Agenda Item
Meeting Date:
7/1/2019 - 6:00 PM  
Category:
CONSENT ACTION ITEMS  
Type:
Action  
Subject:
Approval of an Agreement with the Illinois Department of Human Services  
Strategic Plans:
 
Enclosure:
 
File Attachment:
 
Summary:
Illinois Department of Human Services (DHS) and the District 186 are professional entities that are required to administer Rehabilitation Service Programs. The Secondary Transitional Experience Program (STEP), grant funds from DHS, supports the District in providing these services. The costs associated with the services are reimbursed for the eligible expenditures in accordance with the federal rules and regulation as prescribed in the Intergovernmental Agreement. Funding is also provided to add in the cost of the staff employed to support STEP. Last year the District received $141,577. Due to increased outcomes, the State increased the funding for FY20 to $185,820.  
Funding:
 
Resolution
WHEREAS, Illinois Department of Human Services (DHS) and Springfield Public School District 186 are professional entities that are required to administer Rehabilitation Services Programs; and

WHEREAS, IDHS and Springfield Public School District 186 are interested in strengthening cooperative intergovernmental services to provide Secondary Transitional Experience such as job experiences for students with disabilities; and

WHEREAS, IDHS is willing and able to provide funding for Secondary Transitional Experience Program (STEP); and

WHEREAS, the District is willing to accept the funds for training, evaluation and an employment program that prepares students with disabilities for transition to employment and optimum community participation during and after high school;

NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that the Board of Education accepts and approves an intergovernmental agreement between the District and DHS on the administration of a STEP contract for the 2019-2020 school year.
 
Approvals:
Recommended By:
Signed By:
Meg Thurman - Director
Signed By:  
Jennifer E. Gill - Superintendent
 
Vote Results:

Original Motion
Member Donna Moore Moved, Member Scott McFarland seconded to approve the Original motion 'WHEREAS, Illinois Department of Human Services (DHS) and Springfield Public School District 186 are professional entities that are required to administer Rehabilitation Services Programs; and

WHEREAS, IDHS and Springfield Public School District 186 are interested in strengthening cooperative intergovernmental services to provide Secondary Transitional Experience such as job experiences for students with disabilities; and

WHEREAS, IDHS is willing and able to provide funding for Secondary Transitional Experience Program (STEP); and

WHEREAS, the District is willing to accept the funds for training, evaluation and an employment program that prepares students with disabilities for transition to employment and optimum community participation during and after high school;

NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that the Board of Education accepts and approves an intergovernmental agreement between the District and DHS on the administration of a STEP contract for the 2019-2020 school year.'. Upon a Roll-Call Vote being taken, the vote was: Aye: 7 Nay: 0.
The motion Carried 7 - 0
   
Judith Johnson     Yes
Scott McFarland     Yes
Michael Zimmers     Yes
Donna Moore     Yes
Anthony Mares     Yes
William Ringer     Yes
Micah Miller     Yes