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Purpose of PowerPoint
Presentation
  Provide an overview of the education provisions of the
   American Recovery & Reinvestment Act (ARRA).
  Identify the ARRA funding going to Kansas school
   districts.
  Explain specific program requirements to facilitate
   planning.
  Explain anticipated accountability and reporting
   requirements for ARRA funds.


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           KSDE PowerPoint Presentation
  Overview of Federal ARRA program
  Overview of Kansas ARRA program
  KSDE programs:
          State Fiscal Stabilization Fund
          Title I Grants to LEAs
          Title I School Improvement Grants
          Special Education – Part B Grants and Early Childhood
          Title II, Part D – Enhancing Technology
          Education for Homeless
          School Lunch Equipment
          AmeriCorps
          Title I Part D Subpart 2 Delinquent
          Qualified School Construction Bonds
          Qualified Zone Academy Bonds

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           Federal Overview
               of ARRA



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    President Barack Obama
       February 24, 2009
“In a global economy where the most
    valuable skill you can sell is your
   knowledge, a good education is no
longer just a pathway to opportunity –
it is a pre-requisite. The countries that
out-teach us today will out-compete us
               tomorrow.”
       American Recovery and Reinvestment Act
             $488 Million for KS Schools

            On February 17, 2009, President Obama
                   signed the ARRA and stated:
           “These funds provide us an unprecedented
             opportunity to boost the economy in the
               short run while increasing student
                 achievement in the long-term.”

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Advance Core Reforms: Assurances




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                 Arne Duncan
                   United States Secretary of Education


      “These four commitments will help ensure
     outstanding teachers in America’s schools, arm
      educators with the tools and data needed to
     determine what does and doesn’t work in our
         nation’s classrooms, align curricula and
       assessments with rigorous standards that
     prepare young people for college and careers,
     and transform our lowest-performing schools.”

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           Guiding Principles
             Spend Quickly to Save and
                   Create Jobs

              Ensure Transparency and
                  Accountability

            Thoughtfully Invest One-time
                       Funds


             Advance Effective Reforms

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           Four Essential Areas of Reform
  Teacher effectiveness and ensuring that all schools
   have highly qualified teachers
  Higher standards and rigorous assessments that will
   improve both teaching and learning
  Intensive support, effective interventions, and
   improved achievement in schools that need it the
   most
  Better information to educators and the public, to
   address the individual needs of students and
   improve teacher performance

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                       Data Metrics*
  Specific metrics on the four assurances
  Transparency on state progress toward reforms
  Public comment in the Federal Register
  Phase two stabilization funds - states must provide
      plan for collecting and reporting these data
 *Data metrics means specific measurements of student and school
 improvement.




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                       Data Metrics
  Teacher effectiveness and ensuring that all schools have
      highly qualified teachers
       Number and % of teachers in the highest-poverty and
        lowest-poverty schools in the state who are highly
        qualified
       Number and % of teachers and principals rated at each
        performance level in each LEA’s teacher evaluation
        system
       Number and % of LEA teacher and principal evaluation
        systems that require evidence of student achievement
        outcomes

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                         Arne Duncan
           “Data systems to me are at the heart of this reform
           effort…we need comprehensive data systems that do
                              three things:

  1. Track students throughout their educational trajectory.
  2. Track students back to teachers so we can really shine a
                  spotlight on those teachers who are doing a
               phenomenal job of driving student achievement.
           3. Track teachers back to their schools of education
             so..we’ll understand which schools…are adding value
                             with their graduates.”
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                        Data Metrics
  Higher standards and rigorous assessments that will improve
      both teaching and learning
      Most recent NAEP reading and math scores
      Steps to improve assessments
      Valid reliable measures for ELLs and students with
       disabilities in math and English Language Arts (ELA)
      Percent of ELLs and students with disabilities tested in math
       and ELA
      Number and percent of students who graduate and
       complete one year of college

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                          Data Metrics
  Intensive support, effective interventions, and improved
      achievement in schools that need it the most
      Number of schools in restructuring status that demonstrated
        substantial gains in achievement, closed, or consolidated – last
        3 years
      Number of schools in the bottom 5% of those schools that
        demonstrated substantial gains in student achievement,
        closed or consolidated - last 3 years
      Number and percent of schools in restructuring status that
        have made progress in math and reading in last year
      Charter school caps, number operating, number closed

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                        Data Metrics
  Better information to educators and the public, to address
      the individual needs of students and improve teacher
      performance
      Statewide data system including elements of America
        COMPETES Act
      All teachers in math and reading in tested grades receiving
        timely data and estimates of individual teacher impact on
        student achievement to inform instruction




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     Potential Uses of ARRA Funds to Drive Long-
     Term Educational Reform and Improvement
  Will the proposed use of ARRA funds:
      Drive results for students?
      Increase capacity?
      Accelerate reform?
      Avoid the “cliff*” and improve productivity?
      Track results?

 * Cliff refers to the one time appropriation of funds.



