1. Within amounts appropriated for implementation of extended day programs and school violence prevention programs, the commissioner is hereby authorized and directed to award grants on a competitive basis to school districts. Such grants shall be for one or more of the following pursuant to this section: school safety and violence prevention programs consistent with the purposes of the school safety plans required by section twenty-eight hundred one-a of this article and extended day activities defined in this section. School districts shall be prohibited from using funds awarded pursuant to this section to displace school district after-school funding in existence as of the effective date of this article.
a. School safety activities. Programs eligible for funding pursuant to this section may include, but not be limited to: (i) safe corridors programs; (ii) diversity programs; (iii) collaborative school safety programs with law enforcement agencies or community-based organizations; (iv) metal detectors, intercom and other intra-school communication devices and other devices to increase school security and the safety of school personnel and students; (v) other programs including comprehensive school-based intervention models, approved by the commissioner, that reduce violence and improve school safety. Comprehensive school based intervention models shall coordinate with and collaborate with other services currently being provided in the school district, incorporate appropriate school violence prevention and intervention services, and coordinate appropriate funding sources to ensure the efficient delivery of services. Such comprehensive school-based intervention models shall also include provisions for the involvement of teachers, parents, school administrators in the development and implementation of the program, a detailed statement identifying specific performance goals, a proposed timetable for implementation and achievement of such goals and specific assessment methods which will be used to measure student and school progress.
b. Extended day activities. (i) Eligible extended day activities under this paragraph shall be for programs conducted outside the regular school day whereby students can participate in extra curricular enrichment activities including but not limited to athletics, academic enrichment, art, music, drama, academic tutoring, mentoring, community services and related programs that will increase student achievement and contribute to school violence prevention. Such activities conducted outside the regular school day shall be offered collaboratively between not-for-profit educational organizations, community based organizations, other agencies approved by the commissioner and public elementary or secondary schools, and where applicable, school districts.
(ii) Grantees receiving funding pursuant to this subdivision may expend no more than five percent of grants for administration and no more than five percent for grantee training.
2. In the event the appropriation for the purposes of this section in any year is insufficient to pay all claims pursuant to this subdivision, the commissioner shall pay such claims on a prorated basis among all districts filing such claims until the appropriation is exhausted.
3. Programs supported by grants pursuant to this section shall not be eligible aid pursuant to any other provision of this chapter.
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