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Since distribution of the non-competitive portion of the NCLB funds is part
of the much larger "Consolidated Federal Programs" application, it is best
for local Technology Coordinators and others associated with technology to
communicate with your local person (usually at the SU office) responsible
for this consolidated federal application. That local person is on the
e-mailing list for the information related to this distribution of funds and
therefore would have information on the status of your consolidated
application. The process of funding is at different stages for different
SU's.

Bill Romond

Educational Technology Coordinator
Vermont Department of Education
120 State Street
Montpelier, VT 05620-2501
(802) 828-0064 (V)
(802) 828-3140 (F)
http://www.state.vt.us/educ
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-----Original Message-----
From: School Information Technology Discussion
[mailto:[log in to unmask]]On Behalf Of Jane Clukay
Sent: Friday, October 25, 2002 9:03 AM
To: [log in to unmask]
Subject: Re: NON-competitive NCLB tech grants delayed 45 days


Bill,
Any update on this?
Jane Clukay
Wilmington

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)
> http://www.state.vt.us/educ
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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
> To: [log in to unmask]
> 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
> money.
>
> 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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