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    Short-term Investments that Produce Lasting
    Results: Avoid “The Cliff” (loss of funds in two
                        years)
  Maximize short-term investments with lasting results for:
    students
    teacher, school, and district capacity for improvement

  Minimize unsustainable ongoing commitments

  Integrate coherent improvement strategies that are
     aligned with the core reform goals


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           Competitive ARRA Grants
  Incentive Grants
       “Race to the Top” grants to states
       “Invest in What Works and Innovation” grants to
        districts and non profit groups
       Teacher Quality Enhancement (Equity)
       Teacher and Principal Incentives
       Statewide Data Systems




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 SFSF Incentive Fund: “Race to the Top” and
   “Invest in What Works and Innovation”
  “Race to the Top”- $4.35 billion competitive grants to
   States making most progress toward the assurances

  “Investing in What Works and Innovation” - $650
     million competitive grants to LEAs and non-profits
     that have made significant gains in closing
     achievement gaps to be models of best practices

  2010 grant awards will be made in two rounds - late
   Fall 2009, Summer 2010

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               General Information
 The President has made it clear that every taxpayer dollar spent on our
 economic recovery must be subject to unprecedented levels of
 transparency and accountability. He has identified five critical
 objectives for Federal agencies, to ensure that:
  Recovery funds are awarded and distributed in a prompt, fair and
    reasonable manner;
  The receipts and uses of all recovery funds are transparent to the
    public;
  Recovery funds are used for authorized purposes and every step is
    taken to prevent instances of fraud, waste, error and abuse;
  Projects funded under the recovery legislation avoid unnecessary
    delays and cost overruns; and
  Programs meet specific goals and targets, and contribute to
    improved performance on broad economic indicators.


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   Historic, One-time Investment
  Over 100 billion education investment
  Historic opportunity to stimulate
   economy and improve education
  Success depends on leadership,
   judgment, coordination, and
   communication

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     Accountability and Transparency
  All ARRA funds must be tracked separately
       Quarterly reports on both financial information and
      how funds are being used
     Estimated number of jobs created
     Subcontracts and sub-grants required to comply with
      the Federal Funding Accountability and Transparency
      Act
  Reporting template being developed for use by States to
   capture required information
  Transparency allows opportunity to quantify/define goals
   and mobilize support for improving results for all students

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             More Information
 American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA)
 Resources and Guidance:
  U.S. Department of Education Recovery Act Website:
   http://www.ed.gov/recovery
  Federal Recovery Act Website: www.recovery.gov




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           Kansas Overview
               of ARRA



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           Where is Kansas Recovery
               Money Going?




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           ARRA Money for Kansas
                     Program                                       Estimated                  Estimated
                                                                   2009-2010                   2010-2011
 State Fiscal Stabilization Fund                                  $138,700,000               $138,700,000
 Title I Grants to LEAs                                           $70,868,000*                      *
 Title I School Improvement Grants                                  $11,377,000                $11,377,000
 Special Education – Part B Grants                                 $53,436,000                $53,436,000
 Special Education – Early Childhood                                $2,248,000                 $2,248,000
 Title II, Part D – Enhancing Technology                            $4,552,000
 Education for Homeless                                              $460,000
 School Lunch Equipment                                              $850,000
 AmeriCorps                                                          $631,000
 Title I Part D Subpart 2 Delinquent                                 $816,000                   $816,000

           *Total allocation is provided to USD’s as one amount. It is recommended that the
           dollars be spent equally over the 27 months; it is a district determination. (Title I,
           Part D, Subpart 2 funds included in $70,868,000.)
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ARRA Money for Kansas
                         Program                                  Estimated               Estimated
                                                                  2009-2010                2010-2011
 Qualified School Construction Bonds*                             $79,589,000             $79,589,000
 Qualified Zone Academy Bonds*                                    $10,508,000             $10,508,000

 The Qualified School Construction Bond Program is a new tax credit program
 created by the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) and provides tax
 credits, in lieu of interest, to lenders who issue bonds to eligible school districts.

 The Qualified Zone Academy Bond (QZAB) program allows school districts with
 low-income populations to save on interest costs associated with financing school
 renovations. The federal government covers all of the interest in the form of tax
 credits on these bonds.

           *These are total amounts statewide which schools could issue in lease/purchase and on new
           construction projects. The savings to the school would be the interest they would not have to
           pay for these projects.



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           Recommendations for Use of
                   Funds
  Extend the use of funds across the allowable
   number of months
     Title I: Extend across the allowable 27
      months
  Follow the rules for supplement not supplant
  Follow the rules for maintenance of effort



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     Recommendations for Programs
            and Services
  Extending time for student learning
     Longer school year
     Summer school
  Serving more students
     Adding more Title I schools
  Providing more intense interventions
     Expanding MTSS
  Offering job –embedded professional development
  Extending services
     Offering Title I preschool

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     Accountability and Transparency
 Kansas schools must ensure:
  All ARRA funds must be tracked separately
     Quarterly reports on both financial information
      and how funds are being used
     Estimated number of jobs created
     Subcontracts and sub-grants required to comply
      with the Federal Funding Accountability and
      Transparency Act
  Reporting template being developed for use by States
   to capture required information


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           KSDE and Kansas Recovery Act
                     Website
  KSDE Recovery Act Website: http://www.ksde.org
  State of Kansas Website: www.governor.ks.gov/Recovery




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           Kansas is Racing to the Top!




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    State Fiscal Stabilization Fund




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           State Fiscal Stabilization Fund
                        (SFSF)
 SFSF Funds: These funds are being used to set the base
 state aid per pupil
 Kansas 2009-10: $138,700,000 ($4,218 BSAPP)
 Kansas 2010-11: $138,700,000

 No additional funding under ARRA is available for 2011-12
 or anytime after 2010-2011.




