Agenda Item
Meeting Date: 4/16/2019 - 5:00 PM
Category: Adoption of Consent Agenda
Type: Action
Subject: Hope Online Learning Academy School Professional Grant Application
End Statements:
End Statement I - Academic Excellence
Academic Excellence
End Statement III Safe, Positive Climate and Culture
Safe, Positive Culture and Climate
End Statement V Financial Well-Being
Financial Well-Being
Enclosure: Attachment #1: Hope Colorado School Professional Grant Program 2019
Attachment #2: SPGP Budget Hope 2019
File Attachment:
Hope Colorado School Professional Grant Program 2019.pdf
SPGP - Budget HOPE 2019.xlsx
Summary : Background Information: Hope Online Learning Academy High School currently has the School Health Professional Grant that expires in June 2019. This application is for funds that CDE has allocated to continue support for an additional three years to further the work done on the previous grant (note that the state has changed the name of the grant to School Professional Grant). Hope is applying for these funds and if
granted approval through CDE’s grant approval review process they will engage in the activities as outlined in their proposal.

The grant is a 3-year grant with funding contingent each year
dependent on legislative appropriations. Hope Online Learning
Academy HS is requesting $141,500 for each year to support
increased access to School Health Professionals (counselors, social workers) and provide training to support sustainability. Goals of the grant funds are: use effective practices to implement multi-tiered system of student support at identified learning centers; provide professional development to train staff to deliver substance prevention and abuse curriculum and to be able to identify students who need increased assistance from school professionals; and implement intervention strategies to students in Tiers I, II and III at identified learning centers. Grant funds will be used each funded year to provide 2.0 FTE for professionals who will be state-licensed or state-certified (CDE or DORA) school counselor, school psychologist, school social worker, or school nurse professionals qualified to provide support services to children and adolescents; travel costs for required state trainings; license for Second Step Social Schools for middle school to transition to high school and curriculum materials; and a contracted evaluator to provide data collection tools and analysis to improve project outcomes.

Rationale for Request: For the CDE School Professional Grant for Hope Online Learning Academy HS, board signature is required for submission of the application and acceptance of grant funds by the district as the fiscal agent for the grant. CDE will be scoring, approving, and awarding the grant application and funds. If the grant is awarded CDE has an
extensive evaluation process in place for the use of the grant funds and related activities.
Funding:
Recommendation: That the Board of Education approve the Hope Online Learning Academy School Professional Grant under adoption of Consent Agenda.
Approvals:
Recommended By:
Signed By:
Daniel Winsor - Director, Choice Programming
Signed By:
Ted Knight - Assistant Superintendent
Signed By:
Dr. Thomas Tucker - Superintendent
Vote Results: