Grant: $4,387,948,882 - Office of Elementary and Secondary Education - Apr. 17, 2009
12% voted satisfied - 88% voted not satisfied - 446 vote(s) cast
Award Description: SFSF-Education Fund - for the support of public elementary, secondary and postsecondary education, and, as applicable, early childhood education programs and services.
Project Description: SFSF - Education State Grants Recovery Act funds were provided to help stabilize State and local budgets in order to mitigate and avoid reductions in education and other essential services in exchange for a State’s commitment to advance essential education reform in four areas: (1) making improvements in teacher effectiveness and in the equitable distribution of qualified teachers for all students, particularly students who are most in need; (2) establishing pre-K-to-college-and-career data systems that track progress and foster continuous improvement; (3) making progress toward rigorous college- and career-ready standards and high-quality assessments that are valid and reliable for all students, including limited English proficient students and students with disabilities; and (4) providing targeted, intensive support and effective interventions for the lowest-performing schools. Local Education Agencies were able to use funds for activities previously authorized in various federal education acts. Possible uses of the funds may include using them to avert layoffs of teachers and other personnel; furthering education reform in the key areas of teacher quality, standards and assessments; using longitudinal data to improve instruction; and supporting struggling schools. With respect to postsecondary, the University of California used ARRA funds to retain 22% of the University's state-funded workforce responsible for core operations - teaching, research and public service. The California State University used ARRA funds to retain positions in the areas of instruction, academic support, student services, institutional support, plant maintenance, skilled craftsmen and public services.
Infrastructure Description: The reported infrastructure expenditures were solely applicable to elementary and secondary education and primarily in the following areas: construction of additional permanent classrooms; purchase and installation of relocatable classrooms; renovation or modernization of existing buildings; expansion of cafeteria service; site improvements; installation, extension, and repair of service and utility systems (including power and water delivery systems on site); heating and air conditioning system installation; upgrade of information technology infrastructure and replacement of handicap access ramps. A listing of 1511 certifications are posted on www.cde.ca.gov.
Jobs Summary: With respect to elementary and secondary schools, jobs created or retained include approximately 18,878 positions: 15 percent classified positions, 84 percent certificated positions, and 1 percent vendor jobs. Certificated positions would include teaching positions, and classified positions would be non-teaching positions such as food service, bus drivers, teacher assistants, custodians, office staff, librarians, and instructional aides. With respect to postsecondary, the jobs retained at the UC include 22% (8,356.5 FTE (full time equivalent)) of the University’s state-funded workforce responsible for core operations: 1,341.5 academic positions; 6,121.9 professional support positions; 828.0 managers; and 65.1 senior managers. CSU used funds to retain 26,156 FTE positions in the areas of instruction, academic support, student services, institutional support, plant maintenance, skilled craftsmen and public services. (Total jobs reported: 53,391)
Project Status: More than 50% Completed
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|Giraffe Charter School||$1,666||LOS ANGELES||CA|
|California Department of Education||$1,797||FREMONT||CA|
|Belridge Elementary School||$4,649||MC KITTRICK||CA|
|County of Shasta||$4,782||BIG BEND||CA|
|Big Sur Charter School||$5,498||BIG SUR||CA|
|Desert Center Unified School District||$5,857||DESERT CENTER||CA|
|Big Creek School District||$5,974||BIG CREEK||CA|
|Kern County Superintendent of Schools||$6,788||GLENNVILLE||CA|
|JUAN BAUTISTA DE ANZA CHARTER SCHOOL||$6,841||BORREGO SPRINGS||CA|
|Blake Elementary School District||$7,245||WOODY||CA|
|Nicasio School District||$7,613||NICASIO||CA|
|Midway School District||$7,768||FELLOWS||CA|
|Alpine County Unified School District Inc||$7,802||MARKLEEVILLE||CA|
|Ballard School District||$7,842||SOLVANG||CA|
|Bogus Elementary School District||$7,925||MONTAGUE||CA|
|Manchester Union Elementary School District||$8,087||MANCHESTER||CA|
|Maple Creek Elem School Dist||$8,218||KORBEL||CA|
|Lincoln Elementary School District||$8,613||PETALUMA||CA|
|Round Valley Joint Elementary SD||$8,780||BISHOP||CA|
|Chinese Camp Elem School Dist||$8,782||CHINESE CAMP||CA|