01-20-2009 Regular School Board Meeting
Agenda Item #29


Title
McKinney-Vento Homeless Education Grant

Discussion

The McKinney-Vento Homeless Education grant is a 3 year federal flow-through grant to the state to provide districts funds for needed services to students Pre-K to grade 12 and unaccompanied youth who are homeless/in transition per Title X legislation mandates. This McKinney-Vento grant lead by the school district will be part of a community-based approach to providing services focusing on the barriers to students receiving educational services: transportation, trauma and academic counseling, books/materials, and seamless access. Over 15 community agencies have joined the collaborative to reduce barriers for students to access educational services, refine the county referral system, improve communication among agencies, and provide critical training.

Currently, the district has 275 identified and eligible students attending schools.  The district has not requested this competitive funding previously. Thirty-three districts received funding in SY2007-08. If awarded, the funding cycle will be from July 1, 2009-June 30, 2012 at approximately $50,000 per year. No match is required.

The Office of Student Services will coordinate the grant.



Recommendation
Request school board approval to write and submit a proposal.

Meeting Date(s)
Consent w/o Information - 1/20/2009

Authority for Action
General Powers and Duties of the Board

Involves Expenditure of Funds Directly in the Classroom
No

Source of Funding
Operating - Grant

FY
Amount
Budgeted
Fund
Cost Center
Project
Function
Object
Program
09-1050,000TBDTBDTBDTBDTBDTBDTBD
10-1050,000
11-1250,000

Contact

Dr. Sherry Meaders, Grant Writer ext. 374

Anita Smith, Homeless Liaison, Student Services ext. 456