MCCPTA FY 2006 Operating Budget Compact Alignment of Proposed MCPS New Initiative: Jan 05

 

 

Compact Initiative

MCPS Initiative (MCPS  Strategic Goal)

FTE

Amount

%Total

Chapter

 1.

Raising academic performance of all students so that all may reach their full potential, no matter where they reside in the county. 

See 18.  Intervention Project

 

 

 

 

 2.    

Sufficient funding for programs to raise the performance of under-performing students.

1. Least Restrictive Environment (LRE) for Special Education Students  (1)

2. Other Special Education Initiatives (1)

3. Middle School Extended Year & Extended Day (1)

4. Evening High School (1)

5. High School Academic Short Term SAT Interventions (2)

49.4

 

5.1

 

 

2,320,573

 

321,913

1,064,290

156,514

43,546

14.72%

8-26, 8-37

 

8-18,8-19

1-13

1-19

3-13

 3.

Adequate funding to enhance the performance of students who have attained satisfactory levels of performance but who can do better

1. Downcounty Consortium (1)

2. SAT Long-Range Success Initiative (2)

3. International Baccalaureate (IB) (2)

9.6

 

566,474

199,500

149,299

3.45%

1-19, 3-8

3-13

3-27

 4.

Challenge students who exceed satisfactory levels of performance but are able to perform at even higher levels.

1. Roberto Clemente M.S. Upcounty Center (2)

2.  7th Center for the Highly Gifted (2)

 

55,427

140,286

0.74%

 

3-27

3-27


 5.

The highest priority for MCPS must be to provide teachers to reduce class sizes across the county, weighted to take into account ESOL and Special Education students

1. Reduce Elem Schools Maximum Class Guideline by 2 (1)

2. Eliminate Most Elementary Combination Classes (1)

3. Reduce Oversized Classes in Secondary Schools (1)

120.0

15.0

40.0

$6,730,330

841,291

2,243,443

36.98%

 

1-7

1-7

1-13, 1-19

 6.

During the period of transition, as resources necessary to attain appropriate class sizes are accrued, more paraeducators must be provided to enhance instruction. 

 

 

 

 

 

 7.

Math specialists to provide early intervention.

 

 

 

 

 

 8.

Decreased use of substitute teachers

 

 

 

 

 

 9.

More reading teachers in all elementary and secondary schools

Reading Intervention (10 more schools) (2)

0.5

467,911

1.76%

 

3-20

10.

Funding must allow for expansion of all day kindergarten as proposed by the planned roll-out

Full-Day Kindergarten -20 Additional Schools  (1)

34.0

2,357,403

8.88%

 

1-7

11.

Art, music and physical education teachers throughout the school system

 

 

 

 

 

12.

Teachers must be provided with new materials, and not just textbooks, to make it work

 

 

 

 

 

13.

More attention needs to be paid to vertical articulation to ensure students receive the foundation for future curriculum options

 

 

 

 

 

14.

Increased academic rigor in middle school curriculum is needed. Attention to emotional and developmental needs though appropriate cannot be to the exclusion of rigorous academic standards

See 3. 3. IB - Portion of funding is for MYP (2)

 

 

 

 

15.

Increase academic intervention/support resources to meet the demand based on need.

 

 

 

 

 

16.

Specific action/intervention plans for students not meeting standards under the new grading and reporting policy.

 

 

 

 

 

17.

Consistent funding and implementation of special programs across the county. MCPS formulas for resource allocation need to be revised.

 

 

 

 

 

18.

Academic intervention/support such as summer learning opportunities should be available to all students based on need. Resource allocation should not be limited to Title I schools.

Reading, Writing, Math Intervention -non-Title I Schools  (1)

 

300,000

1.13%

 

1-7

19.

Ensure adequate maintenance and repair personnel and that adequate security personnel are provided. 

1. Building Services (1)

2. Transportation-Additional Fleet Maintenance Shift-2nd Phase (1)

3. Elementary School Technical Support (2)

4. School Network Support (2)

5. Information Systems Security -Staff Support (2)

18.0

5.0

6.0

2.0

1.0    

546,411

248,624

416,658

176,055

78,577

5.52%

 

5-59

5-64

1-7

6-41

6-21

20. 

More cleaning and maintenance of outdated and inadequately functioning bathroom facilities.

 

 

 

 

 

21

Support for necessary air quality improvements must be supported

 

 

 

 

 

22.

More attention must be paid to safety hazards posed by traffic patterns as well as overcrowded and unsupervised buses.

See 19. 2. Portion is more buses for Elm GT, MS Magnet & Downcounty Consortium (1)

 

 

 

 

23.

More resources to ensure school security, including security in portables that are outside main buildings.

School Safety and Security -Training Coordinator  (1)

 

1.0

89,700

 

0.34%

 

5-82

 

24

More Physical Education periods

 

 

 

 

 

25.

More attention and resources devoted to addressing discipline problems together with the problem of bullying and risks to student safety.

See 29. CAP (1)

 

 

 

 

26

Immediate remediation for lead in drinking water problem.

 

 

 

 

 

27

Provide more resources for communications, especially with non-English speaking parents.

1. Translation Services (3)

2. Web Communications Enhancement (3)

3. Human Relations Compliance (4)

1.0

1.0

1.0  

177,286

72,785

98,757

1.31%

 

3-61

6-7

2-5

28.

Relieve the administrative burden on educators by adding Assistant Principals.

1. Elementary Assistant Principals (1)

2. Elementary School Secretaries (1)

15.0

13.5  

1,225,071

343,077

5.91%

 

1-7

1-7

29.

Add Guidance Counselors and pupil personnel workers, and staff to address social/emotional/developmental needs at all levels.

Collaborative Action Process (CAP) (1)

6.0

 

511,985

 

1.93%

 

 

8-12

 

30.

Increase attention and resources to students who fail at the 9th grade level to anticipate and avoid risk of later drop out.

 

 

 

 

 

31. 

Development, retention, and recruitment of talented educational, administrative, and support staff are fundamental to maintaining a high quality of education in Montgomery County. 

1. Supporting Services Training and Development (4)

2. Administrative and Supervisory Professional Growth System (4)

6.0

1.0

153,046

128,718

1.06%

 

5-59, 5-64

4-16

32.

Address the high turnover rate for Principals, and seek greater diversity.

 

 

 

 

 

33.

Greater accountability by MCPS for improved academic performance of students. 

1. Instructional Management System -Middle School Rollout (1) 

2. Development of Predictive Formative Assessments (2)

3. Teacher Centered Model (TCM) & Pre-K Assessment Development (2)

1.0

1.0

4.0

103,801

83,175

2,474,906

10.03%

 

6-26

 

6-15

34.

MCPS accountability for effective use of resources should be increased by using the inventory of all MCPS programs to reduce duplications and overlaps.

New Financial System (1)

 

1,500,000

5.65%

 

6-26

35.

Through outcome measurement rigorously evaluate programs for effectiveness and efficiency. 

Data Monitoring -Master Plan Results (2)

1.0

84,139

0.32%

 

6-55

36.

MCPS must adequately assess new programs and curricula before and after implementation, and should insure that sufficient course materials, guidebooks, and implementation documents are available, and teacher training completed before implementation.

Grading and Reporting (2)

 

72,000

0.27%

 

3-20

37.

MCPS and BOE should develop a budget document that is more comprehensible to the public and that will allow decision -makers and the community to assess the costs and benefits of particular programs and initiatives.

 

 

 

 

 

 

TOTAL

 

358.0

$26,542,971