Fiscal Year 2021 → Question 31
The activities and programs, listed below, include funding for stipends that are available to the schools.
ECA Class I stipends
ECA Class II stipends
Each middle school is allocated overnight stipends for Outdoor Education based on the school’s Grade 6 enrollment.
ECA Class III stipends
See Attachment A for the list of stipends at each school level.
Achievement-focused ECA Programs
Funding is provided to each middle school and each high school to reduce achievement
gaps and ensure that academic success is not predictable by race, ethnicity, socioeconomic
status, language, or disability. The funding is intended to support innovative extracurricular
programs designed to improve outcomes and opportunities for students who traditionally have
not had opportunities in the past. Funds must be used to support programs that specifically focus on academic success and/or leadership in school. Each middle school is required to have at least
a science, technology, engineering, and mathematics program and a minority achievement program.
Kirwan – Struggling Learners Programs
Each selected elementary school is offered the opportunity to implement extracurricular activities to increase student engagement and promote academic success.
Project G.R.A.D. Programs
Each selected high school is offered the opportunity to implement innovative extracurricular activities to help increase the graduation rate.
The following principles are general guides meant to direct decision making and actions
for administering the IAFs of Montgomery County Public Schools:
Annual financial reports for all MCPS IAFs are submitted to the Internal Audit Unit following the conclusion of each fiscal year. Data consisting of assets, liabilities, and fund balances are extracted from these reports and compiled for analysis.
NOTE: A more specific breakdown of afterschool activities at each school was requested
by Ms. O’Neill at the January 28, 2020, worksession. A team is preparing the information. It will be provided to the Board in March 2020.