05-12-2015 Regular School Board Meeting
Agenda Item #21


Title
Magnet Schools Assistance Program (MSAP) Grant

Discussion

The Office of School Choice is requesting permission to write and submit an application for the 2016-2017 Magnet Schools Assistance Program (MSAP) grant to provide innovative and challenging programs for students.  The determination of the four (4) schools will be assessed based on compliance with the business rules of the MSAP grant, the focus will include a K-12 continuum.  The grant is proposing the implementation of a "Science, Technology Engineering, Arts, and Mathematics (S.T.E.A.M) theme at the identified schools.


The purpose of the Magnet Schools Assistance Program (MSAP) is to support the development and implementation of magnet schools that reduce, eliminate or prevent minority group isolation.  The 2016-2017 MSAP application, published by the United States Department of Education - Office of Innovation and Improvement, is due on March 1st of 2016.


Upon the approval of the grant, the Board will be asked to approve an agenda item granting permission for Brevard Public Schools to accept the allocated grant funds and to implement the MSAP plan, as approved by the Unites States Department of Education.  Moreover, the Board will be required to adopt a resolution to take office action to amend the district desegregation plan to include the four (4) schools.


The proposed grant budget may total up to $4 million over three years.  No match of the district funds is required.



Recommendation
Approve the writing and submission of the 2016-2019 MSAP Grant Application by March 1, 2016.

Meeting Date(s)
Consent w/o Information - 5/12/2015

Authority for Action
CFDA #84.165A

Involves Expenditure of Funds Directly in the Classroom
Yes

Source of Funding
Operating - Grant

FY
Amount
Budgeted
Fund
Cost Center
Project
Function
Object
Program
16-17Up to $4MTBD424TBDTBDTBDTBDTBD
17-18Up to $4MTBD424TBDTBDTBDTBDTBD
18-19Up to $4MTBD424TBDTBDTBDTBDTBD

Contact
Stephanie Archer, Director, Office of School Choice, ext. 395
Robin Ward, Coordinator/Grant Development, ext. 348