Any update on this?
Bill Romond wrote:
> Bill and all -
> Thanks for your notification. I hope you won't mind if I add a couple of
> clarifying points. All of the Consolidated Federal Applications have
> received an initial review and virtually all (save for approx 3) have
> already received an award of 30% of the funds, including an advance
> equivilant to 15% of that.... and the funds are under ALL of the Titles (I,
> II, IV, V), not just Title II,D (Technology). Many of the applications also
> needed a bit more tweaking or
> clarifying (these are complex documents). Each supervisory union will
> receive a review letter indicating the areas that still need addressing.
> SU's have 45 days, from receipt, to respond to this letter in order to
> receive the next installment of funding. Technology Coordinators should
> speak with the person in their supervisory union who is responsible for
> cordinating the Consolidated Federal Application in order to get an idea of
> where the "tweaks" are needed.
> As to how the funding for the non-competitive money can be spent.... it is
> guided by the very same rules that apply to the competitive funds. 25% MUST
> be used for technology-related professional development and the balance of
> the funds should be used for activites described in NCLB under the Title II,
> D guidelines. There is discretion on the part of the SU on how the funds can
> be spent, but that discretion is limited to the same 13 technology planning
> requirements you've all seen.
> Finally, the final amounts are determined and have come in within a few
> dollars of the early estimate provided to superintendents last spring. The
> total amount of technology funds distributed under the non-competitive
> distribution is $1,461,051.
> Please feel free to give me a call or e-mail if I can clarify further.
> Bill Romond
> Educational Technology Coordinator
> Vermont Department of Education
> 120 State Street
> Montpelier, VT 05620-2501
> (802) 828-0064 (V)
> (802) 828-3140 (F)
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> -----Original Message-----
> From: School Information Technology Discussion
> [mailto:[log in to unmask]]On Behalf Of William Johnson
> Sent: Wednesday, September 25, 2002 8:23 AM
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> Subject: NON-competitive NCLB tech grants delayed 45 days
> Technology Folks,
> Our assistant superintendent told me on Monday afternoon (9/23/02) that he's
> been told by someone in Montpelier that final decisions on the consolidated
> education grants have been delayed for approx. 45 days. I don't know when
> that 45 days will end.
> The consolidate grant will include the NON-competitive NCLB technology grant
> We were given an estimate last spring of what this amount might be, but
> final confirmation of the exact figure is what's been delayed.
> When received, the supervisory union will have broad discretion as to how
> this NON-competitive tech money is spent, except that I understand at least
> 25% MUST be spent on "professional development."
> I'm told that this money must also be shared with non-public schools in our
> region, which includes, in our case, Kurn Hattin, Vermont Academy, etal.
> Bill Johnson
> Technology Coordinator
> Rockingham School District
> c/o BFMS
> School St.
> Bellows Falls, VT 05101
> (802) 365-9611
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