05-13-2008 Regular School Board Meeting
Agenda Item #29


Title
21st Century Community Learning Center Grant (Discretionary/Continuation) 2008-2009 (Zoo I)

Discussion

Brevard Public Schools in partnership with Brevard Zoo provides quality after-school activities for students, and support for the parents of children, who attend two elementary schools: Cambridge Elementary and Endeavour Elementary Magnet Schools.

Using funds from this project, Endeavour and Cambridge Elementary Schools have become 21st Century Community Learning Centers. The "Zoo Explorers" program in partnership with Brevard Zoo has provided a successful after-school and summer program for Brevard students. The program uses Zoo classrooms and school facilities after school for experiential math and science lessons. Bus transportation costs and tuition scholarships for eligible students are provided by the grant funds.

Copies of the application for renewal of funds will be located in the Adult and Community Education Director's office and the Adult Education grant office at North Area Adult Education Center.

  • The deadline for applications is April 18, 2008, therefore the application has been submitted in advance of board consent.
  • Funds from 21st Century Community Learning Center grants can not be used for food. It is a requirement of the grant that participating students be provided a USDA snack each day. School Age Child Care will provide funds to support the costs of USDA snacks and beverages for participating students and any other services, materials, and supplies not covered by the grant. Not to exceed our in-kind contribution of $30,000.00 within the fiscal year.

 



Recommendation

Approve the continuation application for the fifth year of the 21st Century Community Learning Center for Adult and Community Education in the amount of $288,000.



Meeting Date(s)
Consent w/o Information - 5/13/2008

Authority for Action
FS General powers and duties of the School 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
08/09$288,000.00$288,0004229240XXXXXXXXXXXXX000

Contact
John C. Wigley 633-1000 X375


Attachment:  Zoo 1.pdf