07-14-2009 Regular School Board Meeting
Agenda Item #24


Title
Teaching American History Grant Award

Discussion

Brevard Public Schools has been awarded by US Department of Education a three year Teaching American History grant for a total of $977,215.  The grant will provide intensive professional development in American history to a cohort of 40 teachers for grades 4, 5, and 8.  There is an option to extend the program for two more years for additional funding.

This is the second Teaching American History grant for the district and builds upon the first TAH grant (ended June 30, 2009) by focusing on elementary and middle school teachers. In addition, the grant has set a priority to assist teachers in the Title I schools needing improvement in order to improve student performance and address the requirements of the Differentiated Accountability plan.

The Board approved the writing and submission of the grant at the January 20, 2009 board meeting. The Abstract is attached. The full proposal is available for review in the Grant Development Office.

Grant will fund one (1) new full time position of project manager. 

No match funds are required. 

 



Recommendation

Request to accept the Teaching American History grant award.



Meeting Date(s)
Consent after Information - 7/14/2009

Authority for Action
General powers and duties of the Board

Involves Expenditure of Funds Directly in the Classroom
Partial

Source of Funding
Operating - Grant

FY
Amount
Budgeted
Fund
Cost Center
Project
Function
Object
Program
09-10325,738TBDTBDTBDTBDTBDTBDTBD
10-11325,738TBDTBDTBDTBDTBDTBDTBD
11-12325,738TBDTBDTBDTBDTBDTBDTBD

Contact

Dr. Sherry Meaders, Grant Writer ext. 374
Irene Ramnarine, Resource Teacher ext. 318
Brenda Blackburn, Associate Superintendent  ext. 300




Attachment:  FINAL Abstract.pdf