SCHOOL ALLOCATION MEMORANDUM NO. 60, FY 2018

 

DATE:

August 4, 2017

TO:

Community Superintendents

 

High School Superintendents

 

Field Support Center Teams

 

School Principals

 

FROM:

Raymond J. Orlando, Chief Financial Officer

 

SUBJECT:

CTE Expansion Initiatives

 

This memorandum funds fourteen new Career and Technical Education (CTE) programs, as outlined in the mayor’s initiative to expand and strengthen CTE programs, and supports schools providing high quality Work Based Learning experiences and student internships in CTE.

 

New CTE Programs

This funding will enable select CTE and academic high schools to offer high quality CTE programs in key industry sectors with viable career and postsecondary pathways. Schools have been selected based upon their prior year of planning and preparation for program launch in the 2017- 2018 school year.

 

These supplemental CTE funds may only be used for:

•       Equipment

•       Supplies and materials

•       Per session funding for CTE teacher training (externships, professional learning, credentialing, curriculum development and academic integration)

•       NYSED approved curriculum and assessments

•       CTE association fees

•       CTE Lab expenses

 

Allocation amounts for each school can be viewed on the attached table. The funds for this allotment will be placed in the allocation category, TL CTE Programs HS.

 

CTE WBL Coordinators

The memorandum also allocates funds to increase the time allocated for WBL coordinators to perform their duties, such as ensuring adherence to New York State child labor laws, completing all required documentation for employment of minors and students, collaborating with CTE teachers prior to the commencement of student placements within industry, conducting work site visits to determine the safe and instructional soundness of internship worksites, and providing meaningful work based learning coaching and instruction to students. Schools have been selected based upon their past efforts to provide meaningful work based learning experiences with their students as well as their desire to strengthen relationships with select high value industry partners. Schools currently receiving SIF funding, as well as schools with certified WBL coordinators in possession of the NYSED extension certificate, and WBL coordinators in certification process qualify for this additional funding.

 

Qualifying schools will receive funding to cover the cost of one additional period per day for WBL coordinators, to be added to their current assignment of at least one instructional period per day. Funds can only be used to cover the salary portion of their WBL coordinator; they may not be used to cover a sixth period coverage. These supplemental CTE funds may only be used for this purpose.

 

Allocation amounts for each school can be viewed on the attached table. The funds for this allotment will be placed in the allocation category TL CTE WBL HS.

 

CTE Driving Program

This funding will also support four Career and Technical Education (CTE) schools to provide students with the opportunity to obtain their NYS Driving License.  These schools have been selected based on their CTE program’s affiliation with industry partners that have career pathways that require a NYS driving license to access career related internships and apprenticeship opportunities.  Drivers Education leading to an NYS Driving Permit is a fundamental credential for a large number of entry level positions in automotive, transportation, engineering and construction sectors.

 

These supplemental CTE funds may only be used for the following categories of expenditure:

•       Driver Education proprietary school

•       NYS Driving permit expense

 

Allocation amounts for each school can be viewed on the attached table. The funds for this allotment will be placed in the allocation category TL CTE Driver HS.

 

The CTE team will work with assigned schools to develop and implement effective spending plans that meet the unique programmatic and fiscal needs of each school. These funds will be closely monitored and future allocation considerations will be based on the proper use of these limited resources.

 

Questions about this program can be sent to CTEInfo@schools.nyc.gov. For more information, please visit our CTE programs web site.

 

Download a copy of the School Allocation Memorandum No. 60, FY 2018

 

Attachment:

Table 1 – CTE Expansion Initiatives Allocation Summary

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