AGENDA ITEM #19 Career Technology Education Incentive Grant page 270
The Board Approved This Item As Part Of The Consent Calendar Without Any Discussion
Board Agenda: page 270
CUSD received a $3,273,545 Career Technical Education Incentive Grant July 1, 2015 - June 30, 2017. The amount of the Grant is being increased by $246,455 to a total of $3,5200, and the period is being extended an additional two years to June 30, 2019.
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.