06-11-2013 Regular School Board Meeting
Agenda Item #28


Title
Title I Part A Grant Application

Discussion

The district application for federal Title I Part A funds is being prepared for online submission to the Florida Department of Education by June 30, 2013.  A complete copy will be available as soon as possible after the state releases the final application.  Final district allocations for Title I have not yet been released.  The preliminary allocation is $15,257,734.

The cut-off for schools' Title 1 eligibility for FY2014 will remain at 75% poverty for secondary schools and 55% poverty for elementary schools.  No schools will be dropped from the program except South Lake Elementary and North Area Alternative Learning Center (ALC), both of which are scheduled to close.  Challenger 7, Oak Park, and the Central Area ALC will all be added to the Title I program for next year.  The focus of the program will continue to be academic support for struggling students, prekindergarten units in selected Title I public schools, professional development for teachers, and parent involvement activities.

Teacher salaries and benefits will continue to constitute the bulk of the budget.  Additional budgeted items include instructional support materials and software, professional development and parent involvement costs, a limited amount for replacement of computers and other equipment and the operating expenses of the district Title I office.

Approval of this item will authorize the Superintendent to approve purchase orders of $25,000 or more funded by this grant.

This item is being presented for consent without information in order to meet the application deadline of June 30th.



Recommendation
Approve submission of the district's application for Title I Part A funds.

Meeting Date(s)
Consent w/o Information - 6/11/2013

Authority for Action
PL 107-110

Involves Expenditure of Funds Directly in the Classroom
Yes

Source of Funding
Special Revenue - Federal

FY
Amount
Budgeted
Fund
Cost Center
Project
Function
Object
Program
14$15,257,734yesTBDvarious414001variousvariousvarious

Contact
Dr. Teresa Wright, Director, Office of Early Childhood and Title I Programs, ext. 340.