05-14-2013 Regular School Board Meeting
Agenda Item #37


Title
Race to the Top District Evaluation Systems Monitoring

Discussion

The purpose of the Race to the Top District Evaluation Systems Monitoring grant is to provide sub-grants to all Race to the Top participating school districts to train school administrators on effective monitoring of the district’s teacher evaluation system.  The sub-grant award allocation of $100,000 was determined by the Florida Department of Education based on the FTE count of student population. Brevard’s proposal will focus on building capacity through establishing a network of administrators and teachers to increase teacher understanding of the evaluation system, create a district wide collaborative culture, and increase inter-rater reliability. 

The grant application was due to the Florida Department of Education on May 15, 2013 and was submitted with Superintendent’s approval.  Upon notification of funding a board agenda item for consent after information will be submitted for acceptance of the award.  A complete copy of the proposal is available in the Grant Development office.



Recommendation

Approve the writing and submission of the Race to the Top District Evaluation Systems Monitoring grant application.



Meeting Date(s)
Information - 5/14/2013

Authority for Action
Race to the Top (Public Law #CFDA 84.395A) - Budget #14

Involves Expenditure of Funds Directly in the Classroom
No

Source of Funding
Operating - Grant

FY
Amount
Budgeted
Fund
Cost Center
Project
Function
Object
Program
13/14$100,000.00No434TBDTBDTBDTBDTBD

Contact

Debra P. Pace, Associate Superintendent, Human Resources Services, extension 200

Patricia Shelton, Director, Certification and Instructional Professional Development, extension 243

Robin Ward, District Grant Writer, extension 348