Section 229.6041, Florida Statutes 2001
229.6041 Grants; eligible applicants.--
(1) The Commissioner of Education shall design the process for receiving and evaluating grant proposals in accordance with state and federal appropriations guidelines. Grants may be awarded only to the extent that funding is provided.
(2) The Commissioner of Education shall request proposals from eligible applicants to participate in the program. Each application must:
(a) Describe the target group of career-changing professionals upon which the applicant will focus in carrying out its program, including a description of the characteristics of the target group that shows how the knowledge and experience of its members are likely to improve their ability to become effective teachers.
(b) Describe how the applicant will identify and recruit program participants.
(c) Describe how the applicant will ensure that program participants are placed and teach in eligible school districts in this state.
(d) Describe the teacher support services that program participants will receive throughout at least their first year of teaching.
(e) Describe how the applicant will collaborate with other institutions, agencies, or organizations to recruit, train, place, and support program participants, including evidence of the commitment of those institutions, agencies, or organizations to the applicant's program.
(3) The Commissioner of Education must require an evaluation process to measure the progress and effectiveness of the program. This evaluation must include:
(a) The program's goals and objectives.
(b) The performance indicators that the applicant will use to measure the program's progress.
(c) The outcome measures that will be used to determine the program's effectiveness.
(d) An assurance that the applicant will provide the commissioner with information the commissioner finds necessary to determine the overall effectiveness of the programs.
History.--s. 2, ch. 2001-219.