11-18-2008 Organization of the Board with Oath and Regular Meeting
Agenda Item #39


Title
Career Pathways Consortium of Brevard--Carl D. Perkins Career and Technical Education Act (Perkins IV)

Discussion

With the passage of the Carl D. Perkins Career and Technical Education Improvement Act of 2006 (Perkins IV), the federal government continues its long-standing support of career and technical education programs for the purpose of developing the nation's workforce.  One of the historic shifts in Perkins IV is the requirement to develop programs of study for Career and Technical Education (CTE) students.  The Florida Division of Workforce Education awarded grant funds with Section 112(a)(1) of Perkins IV to support Career Pathways Consortia.

Brevard Public Schools was awarded a FL DOE grant to establish the Career Pathways Consortium of Brevard.  According to grant documents, Brevard Public Schools (BPS), fiscal agent, will subcontract with Brevard Community College (BCC) for the purpose of creating CTE Programs of Study and Advance Standing Credit Agreements.

Continuing the previous efforts of Tech Prep, the goals of the Career Pathways Consortium of Brevard are to develop, expand, and promote career pathways and CTE Programs of Study to assist students in creating their individual high school education plans and to transition from secondary to postsecondary education and into careers.

The budget year for the Career Pathways Consortium of Brevard is July 1, 2008 through June 30, 2009.  This will be a cost reimbursement agreement not to exceed $21,000.  According to the attached subcontract agreement, BCC will accomplish the following deliverables:

  1. Designate a Consortium contact for purposes of achieving partnership goals.
  2. Conduct activities to include:  Course alignment and crosswalk development of specific and appropriate career and technical education programs.  Pursue development of additional Advance Standing Credit Agreements in career and technical education programs.
  3. Disseminate information regarding Advance Standing Credit Agreements and CTE Programs of Study.  The public (students, parents, guidance counselors, faculty and administrators) must be able to refer to this product in an electronic format and it must provide information that is accurate and informative.
  4. Submit an annual financial report with invoices to BPS prior to the end of the project year, June 30, 2009.

A copy of the subcontract agreement is attached for your review.



Recommendation
Approve the Career Pathways Consortium of Brevard subcontract agreement between Brevard Public Schools (fiscal agent) and Brevard Community College as per Carl D. Perkins Career and Technical Education Improvement Act of 2006 (Perkins IV).

Meeting Date(s)
Information - 11/18/2008
Consent after Information12/9/2008

Authority for Action
PL 109-270 Carl D. Perkins Career and Techncial Education Improvement Act of 2006 (Perkins IV); General Powers and Duties of the Board

Involves Expenditure of Funds Directly in the Classroom
Partial

Source of Funding
Special Revenue - Federal

FY
Amount
Budgeted
Fund
Cost Center
Project
Function
Object
Program
08-09$21,000Yes42292702970465300737000

Contact
Margaret Lewis, Director, Office of Career and Technical Education, Extension 380.


Attachment:  Career Pathways 08 09 SUBCONTRACT AGREEMENT Final.pdf