05-27-2008 Special School Board Meeting
Agenda Item #35


Title
Individuals with Disabilities Act (IDEA) Entitlement Grant for 2008-2009

Discussion

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".



Recommendation

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. 



Meeting Date(s)
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
Partial

Source of Funding
Special Revenue - Federal

FY
Amount
Budgeted
Fund
Cost Center
Project
Function
Object
Program
08/0915,293,020.00Yes4229280297014VariousVariousVarious
08/09505,263.00Yes4229280297011VariousVariousVarious

Contact
Eva Lewis, ESE Program Support Services


Attachment:  2009 IDEA Grant Entitlement Application.pdf
Attachment:  IDEA 08-09 Budget.pdf