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           State Fiscal Stabilization Fund
                        (SFSF)
 Application required to be submitted by school districts:
 The application from school districts must contain
 assurances in the General Education Provisions Act. One
 assurance is the LEA must use fiscal control and fund
 accounting procedures that will ensure proper
 disbursement of, and accounting for, the funds placed in the
 base state aid per pupil amount.




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           State Fiscal Stabilization Fund
                        (SFSF)
 Stabilization Funds are Considered Federal Funds: State
 funding formulae are used solely to determine the amount
 of Education Stabilization funds that each LEA will receive.
 The Education Stabilization funds are Federal Funds and
 Federal requirements govern their uses.




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    State Fiscal Stabilization Fund
 Uses of funds: An LEA is authorized to use funds under the
 following Federal education acts:
  The Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965
   (ESEA);
  The Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA);
  The Adult Education and Family Literacy Act (AEFLA); or
  The Carl D. Perkins Career and Technical Education Act of
   2006 (Perkins Act).



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           State Fiscal Stabilization Fund
 Uses of funds (cont’d):
 Among other things, the Education Stabilization funds may
 be used for activities such as:
  paying the salaries of administrators, teachers and
   support staff;
  purchasing textbooks, computers, and other equipment;
  supporting programs designed to address the educational
   needs of children at risk of academic failure, limited
   English proficient students, children with disabilities, and
   gifted students; and
  meeting the general expenses of the LEA.

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    State Fiscal Stabilization Fund
 Uses of funds (cont’d):
 The U.S. Department of Education encourages LEAs to use
 available Education Stabilization resources in ways most
 likely to assist the State in making progress in areas related
 to the four education reform assurances in the State’s
 Stabilization application and to lead to improve results for
 students, long-term gains in school system capacity, and
 increased efficiency and effectiveness.




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    State Fiscal Stabilization Fund
 Uses of funds (cont’d):
 Examples of activities that an LEA might support with its
 funds in order to advance reform include:
  An LEA has considerable flexibility in using Education
   Stabilization funds to support early childhood programs
   and services as authorized activities under the ESEA.
  If a school district uses the money to transfer to a special
   fund, it will be necessary to account for the expenditures
   made out of the special fund for costs which are
   allowable under ARRA.

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           State Fiscal Stabilization Fund
 Timeframe for spending/Processing the Federal
 Stabilization Funds:
  A State must have an effective system for managing the flow
   of funds that ensures that entities are able to draw down
   funds as needed to pay program costs but that also minimizes
   the time that elapses between the transfer of the funds and
   their disbursement.
  It is anticipated KSDE will be distributing the stabilization funds
   on September 1, 2009. In order to comply with the Cash
   Management Act, schools will need to spend the ARRA funds
   as soon as possible after that date.
 Further guidance is being developed on this requirement.

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           State Fiscal Stabilization Fund
 Accountability Requirements: Recipients of ARRA funds
 must maintain reliable documentation of all ARRA
 expenditures. Within the general fund, the school district
 should have separate accounting of these expenditures.




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    State Fiscal Stabilization Fund
 State and USD Reporting requirements: For each year of
 the Stabilization program, the State must submit a report
 that describes:
  The use of funds within the State;
  How the State distributed the funds it received;
  The number of jobs that the Governor estimates were
   saved or created;
  Tax increases that the Governor estimates were averted



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           State Fiscal Stabilization Fund
 State and USD Reporting requirements (cont’d): The U.S.
 Department of Education will develop a common reporting
 form for States.
 Quarterly reports from School Districts showing a line item
 breakdown of expenditures will be required. The
 anticipated dates to submit the reports will be:
  October 5, 2009
  January 5, 2010
  April 5, 2010
  July 5, 2010


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    State Fiscal Stabilization Fund
 Assurances by the State to Meet the Four Reform Goals:
  The State’s progress in reducing inequities in the
   distribution of highly qualified teachers; implementing a
   State longitudinal data system; school improvement
   programs; and developing and implementing valid and
   reliable assessments for limited English proficient
   students and children with disabilities are examples
   contained in the four reform goals.
  In order to qualify for the stabilization funds, the state
   must work toward the four reform goals.

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    State Fiscal Stabilization Fund
 MOE Requirements: Under this program there are no
 maintenance of effort (MOE) requirements for school
 districts. However, there is a MOE requirement at the state
 level.




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           State Fiscal Stabilization Fund
 State Contacts:
 Brad Neuenswander, Director (Financial Contact)
 School Finance Team
 Kansas State Department of Education
 (785) 296-3872
 bneuenswander@ksde.org
 Dale Dennis, Deputy Commissioner (Financial Contact)
 Fiscal and Administrative Services Division
 Kansas State Department of Education
 (785) 296-3871
 ddennis@ksde.org

 Diane DeBacker, Deputy Commissioner (Program Contact)
 Learning and Innovative Services Division
 Kansas State Department of Education
 (785) 296-2303
 ddebacker@ksde.org



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    State Fiscal Stabilization Fund
 For additional information:
  KSDE Recovery Act Website: http://www.ksde.org
  U.S. Department of Education Recovery Act Website:
   http://www.ed.gov/recovery
  Federal Recovery Act Website: www.recovery.gov




