10-23-2012 Special School Board Meeting
Agenda Item #7


Title
Spotlight on Education

Discussion

Brevard's schools and students shine in so many areas. In an effort to share as many of the exciting, innovative and excellent programs, activities and/or projects happening in Brevard Public Schools, we will be featuring a different school/program at each Board meeting (time permitting).

Oak Park Elementary School representatives will share information about their horse therapy program. This program is offered to special needs students in the north area of the county through Brevard Public Schools.  It has been in existence for 14 years and takes place on the school campus.  It serves students that are physically, mentally, cognitively and emotionally disabled, autistic, blind, and deaf or a combination thereof.  This documented form of therapy improves the overall functioning to the individual physically, cognitively, mentally and emotionally.



Recommendation
Welcome Oak Park Horse Therapy as the Spotlight on Education.

Meeting Date(s)
Resolution / Presentation - 10/23/2012

Authority for Action
FS 1001.42

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

Michelle Irwin, Director of District Communications, x796




Attachment:  Horse Therapy2.0.pdf