C21-013

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--In School Committee--
01/05/2021

ORDERED:

That the Superintendent's Recommendation #21-12, Grant Award, be adopted as follows:

that the School Committee accept and approve the grant award below in the amount and for the period indicated:

FY21 IDEA Program Improvement for the period of December 21, 2020 from August 31, 2021, in the amount $50,401.00

Description: The first IDEA Program Improvement grant available since 2017, this grant will provide professional development for educators and administrators in order to improve programs and systems to increase equity and access to special education services. With these funds, educators will engage in professional learning in non-biased assessments of racial and/or linguistic minorities and work with compliance specialists to ensure fidelity to state regulations. Additionally, staff will engage in professional learning on the collection, analysis and use of data to inform decision on Individual Educational Plans. Principals, APS, and Deans will be provided a workshop on Legal Issues for Special Educators, detailing updating and practices, the principal's role, as well as disability and its intersection with race, language, and socioeconomic status.

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Signature

Dosha E. Beard
Executive Secretary to the School Committee