07-20-2010 Regular School Board Meeting
Agenda Item #20


Title
Agreement w/School Board of Brevard County & Eckerd Youth Alternative, Inc.

Discussion
Eckerd Youth Alternatives, Inc., has purchased KidsPeace, Inc., a nonprofit mental health provider in our schools.  The attached agreement changes the KidsPeace, Inc. agreement to the new company name, Eckerd Community Cares.  This agreement will allow the above agency to access Medicaid and insurance payments for mental health services with the understanding that some children will need to be served without the ability to pay. The wording and provision of this contract is the same that we have with other agencies providing mental health/substance abuse treatment or case management services.

A copy of the agreement is available in the Office of Student Services.


Recommendation
Approve the agreement with School Board of Brevard County and Eckerd Youth Alternative, Inc., Eckerd Community Care (formerly KidsPeace, Inc.) to provide Mental Health Services within Schools.


Meeting Date(s)
Consent w/o Information - 7/20/2010

Authority for Action
Public Law 105-17, Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA), Part B, Section 61, CFDA # 84.027

Involves Expenditure of Funds Directly in the Classroom
No

Source of Funding
Agenda Item will not Require the Expenditure of Funds

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Contact
Paula Ferrell, Resource Teacher, x321
Sue Carver, Director of Exeptional Education Program Support,  x520
Betty Dunn, Assistant Superintendent of Student Services, x270