11-21-2017 Organization of Board, Regular Meeting, Public Hearing
Agenda Item #25


Title
Chiefs for Change Accelerator Fund Transforming Schools and Systems

Discussion
The Accelerator Fund is designed to assist districts access funding to support fidelity of implementation of strategic plan initiatives. The goal is to provide districts funding in the following areas: 1. Support to a defined set of schools through a redesign process. 2. Support central team redesign. 3. The design and/or implementation of innovative, system-wide school support. 4. Support research and evaluation to develop short-term metrics to assess quality and efficacy of school based initiatives. 5. Support to convene external experts and/or partners to accelerate the planning and execution of system-wide school supports. For the purposes of this funding source, Brevard Public Schools will submit a proposal to support initiatives 4 and 5 in the Strategic Planning Area L4: Social Emotional Learning and Supports. The funds are allocated on a rotating basis and range from $25,000 to $100,000. There is no matching requirement and funding is non-competitive.

Recommendation
Approve the writing and submission of the Chiefs for Change Accelerator Fund grant application.

Meeting Date(s)
Consent w/o Information - 11/21/2017
Consent after Information - 12/12/2017

Authority for Action
NA

Involves Expenditure of Funds Directly in the Classroom
No

Source of Funding
Operating - Grant

FY
Amount
Budgeted
Fund
Cost Center
Project
Function
Object
Program
2018100,000X100TBDTBDXXXXXXXXXX

Legal Counsel Review
No

Contact
Dawna M. Bobersky, Ed.D., Director of ESE Program Support, (321) 633-1000, ext. 520