Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2009, $200,000)
The OJJDP FY 09 Earmarks Programs further the Department's mission by providing grants, cooperative agreements, and other assistance authorized by the Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention Act of 1974, as amended, to organizations identified in the Explanatory Statement Regarding H.R. 1105 (Omnibus Appropriations Act, 2009), 155 Cong. Rec. H1653 (daily ed. Feb. 23, 2009) (statement by Rep. Obey, Chairman of the Committee on Appropriations of the House).
The vision of Baltimore City Public Schools (City Schools) is to accelerate the academic achievement of all students, in partnership with the entire community to ensure that students have the attitudes, skills, and proficiencies needed to succeed in college and in the 21st century global workforce. The vision of City Schools is to accelerate student progress through effective implementation of its Master Plan, focusing on quality instruction, managing systems efficiently, and sustaining a culture of excellence. Baltimore City Public Schools is a microcosm of the city itself. Students spend a great deal of time out of school based on offenses that are committed in school such as setting fires, assault on fellow students and/or staff, destruction of school property, etc. Like many urban districts, City Schools also works vigorously to improve a stagnant graduation rate. Through this funding, City Schools will be able to implement effective and coordinated prevention and intervention programs which will decrease juvenile delinquency and increase positive outcomes for many at-risk-youth. There are four targeted areas for improvement by which City Schools will be targeting interventions: Improving attendance; decreasing office referrals for off-task behavior; decreasing suspensions; and improving student engagement. NCA/NCF