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DESCRIPTION:

 For community schools grants to school districts with schools  designated by the commissioner of education pursuant to paragraphs a or b of  subdivision  1  of section 211-f of the education law throughout the 2016-17 school year to support the operating and  capital  costs associated  with  the  transformation of such schools into community hubs to deliver co-located or school-linked academic, health, mental health,  nutrition,  counseling,  legal  and/or  other  services  to 16  students  and their families, including but not limited to providing a community school site coordinator,  improving  parent  engagement, providing  early childhood education programs, offering professional development specific to the unique needs of students and their families enrolled in a community school, conducting community-wide needs assessments, creating a steering committee made up of various school and community stakeholders to provide  feedback  and  guidance, and constructing  or  renovating  spaces within such school buildings to serve as health suites, adult  education  spaces,  guidance  suites,

resource rooms, remedial rooms, parent/community rooms, and career and technical education classrooms. Provided that such grants shall be awarded pursuant to  a  plan  developed by the commissioner of education and approved by the director of  the budget. Provided further the commissioner shall promulgate regulations that set forth the requirements for use of such grants including, but not limited to, requiring that such school districts demonstrate substantial parent, teacher, and community engagement in the planning, implementation and operation of a community school. Provided further that of the amount hereby appropriated, $50,000,000 shall support such operating costs and $25,000,000 shall support such capital costs.(re. $75,000,000)

 

 

AUTHORITY:

Federal Statute:       

Federal Regulation: 

State Statute:             Education Law §

State Regulation:      8NYCRR Part

 

FUNDING SOURCE(S):

State-                           $36m

Federal-                      

Special Revenue-       

Total-                           $36m

Last updated
December 10, 2018 - 2:12pm