04-09-2013 Regular School Board Meeting
Agenda Item #31


Title
Head Start Self-Assessment and Improvement Plan

Discussion

The School Board of Brevard County Head Start Self-Assessment and Improvement Plan is being submitted for approval.  A self-assessment must be completed annually in accordance with paragraphs 45 CFR 1304.51(i) and 1304.50(d)(1)(viii) of the Head Start Performance Standards.  The purpose of the self-assessment is to determine if Head Start systems and services have been implemented and are working effectively.  The results are used to highlight effective practices and determine needs for program improvement.  The submitted document represents the findings of the Head Start program self-assessment completed in January, 2013.

A review team consisting of school district staff, classroom teachers, parents, and community partners completed the self-assessment after participating in training on the process.  In general, the findings illustrated many program strengths.  The findings also revealed opportunities for overall program improvement, many of which are related to challenges faced as a new Head Start grantee.  Identified problems and possible solutions were included within the context of the reported results.



Recommendation
Approve the School Board of Brevard County Head Start Self-Assessment and Improvement Plan.

Meeting Date(s)
Consent w/o Information - 4/9/2013

Authority for Action
F.S. 1001.42

Involves Expenditure of Funds Directly in the Classroom
No

Source of Funding
Agenda Item will not Require the Expenditure of Funds

FY
Amount
Budgeted
Fund
Cost Center
Project
Function
Object
Program

Contact
Dr. Teresa Wright, Director, Office of Early Childhood & and Title I Programs, 633-1000, ext. 340.


Attachment:  SBBC_SAIP_January_2013.pdf