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Publication Date: July, 1967
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    Front Cover
        Front Cover 1
        Front Cover 2
    Title Page
        Title Page 1
        Title Page 2
    Foreword
        Foreword 1
        Foreword 2
    Index
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        Page ii
        Page iii
    Main
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ADULT BASIC EDUCATION


Bulletin 71A-2


FLORIDA


STATE PLAN FOR ADULT BASIC EDUCATION

Adult Education Act of 1966






























State Department of Education


The Honorable Claude R. Kirk, Jr., Governor, President of the Board
The Honorable Tom Adams, Secretary of State
The Honorable Earl Faircloth, Attorney General
The Honorable Broward Williams, State Treasurer
The Honorable Floyd T. Christian, State Superintendent of Public Instruction,
Secretary, and Executive Officer of the Board


July 1967









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FOREWORD


I am pleased to present the new Florida State Plan for Adult Basic
Education, which has been developed under provisions of the Adult
Education Act of 1966. This new Plan, which replaces the one
developed under the provisions of Title 2B of the Economic Oppor-
tunity Act of 1964, complies with the intent of the Law whereby
the State educational agency shall provide for the administration.
It was approved by the Florida State Board of Education May 16, 1967,
and by the U. S. Office of Education on August 14, 1967. The
effective date of this new Plan is July 1, 1967.

Essentially, the Plan is a guide for local public educational
agencies to follow in establishing programs and projects in adult
basic education, grades one through eight, that will be supported
on a matching basis with Federal funds. It incorporates both the
Federal and State provisions governing the total State operation,
citing laws, describing required standards, outlining procedures,
and identifying the responsibilities of various agencies, groups,
and individuals.

The Plan reflects the thinking of many persons throughout Florida.
I should like to express my appreciation for their efforts and
contributions in the development of this Plan. Suggestions and
reactions which will aid in its improvement are invited. Please
address all communications to the Division of Vocational, Technical
and Adult Education, Adult and Veteran Education Section, State
Department of Education, Tallahassee, Florida.





State Su rintendent of Public Instruction










INDEX


1.0 General provisions. . . . . . . . . .

1.1 State agency . . . . . . . . .

1.11 Name of State agency. ... . . . . .

1.12 Official title of officer . . . .

1.13 Authority to administer . . . . .

1.2 Custody of funds . . . . . . . .

1.21 Receipt and safeguarding of Federal funds .

1.22 Use of Federal funds . . . . .

1.3 Organization . ... . . . . . .

1.4 Personnel . . . . . . . .

1.5 State and local advisory committees. . . .

1.6 Program . . . . . . . . .

1.7 Program criteria to attain objective . . .

1.8 Cooperative arrangements between State educational
State health authority . . . . . .

1.9 Cooperation in anti-poverty efforts . . . .

2.0 Special projects, teacher training and research. .


agency and
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2.1 Policies, procedures, criteria and priorities in selection of
projects . . . . . . . . . . . .

2.2 Criteria and priorities applied for programs at eighth grade
level or below. . . . . . . . . . . .

2.3 Grants to private nonprofit agencies . . . . . .

3.0 State fiscal control and accounting procedures . . . ... .

3.1 General . . . . . . . .. . . . . .

3.2 Accounting basis and authority . . . . . . . ,


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3.3 Adequacy of records. . . . . .. .. . . 13

3.4 Location and availability of records. ... .. ..... 13

3.5 Audit of expenditures .. . . . . . . . 14

3.6 Disbursement of funds. . . . . . . . . .. 15

3.61 Basis of disbursement of funds. . . .. . . .. 15

3.62 Title of disbursing officer. . . . . . ... 16

4.0 Policies and procedures for State agency administrative review and
evaluation. . . . . . . . . . . . . .... 17

5.0 Reports.. . . . . . .. .. . . . . . . 19

6.0 Amendment. . . . . . ... .. . . . . . . . 20

7.0 Legal authority. . . . . . . . . . . . 21

8.0 Certification forms. . . . . . . .. .. . . . 22

8.1 Certification of State Plan by the State Superintendent of
Public Instruction. . . . . . . . . . ... 22

8.2 Certification by State Attorney General. . . . ... 23

Appendix A Agreement Between the Florida State Department of Education
and the Florida State Board of Health ..... . . 24







Plan Section Number 1.0
State of Florida



STATE OF FLORIDA

PLAN FOR ADULT BASIC EDUCATION



1.0 General provisions.

1.1 State agency.

1.11 Name of State agency. The Florida State Department of Education
shall have sole responsibility for administering this Plan.

