09-22-2015 Special School Board Meeting
Agenda Item #19


Title
Title X, Part C Education for Homeless Children and Youth Competitive Grant

Discussion
The purpose for this item is to recommend acceptance of the 2015-2016 Title X, Part C Education for Homeless Children and Youth Grant. This grant assists Brevard Public Schools in meeting the requirements of the McKinney-Vento Federal Act to uphold the rights of homeless students in the district. The Florida Department of Education Commissioner of Education, Pam Stewart, approved this project on August 3, 2015. The grant award of $100,000 will provide: (1) case management through contracted services; (2) necessary supports for homeless students to fully participate in school, such as school supplies, lap top computers,  dues/fees for vocational programs and dual enrollment, and clothing needs; (3) supplementary transportation costs; (4) assistance with accessing health care needs; (5) a contribution toward the salary and fringe of the district homeless liaison and, (6) travel costs for the district liaison to attend required meetings, including state level conferences on homelessness.  A copy of the 2015-2016 Title X, Part C Education for Homeless Children and Youth competitive grant will be available in the Office of Students At Risk.

Recommendation
Acceptance of the Title X competitive grant for the 2015-2016 school year.

Meeting Date(s)
Information - 4/28/2015
Consent after Information9/22/2015

Authority for Action
Title X, Part C

Involves Expenditure of Funds Directly in the Classroom
No

Source of Funding
Operating - Grant

FY
Amount
Budgeted
Fund
Cost Center
Project
Function
Object
Program
15-16$100,000No4229295416070VariousVarious000

Contact
Melissa Catechis, Director, Office of Students at Risk, ext. 567 Dr. Sally Shinn, Homeless Liaison, ext. 366