The committee is currently administered a survey to school parents and used the results from it to determine the need for consistent out of school time activities. The results stated:
March 23, 2017
Amy has been working on anyone better off categories and drilling down the data. Most recently they reviewed and compared attendance rates of AlphaBEST participants and found out that their attendance is better than the general population. Michele will begin working to put a regular performance measure in the Scorecard.
The committee discussed this issue for a while and determined that some of the reasons attendance is better may be:
parents are more involved because AlphaBest requires them to drop off their children.
parents need the childcare so childcare close to schools helps.
AlphaBEST has a lot of exciting offerings for the youth to the point that many students don't want to leave when their parents come because they are so into the activity.
Future better off reviews will include:
Board of Education
Local Management Board
Chesapeake Childcare Resource Center
Strong Communication between Partners
Multiple Models: Including For Profit, Nonprofit, school Lead, volunteer, and service organization sponsored programs and activities.
Models for Sustainibilty
Develop Strategies that make so that every child in Queen Anne's County is in a safe and supervised place during out of school time hours.
What We Do
At their regular meeting on September 21, 2011, the board of the Queen Anne's County Community Partnerships for Children and Families (Partnership), our Local Management Board, approved the use of funds from Earned Reinvestment. The ultimate purpose of the request was to provide funds to establish a new Out-of- School Time Coordinator position who would work under the Board of Education within the Partnering for Youth Program. The amount of the request was $54,000.
The goal in forming this strategy was to develop a sustainable position who’s main focus is to assist in the coordination and development of contract requirements, and policies and procedures for operation of before and after school contracted and in-kind programs. The initiative to bring in the contractors started with a partnership with the Board of Education. A Request for Proposal (RFP) process to select program vendors for Queen Anne's County elementary and middle schools who don’t have grant funded programs but a need has was followed and Alphabest was hired as the Vendor. In order to sustain the program the LMB implemented a model in which the selected vendor could charge a fee for the program and a portion of the approved vendor’s gross profits would go back to the school and allow for the position to be sustained. They would also be required to provide scholarships to people who qualify based on income.
Through this program the students, including students at-risk from Matapeake and Stevensville Middle Schools, will receive out of school time services between the hours of 3-5 p.m., thus allowing students to participate in productive activities during traditionally hazardous times for at risk students. Additionally, at risk students will be receiving benefits from the program that will help them become more attached to school and less prone to negative behaviors and more prone to positive outcomes. For FY2016, after school programming includes students at-risk from Centreville and Stevensville middle schools, 3 days per week for two sessions.
Who We Serve
Students at two County middle schools who are at risk of school failure due to academic and behavioral concerns
Why Is This Important?
School Success impacts youth development, school completion, personal well-being and transition to the workforce.
Story Behind the Curve
What/How Much We Do - targets are at the half-way mark, and we anticipate that we will reach our goals by end of FY2016.
How Well We Do It - The YPQA program self assessments will be completed by end of the fiscal year.