06-17-2008 Regular School Board Meeting
Agenda Item #25


Title
Carl D. Perkins Career and Technical Education Improvement Act (Perkins IV) Career Pathways Consortia Grant Application

Discussion

The Office of Career & Technical Eduction is submitting a grant application for discretionary funds from the Carl. D. Perkins Career and Technical Education Improvement Act (Perkins IV) for the purpose of creating the Career Pathways Consortium of Brevard.

The Career Pathways Consortium of Brevard partners shall consist of Brevard Public Schools and Brevard Community College.  Brevard Public Schools, as fiscal agent for the Consortium, will subcontract with Brevard Community College.  The consortium partners are responsible for creating a memorandum of understanding and accomplishing deliverables as outlined in the grant application.

In addition to allocated grant funds, each partner was required to commit 1.5% of their basic Perkins IV grant funds to the Consortium operating budget.  These contributions, added to the Career Pathways Consortia Grant allocation, will result in a Consortium operating budget of $67,800.

Funds will be used to develop and expand the number of CTE Programs of Study and Advance Standing Agreements with Brevard Community College to assist students as they transition from secondary CTE programs to postsecondary education and into careers.

The grant application includes partial salary for an existing Brevard Community College employee to be designated as the BCC Consortium contact.  The Career Pathways Consortium of Brevard is under no obligation to sustain this position beyond the grant budget period.

In order to expedite receipt of these funds, this application was signed by the Superintendent and mailed to the Florida Department of Education.

A copy of the grant application is available in the Office of Career & Technical Education.



Recommendation

Approve the 2008-2009 Carl D. Perkins Career Pathways Consortia grant application in the amount of $51,626.  This grant project will develop, expand, and promote career pathways and Career & Technical Education Programs of Study (CTE-POS) to assist students to transition from secondary to postsecondary education and into careers.



Meeting Date(s)
Consent w/o Information - 6/17/2008

Authority for Action
2008-2009 Carl D. Perkins Career and Technical Education Improvement Act (Perkins IV) Career Pathways Consortia

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
08-09$51,626N/A4229270TBD6300varies000

Contact
Margaret Lewis, Director, Office of Career & Technical Education, X380


Attachment:  CP Agenda Summary.pdf