11-20-2012 Organization of the Board with Oath and Regular School Board Meeting
Agenda Item #56


Title
Changes to Space Coast Early Steps (ES)/Local Education Agency (LEA) of Brevard County Interagency Agreement

Discussion

The Interagency Agreement is between Space Coast Early Steps and the Brevard Public Schools.The purpose of the Interagency Agreement is to implement procedures to ensure a smooth transition for children and their families leaving the Part C Services of Space Coast Early Steps (ES), the lead agency in Brevard County responsible for implementing Part C (a federal and state funded program serving developmentally delayed children from birth to age three), and moving into Part B services of the Local Education Agency (LEA) of Brevard County.  Brevard Public Schools is the Local   Education Agency responsible for implementing Part B, a federally funded program for the education of students with disabilities from age three to twenty-one. 

The Space Coast Early Steps/Local Education Agency of Brevard County Interagency Agreement is being amended to reflect current practices.  The changes are minimal word corrections and do not change the intent of the original document.  The partnership continues to provide vital services to young children with disabilities in Brevard County and to compliment the goals of both organizations. 

Specific Changes:

Page 4 - Section V - Working Procedures and Timelines (B. Transition Planning)

 27-31½ months of age

#4. Wording changes are in accordance with renaming of forms by Exceptional Student Education (ESE), Brevard Public Schools (BPS).

30 months plus 1 day - 34 months plus 15 days of age


#1. Wording change in accordance with the renaming of forms by Early Steps (ES).

#2.  Addition of spelling out (ITDS) "Infant Toddler Developmental Specialists" and additionally, in second sentence, of "physical therapist" as possible member of the transition team.

Page 5 - continuation of 30 months plus 1 day - 34 months plus 15 days of age

#3. Addition of "Plan of Care" to forms to be completed.

#7. Addition of the phrase, "with parental permission."

Page 5 - Section V - Working Procedures and Timelines (Additional Referral Procedures)        

 #1. Change phrase to "forward them to the appropriate Pre-K Staffing Specialist."

 #2. Change from "respective Child Find staff" to "respective Pre-K Assessment Team."

Page 6 - Section V - Working Procedures and Timelines (C. Summer Birthdays)

Statement was just simplified.



Recommendation
Approve changes to the Space Coast Early Steps (ES)/Local Education Agency (LEA) of Brevard County Interagency Agreement. This agreement shall be valid from December 11, 2012 or on the date of signature, whichever is later, and will remain in effect until terminated in writing. The agreement may be amended upon signature of all parties.

Meeting Date(s)
Information - 11/20/2012
Consent after Information12/11/2012

Authority for Action
Individuals with Disabilities Education Act, Public Law 99-457 and Chapter 393, Florida Statutes

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
Sharon Tolson, Director, FDLRS/East and PreK Services


Attachment:  Space Coast Early Steps-Local Education Agency of Brevard County Interagency Agreement.pdf