HCPS FL Logo Educational Access, Opportunity, and Alternatives
Action Item
DATE: Tuesday, April 4, 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 Florida Diagnostic and Learning Resources System (FDLRS) for 2017/2018 (Educational Access, Opportunity, and Alternatives Division)
We are requesting approval of the FDLRS grant for the 2017/2018 school year. Approval of this grant will allow implementation of targeted goals and objectives within the FDLRS grant for students with disabilities in Hillsborough County Public Schools. FDLRS centers are part of the Florida public school system. The primary focus of each center is to support the implementation of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA). Each center provides services in four areas: Child Find, Human Resource Development, Parent Services, and Technology. The Florida Inclusion Network (FIN) is also part of the FDLRS network. A summary of each of these service areas is attached.

FDLRS is a network of 19 state and federally funded associate centers established in 1978, which provides support to educators, families of students with disabilities, and community agencies throughout Florida.

Federal entitlement grant applications for students with disabilities must be submitted annually. 

All Strategic Objectives
If approved, the estimated amount of grant funds of $1,275,579 will be available in the divisional special revenue/federal programs budget FDLRS. For tracking purposes, the project numbers specific to this agenda item are 3303, 3383, 3396, and 3398. Administrative costs are included in the grant budget.
Performance evaluation measures are determined by the FLDOE. The completed annual state performance report will be available December 2017. The results of the evaluation will be shared with all stakeholders.
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 6.05
Hillsborough County Public Schools (Florida) * Mtg.#20170404_809 (Board Meeting) * Section C Item# 6.05