8 CRR-NY 135.6NY-CRR

8 CRR-NY 135.6
8 CRR-NY 135.6
135.6 Comprehensive school health education demonstration program.
(a) Definition.
As used in this section, eligible local educational agency means a board of cooperative educational services or the trustees or board of education of a public school district, except that the board of education of a community school district within the City of New York shall not be an eligible local educational agency unless its participation in the demonstration program is authorized by the board of education of the city school district of the City of New York.
(b) Program components.
The comprehensive school health education demonstration program established pursuant to section 804-a of the Education Law shall be limited to health education in grades K through 6 and shall consist of the following components:
(1) Developer grants for comprehensive school health education programs.
(i) Developer grants may be awarded to eligible local educational agencies for the development, implementation, and evaluation of a comprehensive health education program, including such activities as:
(a) coordination of health instruction with other available programs in the school and community related to health education;
(b) provision of in-service training and materials for elementary level school teachers in comprehensive health education;
(c) development and implementation of evaluation procedures to measure students' knowledge, skills, behaviors and attitudes prior to and after program implementation; and
(d) development and implementation of a mechanism for project maintenance and long-range programming.
(ii) Subject to the availability of funds, recipients of developer grants who successfully complete the development, implementation and evaluation of a program in accordance with subparagraph (i) of this paragraph shall be required to assist other eligible local educational agencies with replication of such program.
(2) Health education regional training centers. Grants may be awarded to eligible local educational agencies for participation in the establishment of health education regional training centers for the purpose of developing materials and providing training programs to meet the needs of teachers in the implementation of comprehensive school health education programs at the elementary level.
(3) Statewide advocacy program. Grants may be awarded to eligible local educational agencies for participation in the development and implementation of a statewide advocacy program, to create an awareness on the part of school administrators of the need to develop strategies for implementing comprehensive school health education programs at the elementary level.
(4) Replication grants. Grants may be awarded to eligible local educational agencies for the replication of an elementary level health education program which has been validated by the National Diffusion Network, or which is consistent with the State syllabus in health education and has been approved by the commissioner for the purpose of this section.
(c) Grant applications.
An eligible local educational agency desiring to participate in the program shall submit for approval a grant application in a form and by the date prescribed by the commissioner to implement one or more of the program components set forth in paragraphs (b)(1)-(4) of this section. The grant application shall set forth so much of the following information with respect as is appropriate to the program components for which funding is requested:
(1) the specific need for the program;
(2) the specific goals and objectives to be achieved;
(3) the schools and grades to be served within the public school district, board of cooperative educational services or community school district;
(4) the specific services to be provided;
(5) the number and types of participants to be served;
(6) a description of the health curriculum and/or materials to be developed, implemented, evaluated and/or replicated and the manner in which this will be accomplished;
(7) the type of in-service training or advocacy functions to be conducted;
(8) a description of any proposed contractual/consultant arrangements;
(9) evaluation strategies to be undertaken;
(10) a description of how the program will be coordinated with existing resources and services in the school and community;
(11) a description of how long-range planning will be instituted for program continuance;
(12) a description of how the program will be replicated, if appropriate;
(13) other information determined by the commissioner to be essential to the operation of the program; and
(14) a proposed first-year budget, including staffing needs.
(d) No grant to a local educational agency shall exceed $200,000 per school year.
(e) Allowable costs.
Grant funds shall be used solely for allowable costs of the comprehensive school health education program. In no case shall the cost of services already required of, or currently provided by, the local educational agency as of the effective date of this section be considered allowable costs for the purposes of this section. Allowable costs may include:
(1) Salaries of certified teachers including health educators, elementary classroom teachers, and school nurse-teachers; administrators, including health coordinators; curriculum and training specialists; and noninstructional support personnel;
(2) employee benefits;
(3) teacher in-service training costs, including stipends and substitute pay;
(4) contractual and consultant costs, including staff development, curriculum development, coordination activities, evaluation, travel expense, rental of space, and other services designed to achieve program goals and objectives;
(5) supplies and materials;
(6) instructional equipment;
(7) rental of other related equipment;
(8) library and computer professional and student resources and materials;
(9) reasonable costs of evaluation;
(10) curriculum development activities;
(11) replication;
(12) travel essential to program goals and objectives;
(13) a maximum five-percent overhead allowance;
(14) program costs related to printing, duplication and communication; and
(15) other costs determined to be essential to program goals and objectives, as approved by the commissioner.
(f) Termination of grant.
The commissioner may terminate a grant at any time when in the judgment of the commissioner a program is not meeting the purposes of this section.
(g) Reports and records.
(1) Each participating local educational agency shall:
(i) file an interim report with the commissioner on or before December 31st of the current year of funding and a final report on or before July 15th of the school year next following the current year, containing such information as the commissioner may require;
(ii) file an annual evaluation report by a date prescribed by the commissioner, which contains such information as the commissioner may require; and
(iii) notify the department of any change in professional staff, program design or ability to meet stated goals and objectives.
(2) Financial records shall be maintained.
(3) All programs shall be subject to the general supervision of the commissioner and the department who shall have the right to examine the facilities, operations and records relating to such program at any time.
8 CRR-NY 135.6
Current through July 15, 2022
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