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OFFICE OC THE PRESIDEH
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President: Dr. firen Nicodemw Vice PmsMeatf Dr. Vicki Bdmtim
Pub& Xt&&mcil;ion: Tom H m
The Honorable Timothy Bee President of the Senate Arizona State S~nate 1700West Washington Room 204 B m i x , AZ 85007
Dear Mator Bee:
A.R+S.fS 15-720.01 cnsatcs the Mathematics or Science Achievement Grant Program wMch shall be administered by the State B C r d of Education (the '1Board"). The puqmsc: of the program is to promote improved pupil whievenent in math or scicnce by providing supplemental funding for innovative p p m s .
Dr. John Hmger
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With the Board tccatl y increasing graduation requhmts in math and science, these grants will hefg cnsure that students and teachers have additional support and access to resources in order to meet the new requirements.
C d b Qu~cn
T e statute requires that an annual report which details each grant mipient's h program and its ovcrall effectiveness be submitted to the Governor, thc Pmident of the Senate. the Spcaker of the Hcrt~se: Representatives md the of Joint Legislative Budget Cornmitt%. Because this is the program's inaugural year and p n t s have not yet k e n awarded, this information cannot be provided at this time,
Piwemtly, the Bonlrd i s working to coordinate the distribution of these grants with similar program initiatives in the Governor's Office md other cornmunity organizations. crhe aim of this coordination is to ensure that ongoing efforts to improve student achievement in math and science work together.
This will. pfovide a comprehensive and cost effective approach to implementation.
As these grants are distributed, the program requirements shall,include evalu.dtion methods that will dlow the Board to rcprt on the effectiveness of each prowam and permit comparisons bct w w students that participate in the various programs with others that do not.
Plcm contact the Board office dinrtly st (602)542-5057 if you require additional information.
Vince Yanez, Execut.ivc Directur Stab Board of Education
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