Review Agenda Item
Meeting Date: 9/27/2023 - 6:00 PM
Category: Consent Agenda
Type: Action
Subject: 15.8 Review and Potential Approval of the Submission of the K12 Strong Workforce Grants, and Acceptance if Awarded
LCAP (Local Control Accountability Plan) Goal:
Goal 1:
All students will receive a high quality education in a safe and welcoming environment with equitable and high expectations, access to technology, and instruction in the California State Standards that prepare them for college and career.
Enclosure MDUSD K12SWP 2023-24 Grant Overview
File Attachment:
MDUSD K12SWP 2023_24 Grant Overview.pdf
Summary: Staff request approval to apply for the K12 Strong Workforce Program (K12SWP) Grants to create, support, and/or expand high-quality career technical education programs at the K-12 level aligned with the workforce development efforts, and encompasses a collaborative regional approach to increase the transition to post-secondary and career. Applications must be project based and occur within 30 months. MDUSD proposes to submit three SWP grant applications; two individually and one in partnership with Contra Costa County Office of Education (CCCOE) Consortium.

MDUSD’s first proposal is to develop the “21st Century Transportation Pathways: Modern and Expand” by establishing a Transportation Advisory Committee; revising the current Transportation curriculum to reflect current trends including hybrid, electronic & autonomous vehicles; exploring articulation and dual enrollment; expanding the pathway to Mt. Diablo High School; and developing a system of work based learning to support students and provide industry based certifications. This MDUSD grant would be $700,000 and requires a 2:1 match from district grants and funds.

MDUSD’s second proposal is to create the “Equitable Access for Alternative Education Sites to Career Exploration & Career Technical Education (CTE) Pathways” by establishing an Alternative Education Advisory Committee to support implementation of CTE pathways based on student interest and Labor Market Information; update the Career Transitions course of study and implement at career pathways sites; Implement career exploration, readiness workshops and articulation at Alternative Education sites; and Implement CTE courses that lead into a post secondary pathway. This MDUSD grant would be $300,000 and requires a 2:1 match from district grants and funds.

The third application is with the Contra Costa County Office of Education (CCCOE) Consortium which includes 5 community colleges and 11 school districts, and will target pathway “Innovation Across All CTE Pathways” focused on Embedding Virtual Reality (VR) / Artificial Intelligence (AI), Design Thinking / Project Based Learning (PBL), and Career Exploration. The consortium is applying for approximately $2M; the required match will be 1:1. The total amount received and match required will depend on the award amount. Staff anticipates matching up to 80,000, making MDUSD eligible for $80,000 SWP funds.
Funding: $1,000,000 K12 Strong Workforce Program Grant for two MDUSD grants
$80,000 K12 Strong Work Program Grant for Consortium
Fiscal Impact Grant match would come from:
3277 Workforce Investment and Opportunity Act (WIOA), and 2726 Expanded Learning Opportunity Program (ELOP), Local Control Funding Formula (LCFF), 0927 LCFF 9-12 Augmentation, 4011 unrestricted General Fund-Career Center, and 0930 Local Control Funding Formula (LCFF) Supplemental.
Recommendation: Move to approve the submission of the K12 Strong Workforce Grants, and acceptance if awarded.
Recommended By:
Signed By:
Stephanie Roberts - Director of Development
Signed By:
Heather Fontanilla - Program Spec/Career Pathways/Linked Learning
Signed By:
Elizabeth McClanahan - Director of Purchasing and Warehouse
Signed By:
Nancy Chen - Chief Accountant
Signed By:
Jennifer Sachs - Chief, Educational Services
Signed By:
Dr. Adam Clark - Superintendent
Vote Results:

Original Motion
Member Debra Mason Moved, Member Cherise Khaund seconded to approve the Original motion 'Move to approve the submission of the K12 Strong Workforce Grants, and acceptance if awarded.'. Upon a Roll-Call Vote being taken, the vote was: Aye: 4 Nay: 0.
The motion Carried 4 - 0
Linda Mayo     Yes
Debra Mason     Yes
Keisha Nzewi     Yes
Cherise Khaund     Yes