1.12 Official title of officer. The State Superintendent of Public
Instruction shall have the authority to submit to the Commis-
sioner the State Plan and any amendments thereto.

1.13 Authority to administer. The Florida State Department of
Education, under the direction of the State Superintendent of
Public Instruction, will be responsible for the overall adminis-
tration, supervision, and coordination of Adult Basic Education
programs under provisions of this Plan.

1.2 Custody of funds.

1.21 Receipt and safeguarding of Federal funds. The State Treasurer,
whose official address is State Capitol, Tallahassee, Florida,
shall be treasurer and custodian of all Federal and State funds
for the public school program. He shall receive and provide
for the proper custody and disbursement of these funds in
accordance with the provisions of the law. (Section 236.17,
Florida School Laws)

1.22 Use of Federal funds. All Federal funds received under the
Act will be expended solely for the purposes for which granted
and in accordance with the State Plan, and any funds not so
expended, including funds lost or diverted to other purposes,
shall be paid to the U. S. Office of Education.

1.3 Organization.

The State Board of Education shall consist of the Governor, the
Secretary of State, the Attorney General, the State Treasurer, and
the Superintendent of Public Instruction, of which the Governor shall
be the president and the State Superintendent of Public Instruction,
the secretary and executive officer. (Section 229.15, Florida School
Laws)







Plan Section Number 1.4
State of Florida



The State Superintendent of Public Instruction shall exercise
general supervision over the state system of public education in
order to promote progress, to determine problems and needs, and
to recommend improvements. He selects and appoints assistant
superintendents and other professional staff to assist him in the
discharge of his duties. (Section 229.16, 229.17, 229.20,
Florida School Laws)

The Assistant Superintendent of Vocational, Technical, and Adult
Education is responsible to the State Superintendent of Public
Instruction for the general coordination of adult education,
including Adult Basic Education.

The Director of Adult and Veteran Education is responsible for
the administration and supervision of adult general education
programs, including Adult Basic Education. He directs the staff in
formulating plans for developing and implementing effective adult
education programs, utilizing state and local adult education
programs, utilizing state and local adult education resources. He
submits periodic reports on the operation of the Adult Basic Edu-
cation programs to the Commissioner.

The Director of Adult and Veteran Education, as shown on the organi-
zational chart, will be assisted in implementing this Plan by his
present staff, in addition to the Adult Basic Education staff com-
posed of a coordinator, fiscal officer and five consultants.

1.4 Personnel.

All personnel of the Adult Basic Education staff should hold at
least a Master's Degree or the equivalent in experience. This should
include some background in adult education. They also shall have
had some experience teaching adults. The background and training
of these individuals should permit them to supervise actual class-
room instruction and participate in in-service teacher education
workshops. These individuals also need to be able to review and
analyze published instructional materials and make judgmental
decisions regarding their excellence and possible classroom usage.

The State of Florida has a Merit System; however, there are agencies
that do not operate under this system, one of which is the State
Department of Education.

The State Supervisor of Adult and Veteran Education shall maintain
a current knowledge of the overall adult general education program.
He shall maintain close liaison with all staff personnel and keep
the Director of Adult and Veteran Education informed of all adult
education developments, including Adult Basic Education.







Plan Section Number 1.4
State of Florida



The Area Consultants for General Adult Education are responsible
for the development and supervision of adult general education
programs, including Adult Basic Education. In the performance
of this responsibility, they work closely with county superinten-
dents, local directors of adult education and others in the
promotion, organization and operation of adult general education
programs.

The Fiscal Control Officer shall maintain financial records,
prepare financial reports, and keep the Director of Adult and
Veteran Education, the State Supervisor of Adult and Veteran Edu-
cation and the State Coordinator of Adult Basic Education informed
of the status of financial transactions involving funds used in
Adult Basic Education programs.

The State Coordinator of Adult Basic Education shall be responsible
for administrative coordination and supervision of Adult Basic
Education programs under the provisions of the Act. He shall work
with other adult general education staff members, state and local
adult educators, school officials, and other state and community
officials and leaders to initiate, promote and implement Adult
Basic Education programs.

The Consultants (5) in Adult Basic Education shall assist in the
supervision, administration and evaluation of the various county
programs. They also shall serve as specialists in the in-service
training programs regarding their area of specialization. They
shall maintain program and demographic records as required.

