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CITY COUNCIL AGENDA ITEM NO. 15



Meeting Date: March 25, 2008

Subject/Title: Confirm staff’s action to decline the grant award from the California Department of Education for the After School, Education and Safety (CDEASES) Program.

Prepared by: Barbara Gary, Recreation Supervisor/Poldina Scherff, Recreation Manager

Submitted by: Craig Bronzan, Director of Parks and Recreation


RECOMMENDATION
Confirm staff’s action to decline the grant award from the California Department of Education for the After School, Education and Safety (CDEASES) Program.

PREVIOUS ACTION
On October 24, 2006 City Council authorized the submittal of a grant proposal to the CDEASES Program, in collaboration with Brentwood (P.A.L.) and the Brentwood Union School District (BUSD)for funding for the P.A.L. After-the-Bell Program and related after school programs and authorized the City Manager to execute all documents necessary to submit the proposal.

BACKGROUND
The CDEASES Program was established pursuant to Proposition 49 (Senate Bill 638, Torlakson and Ashburn, Statutes of 2006, Chapter 380). The CDEASES Program provides an opportunity to merge school reform strategies with community resources in efforts to improve assistance to students and broaden the base of support for education in a safe, constructive environment. CDEASES programs involve collaboration among parents, youths, representatives from schools and governmental agencies, such as local law enforcement and parks and recreation departments, as well as individuals from community-based organizations and the private sector. Programs funded would provide literacy, academic enrichment, and safe constructive alternatives for students.

The proposal was submitted to the Department of Education requesting funding for seven elementary after school programs and the three middle school P.A.L After-the-Bell programs. After being notified that we did not qualify for funding at any of the ten sites, the City received notice that the Department of Education had reconsidered funding for Marsh Creek Elementary School only. After discussions with the BUSD, it was decided they would run the program as a District program.

As the City was the applicant for the original grant, the State is requiring that the City “decline” the grant so it can be transferred directly to BUSD. Staff is requesting City Council confirm staff’s action to decline the grant and transfer grant responsibilities to BUSD.

FISCAL IMPACT
There will be no cost to the City because the program at Marsh Creek Elementary School will be run by BUSD.

Attachments
- California Department of Education Grant Award Notification
- California Department of Education Fiscal Agent Change Request
 
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