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