06-16-2009 Regular School Board Meeting
Agenda Item #50


Title
2009-2010 Even Start Continuation Application

Discussion

The Even Start Program integrates early childhood, adult literacy, parenting education, interactive parent and child literacy activities into a single, unified family literacy program.  Even Start is implemented in collaboration with community programs and in cooperation with the district Teenage Parent (TAP) Programs at Cocoa, Eau Gallie, Palm Bay and Titusville high schools.

Even Start funds are requested for salaries, fringe benefits, professional development, travel, transportation, field trips, furniture, equipment, maintenance and repair of equipment, printing, materials, supplies AV materials, software, independent evaluator services and consultant services.  It is anticipated that Brevard Public Schools will receive a maximum of $300,000 from the Even Start grant program. 

A copy of this grant will be available in the Office of Early Childhood Education in the Division of Curriculum and Instruction. 



Recommendation
Approve the 2009-2010 grant application for the Even Start Family Literacy Program for a maximum of $300,000.

Meeting Date(s)
Information - 6/16/2009
Consent after Information7/14/2009

Authority for Action
P.L. 107-110 (NCLB) and P.L. 106-554 (LIFT)

Involves Expenditure of Funds Directly in the Classroom
Partial

Source of Funding
Operating - Grant

FY
Amount
Budgeted
Fund
Cost Center
Project
Function
Object
Program
10$300,000yes42200810070406150-varies000
7300

Contact
Andrea Larson, Resource Teacher 264-3099
Teresa Wright, Director of Early Childhood & Title I Programs x340


Attachment:  Executive Summary for Even Start Grant 2010.pdf