, insufficient funding for programming for high achieving students, art, music and science only for those schools tha can afford to fundraise, facilities that have not been maintained for 15 years, and staff to student ratios that are no longer safe.
CUSD received $467,371 in one time money.
The College Readiness Block Grant is State Funding to provide California high school pupils, particularly unduplicated pupils, additional supports to increase the number who enroll at institutions of higher education and complete an undergraduate degree within four years.
The money is being spent as follows: