05-25-2010 Special School Board Meeting
Agenda Item #24


Title
School-Based Applications for Florida Learn and Serve Grant

Discussion

The goal of the Florida Learn and Serve Program is to engage K-12 students in service activities which apply academic curricula to improve student performance, provide for civic engagement, and career exploration.  Four Brevard schools have applied for competitive, renewal school-based grant funds to support service learning projects for the 2010-2011 school year.  Attached is a detailed list of schools, requested funding, match required, and a brief description of each project.  In addition, Endeavour Elementary School will apply for non-competitive funds as a Florida Service-Learning Leader School.

  • These grants do require matching funds of cash and/or in kind services of 50% or 100% based on the school's history of receiving Learn and Serve Funding.  The match requirement will not impact BPS operating budget, as each school has identified within their application the source of the match from local funds, donations, and/or in kind contributions.  None of these applications require a commitment for personnel or future expenditure of  funds.
  • Renewal applications were due in Tallahassee on May 21, 2010.  In order to expedite the receipt of these funds, the applications were signed by the Superintendent and mailed to the Florida Department of Education on May 18, 2010.
  • The Endeavour Elementary application was due in Tallahassee on May 14, 2010.  In order to expedite the receipt of these funds, the application was signed by the Superintendent and mailed to the Florida Department of Education on May 11, 2010.
  • Copies of each grant will be kept on file in the Office of State and Federal Projects.


Recommendation
Approve the writing and subsequent submission of five Florida Learn and Serve School-Based Grant Applications for the schools outlined on the attached document.

Meeting Date(s)
Consent w/o Information - 5/25/2010

Authority for Action
Corporation for National and Community Service, Learn & Serve America School-Based Programs - CFDA #94.004. Title 1, Subtitle B, National Community Service Act of 1990 (as amended), 42 U.S.C. 12501, et. seq.

Involves Expenditure of Funds Directly in the Classroom
Yes

Source of Funding
Operating - Grant
Agenda Item will not Require the Expenditure of Funds

FY
Amount
Budgeted
Fund
Cost Center
Project
Function
Object
Program
10-11$49,200*N/A422TBDTBDTBDTBDTBD
*Totalforall schools

Contact

Heather L. Price, Resource Teacher for SSNP Curriculum, Service Learning, Virtual Instruction, ext. 334

Walter L. Christy, Director, Secondary Programs, Ext. 310

Betty A. Dunn, Assistant Superintendent, Student Services, Ext. 270




Attachment:  School-Based LS Application Summary ~ 05252010.pdf