05-13-2008 Regular School Board Meeting
Agenda Item #32


Title
Approval of Multi-Agency Contracts for Adults with Disabilities Services

Discussion

The School Board of Brevard County, Office of Exceptional Student Education Program Support, annually contracts with BRIDGES BTC, Inc., Easter Seals Florida, Inc., East Coast Contract Industries, and Behavior Services of Brevard, Inc. (BSBI) for educational services for adults with disabilities.

 This appropriation from the state legislature provides the funds that are available to the school systems through a Florida Department of Education grant and will assist us in offering services to our adults with moderate and severe disabilities. The 2008-2009 contract agreements reflect an 8% cut from the legislature in 2007-2008 and a projected cut of 5% for 2008-09



Recommendation

Approve the Agreements between BRIDGES BTC, Inc., Easter Seals Florida, Inc., East Coast Contract Industries (ECCI), Behavior Services of Brevard, Inc. (BSBI) and the School Board of Brevard County for a grand total of $184,366.00.



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

Authority for Action
General Appropriation Act, Specific Authorization 31A

Involves Expenditure of Funds Directly in the Classroom
Yes

Source of Funding
Operating - Grant

FY
Amount
Budgeted
Fund
Cost Center
Project
Function
Object
Program
08/09$70,148Yes10020130004705400312450
08/09$78,242Yes10011040004705400312450
08/09$23,984Yes10000900004705400312450
08/09$11,992Yes10010000004705400312450

Contact

Eva Lewis, Director, ESE Program Support, x520;

Kathy Lowe, Resource Teacher, AWD




Attachment:  Agency Comp Charts Grant Contracts 08-09.pdf