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What Can We Buy With $741,840.00?
Posted by: School Board Watch ()
Date: February 26, 2012 01:29AM

The U.S. Department of Education awarded 76 grants to Local Education Agencies (LEAs) and Community-Based Organizations (CBOs) who plan to implement comprehensive, integrated physical activity and nutrition programs for their students through the Carol M. White Physical Education Program (PEP). Funding is intended to assist these entities initiate, expand, or enhance physical education and nutrition education programs, including after-school programs, for students in kindergarten through 12th grade.

Fairfax County Public Schools (FCPS) will implement "Living Fit in Fairfax" (LFF). This project is designed to expand and enhance coordinated efforts that develop the K-12 physical education program. The project will be grounded in sound principles of building capacity using a clear evaluation and assessment plan. By implementing LFF the LEA will address existing needs and weaknesses in providing enhanced resources to promote FCPS students’ well-being. The project will provide enhanced fitness and physical activity opportunities for K-12 students with an emphasis on K-6, to ensure LFF has a childhood obesity prevention program in place. The project is designed to be proactive in preventing the growing epidemic of childhood obesity and providing persistent and consistent knowledge and skills based on state standards.

A Sportline 340 Pedometer costs $2.60 when purchased in quantities. $741,840.00 buys a lot of pedometers.

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Re: What Can We Buy With $741,840.00?
Posted by: VA Phins Fan ()
Date: February 26, 2012 01:38AM


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Re: What Can We Buy With $741,840.00?
Posted by: Supe's Staff ()
Date: February 26, 2012 06:39AM

Most of this money will never leave Gatehouse. Don't expect a Dept Ed audit or a public accounting of how it was spent either.

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Re: What Can We Buy With $741,840.00?
Posted by: Grant Scam ()
Date: February 26, 2012 06:44AM

Each school is required to pay Gatehouse $100 to participate in this "grant.


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Re: What Can We Buy With $741,840.00?
Posted by: jobs created ()
Date: February 26, 2012 12:23PM

Read the last line and you've got your answer. There are 3 employees to administer the grant---"project directors"---one for elementary, one for secondary and one to be the boss of those two. The grant will pay for their salaries for 3 years.

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Re: What Can We Buy With $741,840.00?
Posted by: Yowzee! ()
Date: February 26, 2012 12:35PM

$247,280 per job? Must be for somebody's daughter.

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Re: What Can We Buy With $741,840.00?
Posted by: Andrew Ryan ()
Date: February 26, 2012 12:49PM


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Re: What Can We Buy With $741,840.00?
Posted by: Barker ()
Date: February 26, 2012 03:02PM

Program!! Get Your program!!!

Programs here!!

I guess we can float a bond to continue this program when the money runs out.

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