Agenda Item #44
Jump Start 2011
Jump Start will provide a summer learning opportunity for our primary-aged students to give them a "jump" on the upcoming year's curriculum. Jump Start will allow targeted students to enter school better prepared for success in the upcoming school year.
Principals' evaluation of the 2010 Jump Start program found that elementary participants gained:
Similar to last year, every elementary school will provide an engaging academic program to strengthen students' academic success prior to the start of the next school year. Approximate costs for the programs are $390,000, which include teacher salaries and a small amount of supply money to support the program. The costs for Jump Start will come from the operating funds budgeted for SOAR.
Additionally, the established SOAR budget will support required summer programs for students who need remediation in order to be promoted such as Third Grade Reading Camps and Extended School Year (ESY) program for eligible students in the Exceptional Student Education Program. Along with programs funded through the operating budget, categorical Supplementary Academic Instruction (SAI) funds were held back in order to offer course and credit make-up for students who are at risk of failing in grades 6 through 12.
Approve the Summer Opportunities for Acceleration and Remediation (SOAR) Jump Start program for the summer of 2011.
Information - 5/10/2011
Consent after Information5/24/2011
Authority for Action
FS 1001.41 General Powers of the Board
Involves Expenditure of Funds Directly in the Classroom
Source of Funding
Operating - Other
Cyndi Van Meter, Associate Superintendent of Curriculum, ext. 300
Lynn Spadaccini, Director of Elementary Programs, ext. 330
Attachment: Jump Start.pdf