08-12-2008 Regular School Board Meeting
Agenda Item #16


Title
2008-2009 Consultant Agreement with PREVENT! of Brevard Inc.

Discussion

PREVENT! of Brevard Inc. is the co-applicant for the Even Start project.  PREVENT! of Brevard Inc. is a provider of comprehensive case management services to teens and their families enrolled in the Even Start Program.  The goal of these activities is to provide auxiliary services and support to pregnant and parenting teens enrolled in the TAP/Even Start program.  All activities are designed to assist the student to stay in school until they graduate.

The proposed case management activities will include:
* Assisting in the provision of case management services to the Even Start/TAP students.

* Working with the district social worker assigned to the TAP program to facilitate monthly group intervention classes.

* Designing and implementing intervention strategies in eight areas:  self-esteem, communication, goal setting, decision-making, emotional support, problem solving and building motivation and attitudes of success.

* Coordinating appropriate school based or community referrals for students, with the TAP teacher and social worker.

The follow up activities include on-going monitoring of students' attendance, grades, and progress toward meeting graduation requirements.  These outcomes are measured as part of the Even Start grant.



Recommendation
Approve the 2008-2009 consultant agreement for $12,125 between Even Start and PREVENT! of Brevard Inc. for case management services to Even Start families.  These services were approved in the FY09 Even Start application on June 17, 2008 and funds have been approved and allocated in the FY09 Even Start budget.

Meeting Date(s)
Information - 7/15/2008
Consent after Information8/12/2008

Authority for Action
P.L. 107-110 (NCLB) and P.L. 106-554 (LIFT)

Involves Expenditure of Funds Directly in the Classroom
No

Source of Funding
Operating - Grant

FY
Amount
Budgeted
Fund
Cost Center
Project
Function
Object
Program
0912,125Yes42200812970406150312000

Contact

Andrea Larson, Resource Teacher
Teresa Wright, Director of Early Childhoood & Title I




Attachment:  PREVENT-Consultant Agreement.pdf
Attachment:  FY09 PREVENT! Budget Proposal.pdf