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           Title I Grants to LEAs




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               Title I Grants to LEAs
 Program Overview
  ARRA provides $10 billion nationwide for Title I Part A of
   Elementary and Secondary Education Act programs
  Funds are for Title I districts and schools with high
   concentrations of students from families that live in poverty
  Opportunity to implement innovative strategies in Title I
   schools that
       improve education for at-risk students
       close achievement gap
       stimulate the economy
  Additional resources to serve more students and boost quality
     of teaching and learning

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           Title I Grants to LEAs
 KS Grant amounts:
 Title I Part A 2009-2010: $70,868,000
  These are in addition to the regular 2009-10 Title I
   allocation
  District allocations are based on Title I funding formula
   for targeted and incentive grants
  Title I ARRA plus regular Title I allocations equals the
   2009-2010 Title I allocation
  Title I ARRA allocation is one time only


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           Title I Grants to LEAs
 Eligible Entities:
  Districts eligible for the Title I targeted and incentive
   grants are eligible for Title I ARRA
  Districts must have at least 5% poverty data and 10
   formula children
  Poverty data is mostly census data; districts in
   populations less than 20,000 have a proportion of free
   and reduced lunch data added
  Preliminary data shows 12 districts not receiving any Title
   I ARRA funds


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           Title I Grants to LEAs
 Uses of funds:
  Any allowable activity as defined by Title I, Part A
  Additional guidance is expected soon from the U.S.
   Department of Education on use of funds




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           Title I Grants to LEAs
 Timeframe for spending:
  Preliminary adjusted allocations for both ARRA and
   regular Title I were sent to districts mid-April
  KSDE modified the Local Consolidated Plan (LCP)
   Application to accommodate the ARRA funds. Districts
   will complete an ARRA LCP Application and the regular
   LCP Application
  Funds may be carried over into 2010-2011
  Funds must be obligated by September 30, 2011


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           Title I Grants to LEAs
 Supplement Not Supplant:
  Title I ARRA funds must supplement and not supplant
  Documentation important to rebut presumption of
   supplanting
  Contact LCP Consultants on the Title Programs and
   Services Team as supplement, not supplant provision may
   be different in each district.




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           Title I Grants to LEAs
 MOE requirements:
  MOE applies to Title I ARRA
  A state or district may request a waiver from the U.S.
   Department of Education to count expenditures of the
   ARRA Stabilization funds as non-federal funds for
   determining MOE




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           Title I Grants to LEAs
 Reporting requirements: Waiting for guidance and
 directions from U.S. Department of Education . However,
 quarterly reporting of expenditures will be required for the
 ARRA funds.

 Accountability requirements: The ARRA funds must be
 kept separate from the regular Title I allocations.




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              Title I Grants to LEAs
 For additional information:
  The following documents posted on the KSDE website
   provide additional information on the Title I, Part A ARRA
   funds.
       KS Title I ARRA 3-19-2009
       Ideas for Uses of Title I Recovery Funds
       Supplement Not Supplant
  Contact Title Programs and Services Team



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           Title I Grants to LEAs
 State Contact:
 Judi Miller
 Assistant Director, Title Programs and Services
 Kansas State Department of Education
 (785) 296-5081
 judim@ksde.org




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           Title I School Improvement
                      Grants



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  Title I School Improvement Grants
KS Grant amounts:
2009-10: $22,754,000.
Overview of program:
Requires SEA’s and LEA’s to review annually the status of every school
    Must use defined benchmarks
    Must ensure the school is making adequate progress toward
   achieving the long-term proficiency goal
Resources must be targeted to specific proven investments in Title I
schools and districts that face severe academic challenges.
Title I schools identified for School Improvement, Corrective Action or
Restructuring can receive additional funding administered by the Kansas
Department of Education.

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  Title I School Improvement Grants
 Uses of funds: Only schools that qualify for the funds will
 be able to apply. Information about the grant application
 process and uses of funds will be available in the future.




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  Title I School Improvement Grants
 Timeframe for spending: Awards cannot be made until
 2009 Adequate Yearly Progress determinations are finalized
 after the school year ends. Grant opportunities will be
 announced after the August State Board of Education
 meeting and accountability procedures will be sent out at
 the time of the grant announcement.




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  Title I School Improvement Grants
 MOE requirements: No maintenance of effort
 requirements for this program.




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  Title I School Improvement Grants
 Reporting requirements: Waiting for guidance and
 directions from U.S. Department of Education . However,
 quarterly reporting of expenditures will be required for the
 ARRA funds.

 Accountability requirements: The ARRA funds must be
 separate from other funds and proper documentation of
 their uses must be monitored.