In employment, resulting from the administration of this Plan, or
from the conduct of Adult Basic Education programs, projects, and
services under the Plan, no employer shall discriminate against any
employee or applicant for employment because of race, creed, color
or national origin in its practices with respect to such employment.
Such employment practices shall include, but not be limited to, the
following: recruitment or recruitment advertising; employment,
layoff or termination; upgrading, demotion, or transfer; rates of
pay or other forms of compensation; use of facilities; and selec-
tion for training.








ADULT AND VETERAN EDUCATION ORGANIZATION CHART


ASSISTANTT SUPERINTENDENT
VOCATIONAL, TECHNICAL, AND ADULT EDUCATION


STATE SUPERVISOR
ADULT AND VETERAN EDUCATION







Plan Section Number 1.5
State of Florida



1.5 State and local advisory committees. It is the policy of the
State Agency to utilize the knowledge and experience of state
and local advisory committees in establishing and improving
educational programs which will assure that State Plan programs
are meeting the needs of the community.

These committees, where possible, will include the following:

State Advisory Committee.

State Personnel:

a. The Director of Adult and Veteran Education
or his representative
b. The State Coordinator of Adult Basic
Education
c. A representative of Vocational Education
d. A representative of M.D.T.
e. A representative of the Health Department
f. A representative of the Welfare Department
g. A representative of the State Employment
Service
h. A representative of the State OEO Office

County Personnel:

a. Two local directors of adult education
b. Two local coordinators of Adult Basic
Education
c. A Local Director of Vocational Education
d. Two Adult Education classroom teachers
e. One county opportunity guidance counselor
f. Three representatives from target population

Local Advisory Committees.

Professional Personnel:

a. Director of Adult Education
b. Coordinator of Adult Basic Education
c. Director of Vocational Education
d. Two classroom teachers
e. One opportunity guidance counselor
f. M.D.T. Coordinator






Plan Section Number 1.6
State of Florida


Other Personnel:

a. Health Department
b. Employment Service
c. C.A.C. or C.A.P.
d. School Board member
e. Chamber of Commerce
f. Ministerial Association
g. Representatives from target population

1.6 Program. Programs of instruction in Adult Basic Education may be
conducted by local educational agencies in public schools and/or
other facilities. These programs will be designed to eliminate the
inability of adults, in need of basic education, to read and write
English, to perform computational skills, to improve their social
living skills, to substantially raise the educational level of such
adults, and to make them less likely to be dependent upon others,
They should be better able to meet their adult responsibilities for
employment, and as parents and citizens. First priority will be
given to those programs stressing education for the functionally
illiterate adult having less than a 5th grade education. Second pri-
ority will be given to programs extending the undereducated adults'
education to the 8th grade level.

The Department of Education funds counties for a program of Adult
Basic Education on receipt of a county plan, including a county survey,
curriculum plan, and budget for the fiscal year. The plans are
reviewed by the adult education staff of the Department of Education.
Consideration is given to the number of students the county will reach,
size of the county and in-service education plans before the county
plan and budget are approved. The adult education staff evaluates the
county plan in terms of criteria listed in Section 1.7 of the State Plan.

The curricula of Adult Basic Education programs shall include organized
and systematic instruction in the communication and computational skills
such as reading, writing, speaking, listening, and arithmetic; and,
using as content for teaching these skills, such adult experiences as
consumer buying practices, health habits, relations with other members
of the family and community, homemaking and citizenship responsibilities.

The highest priority will be given to those programs having the great-
est impact on the areas within the state and local school districts
in which are concentrated the highest incidence of poverty and the most
severe educational deficiencies.

1.7 Program criteria to attain objective. Consideration will be given to
the following factors in establishing the criteria for the objectives
of the program:

a. The total number and location of adults in need of
Adult Basic Education within the counties and the






Plan Section Number 1.7
State of Florida



state will be determined by the use of the 1960
Census and other appropriate research studies on
population.

