Agenda Item #35
Individuals with Disabilities Act (IDEA) Entitlement Grant for 2008-2009
The 2008-2009 total IDEA allocation is $15,293,020.00 and reflects an increase from that of last year of $207,450.00 (+1.4%) for the IDEA, Part B Entitlement. The IDEA Part B, Pre-School Entitlement Project allocation of $505,263.00 reflects an increase from that of last year of $12,864.00. These funds will be used to provide services to our exceptional student population.
It is important to note that even with the referenced increase for 2008 - 2009, the IDEA Entitlement has not kept up with either labor cost or the other associated costs of serving our exceptional student population.
It is anticipated that during the 2008 – 2009 school year, the District’s Fund 100 will cover approximately $425,000.00 beyond the available grant funding for IDEA related services.
Note: Paragraphs highlighted in red show additional clarification statements from the original Board item submitted on May 13, 2008 for "Information".
Approve the proposal for expenditures of $15,293,020.00 from the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) Entitlement Grant for 2008-2009, and $505,263.00 from the Pre-School Entitlement portion to serve the exceptional students of Brevard Public Schools.
Information - 5/13/2008
Consent after Information5/27/2008
Authority for Action
Federal - Part IV of the Budget
Involves Expenditure of Funds Directly in the Classroom
Source of Funding
Special Revenue - Federal
Eva Lewis, ESE Program Support Services
Attachment: 2009 IDEA Grant Entitlement Application.pdf
Attachment: IDEA 08-09 Budget.pdf