Proposal B: $1,020,000

B:  Increase State Aid:  $1,020,000
An increase in Foundation Aid of $1020,000 would result in a staff increase of 8.7 as follows:

Teachers:  7.7

Paraprofessional:  1

.2 AVID Teacher would be expand SHS AVID to 50% of the intended levels so that students who are in the program can continue.  This includes membership and training.

3 Middle Level Teachers to increase and combine with math lab teacher for provide middle integrated support, middle targeted and middle academic support services (services that on a general education continuum).

2 Elementary RESPITE Teachers  and 1 Social Worker to serve K-2 or 3-5 determined by District-Based Support Team throughout the year.

1 Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner who will form the beginning of a Mobile Crises Response Team to work with families, school staff, and outside providers to ensure students mental health stabilization.

.5 Homeless Liaison will round an existing .5 position to full time in order to work with the district’s homeless students and families to improve attendance and educational outcomes.

1 Paraprofessional to provide network and teacher field support.

Additional Services

Trauma Sensitive School Institute:  Summer training institute for building and district staff to address building climate and to develop better trauma-sensitive schools.

Embedded Coaching:   This train the trainer model focuses on the intermediate grades and is a follow up to the Summer Literacy Institute.

Mentor Training:  One day of summer training for 50 mentors and a mentoring stipend for 20 hours of service during the school year.

Curriculum and Assessment Professional Development:    Train the trainers for curriculum writing facilitators and assessment cadre.

Increased Hours for Curriculum Writing:  Additional hours for curriculum writing beyond Curriculum Writing Week.

Addition to CHIME Program:  Funding to grow the CHIME program from an after school program at Yates to include the middle schools that it feeds to.  (This is a program with Empire State Youth Orchestra that currently takes place after school at Yates.)

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