Agenda Item #24
Title I D, II A, II D, III A and IV A Grant Applications
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
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.
Approve the district's entitlement applications for Title I D, II A, II D, III A and IV A.
Consent w/o Information - 5/26/2009
Authority for Action
Involves Expenditure of Funds Directly in the Classroom
Source of Funding
Special Revenue - Federal
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