06-15-2010 Regular School Board Meeting
Agenda Item #25


Title
Florida First Start Contract for FY11

Discussion

The Florida First Start Program is a center/home based instructional program which provides on-site development, early literacy training and home visits to families whose children are at risk of future school failure.

This agreement allows Brevard Public Schools to be the provider of the Florida First Start Program which is a high quality program for children, birth through four years of age and their families.  The services are offered at targeted Title I schools with a special emphasis on working with families of Limited English Proficiency, and to teenage parents enrolled in the district's Student Parent Program.  The program provides parent education, home visits, guided parent/child interactions, health and developmental screenings and referrals to community services.  The Florida First Start budget is used to enhance services for those families who need additional assistance.  Funding will be used to provide salaries, fringe benefits, travel, furniture, equipment, materials, AV supplies, technology support and professional development.

A copy of the proposed services is located in the Office of Early Childhood Education in the Division of Curriculum and Instruction.



Recommendation
Approve the School Board of Brevard County's agreement with the Early Learning Coalition of Brevard County, Inc. to provide the Florida First Start Program for FY11 and receive funding in the amount of $258,773.00

Meeting Date(s)
Information - 5/25/2010
Consent after Information6/15/2010

Authority for Action
F.S. 1001.41

Involves Expenditure of Funds Directly in the Classroom
Partial

Source of Funding
Operating - Grant

FY
Amount
Budgeted
Fund
Cost Center
Project
Function
Object
Program
11258,773yes10000810004456150-varies000
7300

Contact

Dr. Sally Shinn, Resource Teacher, 264-3099 
Teresa Wright, Director of Early Childhood & Title I Programs, ext.340




Attachment:  FFS Contract FY 2010 - 2011.pdf