05-10-2011 Regular School Board Meeting
Agenda Item #28


Title
Adult Education And Family Literacy - Building An Adult Education Career Pathways System For Transitioning To Postsecondary Education

Discussion

We are requesting that Brevard Public Schools accept the Career Pathways grant awarded to Adult Education, in the amount of $146,924.

This project provides supplemental financial assistance for Brevard Public Schools Office of Adult/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 of 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 postsecondary 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.

Adult Education was given permission to write for the Career Pathways grant on January 18, 2011, item #29.

Copies of the application will be located in the Adult/Community Education Director's office and the North Area Adult Education grant office.

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

 



Recommendation

Approve to accept the Career Pathways grant awarded to Adult Education, in the amount of $146,924.



Meeting Date(s)
Consent after Information - 5/10/2011
Consent w/o Information1/18/2011

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 x375


Attachment:  Brevard County SD DOE 200 #050-1911A-2CT01.pdf