Agenda Item #17
Approval to Apply, Accept and Expend the Florida 21st Century Community Learning Centers Continuation Grant for Palmetto High School in the Amount of $192,000.00 - p.26
The Manatee County School Board is requesting funds for a 21st Century Community Learning Centers grant at Palmetto High School.
The goals of the grant are to improve student performance in reading, math, and science by providing afterschool and summer enrichment programs for students as well as personal enrichment activities, and family involvement and literacy activities for parents. Personal enrichment activities will include physical education and recreation, tutoring and mentoring services, art education, and remedial education activities. Family nights and classes for adult family members will also be offered.
In order to achieve sustainability and enhance effectiveness of the 21st Century Project, the School District of Manatee County will continue developing partnerships with local agencies, community based organizations, businesses, and area churches. Several partners have shown an interest and will come together to provide resources in an effort to help meet the needs of students in the community and aid in sustainability of the program after funding ends.
A Project Director will oversee all aspects of the grant. A Site Coordinator will help oversee staffing, scheduling, student and family activities, partner services, and data collection and analysis. An external evaluator will measure, evaluate, and analyze the progress of each site toward meeting the goals and objectives and help disseminate results about the program.
If the request for application is approved, the District will receive approximately $192,000.00 for the period beginning October 1, 2013, and ending September 30, 2014
A copy of the grant is available for your review in room 535.
The Superintendent recommends approval to apply, accept and expend the Florida 21st Century Community Learning Centers Continuation grant in the amount of $192,000.00.
Motion and approval to apply, accept and expend the Florida 21st Century Community Learning Centers Continuation grant in the amount of $192,000.00.
If the request for application is approved, the District will receive approximately $192,000.00 for the period beginning October 1, 2013, and ending September 30, 2014.
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