Title V Innovative Practices
In FY ’08 the funds ($2,884) were used to purchase curriculum materials for differentiated instruction in mathematics at the elementary and secondary levels. At the elementary level they were used to purchase a new math program and manipulatives for grade 1 and at the high school they were used to purchase manipulatives for geometry. This program will no longer be funded by the federal government.
Title II Teacher Quality
In FY ’08 these funds ($42,516) are being used to support professional development for faculty, including the Mentor Program and the Weston Professional Development Academy. In addition the funding was used to pay for the consultant and substitutes for teachers participating in the Anti-bias, Anti-racist course. Given the assessment results from teacher surveys about these programs, we anticipate continuing to use these funds in this way.
Title IV Safe and Drug Free Schools
In FY ’08 these funds ($7,227) were used to augment our health program. For example, the funds were used for “Open Circle” curriculum training for faculty and staff at the intermediate level, a continuation of the program from our primary schools; and membership in Project Alliance/Middlesex Partnership for Youth, a county-wide consortium that provides technical assistance, staff development, and peer leadership programs. In conjunction with the funding, we will also hold an emergency planning meeting for all schools leadership, private and public, in the Town of Weston this August.