06-16-2009 Regular School Board Meeting
Agenda Item #55


Title
2009-2010 Application for Individuals with Disabilities Act (IDEA) Entitlement Grant and The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) 2009

Discussion

The IDEA Part B Entitlement Grant Application for 2009-2010 is for $15,788,953.  The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) 2009 Application for 50% of the Part B ARRA funds, was approved by the state in the amount of $8,428,126, which is included in the body of this application along with the remaining 50% of Part B Entitlement ARRA funds to be approved and disbursed by the state no later than October 2009.  The total amount to be received by Brevard Public Schools, which includes the 2009-10 Part B Entitlement Grant and the Part B Entitlement ARRA funds is $32,645,204.  The purpose of this application is to specify how the Part B Entitlement will be used by the district for the 2009-10 academic year and how the ARRA funds will be committed and expended over a two year period, but no later than September 30, 2011.

The IDEA, Part B, PreSchool Entitlement Grant Application for 2009-10 is for  $479,093.  The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) 2009 Application for 50% of the PreSchool ARRA funds, was approved by the state in the amount of $265,372, which is included in the body of this application along with the request for the remaining 50% of the PreSchool ARRA funds to be approved and disbursed by the state no later than October 2009.  The total amount to be received by Brevard Public Schools, which includes the 2009-10 PreSchool Entitlement funds along with the PreSchool ARRA funds is $1,009,835.  The purpose of this application is to specify how the PreSchool Entitlement funds will be used by the district for the 2009-2010 academic year and how the ARRA funds will be committed and expended over a two year period, but no later than September 30, 2011.

Due to time constraints, having received this application on May 28, 2009 and the need to submit the application to the state with Board approval by June 30, 2009, we are submitting this agenda item for approval without prior information.



Recommendation

Approve the proposal for expenditures of $15,788,953 from the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) Part B Entitlement Grant for 2009-2010.

Approve the proposal for expenditures of $479,093 from the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) Part B, PreSchool Entitlement Grant for 2009-2010.

Approve the proposal for expenditures for the remaining 50% of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) 2009.  The entire ARRA "stimulus money" of  $16,856,251 for Part B and $530,742 for PreSchool must be committed and expended over a two year period, but no later than September 30, 2011. 



Meeting Date(s)
Information - 6/16/2009
Consent after Information6/26/2009

Authority for Action
Federal - Part IV of the Budget, American Recovery and Reinvestment Act 2009

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
09-10$15,788,953Yes-Pt.B4229280410014VariousVarousVarious
09-10$479,093Yes-PreK4229280410011VariousVariousVarious
09-10$16,856,251Yes-ARRA4329280490201VariousVariousVarious
09-10$530,742Yes-ARRA4329280490203VariousVariousVarious

Contact
Eva Lewis, Director, ESE Program Support, x520


Attachment:  IDEA Agenda Item - Memo to Board.pdf
Attachment:  2009IDEA Entitlement and ARRA Application.pdf