05-26-2009 Special School Board Meeting
Agenda Item #48


Title
Multi-Agency Contract Agreements to Serve Brevard Public School 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), the Brevard Achievement Center (BAC), BRIDGES BTC, Inc. (formerly ARC), East Coast Contract Industries, and Easter Seals Florida, Inc. to provide designated services to adult students with disabilities.

This appropriation from the State Legislature provides the funds that are available to the school systems through a Florida Department of Education grant and will assist us in offering services to our adults with moderate and severe disabilities.  The 2009-10 contract agreements reflect a 21% decrease in funding in 2008-2009 and 2009-2010.  Funds are not being appropriated on a per student basis, but rather a student-teacher ratio projection based on prior agency enrollments.



Recommendation

Approve the Agreements between Behavior Services of Brevard, Inc. (BSBI), Brevard Achievement Center (BAC), BRIDGES BTC, Inc., East Coast Contract Industries (ECCI) and Easter Seals Florida, Inc. for a grand total of $338,103.00.



Meeting Date(s)
Information - 5/26/2009
Consent after Information6/16/2009

Authority for Action
General Appropriation Act, Specific Authorization 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
09/10$11,272.00Yes1001000004705400312450
09/10$188,045.00Yes1001103004705400312450
09/10$65,241.00Yes1001104004705400312450
09/10$22,545.00Yes1000090004705400312450
09/10$51,000.00Yes1002013004705400312450

Contact

Eva Lewis, Director, ESE Program Support, x520                      Kathy Lowe, Resource Teacher, AWD, x549




Attachment:  Brevard Achievement Center 2009-2010 Contract.pdf
Attachment:  Easter Seals Florida Inc 2009-2010 Contract.pdf
Attachment:  Agency Comp Charts Grant Contracts 2009-2010.pdf
Attachment:  Bridges BTC, Inc. 2009-2010 Contract.pdf
Attachment:  Behavior Services 2009-2010 Contract.pdf
Attachment:  EastCoast Contract Industries 2009-2010 Contract.pdf