In the approval of programs of instruction for
which Federal funds will be allocated, considera-
tion will be given to the density of population
of eligible students in need of Adult Basic Educa-
tion within the county and the ability of the
local educational agency to provide the necessary
technical, supervisory, and instructional services
in assuring compliance with the terms and con-
ditions required by the State Educational Agency
for approval of programs of instruction.

b. Emphasis will be placed on adults with the greatest
basic education deficiencies which are impairing
their ability to obtain employment and become more
productive and responsible citizens. Instructional
materials centered around employment, citizenship,
responsibilities, etc. will be used in the teaching
process.

c. Cooperative arrangements will be made by the local
educational agency with community action programs,
VISTA, M.D.T. programs, vocational education programs,
work experience and Work Study programs operating in
the area served, and will be conducted in association
with such a program.

d. Guidelines, regulations and qualifications have been
drafted to help assure the utilization of qualified
instructional staff, adequate facilities, equipment,
materials, and guidance and counseling services, Each
adult class conducted under the provisions of this Act
shall be taught by a person holding a valid Florida
teaching certificate. This regulation does not apply
to instructional aides, volunteers, or students in
work study and/or work training programs who are work-
ing under the direct supervision of a qualified
instructor.

e. Cooperative arrangements with State health authorities
have been made to provide health information and
services to the extent available. Supplemental instruc-
tional materials will also be used. The local educa-
tional agency will assist adults in need of basic







Plan Section Number 1.7
State of Florida



education to acquire health information and
services through cooperative arrangements pur-
suant to Appendix A of the Plan. Services
provided or arranged for by the State Board of
Health or its local health unit will be fur-
nished at no cost to other state and local
agencies participating in the program.

f. In the recruitment, selection and enrollment of
eligible students under the provisions of the
Act, the local educational agency shall provide
for coordination of its efforts with those of
the public health service, welfare department,
employment service, and other public and non-
public agencies, organizations, institutions and
groups as may be required to locate, recruit and
enroll individuals from all segments of the
population. The recruitment, selection and
enrollment of eligible individuals in local Adult
Basic Education programs conducted under the pro-
visions of this Plan shall be accomplished regard-
less of whether their place of residence is within
or outside the area normally served by the public
school or facility with respect to other programs.

g. Personnel in college work study programs, VISTA,
and other anti-poverty programs will be called on
to provide assistance in the capacity of teacher
aides, recruiters and/or liaison personnel.

h. Progressive instruction must incorporate the results
of research and techniques which have been proved
effective.

i. Each program of instruction will make use of the most
innovative and up-t6bdate methods and techniques
available and necessary for the student to develop
the basic skills and competencies he needs, including
the findings of recent research in Adult Basic
Education.

j. In-service teacher education services to the local
county educational agencies are provided, as well as
the continuation of supervisory and administrative







Plan Section Number 1.8
State of Florida



advice when needed by the local school system.
This would include classroom visitations,
development of local curriculum guides and
instructional materials, the dissemination of
information regarding new and different instruc-
tional materials and techniques, development of
sound instructional programs and the purchase of
materials that facilitate its implementation.

1.8 Cooperative arrangements between State educational agency and State
health authority. Cooperative arrangements between the State educa-
tional agency and the State health authority are listed in Appendix
A of the Plan.

1.9 Cooperation in anti-poverty efforts. The State and/or local educa-
tional agency will enter into cooperative arrangements with community
action programs when it is appropriate and feasible. The State and/or
local educational agency will make available, through Adult Basic
Education programs, programs of instruction, including guidance and
testing, health information and services, qualified instructional
personnel, and necessary technical and supervisory services in
accordance with the objectives and provisions of the State Plan
and Title III, Section 306 of the Act.

The State and local educational agencies will enter into cooperative
arrangements with work experience programs as appropriate and feas-
ible, in order to carry out the general purposes of the Act. They
will maintain close cooperation with other state and county agencies,
organizations and institutions, governmental and non-governmental,
in identifying eligible adult students and encouraging them to enroll
in and maintain regular attendance in Adult Basic Education classes.
State and local educational agencies will also, upon request, provide
assistance in the recruitment of qualified Adult Basic Education
personnel, including recruitment of persons in work-study programs or
Volunteers in Service to America.






Plan Section Number 2.0
State of Florida




2.0 Special projects, teacher training and research.

2.1 Policies, procedures, criteria and priorities in selection of projects.
Special projects are those Adult Basic Education programs designed as
Experimental projects to test new and innovative ideas in Adult Basic
Education. Funds for pilot projects and/or research may be funded
with available Federal, State or local funds. Grants for special pro-
jects may be made to public or private non-profit organizations in
accordance with existing state and Federal regulations.

All special projects in Adult Basic Education initiated under the
provisions of this Plan must be approved by the State educational
agency.

