Manatee County Government Administrative Center Commission Chambers, First Floor 9:00 a.m. - February 24, 2015
REVISED February 24, 2015 - Regular Meeting
Agenda Item #12

Driver's Education, Dori Slosberg Safety Trust Fund


Contact and/or Presenter Information

Brenda Rogers
Community Services Director
941-749-3030 Ext. 3489

Andy Guyre
Human Services Division Manager
941-749-3030 Ext. 3493

Action Requested

Authorization for the Chairman to execute an agreement for services with the School Board of Manatee County for FY2014/2015 Driver Education Program in the amount of $202,644.

Adopt Budget Amendment B-15-037 in the amount of $202,644 for the Dori Slosberg Driver Education Program for FY2014/2015.

Enabling/Regulating Authority
318.1215, Florida Statutes, Ordinance 06-66, Resolution R-08-197.

Background Discussion

In 2002, the Florida Legislature created the Dori Slosberg Driver Education Safety Act (Florida Statute 318.1215), which authorized county commissioners to adopt a local option fee to be collected on all civil traffic fines to be administered by the counties to fund "driver education programs in public and non-public schools."

October 24, 2006, the Board adopted Ordinance No. 06-66, providing additional penalty for civil traffic violations to fund driver education programs.

August 2014, pursuant to Resolution R-08-197, availability of FY2014/2015 funding was publicly noticed to public and non-public schools in Manatee County, which have "secondary" level students (high school) and are eligible to receive these funds.

At this time, staff is bringing forward a funding agreement for the School Board of Manatee County for the Driver Education Program.  This funding agreement provides for a driver education program in the amount of $202,644.

The program will provide:  1) Instruction time for students during the regular 2014/2015 school year, and 2) Summer program services.

The agreement has been prepared to provide the appropriate funding mechanism and service level accountability.

Budget Amendment B-15-037 transfers $202,644 of prior year's program fees held in reserves in the General Fund for the Dori Slosberg Driver's Education Enhancement Program.  The funding covers the period of October 1, 2014, through September 30, 2015.

County Attorney Review
Not Reviewed (No apparent legal issues)

Explanation of Other

Reviewing Attorney

Instructions to Board Records

One fully executed agreement and budget amendment to Community Services Department.

Email one copy of all approved documents to: Debbie.Underwood@mymanatee.org

Cost and Funds Source Account Number and Name
$202,644-xxxxx 0010950045.582000 Driver Education Safety Trust Program

Amount and Frequency of Recurring Costs

Attachment:  Slosber-Drivers Ed Agreement.pdf
Attachment:  B-15-037 Slosberg Drivers Ed.pdf