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How the Mt. Diablo district promised to spend its Glenbrook Middle School Improvement Grant

By Theresa Harrington
Friday, February 18th, 2011 at 9:12 pm in Education, Mt. Diablo school district.

Here’s a copy of Glenbrook Middle School’s approved three-year, $1.7 million grant application.

If the school board closes the school, it will lose its 2011-12 and 2012-13 funding and could also lose a portion of its 2010-11 funding not used this year (such as for summer school).

School Name: Glenbrook Middle School

Activity Description

(See instructions)

Subtotal

(For each activity)

Object Code

Certificated Salaries

 

1000

     

Teacher (Coach) – Hire 3 Intervention Support Teachers(1 ELA, 1 Math, 1 Data) at $56,000 each to provide support to teachers to improve student learning. 3 DTE x $56,000 = $168,000 x 3 years

$168,000 x 3 years = $504,000

1100

     

Collaboration for teachers to review data monthly (from assessments) – Teachers will be released by grade level & department for a ½ day per month to analyze data, identify essential standards, target instruction & identify intervention groups.  27 teachers x $70/half day sub x 10 months = $18,900 x 3 years.

$18,900 x 3 years = $56,700

1160

     

Professional Development Days for Teachers Prior to School – Professional developments days for teacher to plan & prepare for school year.  Content will include ELA, ELD, Math, data & common assessment & school climate. (27 teachers x $20/hr x 7hrs/day x 2 days x 3 years)

$7,560 x 3 years = $22,680

1160

     

Planning Time for Teachers to Develop Common Assessments & Pacing Guides – Planning time for teachers during the summer to develop common assessments, pacing guides & lessons.  (16 teachers x $20/hr x 7hrs/day x 10 days x 3 years)

$22,400 x 3 years = $67,200

1160

     

Hire Teachers to Teach a 4 week Summer School Program – Summer School program that includes ELA & Mathematics intervention as well as enrichment electives for students.  (20 teachers x 20 days (4 week program) x 5 hrs/day x $25/hr plus administrator at $,7000 x 3 years)

$57,000 x 3 years = $171,00

1160

     

Extended Day (as Part of the After School  Program) – Provide Extended Day Intervention & enrichment classes to students not a grades level and any student who chooses to take an enrichment/elective class.  (8 teachers x 3 days/wk x 32 wks x 1.5 hrs plus 1 hour prep/wk x $25/hr x 3 years)

$35,200 x 3 years = $105,600

1100

Increase Librarian from .40 FTE to 1.0 FTE – Increase librarian from a .40 FTE to 1.0 FTE .40 provided by the district. (.60 FTE x $56,000 x 3 years)

$33,600 x 3 years = $100,800

1100

     

Classified Salaries

 

2000

     

Employee Benefits x 3 years

 

3000

     

STRS-Certificated (8.25%)

$28,269 x 3 years = $84,808

3101

PERS-Classified (10.200%)

-

 

Medicare-Certificated (1.45%)

$4,969 x 3 years = $14,906

3321

Medicare-Classified

-

 

SUI-Certificated (.720%)

$2,467 x 3 years = $7,401

3502

SUI-Classified

-

 

Social Security-Classified (6.2%)

-

 

WCI-Certificated (2.96%)-Workers Compensation Insurance

$10,143 x  years = $30,428

3601

WCI-Classified (2.96%)

-

 

Certificated Hourly-PARS (3.750%)

$12,850 x 3 years = $38,549

3331

Classified Hourly-PARS (3,750%)

-

 

Dental ($1,406 per person, 3 staff)

$4,218 x 3 years = $12,654

3421

Vision ($196 per person, 3 staff)

$588 x 3 years = $1,764

3431

Health Insurance-Certificated  $1,384 + union negotiated $3,300, 3 staff

$14,052 x 3 years = $42,156

3411

Health-Classified

-

 
     

Books and Supplies

 

4000

     

Curriculum Associates Assessments (Math & ELA) – Data/Assessment.  Purchase Curriculum Associates benchmark assessments for every student.  Each student 6-8 will need 2 booklets (ELA & Math) at $4 each.  540 students x $4/book x 2 books (ELA/Math)  $4320 x 3 years

$4,320 x 3 years = $12,960

4300

     