Special projects in the following areas will be given consideration:

a. Projects that demonstrate, test or develop modifications
of materials or methods of instruction in Adult Basic
Education.

b. Projects that stimulate the development of local educa-
tional agency programs for the instruction of adults in
need of basic education in public schools or other
facilities.

c. Projects that provide additional information concerning
the materials and methods needed for an effective program
of instruction in Adult Basic Education.

d. Other projects that, in the opinion of the State educa-
tional agency, will provide information beneficial to the
implementation and conduct of the Adult Basic Education
programs.

The following policies and procedures will govern the approval of
special projects:

a. Special projects will be approved by the State educational
agency upon the recommendation of a Special Project Review
Committee composed of a minimum of four (4) members of the
General Adult Education staff and the Adult Basic Education
staff.

b. Approval will be given to those projects which hold the
greatest possibility of making an immediate and major con-
tribution to the intent and purposes of the Adult Education
Act of 1966.







Plan Section Number 2.1
State of Florida



c. A basic factor in approving a special project will
be the capability of the local educational agency
to adequately initiate, conduct, supervise, and
evaluate the project with a minimum amount of time
and funds.

d. With respect to operation of special projects in
Adult Basic Education, the committee may waive the
requirements with respect to class size, facilities,
hours of attendance and other specifications applicable
to other Adult Basic Education programs as prescribed,
when adherence to such requirements, in the judgment
of the committee, would adversely affect the conduct
of pilot projects.

e. The State educational agency shall provide adequate
supervision of each special project.

f. Special projects will be considered for approval in
the order in which they are received by the State
educational agency, and must be presented in the form
of a proposal or a plan including the following:

(1) Purpose
(2) Description of the methods and procedures
to be used.
(3) Personnel to be involved in the project
(4) Extent and duration of the project
(5) Plan for evaluation of the project
(6) Estimate of the expense or budget for
the project

The State educational agency may assume responsibility for coordinated
efforts to provide pre-service and in-service training for profes-
sional staff and instructional personnel.

When authorized by the State Superintendent, the Assistant Super-
intendent for Vocational, Technical, and Adult Education and the
State Director of Adult and Veteran Education may enter into agree-
ments with authorized representatives of approved training insti-
tutions to provide for pre-service and in-service training of pros-
pective and in-service administrators, supervisors and teachers
through approved courses, workshops and institutes.

The State Board, through its authorized representatives, will determine
by periodic evaluation if standards of instruction are being maintained
in such training programs in accordance with the agreements entered
into by the Board and the teacher-training institutions.






Plan Section Number 2.2
State of Florida



The State agency will provide resource consultants for pre-
service and in-service training workships as requested by the
various counties. Persons on the state level skilled in
communications, consumer economics, social living skills,
health and safety, and working with the disadvantaged will
assist the counties in the development and presentation of
the workshops.

The State Adult Basic Education staff will serve as liaison
between the State Universities and the local educational
agencies in bringing continuing educationcclasses in adult
education to areas desiring them.

The State Adult Basic Education staff will strive toward the
establishment of a course of study leading to eventual certi-
fication of teachers as Adult Basic Education teachers.

Research may be conducted by the State educational agency,
approved institutions of higher learning, and county boards of
public instruction when the research is related to and will
function directly in the furtherance of any or all objectives
of the Act.

2.2 Criteria.and priorities applied for programs at eighth grade level
or below. While the program includes instruction through the eighth
grade level, special emphasis will be given to the recruitment and
training program of those persons having an educational level of
fifth grade or less.

2.3 Grants to private nonprofit agencies. Grants for the purpose of con-
ducting special projects, teacher-training and research may be made
under current laws and State Board of Education regulations to public
and private nonprofit agencies to further the Adult Basic Education
program in the State.







Plan Section Number 3.0
State of Florida



3.0 State Fiscal control and accounting procedures.

3.1 General. The Federal government will pay up to 90% of the total
amount expended by the State and local education agencies for
Adult Basic Education when such expenditures are made in accordance
with this Plan. Grants may be made to private agencies for research
and special projects in Adult Basic Education in accordance with
existing state and Federal regulations. The official accounts and
documents showing full records of all receipts and expenditures of
funds by the State educational agency will be maintained by the
following agencies: Office of the Treasurer of Florida, and the
Office of the State Superintendent of Public Instruction.

