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File #: 10-1217    Version: 1
Type: Agenda Item Status: Adopted
File created: 11/5/2010 In control: Board of Supervisors
On agenda: 2/1/2011 Final action: 2/1/2011
Title: Human Resources and Library Director recommending the Board take the following actions: 1) Adopt a Resolution establishing the job classification, job specification, salary range and bargaining unit designation for an Early Childhood Literacy classification; and 2) Amend the County’s Authorized Personnel Allocation Resolution to add four (4.0) FTE Early Childhood Literacy Specialist positions in the Library. FUNDING: First 5 Grant Funds. Resolution 016-2011
Attachments: 1. A - Early Literacy Specialist Job Specification, 2. B - Reso for Early Literacy Specialist, 3. C - Fully executed Resolution 016-2011
Title
Human Resources and Library Director recommending the Board take the following actions:
1) Adopt a Resolution establishing the job classification, job specification, salary range and bargaining unit designation for an Early Childhood Literacy classification; and
2) Amend the County’s Authorized Personnel Allocation Resolution to add four (4.0) FTE Early Childhood Literacy Specialist positions in the Library.

FUNDING: First 5 Grant Funds.
Resolution 016-2011
Body
BUDGET SUMMARY:
Total Estimated Cost Annually $200,000

Funding - First 5 Grant $200,000
Budgeted $
New Funding $
Savings $
Other $
Total Funding Available $200,000
Change To Net County Cost $0

Fiscal Impact/Change to Net County Cost:
No change in Net County Cost. The estimated annual cost of the additional positions is $200,000. The positions are fully funded by the First 5 grant contract. Grant funding is included in the Library's FY 2010-11 budget. Grant funding is anticipated in future years in accordance with the First 5 Commission's five year strategic plan and will be included in the Library's annual requested budget.

Background:
First 5 El Dorado has contracted with the Library over the last four years to provide early literacy services and programs to over 2,000 children and their caregivers at all six library branches and Northside School, as well as outreach services to 127 early childhood education sites, medical clinics and offices and other community sites. With First 5 funding, Library staff have developed a variety of effective age-appropriate early literacy classes that have successfully helped the library to achieve its mission to promote literacy and education.

On August 24, 2010 (Agenda Item #17, Legistar file 10-0915) the Board of Supervisors approved a grant funding contract with First 5 El Dorado in the amount of $384,904 for the term ending June 30, 2011 to provide funding for early literacy...

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