06-13-2017 School Board Meeting
Agenda Item #33


Title
2017-2018 IDEA (Individuals with Disabilities Act) Grant Application Submission

Discussion
The 2017-2018 IDEA grant application specifies the use of grant funds specifically to support students with disabilities including parentally-placed private school students and Pre-Kindergarten students with disabilities. The grant funds provide salaries for teachers, instructional assistants, support specialists, psychologists, behavior analysts, behavior technicians and other essential ESE-related staff members. The grant also provides funding for contractual services within community agencies who provide transition services, school-to-work experiences, family support, nursing, and mental health services. Professional development, materials, supplies, and technology for individual students with disabilities, classrooms, and mission critical support staff are also included in the IDEA Grant application. The IDEA Grant allocation amount for 2017-2018 is $ 16,503,118 and is allocated as follows: $ 506,534 Pre-Kindergarten, project 418011; $ 836,309 Private Schools, project 418015; $ 15,160,275 Part B Entitlement, project 418014; $ 16,503,118 TOTAL

Recommendation
Provide Board permission to ESE Program Support Services Department to submit the 2017-2018 IDEA Grant application, with proposed expenditure plan totaling the amount of $ 16,503,118 to the Florida Department of Education prior to the July 1, 2017 deadline.

Meeting Date(s)
Information - 6/13/2017
Consent after Information7/11/2017

Authority for Action
Public Law 108-146, IDEA. 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
17-18$ 15,160,275YES4229280418014XXXXXXXXXX
17-18$ 506,534YES4229280418011XXXXXXXXXX
17-18$ 836,309YES4229280418015XXXXXXXXXX

Contact
Dawna M. Bobersky, Ed.D., Director of ESE Program Support, 633-1000 ext. 520


Attachment:  IDEA Request for Application FY 2017-18.pdf
Attachment:  IDEA Allocations Tables 17-18.pdf
Attachment:  17-18 IDEA Entitle Online App Instructions.pdf