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  • 1. E 4000 TN TITLE II-D STIMULUS E-LEARNING PROGRAM Webinar March 26, 2010
  • 2. PRESENTED BY:
    • Merrie Clark, Title II-D Project Director, Federal Programs
    • Wendy Oliver, Coordinator for e4TN
    • Debbie Owens, Associate Executive Director, Federal Programs
  • 3. e 4000 TN Statewide Stimulus Strategy e-learning Program e 4000 TN Statewide Stimulus Strategy e-learning Program
  • 4. e 4TN e -LEARNING PROGRAM
    • e 4TN is TN DOE’s grant funded online learning initiative
    • 21 full credit classes
    • 18 half credit classes
    • 16 credit recovery classes
    • Physics and Art History coming in Fall 2010
    • Classes meet TN and national technology and content standards
    • e 4TN’s online learning program is implemented in districts all over Tennessee and taught by Tennessee teachers
  • 5.  
  • 6. e 4000 TN PROGRAMS
    • e 4000 TN will fund 4000 TN students in online programs
    • Distance learning opportunities
    • Credit recovery
    • Advanced credit
    • Serving gifted, special education or English Language Learner populations
    • Supplementing or driving Advanced Placement offerings
    • Filling teacher shortages
    • Serving homebound student
  • 7. COMPLIANCE WITH NCLB AND ARRA
    • The LEA assures that all program requirements of Enhancing Education Through Technology: No Child Left Behind Title II Part D and of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (ARRA) (Title II Part D), shall be met.
    • The LEA assures its understanding that the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (ARRA) (Title II Part D) reimbursement grant funds shall only be used for eligible reimbursable expenditures.
    • The LEA assures that any and all equipment and software purchased and salaries or stipends provided will supplement, not supplant , the level of services that would have been provided in the absence of monies received from this grant.
  • 8. BUDGET PROCEDURES
    • Title II-D Competitive Stimulus Subfund
    • Total Budget: $10,000.00 for e 4000 TN LEA Grant
    • Award Letter
    • Budget Reimbursement Form
    • Budget Amendment
      • Will receive completed budget amendment electronically (for FY10 with e 4000 TN funds included)
  • 9.  
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  • 11. REIMBURSEMENT FORM INSTRUCTIONS
    • District’s e4000TN reimbursement form.
        • Can be used for multiple reimbursements
        • Includes the year to date expenditures.
      • 1.  Complete the Reimbursement Request # (1, 2, 3.....).
      • 2.  Complete the monthly period for the request (04/01/2010 - 04/30/10).
      • 3.  List the year to date expenditures in the column next to budget amount, account number, and  description.
        • Total amount already requested for reimbursement before this request.
        • Do not include the amount of your current request in this column.
        • This column will be blank for first request
    • 4.  List the amount you are requesting for reimbursement in the “Amount Requested” column.
    • 5.  The “Balance” column will calculate from the other data entered.
    • 6.  Sign and date the form.
    • 7.  Mail the signed form and supportive documentation to the person indicated on the bottom of the form.
    •  
  • 12. E4000TN REIMBURSEMENTS
    • LEA Grant recipients will receive an electronic reimbursement form based on their approved e4000TN budget with instructions.
    • Request reimbursements by:
      • Entering the reimbursement #
      • Enter the date range covered by this request
      • Complete Column 3 (Amount Requested) by line item.
      • Send electronic form to Merrie Clark at merrie.clark@tn.gov and mail the original signed copy to the address at the bottom of the form.
    • Reimbursement forms may be submitted monthly, but no less than quarterly.
    • Once the form is reviewed for allowability, Local Finance will process the payment .
    • Repeat steps 2-4 until funds are exhausted.
  • 13.  
  • 14. E4000TN AMENDMENTS
    • One-time “Free pass”:
      • your budget will be copied from your approved application budget to the amendment-ready budget spreadsheet (file 009)
      • Your budget will be stamped as “reviewed and allowable” and resent to your system
      • Your system will receive both a final “amended” budget spreadsheet as a pdf
      • and
      • An amendment-ready excel file for your “next” amendment
      • LEAs who received the e4000TN Grant award will receive a completed budget amendment for that grant
  • 15. BUDGET AMENDMENT PROCEDURES
    • When an LEA wishes to modify any finally approved budget,
      • resulting in a greater than ten percent increase or decrease in a budget category,
      • whether the change is single or cumulative,
    • The LEA federal programs contact person shall submit
      • an electronic version,
      • an original paper copy, and
      • 2 paper copies of the budget amendment to his/her assigned NCLB consultant.
    • The following items must be included as a part of this budget amendment when submitted:
      • a completed NCLB Budget Amendment Form ED-5341 for each affected title,
      • an original cover letter from the Director of Schools, and
      • a revised budget for the affected title(s).
  • 16. QUESTIONS AND NEXT STEPS
    • Any Questions?
    • Next steps
    • Implementing the E4 000 TN e -Learning Program
  • 17. INFORMATIONAL MEETINGS
    • Regional Meetings in April
    • West TN – Tipton County DOE, Board Room
      • April 19, 9-11 am or April 26, 9-11 am
    • Middle TN – Wilson County Teacher Training Center
      • April 22, 1-3 pm or April 27, 9-11 am
    • East TN – Hamilton County DOE, e 4 TN, Bldg. 212
      • April 23, 1-3 pm or April 29, 9-11 am
  • 18. INFRASTRUCTURE TRAININGS TBA
    • Onsite Facilitators
    • Lab Facilitators
    • Teachers
  • 19. COURSE SCHEDULE
    • Summer Session 2010
    • Registration 5/24
    • Courses 6/10-6/22
    • Fall 2010
    • Registration 7/21
    • Courses 8/11-12/20
  • 20. IMPORTANT NOTES
    • Use Seats Summer 2010 – Fall 2011
    • Seats are in $50 increments
    • If LEA provides the teacher then fees are $50 for e4TN courses
    • If e4TN provides the teacher, then fees are $300 for e4TN courses
  • 21. ARRA FRAUD PREVENTION
    • If you have knowledge of any activity which you consider to be illegal, improper, or wasteful, please call the state comptroller’s toll-free hotline:
    • 1-800-232-5454
  • 22. CONTACT INFORMATION
    • Please contact:
    • Merrie Clark, Federal Programs, with other questions ( [email_address] )
    • The LEA’s e 4000 TN Regional Branch Site Contact

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