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  Title I School Improvement Grants
 For additional information:
  KSDE Recovery Act Website: http://www.ksde.org
  State of Kansas Website: www.governor.ks.gov/Recovery
  U.S. Department of Education Recovery Act Website:
   http://www.ed.gov/recovery
  Federal Recovery Act Website: www.recovery.gov




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  Title I School Improvement Grants
 State Contacts:
 Dr. Julie Ford, Director
 Title Programs and Services Team
 Kansas State Department of Education
 785-296-3069

 jford@ksde.org
 Dr. Connie Wehmeyer, Coordinator
 Title Programs and Services Team
 Kansas State Department of Education
 785-296-3163
 cwehmeyer@ksde.org


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           Special Education
            --Part B Grants




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    Special Education – Part B Grants
 Overview of programs: The IDEA ARRA funds constitute a large
 one-time increment in IDEA, Part B funding. Due to a significant
 shortfall of state revenues, the state has used these funds to
 offset what would have been a major decrease in state funds to
 schools. Therefore, the state special education categorical aid
 and federal ARRA funds offset each other.
 These funds are allocated by each state to eligible LEAs based on
 formulas established in IDEA statue. Unlike the IDEA formula
 grants to states, 100% of the IDEA ARRA funds flow directly
 through to the LEAs to help them ensure that children with
 disabilities, including children aged three through five, have
 access to a free appropriate public education to meet each
 child's unique needs and prepare him or her for further
 education, employment, and independent living.

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    Special Education – Part B Grants
 KS Grant amounts:
  Part B, Sec. 611: $106,872,000
  Part B, Sec. 619: $4,496,000
 Grants amounts for 50% of the ARRA funds are available by school
 district/coop on the Kansas ARRA website, under the IDEA page:
 www.ksde.org, or : http://www.ksde.org/Default.aspx?tabid=3491.
 Overview of program:
  50 percent of IDEA, Part B Grants awarded to States and Preschool
   Grants ARRA on April 1, 2009.
  The other 50 percent will be awarded by September 30, 2009.
  These are in addition to the regular 2009-10 Part B grants.
  IDEA ARRA plus regular IDEA allocations equals the FY 2009 Part
   Grants to States and Preschool Grants allocations.

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    Special Education – Part B Grants
 Uses of funds: Generally, funds should be used for short-
 term investments that have the potential for long-term
 benefits, rather than for expenditures the LEAs may not be
 able to sustain once the ARRA funds are expended.
 Some possible uses of these limited-term IDEA ARRA funds
 that are allowable under IDEA and aligned with the core
 reform goals for which states must provide assurances
 under SFSF include:
  Obtain state-of-the art assistive technology devices and
   provide training in their use to enhance access to the
   general curriculum for students with disabilities.

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    Special Education – Part B Grants
 Uses of funds (cont’d):
  Provide intensive district-wide professional development
   for special education and regular education teachers that
   focuses on scaling-up, through replication, proven and
   innovative evidence-based school-wide strategies in
   reading, math, writing and science, positive behavioral
   supports, or Multi-Tier System of Supports (MTSS) to
   improve outcomes for students with disabilities.
  Develop or expand the capacity to collect and use data to
   improve teaching and learning.

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    Special Education – Part B Grants
 Uses of funds (cont’d):
  Expand the availability and range of inclusive placement
   options for preschoolers with disabilities by developing
   the capacity of public and private preschool programs to
   serve these children.
  Hire transition coordinators to work with employers in the
   community to develop job placements for youths with
   disabilities.




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    Special Education – Part B Grants
 Uses of funds (cont’d):
 LEAs may choose to use up to 15 percent of the total of the
 LEA’s regular and ARRA Part B Grants to States and
 Preschool Grants awards to implement Coordinated Early
 Intervention Services (CEIS) to students in kindergarten
 through grade 12 who have not been identified as needing
 special education and related services, but who need
 additional academic and behavioral support to succeed in a
 general education environment.
 CEIS funds may be used for professional development
 activities such as MTSS implementation, or targeted,
 evidence-based reading or math interventions.

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    Special Education – Part B Grants
 Timeframe for spending: States and LEAs must obligate all
 IDEA Part B ARRA funds by September 30, 2011.
 In accordance with the goals of the ARRA, states should
 obligate IDEA Part B ARRA funds to LEAs as soon as
 possible, consistent with prudent management, so that
 LEAs can begin using the funds. Similarly, an LEA should use
 the IDEA Part B ARRA funds expeditiously, but sensibly.




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    Special Education – Part B Grants
 Accountability requirements: IDEA Part B ARRA funds must
 be accounted for separately from other IDEA funds.
 Recipients will need to maintain accurate documentation of
 all ARRA expenditures to ensure that the data reported is
 accurate, complete, and reliable. States are expected to
 monitor sub-grantees to ensure data quality and the proper
 expenditure of ARRA funds.




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    Special Education – Part B Grants
 Reporting requirements: States are required to submit
 reports quarterly that contain information required under
 section 1512(c) of the ARRA. These reports must be
 submitted not later than 10 days after the end of each
 calendar quarter. The Office of Management and Budget
 (OMB) has issued government-wide guidance on the ARRA
 reporting requirements and procedures.




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    Special Education – Part B Grants
 MOE requirements: The Maintenance of Effort
 requirement prohibits states and local education agencies
 from reducing its local or combined state and local financial
 effort for special education and related services for, or the
 excess costs of educating, children with disabilities below
 the amount from the preceding fiscal year.

 Unless otherwise prohibited by the state, an LEA may use
 up to 50% of the increase in IDEA federal fund from one
 year to the next to reduce its local effort.

