06-09-2015 Regular School Board Meeting
Agenda Item #30


Title
Title II, Part A: Teacher and Principal Training and Recruiting Fund

Discussion

The purpose of the Title II, Part A: Teacher and Principal Training and Recruiting Fund is to provide grants to State educational agencies, local educational agencies, State agencies for higher education, and eligible partnerships in order to (1) increase student academic achievement through strategies such as improving teacher and principal quality and increasing the number of highly qualified teachers in the classroom and highly qualified principals and assistant principals in schools; and (2) hold local educational agencies and schools accountable for improvements in student academic achievement.

Brevard's Title II, Part A application aligns with the intent of the program by supporting teacher and principal training in state content standards, which correlates with the district strategic imperatives designed to deliver scientifically based research programs in an effort to contribute to closing the achievement gap. Major activities include providing professional development opportunities for teachers and principals in all core academic areas and leadership training to improve student achievement.

In order to expedite the receipt of these entitlement funds, the application will be signed by the superintendent and mailed to the Florida Department of Education to meet the grant deadline of June 30, 2015. Upon award notification, a "Consent After Information" board agenda item will be submitted for board approval to accept the funding at the subsequent meeting.

A final copy of the Title II, Part A application is available for review in the State and Federal Projects Office after June 30, 2015.



Recommendation
Approve the submission of the Title II, Part A grant application to the Florida Department of Education.

Meeting Date(s)
Information - 6/9/2015

Authority for Action
PL107-110 ESEA

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
16$2,406,326N/A422variousTBATBATBATBA

Contact

Cyndi Van Meter, Associate Superintendent for Curriculum and Instruction - Ext. 300

Shereen Luchten, State and Federal Project Resource Teacher - Ext. 374