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5.4 Budgeting for your Dual Language Program

OVERVIEW

Apply for Supplemental Funding

  • Request additional funds from the district to cover start-up costs for the dual language education program.
  • Seek grant opportunities for additional program funding.

Encumber Funds to Cover Annual Dual Language Education Conference Attendance

  • For district and site administration
  • For teachers and instructional aides in program

Secure Funds to Bring Consultants to Provide Professional Development on Dual Language Education

  • For district and site administration
  • For teachers and instructional aides in program
  • For classified staff at program site

Consider Release Time and/or Stipends for Teachers to Attend Dual Language Education Professional Development

  • May necessitate a conversation and memorandum of understanding with the teachers’ union.
  • Release time for professional development during school year; stipends for time beyond contract.

Dual Language Education Program Resource Teacher/Teacher on Special Assignment

  • Extremely valuable during planning and initial year(s) of implementation.
  • The resource teacher/teacher on special assignment supports:
    • District/site administration
    • Teachers and instructional aides in the program
    • Classified staff at the site
    • Parents of students in the program
  • Should be a teacher who has experience with the program and/or has the credentials to teach in the program.

Allocate Funds for Promotional Materials for Program (see below)

  • Website work
  • Brochure printing
  • Poster printing

Contract with Outside Evaluator

  • Recommend a multi-year contract to ensure consistency in reporting the evaluation of the program through first five years.

Purchase Program Assessments

  • As determined and approved for the program:
    • Language assessments in English, target language
    • Content assessments in English, target language

Procure Supplemental Instructional Materials in the Target Language for Classrooms and School Library

  • Core instructional materials (language arts, mathematics, social studies, science, etc.) for the classrooms
    • In the target language by grade level as determined by grade level, above.
  • Classroom library materials in the target language:
    • Supplemental/research materials corresponding to the content being taught in the target language at each grade level
    • Authentic literature for voluntary/pleasure reading by grade level
  • School library materials in the target language:
    • Supplemental/research materials corresponding to the content being taught in the target language at each grade level
    • Authentic literature for voluntary/pleasure reading by grade level