07-23-2013 Regular School Board Meeting
Agenda Item #16


Title
Race to the Top District Evaluation Systems Monitoring

Discussion

The purpose of the Race to the Top District Evaluation Systems Monitoring grant is to provide sub-grants to all Race to the Top participating school districts to train school administrators on effective monitoring of the district's teacher evaluation system.  The sub-grant award allocation of $100,000 was determined by the Florida Department of Education based on the FTE count of student population. Brevard's proposal focuses on building capacity through establishing a network of administrators and teachers to increase teacher understanding of the evaluation system, create a district wide collaborative culture, and increase inter-rater reliability. 

A complete copy of the proposal is available in the Grant Development office.



Recommendation

Approve the $100,000 grant award for the Race to the Top District Evaluation Systems Monitoring project.



Meeting Date(s)
Information - 5/28/2013
Consent after Information7/23/2013

Authority for Action
Race to the Top (Public Law #CFDA 84.395A) - Budget #14

Involves Expenditure of Funds Directly in the Classroom
No

Source of Funding
Operating - Grant

FY
Amount
Budgeted
Fund
Cost Center
Project
Function
Object
Program
13/14$100,000.00Yes434TBDTBDTBDTBDTBD

Contact

Debra P. Pace, Associate Superintendent, Human Resources Services, extension 200; Dr. Jane Respess, Director, Professional Learning and Development, extension 240; Robin Ward, District Grant Writer, extension 348