C: Increase State Aid: $2,397,479
Under this proposal, with an increase in Foundation Aid of $2,397,479, staffing would increase by 16.6 as follows:
This proposal includes:
.5 AVID Teacher Under this proposal AVID would expand
the above proposal of .2 to .5 and bring the high school closer to 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
2 Elementary RESPITE Rooms with 2 Paraprofessionals 2
RESPITE rooms would be staff with 1 Special Education Teacher, 1 Social Worker,
1 Common Branch Teacher and 1 Paraprofessional.
.4 Social Worker/.4 Targeted Instruction for
additional Schenectady High School RESPITE Room (.5)
1 High School Engagement Supervisor to expand and
build the capacity to transform building-wide systems to fully integrate
restorative practices to SHS.
3 Assistant Principals Add an assistant principal to
each middle school to provide full time support at each grade level. This is in response to concerns and a request
made by staff members earlier in the year.
.5 High School Counselor for SCLA to provide focus on the grade 9 to 10
transition, college and career readiness as well as social emotional
health. The school currently has 279
students and one counselor for grades 9-12.
High School Assistant Principal from 10 month position to
11 month to extend responsibility during the summer to focus on transition,
summer programming, Regents and student readiness.
1 High School Music Teacher to provide scheduling
accommodation for the number of students requesting music classes. An increase in band/orchestra students coming
in from middle schools exacerbates the scheduling issue.
1 Technician and 2 Paraprofessionals to provide
network and teacher field support.
1 Psychologist By adding .5 psychologist to WIEC and
1 to Oneida (repurposing district psych position to CPMS) will enable the
schools to carry more reasonable caseloads,
1 Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner and 1 Social
Worker who will form the beginning of a Mobile Crises Response Team to work
with families, school staff, and outside providers to ensure students mental
.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.
Trauma Sensitive School Institute: Summer training institute for building
and district staff to address building climate and to develop better
This train the trainer model
focuses on the intermediate grades and is a follow up to the Summer Literacy
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.
Curriculum Management Tool for the organization and
governance of district curriculum.
Alternative to a Van/Field Trips to be able to provide transportation and
increase options for small athletic teams and field trips. The original proposal was to purchase a van
for this. Additional funding would
however, instead, provide the ability to increase contracts with transportation
providers for this purpose.
Zonar, a bus tracking system that allows for the GPS
tracking of our school bus fleet. It
includes real-time updates that report back vehicle location, speed, time and
precise performance metrics. Z-pass, a component of this, allows the district
to quickly see where and when students enter and exit the buses. This would cover about 75% of the fleet.
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.)