05-26-2009 Special School Board Meeting
Agenda Item #24


Title
Title I D, II A, II D, III A and IV A Grant Applications

Discussion

The Federal entitlements described below are being prepared for on line submission to the Florida Department of Education by May 30, 2009.   

Title I, part D  Prevention and Intervention Programs for Children and Youth who are Neglected, Delinquent, or At Risk

This entitlement provides supplemental services and support to Brevard Regional Juvenile Detention Center, Frances Walker Halfway House, Brevard Group Treatment Home, Crosswinds/Rainwater for Girls, Space Coast Marine Institute, Hacienda Girl’s Ranch, and Country Acres.  The grant supports a Literacy Coach, 2 Instructional Assistants, technology hardware, software and access, Professional Development, transition services, in county travel associated with job responsibilities, GED test prep and test administration fees, supplemental materials to improve reading and math skills, fees associated with virtual school course offerings, furniture and fixtures, reimbursement to staff for acquiring Highly Qualified status.

 

Title II, part A  Teacher and Principal Training and Recruiting Fund

The primary goal of this fund is to increase student academic achievement through strategies such as; improving teacher and principal quality, increasing the number of highly qualified teachers in the classroom as well as highly qualified principals and assistant principals in schools.   Teacher and principal trainings will be aligned with the state content standards, which correlate with the district strategic imperatives designed to deliver scientifically based research programs in an effort to contribute to closing the achievement gap.  The major activities include providing professional development opportunities for teachers and principals in all core academic areas and leadership to improve student achievement. 

 

Title II, part D  Enhancing Education Through Technology Act

The primary goal of this act is to improve student academic achievement through the use of technology in elementary and secondary schools.  Additional goals are to assist every student in crossing the digital divide and encouraging the effective integration of technology resources with teacher training and curriculum development.   In support of these goals, funding will continue to provide educational classroom access for teachers and students to engaging digital resources and professional development opportunities for teachers through a subscription based Learning Management System.

 

Title IV, part A  Safe and Drug Free Schools and Communities Act

The purpose of this act is to assist schools in providing an educational environment free of bias and help to ensure a safe and drug free learning environment for children and youth.  This application is based on an assessment of objective data, established measurable objectives, and research-based program(s), to support 1 FTE for a resource teacher, .60 FTE of two resource teachers, .60 FTE for an accounting clerk and dollars for an outside evaluator.  This staff will support schools in training for drug, bullying and violence prevention curriculum and strategies that meet the standards of NCLB.

 

Title III, Part A  English Language Acquisition, Language Enhancement, and Academic Achievement Act

The Purpose of this act is to ensure that children who are English Language Learners attain English proficiency, develop high levels of academic attainment in English, and meet the same challenging State academic content and student academic achievement standards as all children are expected to meet.  Additionally, the act is to develop high-quality language instruction educational programs designed to assist schools in teaching limited English proficient children. Another purpose is to enhance high-quality instructional programs designed to prepare ELLs to enter all-English instruction settings.

Finally the act is designed to promote parental and community participation in language instruction educational programs for the parents and communities of limited English proficient children.  In Brevard County the funds will be utilized to purchase supplemental web-based programs for all English Language Learners to help them improve their English Proficiency (1 through 12), Reading (1 through 12) and math (1 through 6).  Materials to supplement the classroom curriculum will be provided for students, teachers and support staff. Parent Involvement activities such as family literacy, citizenship classes, and ESOL classes will be offered.

 

A final copy of the Title I part D, Title II part A, Title II part D, Title III part A, and Title IV part A are available through the State and Federal Grants Department.

 



Recommendation
Approve the district's entitlement applications for Title I D, II A, II D, III A and IV A.

Meeting Date(s)
Consent w/o Information - 5/26/2009

Authority for Action
PL107-110

Involves Expenditure of Funds Directly in the Classroom
Yes

Source of Funding
Special Revenue - Federal

FY
Amount
Budgeted
Fund
Cost Center
Project
Function
Object
Program
2010270,657n/a422variousTitleIDvariousvariousvarious
20103,019,718n/a422variousTitleIIAvariousvariousvarious
2010115,000n/a422variousTitleIIDvariousvariousvarious
2010243,782n/a422variousTitleIVAvariousvariousvarious
2010235,898n/a422variousTitleIIIvariousvariousvarious

Contact

Sue Carver, Principal 723-2677

Robin Ward, Resource Teacher  ext. 348

Paula Ferrell, Resource Teacher  ext. 321

Matt Frey, Manager ext. 730

Jeannie Judnich, Resource Teacher ext. 302

Brenda Blackburn, Associate Superintendent  ext. 300