Agenda Item
Meeting Date: 11/10/2020 - 5:00 PM
Category: Adoption of Consent Agenda
Type: Action
Subject: World Compass Academy CDE Charter School Program Remote Learning Grants for Charter Schools Application
End Statements:
Enclosure: Attachment #1:WCA CDE Remote Learning Grant Application
Attachment #2: WCA Grant Application Program Assurances
Attachment #3: WCA CDE Remote Learning Grant Application Budget
File Attachment:
World Compass_CSP_Remote Learning Grant.pdf
World Compass Academy Program Assurances_CSP-Remote Learning Grants for Colorado Charter Schools.pdf
WCA Budget Workbook_CSP-Remote Learning Grants for Colorado Charter Schools FY20-21_10.19.2020.xlsm
Summary : World Compass Academy (WCA) is applying for the CDE Colorado Charter Schools Program (CSP) Remote Learning Grants for Charter Schools. If granted approval through CDE’s internal grant approval review process, WCA will engage in the activities as outlined in their proposal as approved by WCA administration and charter school board.

The grant is a one-time 2020-2021 fiscal year subgrant provided by CDE through CDE's current federal charter school grant program to help charter schools respond to the new educational demands that have arisen from a national and state emergency (COVID-19). The subgrant is used to assist charter schools in transitioning from remote learning back to in-person instruction as soon as practicable and safe to do so based on guidance of state and local health officials. WCA is requesting $35,000 to support the purchase of additional Chromebooks for student use. The funds from this grant will support the initial implementation of remote learning at WCA as a result of the impact by the COVID-19 national emergency by providing the appropriate resources for teachers to deliver direct instruction to students remotely through electronic devices. Specifically, the funds will allow WCA to equip students with a Chromebook that is linked to the WCA Google Suite. Providing students with Chromebooks managed by the school ensures that students in remote learning have a device at home, enabling them to access teacher-created independent remote learning lessons/activities, as well as live virtual classes, small group instruction, and teacher virtual office hours.

For the CDE CSP: Remote Learning Grants for Colorado Charter Schools World Compass Academy, Board of Education 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 World Compass Academy CDE Charter School Program Remote Learning Grants for Charter Schools Application under adoption of Consent Agenda.
Approvals:
Recommended By:
Signed By:
Sandy Maresh - Assistant Secretary Board of Education
Signed By:
Mackenzie Khan - Director Choice Programming
Signed By:
Ted Knight - Assistant Superintendent
Signed By:
Corey Wise - Interim Superintendent
Vote Results:

Original Motion
Member Krista Holtzmann Moved, Member Kevin Leung seconded to approve the Original motion 'That the Board of Education approve the World Compass Academy CDE Charter School Program Remote Learning Grants for Charter Schools Application under adoption of Consent Agenda.'. Upon a Roll-Call Vote being taken, the vote was: Aye: 7 Nay: 0.
The motion Carried 7 - 0