06-14-2011 Regular School Board Meeting
Agenda Item #37


Title
Multi-Agency Contract Agreements to Serve Brevard Public School Adult Students with Disabilities

Discussion

The School Board of Brevard County, Office of Exceptional Student Education Program Support, annually contracts with Behavior Services of Brevard, Inc. (BSBI - 1000), the Brevard Achievement Center (BAC - 1103), BRIDGES BTC, Inc. (1104), East Coast Contract Industries (ECCI - 0090), and Easter Seals Florida, Inc. (2013) to provide services to adult students with disabilities.  Services include the employment of an instructor by each agency to provide Adult Basic Education to students with moderate and severe disabilities.

The 2011-12 contract agreements reflect a 21% reduction by the Florida legislature in the 2011 legislative session from that of 2010-11 and represents a 46% total decrease in funding during the last four legislative sessions from 2008 - 2011.  This specific appropriation from the state legislature provides the funding to Brevard Public Schools through the Adults with Disabilities grant.



Recommendation

Approve the Agreements between Bridges BTC, Inc., East Coast Contract Industries (ECCI), Behavior Services of Brevard, Inc. (BSBI), Brevard Achievement Center (BAC) and the School Board of Brevard County for $235,507 for services to adults with disabilities.



Meeting Date(s)
Information - 5/24/2011
Consent after Information6/14/2011

Authority for Action
General Appropriation Act, Specific Appropriation 31A

Involves Expenditure of Funds Directly in the Classroom
Yes

Source of Funding
Operating - Grant

FY
Amount
Budgeted
Fund
Cost Center
Project
Function
Object
Program
11-12$141,128Yes10011030004705400312450
11-12$38,000Yes10011040004705400312450
11-12$8,459Yes10010000004705400312450
11-12$16,920Yes10000900004705400312450
11-12$31,000Yes10020130004705400312450

Contact

Sue Carver, Director, ESE Program Support, x520




Attachment:  BAC- AWD 2011-2012 Contract.pdf
Attachment:  Agency Comp Charts Grant Contracts 2011-2012 21% cut.pdf
Attachment:  Easter Seals- AWD 2011-2012 Contract.pdf
Attachment:  Bridges- AWD 2011-2012 Contract.pdf
Attachment:  ECCI- AWD 2011-2012 Contract.pdf
Attachment:  Behav.Serv.ofBrev- AWD 2011-2012 Contract.pdf