PUBLIC SCHOOLS, DIVISION OF; STATE GRANTS/K-12 PROGRAM - NON FEFP (Program)Governor's Recommendations
2022-23
Current Year Budget
2021-22
Difference
DollarsPositionsDollarsPositionsDollarsPositions
$225,372,9390.00$294,695,0180.00($69,322,079)0.00
 

 
Policy Area:  ELEMENTARY AND SECONDARY EDUCATION
Issue:            BIG BROTHERS - BIG SISTERS

Justification
Governor's Recommendations 2022-23
The Governor's Budget Recommendation for Fiscal Year 2022-23 includes the restoration of $500,000 in nonrecurring funding provided in Fiscal Year 2021-22 for the Big Brothers Big Sisters Program to maintain the prior year funding level of $3,480,248. The Big Brothers Big Sisters Program provides mentoring activities for at-risk and low performing students, addresses unmet needs at low performing schools, and provides training and support to mentors. Mentors work within low performing schools to provide academic assistance to students identified as at-risk. Students are assigned to a mentor and a case manager who tracks the students' success. Activities include one-on-one mentoring, homework support, extended classroom learning, and addressing individual skill gaps. The program served 2,963 students in 8,986 mentoring sessions by 294 mentors in 2019-20.