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Following the Apollo 20 Money

Following the Apollo 20 Money

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Published by: Mike Snyder on Sep 29, 2011
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Following the Apollo 20 MoneyTotal Expenditures for the Apollo 20 Launch at Nine SecondarySchools in 2010-2011: $19,365,645Where the money came from:
from HISD’s Priority and UnacceptableSchools (Targeted School Assistance) Fund. These fundshistorically have been appropriated from the district’sgeneral fund on an annual basis to pay for targetedinterventions at the district’s lowest-performing campuses.It existed before the creation of Apollo 20 and higher-performing campuses are not eligible for this funding. Pastuses of these funds have included school reconstitutions(replacing staff), such as the Sam Houston High Schoolreconstitution in 2008. The fund was supplemented in2010-2011 with savings from HISD’s renegotiated contractwith CEP. In 2010-2011, these funds were used toreconstitute (replace staff) at all nine Apollo 20 secondaryschools, which were all among HISD’s lowest-performingcampuses. This was a one-time cost at these schools.
from the Texas Title I Priority Schools GrantProgram. This grant is awarded to a district’s “persistentlylowest –achieving” schools that have a high percentage of students from low-income homes. Each of the four Apollo20 high schools received a three-year grant from thisprogram worth a combined total of $21,642,652.
from private funds awarded specifically to theApollo 20 program from donors.
from federal Title I School ImprovementGrants. These are federal grants awarded to individualeligible schools. These funds must be used to improvestudent achievement in high-poverty schools identified forimprovement, corrective action, or restructuring so as toenable those schools to make adequate yearly progress

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