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Action Item
DATE: Tuesday, October 03, 2017
TO: School Board Members
FROM: Jeff Eakins, Superintendent
SUBJECT / RECOMMENDATIONS
Approve Grant Funded Memorandum of Agreement with the Felburn Foundation and Nature's Classroom (Chief of Schools)
EXECUTIVE SUMMARY
Nature's Classroom was awarded a grant funded by the Felburn Foundation. The goal of the grant is to fund the hiring of one additional, new instructional staff member for the 2017/2018 school year effective October 4, 2017, through May 31, 2018. The Felburn Foundation will compensate the School District for an amount not to exceed $50,000 during the grant period.
STRATEGIC OBJECTIVES
• Provide a student-centered learning environment that engages every child • Recruit, support, and retain a highly effective and diverse workforce
FINANCIAL IMPACT (Budgeted:  Yes)
The grant from the Felburn Foundation will provide funding in the amount not to exceed $50,000 to support the salary and fringe benefit costs for one additional new instructional staff member at Nature's Classroom. A temporary employee contract will be valid for the 2017/2018 school year only. Additional year contracts may be offered pending the award of additional grant funding each year. The project number for this initiative will be established when the grant funds are received by the School District.
EVALUATION
Teacher evaluation results for the employee hired will serve as the evaluation for this project.
SUBMITTED BY:  Dr. Anna L. Brown, Area Superintendent, Area III
Gretchen Saunders   Dr. Alberto Vázquez
Chief Business Officer
(813) 272-4270
  Chief of Staff
(813) 272-4986
    C 6.09
Hillsborough County Public Schools (Florida) * Mtg.#20171003_821 (Board Meeting) * Section C Item# 6.09