05-13-2008 Regular School Board Meeting
Agenda Item #30


Title
Florida Career and Professional Education (CAPE) Act 5-Year Strategic Plan

Discussion

The Florida Career and Professional Education (CAPE) Act provides for a statewide planning partnership between the education and business communities in order to attract, expand, and retain targeted, high-value industry, and to sustain a strong, knowledge-based economy.  Pursuant to the legislation, each school district must develop a 5-year strategic plan, endorsed by the local workforce board, that addresses the needs of the local and regional economy through implementation of career and professional academies which conform to the requirements of the CAPE Act.  Career and professional academies, a form of small learning communities, have been identified as a means to support local and regional economic development and to respond to Florida’s critical workforce needs. 



Recommendation

Approve the Florida Career and Professional Education (CAPE) Act 5-Year Strategic Plan for Brevard Public Schools for career and professional academies, SY 2008-2013.



Meeting Date(s)
Information - 4/22/2008
Consent after Information5/13/2008

Authority for Action
General Powers and Duties of the Board; Florida Career and Professional Education Act, 1003.491 F.S.

Involves Expenditure of Funds Directly in the Classroom
No

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

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Contact
Margaret Lewis, Director, Career & Technical Education, X380


Attachment:  BPS CAPE Act Plan.pdf