For the purposes of participation under the provisions of the Adult
Education Act of 1966, matching funds shall consist of all local and
state public monies, available for the conduct of Adult Basic Edu-
cation programs as provided by law or State Board of Education regu-
lations.

3.2 Accounting basis and authority. Accounting procedures for all funds,
including Federal monies, expended for Adult Basic Education programs
under this Plan, shall be on the obligation basis of accounting in
accordance with State Board of Education Regulations 130-1.022 (4).

Expenditures at the State and local educational agency level will be
recorded on an obligation basis. State law does not specify a
definite time period governing the liquidation of obligations; how-
ever, six (6) months is the usual time allowed, unless unforeseen
circumstances make it necessary to extend this period.

3.3 Adequacy of records. All accounts and supporting documents relating
to the Adult Basic Education program involving Federal financial
participation will be adequate to permit an accurate and expeditious
audit of the program.

3.4 Location and availability of records. The official accounts and
documents showing receipts and expenditures of funds by the State
educational agency under this Plan will be maintained by the follow-
ing agencies: Office of the Treasurer of Florida and the Office of
the State Superintendent of Public Instruction.

The official accounts and documents showing receipts and expenditures
of funds by local educational agencies under this Plan will be main-
tained by the Office of the County Superintendent. Copies of all
paid invoices, together with claims for reimbursement, willbe main-
tained in the Office of the State Superintendent of Public Instruction.







Plan Section Number 3.5
State of Florida



3.5 Audit of expenditures. The State educational agency will pre-
audit all claims for reimbursement. The State Auditing Depart-
ment will audit the fiscal records of the local educational
agencies and will include in their examination the records per-
taining to expenditures claimed for Federal financial partici-
pation under an approved project. These audits will be made as
nearly on an annual basis as the State Auditor determines to be
possible, and copies of such audits will be available in the
offices of the State Auditor, State Superintendent of Public
Instruction, and in the offices of the County Superintendents.

Sections 21.101 and 21.121 (2), Florida Statutes, provide that
the State Auditor shall have the power and duty to make an annual
post-audit of the accounts and records of all state and county
officers, and all state and county boards, departments, commis-
sions, institutions, or other such agencies. He shall make an
annual post-audit of accounts and records of any other public
body or political subdivision when required by law to do so.
Each such annual audit, when practicable, shall be made and com-
pleted within not more than twelve months following the end of
each fiscal year of the officer, office, department, commission,
board, institution, or other such agency. As used herein, the
term "post-audit" means an audit made at some point after the
completion of a transaction or a group of transactions. The audit
report shall make special mention of any violation of the laws
within the scope of the audit, and any illegal or improper
expenditure and improper accounting procedures, all failures to
properly record financial transactions, and all other inaccuracies,
irregularities, and shortages.

State Auditors shall obtain listings of all money transmitted to
the various school districts from the State Comptroller's Office
and compare these figures with those shown by the State educational
agency and the records at the local county level.

Exceptions or questions raised by State Auditors are handled by
consultation with the State educational agency. Any unresolved
questions are contained in the report of the Auditor.






Plan Section Number 3.6
State of Florida



3.6 Disbursement of funds.

3.61 Basis of disbursement of funds. Federal funds accruing to a
county under the provisions of this Plan may be paid as reim-
bursement upon the submission of a properly certified request
for reimbursement for actual expenditures incurred. Funds
may also be advanced to a county with credit to be applied
against the advance only upon submission of equivalent evidence
of actual expenditures.

Funds used under the State Plan for salaries of Adult Basic
Education personnel engaged in activities under the State
Plan may include that part of the salary that is deducted or
withheld as the employee's contribution under a plan of
retirement, workmen's compensation, or other welfare funds
maintained for one or more general classes of employees of a
State or local educational agency. In addition, funds may be
used to support the employer's contribution to such plans and
to provide for employee sick leave and annual or vacation leave
based on currently approved policies of State and local educa-
tion agencies.

Federal funds may be used for the acquisition of instructional
equipment, supplies, and teaching aids for Adult Basic Education
programs of instruction. These materials may not include
supplies to be made into equipment or products to be sold, or to
be used by pupils, teachers, or other persons for other than
Adult Basic Education purposes.

Equipment purchased for use by the State educational agency will
be subject to State educational agency inventory control for
such equipment, and title to such equipment shall rest with
the agency.