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    Special Education – Part B Grants
 For additional information:
  U.S. Department of Education
     http://www.ed.gov/policy/gen/leg/recovery/index.html

  Kansas State Department of Education
     http://www.ksde.org/Default.aspx?tabid=3491

  Office of Inspector General (OIG) http://www.recovery.gov/



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    Special Education – Part B Grants
 State Contact(s):
 Colleen Riley, Director
 Special Education Services
 Kansas State Department of Education
 (785) 291-3097
 criley@ksde.org
 Patty Gray, Assistant Director
 Special Education Services
 Kansas State Department of Education
 (785)-296-4951
 pgray@ksde.org

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          Title II, Part D –
    Enhancing Education Through
         Technology (EETT)




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                Title II, Part D – EETT
 Overview: The Enhancing Education Through Technology (EETT)
 is Title II Part D of the No Child Left Behind Act. The primary
 goals of the EETT program are to:
  improve student academic achievement through the use of
    technology in elementary and secondary schools.
  assist every student – regardless of race, ethnicity, income,
    geographical location or disability – in becoming
    technologically literate by the end of eighty grade
  encourage the effective integration of technology resources
    and systems with professional development and curriculum
    development to promote research-based instructional
    methods that can be widely replicated.

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              Title II, Part D – EETT
 Overview (cont’d): Under the EETT program, the U.S.
 Department of Education (USDE) provides grants to
 state educational agencies (SEAs) on the basis of their
 proportionate share of funding under Part A of Title I.




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              Title II, Part D – EETT
 State Allocation: Based on the state funding tables
 currently available on the USDE web page, Kansas is
 due to receive $4,552,000 in ARRA funding for EETT.
 Current EETT requirements for distribution are:
 Up to 5% percent of their allocations for state-level
 activities
 50% of the remaining funds distributed through
 formula allocations
 50% of remaining funds distributed through
 competitive grants to eligible local entities

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             Title II, Part D – EETT
 Timeframe for spending: Guidance has not yet been
 released by the U.S. Department of Education.
 Guidance is expected by July, 2009.




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             Title II, Part D – EETT
 MOE requirements: No maintenance of effort
 requirements for this program.




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               Title II, Part D – EETT
 Reporting requirements: The U.S. Department of
 Education is developing reporting requirements which
 states and schools would follow. At this time no specific
 guidance is available; however, quarterly reports of
 expenditures would be required.




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              Title II, Part D – EETT
 For additional information:
  KSDE Recovery Act Website: http://www.ksde.org
  State of Kansas Website: www.governor.ks.gov/Recovery
  U.S. Department of Education Recovery Act Website:
   http://www.ed.gov/recovery
  Federal Recovery Act Website: www.recovery.gov




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              Title II, Part D – EETT
 KSDE Contacts:
 Melinda Stanley (Competitive Grants Contact)
 Technology Coordinator Information Technology Team
 (785) 296-1204
 mstanley@ksde.org

 Norma Cregan (Formula Grants Contact)
 Assistant Director
 Title Programs and Services Team
 (785) 296-3129
 ncregan@ksde.org

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           Education for Homeless




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           Education for Homeless
 Overview of programs: The purpose of the McKinney-
 Vento Homeless Education Act is to ensure that
 homeless children and youth:
  Enroll in, attend, and succeed in school, and.
  Have access to educational and other services
   needed to help them meet State academic and
   achievement standards.
  To ensure that State and school districts remove all
   barriers to the enrollment, attendance, or success in
   school of homeless children and youth.


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           Education for Homeless
 Grant amounts: The Kansas State Department of Education
 will award approximately $460,000 additional dollars to
 school districts to facilitate the enrollment, attendance, and
 success of homeless children and youth.




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           Education for Homeless
 Uses of funds: U.S. Department of Education will allocate
 these funds through a formula based on the homeless child
 count from each district. Only districts that qualify for the
 funds will be able to apply and McKinney-Vento regulations
 for spending will apply. Detailed guidance has been
 released at this time and is available on the KSDE ARRA
 website under “Education for Homeless.”




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           Education for Homeless
 Timeframe for spending: Funds will be awarded by August
 8, 2009. Funds must be obligated by September 30, 2011.




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           Education for Homeless
 Reporting requirements: A state receiving McKinney-Vento
 ARRA funds is required to submit to the U.S. Department of
 Education quarterly reports containing the information
 required under section 1512(c) of the ARRA. The U.S.
 Department of Education is currently developing a common
 reporting form that will describe for States a streamlined
 quarterly process for reporting on the use of the McKinney-
 Vento ARRA funds and other ARRA funds awarded by the
 U.S. Department of Education. Additionally, OMB is
 expected to issue government-wide guidance on the ARRA
 reporting requirements and procedures.

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           Education for Homeless
 Accountability requirements: Because there are separate
 reporting requirements with respect to McKinney-Vento
 ARRA funds, the uses of these funds must be accounted for
 separately from an SEA’s or LEA’s regular McKinney-Vento
 funds. The U.S. Department of Education has assigned a
 new Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance Number (CFDA
 No. 84.387A) to the McKinney Vento ARRA funds in order to
 facilitate separate accounting for the funds.



