05-22-2012 Special School Board Meeting
Agenda Item #45


Title
Multi-Agency Contract Agreements to Serve Brevard Public Schools Adult Students with Disabilities

Discussion

The School Board of Brevard County, Office of Exceptional Student Education Program Support, annually contracts with Behavior Services of Brevard, Inc. (BSBI - 1000), the Brevard Achievement Center (BAC - 1103), BRIDGES BTC, Inc. (1104), East Coast Contract Industries (ECCI - 0090), and Easter Seals Florida, Inc. (2013) to provide services to adult students with disabilities.  Services include the employment of an instructor by each agency to provide Adult Basic Education to students with moderate and severe disabilities.

The 2012-13 contract agreements reflect a 15% reduction by the Florida legislature in the 2012 legislative session from that of 2011-12.  This specific appropriation from the state legislature provides the funding to Brevard Public Schools through the Adults with Disabilities grant.

Note:  The Agency agreements will be provided to the Board upon receipt of the Adults with Disabilities grant application which is expected to arrive May 15, 2012 and be completed prior to the June 12 Board meeting. 



Recommendation

Approve the Agreements between BRIDGES BTC, Inc., East Coast Contract Industries (ECCI), Behavior Services of Brevard, Inc. (BSBI), Brevard Achievement Center (BAC) and the School Board of Brevard County for $200,181 for services to adults with disabilities.



Meeting Date(s)
Information - 5/22/2012
Consent after Information6/12/2012

Authority for Action
General Appropriation Act, Specific Appropriation 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
2012119,959Yes10011030005615400312450
201232,300Yes10011040005615400312450
20127,190Yes10010000005615400312450
201214,382Yes10000900005615400312450
201226,350Yes10020130005615400312450

Contact
Sue Carver, Director, ESE Program Support, x520