06-12-2012 Regular School Board Meeting
Agenda Item #24


Title
Federal Entitlement Grants: Title II, Part A; Title III; and Title X, Part C Grants

Discussion

Title II, Part A - ($2,577,371.00) - The primary goal of this entitlement grant is to increase student achievement through strategies such as: improving teacher and principal quality, increasing the number of effective teachers in the classroom, as well as effective principals and assistant principals in schools. Teacher and principal trainings will be aligned with the state content standards, which correlate with the district strategic imperatives designed to deliver scientifically based research programs in an effort to contribute to closing the achievement gap. The major activities include providing professional development opportunities for teachers and principals in all core academic areas and leadership to improve student achievement.

Title III ($285,126.45) - The purpose of the Title III Grant is to improve the education of the English Language Learners (ELLs) by increasing their English language proficiency and ability to meet the same challenging state academic content and student academic standards as all children are expected to meet. Supplementary instructional services will be provided to increase the English proficiency of ELLs with a focus on Florida's Next Generation PreK-20 Education Strategic Plan. Professional development activities will be conducted to identify and address the needs of student achievement. In addition, parental and community activities will be conducted to increase student achievement and enhance language acquisition. Furthermore, consultation with private schools will be implemented to meet equitable services for eligible students. Finally collaborative partners will be identified at the federal, state, and local levels to develop instructional programs and activities that meet the goals and objectives outlined in the proposal.

Title X, Part C - ($80,000) -The McKinney-Vento Education for Homeless Children and Youth Program is designed to address the problems that homeless children and youth have faced in enrolling, attending and succeeding in school. Under this program, the district will ensure that each homeless child and youth has equal access to the same free, appropriate public education, including a public pre-school education, as other children and youth.

A final copy of the Title II, part A application is available through the State and Federal Grants Department. Copies of the Title III application and the Title X, Part C application may be reviewed in the Office of Student Services.



Recommendation
Approve the 2012-13 district grant applications for Title II, Part A, Title III and Title X, Part C.

Meeting Date(s)
Consent w/o Information - 6/12/2012

Authority for Action
PL107-110

Involves Expenditure of Funds Directly in the Classroom
No

Source of Funding
Special Revenue - Federal

FY
Amount
Budgeted
Fund
Cost Center
Project
Function
Object
Program
2013$2,577,371.00n/a422variousTitleIIAvariousvariousvarious
2013$485,126.45n/a422variousTitleIIIvariousvariousvarious
2013$80,000n/a422variousTitleXCvariousvariousvarious

Contact

Felicia Furino Myers - State and Federal Projects Resource Teacher, extension 374

Pamela Lorenzo, ESOL Resource Teacher, extension 302

Beth Thedy, Assistant Superintendent, Student Services, extension 270

Cyndi Van Meter, Associate Superintendent, Division of Curriculum and Instruction, extension 300