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           Education for Homeless
 For additional information:
  KSDE Recovery Act Website: http://www.ksde.org
  State of Kansas Website: www.governor.ks.gov/Recovery
  U.S. Department of Education Recovery Act Website:
   http://www.ed.gov/recovery
  Federal Recovery Act Website: www.recovery.gov




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           Education for Homeless
 KSDE Contacts:
 Tate Toedman, Coordinator
 Education for Homeless Children and Youth (EHCY)
 Title Programs and Services Team
 Kansas State Department of Education
 (785) 296-6714
 ttoedman@ksde.org




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           School Lunch Equipment




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           School Lunch Equipment
 Overview of programs: This grant is for the purchase of
 school food service equipment by schools participating in
 the National School Lunch Program. The overall goal of the
 grant is to improve the infrastructure in schools while
 stimulating activity in the economy. Priority will be given to
 schools that have 50 percent or greater students eligible for
 free and reduced-priced meals. It is the department's intent
 to hold schools accountable for the funding awarded and to
 have as much visibility of funding as possible.


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           School Lunch Equipment
 Grant amounts: Kansas will receive $849,759 for food
 service equipment.




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           School Lunch Equipment
 Uses of funds: School districts who receive this funding will
 be able to purchase food service equipment for their
 programs. Additional guidance is available on the KSDE,
 ARRA website under “School Lunch Equipment.”




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           School Lunch Equipment
 Timeframe for spending:
  Applications must be postmarked by May 8, 2009.
  Grants to qualifying sponsors were announced in June,
   2009.
  Grant recipients must make a reasonable effort to fully
   expend grant funds within three months of the award.




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           School Lunch Equipment
 Reporting requirements: Grantees will be required to
 submit a project status report within three months of the
 award.

 In additional, these funds must be separately accounted for
 to ensure proper use of the funds.




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           School Lunch Equipment
 MOE requirements: There are no maintenance of effort
 requirements for this program.




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           School Lunch Equipment
 For additional information:
  KSDE Recovery Act Website: http://www.ksde.org
  State of Kansas Website: www.governor.ks.gov/Recovery




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           School Lunch Equipment
 State Contact:
 Jodi Mackey, Director
 Child Nutrition and Wellness
 (785)-296-2276
 jmackey@ksde.org
 (785)-296-2276




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           AmeriCorps




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                   AmeriCorps
 Overview of program: AmeriCorps Kansas provides
 financial support through grants to public and nonprofit
 organizations that sponsor service programs around the
 state, including faith-based and other community
 organizations, higher education institutions, and public
 agencies. These groups recruit, train and place AmeriCorps
 members to meet critical community needs in education,
 public safety, health, and the environment.



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                   AmeriCorps
 Grant amounts: Kansas will receive $235,000 . In addition,
 KSDE has applied for an additional $396,000 and has
 received approval notification of that grant.




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                      AmeriCorps
 Uses of funds: Only current AmeriCorps Kansas subgrantees are
 eligible to apply for these funds to engage AmeriCorps members
 and community volunteers in efforts to stimulate the economy
 through the expansion of current programming or the addition
 of a new component. Eligible activities include, but are not
 limited to, providing job counseling and skills training to the
 unemployed, constructing or rehabilitating housing, assisting
 nonprofits facing increased need and decreased resources,
 recruiting volunteers, making housing resource referrals for and
 providing legal services to those experiencing eviction or
 foreclosure, connecting children and families to health care, and
 allowing after-school centers that have lost funding to stay open.

 Applications were submitted March 31, 2009.

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                   AmeriCorps
 Timeframe for spending: The Kansas Volunteer
 Commission/Kansas State Department of Education
 announced funding decisions and awarding of grants.
 Successful applicants received a one-year operating grant
 and will be expected to implement Recovery activities as
 soon as possible.




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                   AmeriCorps
 Reporting requirements: Subgrantees will submit quarterly
 progress and financial reports that will be due 5 days after
 the end of each calendar quarter, with the first report due
 October 5, 2009.




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                  AmeriCorps
 MOE requirements: There are no maintenance of effort
 requirements for this program.




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                  AmeriCorps
 KSDE Contact:
 Shelby Hoytal, Coordinator
 Title Programs and Services Team
 Kansas State Department of Education
 (785) 368-6211
 shoytal@ksde.org




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           Title I Part D Subpart 2
                  Delinquent




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  Title I Part D Subpart 2 Delinquent
 Overview of program: Title I Part D Subpart 2 funding is to
 support education and training for students who are
 residents within a locally secured (or unsecured) detention
 center or correctional facility. Students who reside in
 eligible delinquent facilities are placed there by the courts
 due to adjudication or pre-adjudication in a criminal or civil
 court case.




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  Title I Part D Subpart 2 Delinquent
 Grant Amount: Title I Part D Subpart 2 funding is
 distributed by formula. Kansas is expected to receive
 approximately $1,632,000; this is included in the total Title I
 Part A allocation of $70.8 million.




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  Title I Part D Subpart 2 Delinquent
 Eligible entities: Local educational agencies (LEAs) with
 facilities that are licensed for neglected, abused,
 abandoned, and/or adjudicated and pre-adjudicated youth
 who are residents between the ages of 5-17 are eligible.
 Only those districts with delinquent facilities which meet
 the student enrollment minimum are eligible.




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  Title I Part D Subpart 2 Delinquent
 Use of Funds: Any activity allowed by Title I Part D Subpart
 2 of Elementary & Secondary Education Act (ESEA).
 Guidance specific to the ARRA funds has not been released
 by the U.S. Department of Education.




