Miami-Dade Legislative Item
File Number: 112104
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File Number: 112104 File Type: Resolution Status: In Committee
Version: 0 Reference: Control: Economic Development & Social Services Committee
File Name: HEAD START/EARLY HEAD START SLOT Introduced: 10/11/2011
Requester: NONE Cost: Final Action:
Agenda Date: Agenda Item Number: 11A
Notes: SEE AMENDED #120091 Title: RESOLUTION DIRECTING THE MAYOR OR MAYOR’S DESIGNEE TO REQUIRE THAT THE COUNTY PAY THE SAME AVERAGE AMOUNT OF FUNDING FOR EACH HEAD START/EARLY HEAD START SLOT, ADJUSTED AS MAY BE NECESSARY FOR CHILDREN WITH SPECIAL NEEDS, TO EVERY DELEGATE AGENCY THAT WILL PROVIDE HEAD START/EARLY HEAD START SERVICES FOR SCHOOL YEAR 2012-2013
Indexes: FUNDING AGREEMENT
  HEAD START PROGRAM
  HEADSTART PROJECT
Sponsors: Jean Monestime, Prime Sponsor
  Barbara J. Jordan, Co-Sponsor
Sunset Provision: No Effective Date: Expiration Date:
Registered Lobbyist: None Listed


Legislative History

Acting Body Date Agenda Item Action Sent To Due Date Returned Pass/Fail

Board of County Commissioners 2/7/2012 11A15 Amended
REPORT: SEE LEGISLATIVE FILE 120091, FOR AMENDED VERSION.

Economic Development & Social Services Committee 1/11/2012 2A Amended
REPORT: See Agenda Item 2A Amended, Legislative File No. 120091 for the amended version.

County Attorney 12/15/2011 Referred Economic Development & Social Services Committee 1/11/2012

County Attorney 12/5/2011 Referred Economic Development & Social Services Committee 12/8/2011

County Attorney 10/25/2011 Referred Economic Development & Social Services Committee 11/9/2011

County Attorney 10/11/2011 Referred Economic Development & Social Services Committee 10/26/2011

County Attorney 10/11/2011 Assigned Estephanie S. Resnik

Legislative Text


TITLE
RESOLUTION DIRECTING THE MAYOR OR MAYOR’S DESIGNEE TO REQUIRE THAT THE COUNTY PAY THE SAME AVERAGE AMOUNT OF FUNDING FOR EACH HEAD START/EARLY HEAD START SLOT, ADJUSTED AS MAY BE NECESSARY FOR CHILDREN WITH SPECIAL NEEDS, TO EVERY DELEGATE AGENCY THAT WILL PROVIDE HEAD START/EARLY HEAD START SERVICES FOR SCHOOL YEAR 2012-2013

BODY

WHEREAS, Miami-Dade County is a grantee of the Head Start and Early Head Start Program (“the Program”), which is funded and regulated by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (“HHS”); and
WHEREAS, the Program is administered by the Miami-Dade County Community Action and Human Services Department and currently includes County-operated and delegate-agency-operated Program slots; and
WHEREAS, the Board of County Commissioners (“the Commission”) is the governing body of the Program; and
WHEREAS, 42 U.S.C. § 9837(c)(1) states the governing body has legal and fiscal responsibility for the Program and is responsible for approving the Program’s budget and major financial expenditures; and
WHEREAS, 42 U.S.C. § 9837(c)(2) requires the Program to have a Policy Council comprised of parents and community members; and
WHEREAS, under 42 U.S.C. § 9837(c)(2), the Policy Council’s responsibilities include approving and submitting to the governing body decisions regarding budget planning for Program expenditures; and
WHEREAS, 42 U.S.C. § 9837(c) and 45 C.F.R. § 1301.33 permit the County to delegate Head Start and Early Head Start slots to a delegate agency after receiving recommendations on the delegation from the Policy Council and after receiving approval from HHS; and
WHEREAS, 45 C.F.R. § 1304.50, Appendix A, requires the governing body and Policy Council to approve selection of delegate agencies; and
WHEREAS, Miami-Dade County Ordinance No. 09-31 states the Community Action Agency Board approves the Program budget prior to final approval by the Commission and recommends the selection of delegate agencies to the Commission once any necessary Policy Council approval is obtained and as consistent with County contracting policies and procedures; and
WHEREAS, HHS has confirmed that funding may be allocated to delegate agencies according to an average per-child rate, adjusted as may be needed to meet children-specific needs such as those of children with disabilities; and
WHEREAS, on July 14, 2011, the Commission directed the Mayor or Mayor’s designee to develop a plan to delegate County-operated Program slots, to present the plan to the Policy Council and Community Action Agency Board, and to report back to the Commission; and
WHEREAS, the Mayor established the Task Force on School Readiness to address a number of issues affecting programs like Head Start; and
WHEREAS, the Mayor’s Task Force on School Readiness recommends standardizing Head Start costs on a per-child basis,
NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED BY THE BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS OF MIAMI-DADE COUNTY, FLORIDA, that the Mayor or Mayor’s designee require that the County pay the same average amount of funding for each Head Start/Early Head Start per-child slot, adjusted as may be necessary for children with special needs, to all delegate agencies that will provide Head Start/Early Head Start services for school year 2012-2013, including but not limited to delegate agencies that previously contracted with the County and delegate agencies that may assume slots previously directly operated by the County.



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