05-27-2008 Special School Board Meeting
Agenda Item #24

2008-2009 Carl D. Perkins Career and Technical Education Improvement Act (Perkins IV) Grant Application


The Office of Career and Technical Education is submitting a grant application for funding from the Carl D. Perkins Career and Technical Education Improvement Act (Perkins IV).  The Act requires the submission of a comprehensive, new five-year plan for fiscal years 2008-2013.  The total amount of the SY 08-09 grant application is based on entitlement funding of $640,326 for Brevard Public Schools. 

The purpose of the Carl D. Perkins Career and Technical Education Improvement Act (Perkins IV) is to improve career and technical education programs.  Required use of funds includes strengthening the academic, career and technical skills of secondary students who elect to enroll in career and technical education programs.

In this federal legislation the major focus for secondary education involves:  (1) promoting the development of services/activities that integrate academic and career and technical instruction; (2) linking secondary and postsecondary education; (3) initiating, improving, expanding, and modernizing quality career and technical education programs; and (4) providing professional development.  To meet these grant requirements, funds will be primarily used to fund the following areas:  (1) salary and fringe for three resource teacher positions in the Office of Career & Technical Education; (2) staff development for educators to include industry certification, program improvement, teacher internships; and other areas as appropriate; (3) travel funds for CTE teachers to accompany eligible CTSO students to national competition; and (4) Capital Outlay funds to replace or upgrade equipment, software, and furniture at the schools.  Grant recipients will receive Perkins IV performance measures with local improvement targets, established by the FL-DOE, and are required to work toward meeting the targets.

This grant application includes salary and fringe for three CTE resource teacher positions.  The District is under no obligation to sustain these positions beyond the grant budget period.

In order to expedite the receipt of these funds, this application was signed by the Superintendent and mailed to the Florida Department of Education.

Approve the 2008-2009 Carl D. Perkins Career and Technical Education Improvement Act (Perkins IV) grant application for federal funds in the amount of $640,326 to be submitted to the Florida Department of Education by May 30, 2008.

Meeting Date(s)
Consent w/o Information - 5/27/2008

Authority for Action
PL 109-270 Carl D. Perkins Career and Techncial Education Improvement Act of 2006 (Perkins IV)

Involves Expenditure of Funds Directly in the Classroom

Source of Funding
Special Revenue - Federal

Cost Center

Margaret Lewis, Director, Career & Technical Education, X380

Attachment:  Perkins Agenda Summary.pdf