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  • Based on a review of seven longitudinal, scientifically-based research studies.
  • 2—Queen Creek 4—Alhambra and Mesa FUSD currently has 35 kindergarten classrooms districtwide. $910,000 is based on 35 .5 ftes with benefits. What are Charter Schools planning? Spoke with 8 schools; 7 plan to offer full-day; 1 is undecided. 5 will charge $150 to $275; 2 FREE
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  • Full Day Kdg Presentation 3 10

    1. 1. Options for 2010-2011
    2. 2. <ul><li>March 12, 2010: State shut down full-day program by permanently cutting $218 Million </li></ul><ul><li>Phased-in under Gov. Napolitano </li></ul><ul><ul><li>State's poorest schools in 2005 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>All schools by 2007 </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Highly praised by Early Childhood Professionals and Business Leaders </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Unpopular with Legislature </li></ul></ul>
    3. 3. <ul><li>Contributes to school readiness </li></ul><ul><li>Easier transition to first grade </li></ul><ul><li>Improves academic achievement </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Standardized tests and classroom grades </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Improved literacy over long-term (3 rd grade) </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Improved student attendance </li></ul><ul><li>Social and emotional development improves </li></ul><ul><li>Reduces need for retention or remediation </li></ul>
    4. 4. <ul><li>Tuition-based program began 1999 </li></ul><ul><li>Rates </li></ul><ul><ul><li>$1,800/year ($200/month for 9 months) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Rates in early years $1,250 to $1,350 </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Raised to $1,800 in 2003 </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Reduced to $1,080 in 2006-07 as Phase-In Began </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>Title I Support </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Model 1—Pay .5 teacher per K class; free full-day </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Model 2—Utilize funds for partial scholarships </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Model 3—Provide ½ day add-on two days/week for at-risk students </li></ul></ul>
    5. 5. <ul><li>Helps to level the playing field for children of poverty. </li></ul><ul><li>Families realize the benefits and have come to expect full-day K </li></ul><ul><li>Early childhood professionals and researchers support the value of full-day K </li></ul><ul><li>Provides time needed to meet state standards. </li></ul>
    6. 6. <ul><li>Today’s preschool standards look like the K standards of less than a decade ago. </li></ul><ul><li>K standards have been raised to a level previously utilized at first grade. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>With the proposed adoption of national standards, we can expect the bar to be raised even higher. </li></ul></ul>
    7. 7. <ul><li>Represent a problem situation using words, numbers, pictures, physical objects, or symbols, with numbers 0-20. </li></ul><ul><li>Recognize and compare the ordinal position of at least five objects. </li></ul><ul><li>Create and describe graphs; ask and answer questions based on the graphs that reinforce other mathematics concepts such as counting, comparing, adding, subtracting, etc. </li></ul><ul><li>Build, draw, compare, describe, and sort 2-dimensional figures using attributes. </li></ul>
    8. 8. <ul><li>Restate facts from listening to expository text; respond appropriately to questions based on facts heard or read. </li></ul><ul><li>Identify elements of a story, including characters, setting, and key events. </li></ul><ul><li>Make predictions based on title, cover, illustrations, and text. </li></ul><ul><li>Determine what words mean from how they are used in a sentence. </li></ul>
    9. 9. <ul><li>1—Completely eliminate full-day; return to the ½ day model of the 90’s. </li></ul><ul><li>2—Offer both full-day and half-day with full-day available for tuition-paying families only. </li></ul><ul><li>3—Offer both models with full-day K as tuition based, but provide opportunities for scholarships and/or other support from grants (Title I). </li></ul><ul><li>4—Provide full-day programming districtwide utilizing limited M&O funds. Cost: $910,000 </li></ul>
    10. 10. <ul><li>Return to the full-day tuition-based model which sets a districtwide rate, but allows some school-based decisions with regard to fee waivers and/or scholarships. </li></ul><ul><li>Every school would be required to offer at least one full-day classroom based on demand. </li></ul><ul><li>Tuition would be set by district between $175 to $200 per month (for nine months) </li></ul>
    11. 11. <ul><li>Program would be completely tuition-based with at least one ½ day classroom provided. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Each class converted for full-day would require income of $26,000 to cover the extra .5 fte teacher </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>No other “extras” would be available (i.e., instructional aide time, supplies, etc.). </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Scholarship applications would be available for income-eligible families on a first-come, first-served basis. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>17 full-tuition students would cover the teacher cost, thereby leaving space for 5-8 scholarships. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Cromer could use Title I monies for scholarships. </li></ul></ul>
    12. 12. <ul><li>School-based decision to use Title I funds . . . </li></ul><ul><li>Model 1: Offer scholarships/fee waivers. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Eligibility must be based on income and academic need. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Portion of tuition would also have to offset scholarships. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Model 2: Reduce the monthly fee for all families; offsetting the difference with Title I and offering scholarships. </li></ul><ul><li>Model 3: Create a Title I Kindergarten class to serve targeted high-need eligible students only. </li></ul><ul><li>No Boundary Exceptions from non-Title Schools </li></ul>
    13. 13. <ul><li>Reason for Flexibility—Programming Options </li></ul><ul><ul><li>School Requirements for Title I Plans </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Needs Assessment & Research-Based Programming </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Each School’s Services/Plan Look Very Different </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>What current Title I service would be eliminated? </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>Moving Funds & Revising Title I Plans </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Common Component Districtwide—RTI </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Supported by M&O, Special Education, Title I & ARRA </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Model Holds Great Promise & Supported Nationally </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Concerns: Do we support Full-Day K at the expense of RTI? What happens when ARRA funding expires? </li></ul></ul></ul>
    14. 14. <ul><li>Supplement vs. Supplant </li></ul><ul><ul><li>District support must be consistent between non-Title and Title schools. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Legally, Title monies may not support a program that is currently paid by M&O </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>However, Full Day K may be supported under very specific requirements. </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>Kindergarten Registration—April 7 th </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Parents making decisions now. </li></ul></ul>