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  Title I Part D Subpart 2 Delinquent
 Timeframe for Spending: KSDE expects the initial 50% for
 the Title I Part D Subpart 2 recovery funds to be granted to
 the State this spring. The remaining 50% will be available in
 Fall 2009. Districts may begin to spend the funds during
 2009-2010 as soon as it becomes available. Funds must be
 obligated by September 30, 2011.




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  Title I Part D Subpart 2 Delinquent
 Reporting Requirements: Information is not available yet.




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  Title I Part D Subpart 2 Delinquent
 MOE Requirements: This is handled through Title I Part A.




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  Title I Part D Subpart 2 Delinquent
 Application Process: Guidance has not yet been released
 by the U.S. Department of Education.




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  Title I Part D Subpart 2 Delinquent
 KSDE Contact:
 LaNetra Guess
 Title Programs and Services
 785-296-8965
 Lguess@ksde.org




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    Qualified School Construction
            Bonds (QSCB)




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           Qualified School Construction
                   Bonds (QSCB)
   Overview of program: The Qualified School Construction
   Bond (QSCB) Program is a new tax credit program created
   by the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA).
   The following limited information has been provided in
   the ARRA, and will be updated as details become
   available.

   All school districts and school buildings are eligible
   regardless of size or poverty levels.

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           Qualified School Construction
                   Bonds (QSCB)
   Grant amounts: The QSCD authorization for the
   State of Kansas is $79,589,000 for 2009 and it is
   anticipated the 2010 allocation will also be
   $79,589,000.

   Grant application: A grant application is available on
   the KSDE ARRA website with a deadline of submitting
   grants by May 20, 2009 to KSDE.


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           Qualified School Construction
                   Bonds (QSCB)
   Uses of funds: The bond proceeds may be used to finance
   NEW construction, rehabilitation, repair of public school
   facilities and the acquisition of land.
   Since this program is for construction projects, the USD would
   be required to ensure contractors are following the Davis-
   Bacon Act concerning prevailing wages.
   Eligible school districts are ones where the voters have
   approved the issuing of school bonds by an election by June 1,
   2009.

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           Qualified School Construction
                   Bonds (QSCB)
   Reporting requirements: No reporting requirements are
   proposed at this time.




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           Qualified School Construction
                   Bonds (QSCB)
   MOE requirements: There are no maintenance of effort
   requirements for this program.




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           Qualified School Construction
                   Bonds (QSCB)
   For additional information:
   KSDE Recovery Act Website: http://www.ksde.org
   State of Kansas Website: www.governor.ks.gov/Recovery
   U.S. Department of Education Recovery Act Website:
   http://www.ed.gov/recovery
   Federal Recovery Act Website: www.recovery.gov




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           Qualified School Construction
                   Bonds (QSCB)
   KSDE Contact:
   Brad Neuenswander, Director (Financial Contact)
   School Finance Team
   Kansas State Department of Education
   (785) 296-3872
   bneuenswander@ksde.org

   Dale Dennis, Deputy Commissioner (Financial Contact)
   Fiscal and Administrative Services Division
   Kansas State Department of Education
   (785) 296-3871
   ddennis@ksde.org



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           Qualified Zone Academy
                Bonds (QZAB)




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            Qualified Zone Academy
                 Bonds (QZAB)
   Overview of program: The State of Kansas is authorized to
   issue qualified zone academy bond (QZAB) authority to school
   district’s that meet federal requirements. One requirement is
   that the school district has at least 35% of its students eligible
   for free or reduced-price meals program.

   State law imposes, restrictions. Specifically, the projects and
   payments must conform with the Kansas lease purchase laws,
   K.S.A. 72-8225 and K.S.A. 10-1116(c).



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           Qualified Zone Academy
                Bonds (QZAB)
   Grant amounts: The QZAB allocation for the State of
   Kansas is $3,002,000 for 2008 and $10,508,000 for 2009.




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           Qualified Zone Academy
                Bonds (QZAB)
   Uses of funds: The most typical type of expenditure that
   would meet both the state and federal law would be the
   acquisition of educational equipment. If your district
   chooses other types of expenditures, we would advise
   you to have your attorney review both laws before
   proceeding. It appears to us that, at a minimum, a school
   district could not complete items (5) (c) and (d) under the
   federal law because they are not authorized under the
   Kansas lease purchase laws [72-8225 and 10-1116(c)].


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           Qualified Zone Academy
                Bonds (QZAB)
   Reporting requirements: No reporting requirements are
   required at this time.




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           Qualified Zone Academy
                Bonds (QZAB)
   MOE requirements: There are no maintenance of effort
   requirements for this program.




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           Qualified Zone Academy
                Bonds (QZAB)
   For additional information:
   •KSDE Recovery Act Website: http://www.ksde.org
   •State of Kansas Website: www.governor.ks.gov/Recovery
   •U.S. Department of Education Recovery Act Website:
   http://www.ed.gov/recovery
   •Federal Recovery Act Website: www.recovery.gov




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            Qualified Zone Academy
                 Bonds (QZAB)
   KSDE Contact:
   Brad Neuenswander, Director (Financial Contact)
   School Finance Team
   Kansas State Department of Education
   (785) 296-3872
   bneuenswander@ksde.org

   Dale Dennis, Deputy Commissioner (Financial Contact)
   Fiscal and Administrative Services Division
   Kansas State Department of Education
   (785) 296-3871
   ddennis@ksde.org


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