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The twin goals of Curriculum Institute (CI) funding are to support:
  • collaborative learning opportunities and innovations that are above and beyond the standard professional preparation required to fulfill teaching assignments
  • the fulfillment of District/Board goals and WASC action plans
Information and applications for participation in the district's Curriculum Institute program for MVLA staff members can be found below.


Curriculum Institute applications that meet both goals will be prioritized. Further considerations will include:
  • impact beyond a single classroom
  • strength of the plan for applying or extending the funded learning
  • cost-effectiveness
  • the degree to which funded experiences cannot be obtained in any other manner
  • the number of applications submitted
Application Deadline Information
  • Curriculum Institute applications must be submitted at least two weeks before the requested event
  • It may take a two-week turnaround time for applications to be reviewed and approved/denied
  • You are encouraged to submit your CI application as soon as possible 
  • When appropriate, submit CI applications prior to early bird deadlines
Approval Process
  • Submitting a CI application does not mean that the CI is approved. All CIs must be reviewed and approved by Ed Services in order to be deemed "approved"
  • All Team Participants listed on the CI application will be notified via email stating if the request has been approved or denied
  • Information on the next steps for DO pre-payment will be included in the approval emails sent to all participants listed on the application
  • Review the CI Payment Procedure (On-Site) and CI Reimbursement Procedure (Off-Site), linked below
Horizontal or Incentive Units
  • Do not fill out a CI application or any CI-related forms if you are applying for horizontal movement, units, or incentive pay
  • Staff cannot receive both incentive pay (units) AND CI hourly pay (On-Site)/CI reimbursement (Off-Site)
  • Contact Amy Vargas if you have questions regarding units and/or incentive pay or the professional growth process
Forms & Links

Forms & Links

CI Application: On-Site

Use this application to apply for On-Site CI activities (team collaborations) taking place during the school year (after August 10, 2022)

On-Site CI Questions Attachment

Use this link to access the required CI Application On-Site Questions

CI Application: Off-Site

Use this application to apply for Off-Site CI activities (conferences, workshops, college visits, etc.) taking place during the 2022-23 school year

Off-Site CI Questions Attachment

Use this link to access the required CI Application Off-Site Questions

CI Timesheet Form

Use this form to submit approved On-Site CI collaboration hours  

CI Timesheet Attachment

Use this Google Sheet CI Timesheet to attach to your CI Timesheet Form

CI Reimbursement Form

Use this form to submit approved Off-Site CI out-of-pocket expenses for reimbursement
General CI Information (updated May 2022)

CI Guidelines PDF

CI Flow Chart: On-Site PDF

CI Flow Chart: Off-Site PDF

CI Payment Procedure PDF

CI Reimbursement Guidelines PDF

General CI or Status Questions

General CI or Status Questions

Shaunie Beacham
Phone: (650) 940-4650 ext. 0032
CI Approval Process Questions

CI Approval Process Questions

Teri Faught