according to a staff report from the district.Arcadia Unified will receive approximately $1.9 million from the state to implement new statewide academic requirements called the Common Core State Standards,
The money, which must be spent by 2015, can be spent on teacher training, new instructional materials or technological upgrades, according to the report.
The Common Core State Standards set guidelines for teaching and testing in a variety of subjects beyond just standard language and math instruction. More on the new standards can be found on the California Department of Education website
Arcadia Unified will divide the money into the 2013-14 and 2014-15 school years. According to the staff report, he bulk of the expenditures will goes towards bringing in "Common Core Coaches" to explain the changes ($500,000 each year), new instructional materials ($200,000 a year) and staff conferences ($170,000 a year).
The Arcadia Unified Board will discuss the item at its Tuesday night meeting. The full agenda for that meeting can be found here.