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August 10, 2009

$11,654,078 Additional Madison School District Spending Via the Federal Taxes & US Treasury Borrowing ("Stimulus")

Madison School District Superintendent Dan Nerad [838K PDF]:

As part of Federal Stimulus funding iliat will be made available the district will receive American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) funds to be used over a two year period.

These funds are in IDEA, IDEA EC and Title 1.

Program Costs/FundingiConsultation Service Employment Contract

The district has prepared a two year funding proposal along with a budget analysis for 2009-10 and 2010-11 for each of the sources for your review. The proposal amounts are as follows:

IDEA - $6,199,552
IDEA EC - $293,082
Title I - $5,161,444

Salary Savings
The funding proposals would increase FTE's and include funding sources during the two year period of the ARRA funds

The proposal includes quite a bit of professional development, such as $400,000 for dual language immersion, $1.48M for 4K staff and $456,000 for 4K furniture and $100,000 for talented & gifted assessment.

Plan B, without 4K spending, includes $1,150,000 for professional development in the following areas: Topics include universal design, differentiation, mental health,
inclusive practices, autism, and quality IEPs.

Posted by Jim Zellmer at August 10, 2009 8:17 PM
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