Equipment purchased for use by local educational agencies will
be subject to county board inventory control, and title to such
equipment shall rest with the county board, provided that in
addition to county board inventory control, such additional
inventory control procedures shall be exercised by the State as
deemed necessary to maintain, at the State level, sufficient
information to determine that such equipment continues to be
used for purposes provided for under the Act and this Plan.

Funds may be used for necessary and appropriate travel and
transportation expense attributable to Adult Basic Education
programs under the State Plan and in accordance with State
Department of Education Standardized Travel Regulations.






Plan Section Number 3.62
State of Florida



Funds may be used for rental of space (including the
cost of utilities and janitorial services) in privately-
or publicly-owned buildings if: (1) the expenditures
for the space are necessary, reasonable, and properly
related to the efficient administration of the program;
(2) the State or local educational agency will receive
the benefits of the expenditures during the period of
occupancy commensurate with such expenditures; (3) the
amounts paid by the State or local educational agency are
not in excess of comparable rental in a particular
locality; (4) expenditures represent a current cost to
the State or local educational agency; and (5) in publicly-
owned buildings, like charges are made to other agencies
occupying similar space for similar purposes.

3.62 Title of disbursing officer. The Assistant Superintendent
for Vocational, Technical, and Adult Education and the
Director of Adult and Veteran Education will have authority
to approve the disbursement of any funds under an approved
State Plan.







Plan Section Number 4.0
State of Florida



4.0 Policies and procedures for State agency administrative review and evalu-
ation. The state staff shall continuously review the approved local
programs of operation and annually review the state and local programs in
terms of:

a. The extent to which both state and local programs reach
the largest number of undereducated adults, especially
those functioning at grade level five or below.

b. The extent to which the administrative organization at
both the state and local levels effectively and effi-
ciently implements the state and local programs in
regard to:

(1) County administrative organization
(2) County supervisory personnel
(3) Overall effectiveness of the county program
(4) State administrative organization
(5) State supervisory personnel
(6) Overall effectiveness of the State Program

c. The extent to which the Curriculum Guide of the State
meets the peculiar needs of the Adult Basic Education
students state wide.

d. The extent to which each local county curriculum meets
the peculiar needs of the Adult Basic Education students
in that county.

e. The extent to which a continuing in-service training
program for teachers, administrators and supervisors
upgrades the instructional program state wide.

f. The extent to which the county in-service teacher
training program upgrades the instructional program
through university extension courses and/or county
organized in-service education workshops.

g. The extent to which the materials and supplies purchased
facilitate the attainment of the instructional goals.

h. The extent to which the records kept and the evaluative
instrument used permit the evaluation of academic growth.






Plan Section Number 4.0
State of Florida



i. The extent to which the instructional program makes
it possible for the student to obtain employment,
retain employment, or upgrade his employment status.

j. The extent to which students are better able to meet
their adult responsibilities as parents, citizens,
and independent members of the community.






Plan Section Number 5.0
State of Florida



5.0 Reports. The State educational agency will participate in periodical
consultations with the Commissioner and his staff, and will make such
reports to the Commissioner as he may consider reasonably necessary to
carry out his responsibilities under the Act. Records will be kppt
and accessible, and comply with such other provisions as the Commis-
sioner may find necessary to assure himself that these reports are
correct and verifiable. Reports shall include the annual estimate of
projected program needs, the quarterly program figures, and the annual
report.






Plan Section Number 6.0
State of Florida



6.0 Amendment. The administration of Adult Basic Education programs under
the State Plan shall conform with the approved State Plan. Whenever there
is any material change in the content or administration of such programs,
or in pertinent state law, or in the organization, regulations, and
operations of the State educational agency affecting the program under the
Plan, the State Plan shall be appropriately amended by the State educational
agency, and such amendments shall be submitted to the Commissioner.






Plan Section Number 7.0
State of Florida



7.0 Legal authority. The State educational agency is governed by the follow-
ing laws, executive regulations, and interpretations thereof by courts,
the Attorney General, and other appropriate State officials:

1.13 Authority of State. (Section 1, Article XII, Constitution of
Florida)

8.0 Certification of State Plan,

8.0 Authority of State Educational Agency and State officials.
(Chapter 229, Florida Statutes)

8.0 Authority of State officials receiving and holding custody of
Federal funds. (Sections 229.08(10), 229.17(10), Florida
Statutes)

3.0 .State laws and regulations regarding expenditures. (Chapters
236, 237, Florida Statutes)

