Title II Teacher Quality & Enhanced Educational Technology
In FY ’10 these funds ($45,893) supported professional development for faculty, including the Teacher 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. A small portion supported the purchase of new technology software.
Title IV Safe and Drug Free Schools
In FY ’10 these funds ($6,596) were used to augment our health program with the purchase of “LifeSkills curriculum materials for the elementary schools. “LifeSkills” training and “Open Circle” training for elementary teachers was also provided with these funds.
In FY’10 we received funds ($59, 235) that were tied to supporting at risk students in mathematics and literacy at the Country, Woodland and the Middle Schools. We hired tutors at these schools to work with students in mathematics and literacy with both in classroom and out of class support. They also provided consultation to teachers working with at risk students and provide MCAS support to those students. We will be eligible for Title I funding in FY’11 as well, but will have to wait to find out what schools or grade levels qualify for the funding.
In FY’10 we received funds ($4,000) that were tied to supporting students academically at the High School. This academic support grant is targeted to students at risk of failing MCAS in Math or Science.
In FY’10 we received funds ($104,800) to support the implementation of a full day kindergarten program by covering the kindergarten teacher and kindergarten instructional aide salaries for an extended day.