06-14-2016 Regular School Board Meeting
Agenda Item #24


Title
Title I Part A Grant Application

Discussion
The district application for Title I Part A funds is being prepared for online submission to the Florida Department of Education (FDOE) by June 30, 2016. A complete copy will be available as soon as possible after the state releases the final application. As of the writing of this board agenda item, final district allocations for Title I have not been released by the FDOE. We anticipate at least level funding of $16,736,260 which was the FY2016 allocation. Due to the uncertainty of funding for FY2017 and the transition from No Child Left Behind to the Every Student Succeeds Act, it is recommended that the cut-off for Title I eligibility for FY2017 remain consistent enabling all current Title I schools to remain on the program for school year 2016-17. Additional schools may qualify, but that cannot be determined until the state finalizes the poverty data and issues FY2017 Title I allocations to school districts. The focus of the program will continue to be on academic support for struggling students, prekindergarten units in select Title I public schools, professional development for teachers, and parent engagement 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 engagement 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.

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

Meeting Date(s)
Consent w/o Information - 6/14/2016

Authority for Action
PL 107-110

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
FY17TBDyes422various417001variousvariousvarious

Contact
Dr. Teresa Wright, Early Childhood & Title I, ext. 340; Dan Keane, Title I Coordinator, ext. 350