Curriculum Associates Assessments (Science for 5th & 8th graders) – Data/Assessment.  Purchase Curriculum Associates benchmark assessments for every student.  8th grade students will need 1 additional book (Science).  176 8th graders x $4 = $704 x 3 years

$704 x 3 years = $2,112

4300

     

Curriculum Associates Assessments (California English Language Develop Practice & Mastery) – Will be administered 2 times per year to measure progress and monitor instruction. (300 students x $4 x 2 booklets x 3 years)

$2,400 x 3 years = $7,200

4300

     

Curriculum and Associates Scanner – Data/Assessment.  Purchase 2 Curriculum Associates scanners to support assessment tools implementation & analysis (2 scanners x $800 each – $1,600 x 3 years)

$1,600 x 3 years = $4,800

4400

     

Purchase Board Math Curriculum & Training for 3 AIMS Classes – Purchase Board Math curriculum, training and instructional materials.

$5,000 x 3 years = $15,000

4300

     

Supplies and Materials – Instructional supplies and materials for summer school program.

$10,113 x 3 years = $30,339

4300

     

Conferences, Contracts and Travel

 

5000

     

Contract with Outside Entity for an External Entity – External entity will work with staff/administration to support data analysis, targeted instruction and interventions.  Total contract is $24,000 x 3 years.  ($800/day x 3 days/mo x 10 mo)

$24,000 x 3 years = $72,000

5800

     

Independent Contract for a Psychologist Intern – Independent contract for a Psych Intern ($5,500/day x 4 days a week = $22,000 x 3 years)

$22,000 x 3 years = $66,00

5800

     

Contract with Phil Gonsalves for Math Coaching and Support – Paid technical assistance.  Math Coach, Phil Gonsalves, will visit and coach the Glenbrook math department & meet with teachers during release days to support math instruction.  2 days/mo x 10 months x $1,000/day x 3 years.

$20,000 x 3 years = $60,000

5210

     

Contract with Phyllis Goldsmith for Reading Language Arts – Pd technical assistance.  RLA Coach (Phyllis Goldsmith) will visit & coach the Glenbrook RLA department & meet with teachers during release days to support reading instruction.  2 days/mo x 10 mo x $800/day x 3 years.

$16,000 x 3 years = $48,000

5210

Contract with Aida Walqui for English Learner coaching – Pd technical assistance.  EL Coach (Aida Walqui) will visit & coach the Glenbrook math department & meet with teachers during release days to support math instruction.  2 days/mo x 9 mo x $800/day x 3 years.

$16,000 x 3 years = $48,000

5210

     

Professional Development for Fred Jones Culturally Responsive Teaching and Learning – Glenbrook Middle will send 6 teachers to the Fred Jones Culturally Responsive Teaching & Learning/Classroom Management Training to support the development of a positive school climate.  (6 teachers x $1,000 x 3 years)

$6,000 x 3 years = $18,000

5210

     

Read 180 Professional Development – For teachers to learn Read 180 Intervention curriculum and program

(2 teachers x $2,000 x 3 years)

$4,000 x 3 years = $12,000

5210

     

Facilities

 

6000

     

Subtotal

$552,353 x 3 years = $1,657,058

 
     

Contracts over $25,000

-

 
     

Indirect Costs

 

7300

     

Indirect Costs (5.73%)

$31,649 x 3 years = $94,947

7310

     

Total

$584,002 x 3 years = $1,752,005

 

Do you agree with the school board’s decision to close the school and forfeit the grant? Do you think the board should pursue Board President Gary Eberhart’s idea of using this grant money for a combined sixth-grade only school that would consolidate students from Glenbrook and El Dorado middle schools on the Westwood Elementary campus (with Westwood being closed)?

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  • sunshine

    I really think they should keep Glenbrook open and add Holbrook to there to keep the kids in this neighborhood together and they have time to look at other school. They could close Oak Grove and put them at pleasant hill and foothill. Why use the money that they got for Glenbrook students for other things. It should be for the school that got the grant not for the district to use it for other purposes and keep the school open and bring other schools to the campus and use the money for them. The district isn’t think of the children they are think about themselves. They would save money by cutting there staff and or give them selves pick slips and not teachers.