3.61 Types of allowable expenditures. (Section 9, Article XII,
Constitution of Florida; Section 237.02 (County), Florida
Statutes)

1.4
3.61 Adult Basic Education personnel. (Sections 228.14(4),
230.23(6)(e)(County), 236.04(6), Florida Statutes)

Employee benefits. (Chapter 238, Florida Statutes)

1.0 Consultants, advisory committees, etc. (Sections 229.19,
229.20, Florida Statutes)

3.61 Travel and transportation. (Section 112.061, Florida Statutes)

3.61 Instructional equipment, supplies and teaching aids.
(Section 236.07(5), Florida Statutes)

1.7 Work-study programs. (Chapter 235, Florida Statutes)

3.0 Fiscal audit and accounting procedures. (Chapters 21 (County
and State), 237 (County), Florida Statutes)

3.5 Payment of funds to local educational agencies. (Section!236.18,
Florida Statutes)

3.1 Determination of fiscal year's allotment in which expenditure
is made. (Sections 216.17 ( State), 237,01 and 237.02 (County),
Florida Statutes)






Plan Section Number 8.0
State of Florida



8.0 Certification forms.

8.1 Certification of State Plan by the State Superintendent of Public
Instruction.

State of Florida. I hereby certify that the attached State Plan

was duly adopted by the State agency on May 16. 1967 and

will constitute the basis for participation of the State of Florida

under the Adult Education Act of 1966.


May 19. 1967 /s/ Floyd T. Christian
(Date) State Superintendent of Public
Instruction







Plan Section Number 8.2
State of Florida



8.2 Certification by State Attorney General.

State of Florida. I hereby certify that the Florida State Department

of Education, the State agency named in the Plan, is the sole State

agency for administration of the Plan or for supervision of the

administration of the Plan; and that such State agency has authority

under State law to develop, submit, and administer or supervise the

administration of the Plan; that the official title of the officer

authorized to submit the State Plan is the State Superintendent of

Public Instruction; that the State Treasurer has authority under

State law to receive, hold and disburse Federal funds under the

State Plan; and that all provisions contained in the Plan are con-

sistent with State law and that all copies of laws, citations to

pertinent laws, and interpretations thereof relative thereto are

included in the Plan and are correct.


May 18, 1967 /s/ Earl Faircloth
(Date) State Attorney General













Agreement Between the Florida State Department of Education
and
the Florida State Board of Health


1. Purpose: The purpose of this agreement is to establish cooperative
arrangements between the State Department of Education and the State Board
of Health, providing for the dissemination of health information and ser-
vices for students who are and will be participating in Adult Basic Educa-
tion programs of instruction.

2. Responsibilities of the State Board of Health: In implementing this agree-
ment, the State Board of Health, through its appropriate divisions, bureaus
and the county health units, agrees to:

a. Provide or arrange for the provision of health information and
services to be used in Adult Basic Education programs for adults
in need of such education to the extent that such information
and services are available for which they are eligible and may
reasonably be necessary to enable such persons to benefit from
the instruction provided by Adult Basic Education programs under
the State Plan.

b. Provide Adult Basic Education students health services and infor-
mation as normally provided by the respective local health depart-
ments.

c. Seek the assistance of the county health units and all others
working in health fields in referring adults in need of basic edu-
cation for appropriate training in available Adult Basic Education
programs provided by the State Board of Education.

3. Responsibilities of the State Department of Education: In implementing this
agreement, the State Department of Education, through the Adult and Veteran
Section and other appropriate divisions and facilities, agrees to:

a. Provide educational consultative services to the State Board of
Health and county health authorities.

b. Assist the State Board of Health with the development of
instructional materials dealing with health.

c. Work with county educational authorities to plan for and
implement the identification and referral, to appropriate
health agencies, of individuals in need of health services
or information.

d. Provide for the dissemination of health information through
Adult Basic Education programs.










4. Working Agreements: The State Board of Health and the State Department
of Education will assist each other to the maximum extent possible for
mutually promoting the objectives of the Adult Education Act of 1966.
Written working agreements will be developed between the State Department
of Education and the State Board of Health to assign more specific
responsibilities when needed in carrying out cooperative activities
listed above.


May 18, 1967
(Date)


May 19.. 1967
(Date)


/s/ Wilson T. Sowder, M. D.
State Board of Health Officer


/s/ Floyd T. Christian
State Superintendent of
Public Instruction


Date Due


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