What Can We Buy With $741,840.00?
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.