01-18-2011 Regular School Board Meeting
Agenda Item #29


Title
Career Pathways Grant

Discussion

We are requesting permission to write for this two-year Career Pathways grant. The amount of grant funding we are requesting will be $146,924.

This project provides supplemental financial assistance for Brevard Public Schools Office of Adult and Community Education to establish a collaborative partnership with several community organizations such as Brevard Community College, Brevard Workforce, Job Corps, and various businesses to provide a career pathways program in all adult education centers within the county.

Our goal with the new grant will be improving the quality Adult Education programs and student outcomes by incorporating the Adult Career Pathways Framework and aligning program operation and curriculum to include:

  • Strengthening core academic skills through contextual learning to improve college and career readiness.
  • Aligning resources to strategic goals.
  • Supporting post-secondary transitioning through strategic planning, partnerships, and most critically, adult education programs focused upon transitioning students through a systemic process that considers current program ability and future goals, innovation, student needs, and the local economy.

If awarded, this two year grant will consist of full funding the first two years.

There is not a required match or any in-kind contributions as a condition of this grant.



Recommendation
Permission to write and submit the proposal.

Meeting Date(s)
Consent w/o Information - 1/18/2011

Authority for Action
FS General powers and duties of the School Board

Involves Expenditure of Funds Directly in the Classroom
No

Source of Funding
Special Revenue - Federal

FY
Amount
Budgeted
Fund
Cost Center
Project
Function
Object
Program
11-12$146,924$146,9244229240xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

Contact
John C. Wigley, Director of Adult Education 633-1000 X375