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Action Item
DATE: Tuesday, June 13, 2017
TO: School Board Members
FROM: Jeff Eakins, Superintendent
Approve to Submit Grant Application to the Florida Department of Education (FLDOE) and, if Approved, Accept Funds for the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA), Part B, Entitlement and Preschool 2017/2018 (Educational Access, Opportunity, and Alternatives Division)
Approval of this grant application will ensure that all children with disabilities, ages 3 through 21, have access to a free appropriate public education (FAPE) designed to meet their unique needs and prepare them for further education, employment, and independent living.  These funds will be used to supplement costs directly attributable to programs that provide FAPE to children with disabilities.  Students with disabilities will be provided full educational opportunities and access through instructional activities designed to increase the intensity and quality of services necessary for each individual student.  Federal entitlement grants for IDEA must be submitted annually. 

A summary of this grant proposal is attached with the estimated cost.

• Improve the high school graduation rate • Provide a student-centered learning environment that engages every child • Engage and communicate with families and stakeholders
If approved, the estimated amount of grants funds that will be available in the divisional special revenue/federal programs budget are: $41,568,111 in IDEA, Part B, Entitlement, and $740,391 in IDEA, Part B, Preschool.  For tracking purposes, the project numbers specific to this agenda item are 3331 and 3308.
Performance evaluation measures are required as determined by the FLDOE, Bureau of Exceptional Education and Student Services.
SUBMITTED BY:  Wynne A. Tye, Assistant Superintendent, Educational Access, Opportunity, and Alternatives, (813) 273-7033
Kimberly Workman, General Director, Exceptional Student Education
Gretchen Saunders   Dr. Alberto Vázquez
Chief Business Officer
(813) 272-4270
  Chief of Staff
(813) 272-4986
    C 6.20
Hillsborough County Public Schools (Florida) * Mtg.#20170613_814 (Board Meeting) * Section C Item# 6.20