07-10-2012 Regular School Board Meeting
Agenda Item #23


Title
Head Start Contract for Parent, Family and Community Engagement Services with Brevard C.A.R.E.S.

Discussion

The Head Start Act 45 C.F.R. 1304-40 requires the grantee (Brevard Public Schools) to engage in a process of collaborative partnership building with parents "to establish mutual trust and to identify family goals, strengths and necessary services and other supports" for families enrolled in Head Start.  There are seven Family Engagement Outcomes within the Framework for the Parent, Family and Community Engagement component of Head Start.  Grantees are required to assist families in achieving outcomes in these areas: Family Well-Being, Positive Parent/Child Relationships, Families as Lifelong Educators, Families as Learners, Family Engagement in Transition, Family Connections to Peers, and Community and Families as Advocates and Learners.

The district will contract with Brevard C.A.R.E.S. to provide required services as described in the original Head Start grant application.  A complete copy of the grant is available in the Office of Early Childhood.

The Board approved the acceptance of the Head Start grant award at the May 8, 2012 board meeting.



Recommendation
Approve the 2012-2013 contract with Brevard C.A.R.E.S. in the amount of $250,128.95.

Meeting Date(s)
Consent w/o Information - 7/10/2012

Authority for Action
Head Start Act 45 C.F.R. 1304-40

Involves Expenditure of Funds Directly in the Classroom
No

Source of Funding
Operating - Grant

FY
Amount
Budgeted
Fund
Cost Center
Project
Function
Object
Program
12-13250,128.95yes42592154130966150312500

Contact
Teresa Wright, Director of Early Childhood & Title I, ext. 340


Attachment:  13-001-CO CARES and BPS Contract 6-19-12.pdf