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Action Item
DATE: Tuesday, September 19, 2017
TO: School Board Members
FROM: Jeff Eakins, Superintendent
Approve the Legal Services Agreement Between The School Board of Hillsborough County, Florida and Stearns Weaver Miller Weissler Alhadeff & Sitterson (Business Services Division)
This contract is limited to legal services, counsel, consultation, and advice for the Superintendent and staff of Hillsborough County Public Schools on legal matters involving labor and employment/human resources.

This agreement shall be effective September 12, 2017.  The retention of the firm remains subject to the pleasure of the Superintendent, who may terminate the contract at any time with written notice.  The principal contact at the firm will be Janet McEnery.  This agreement shall be renewed on an annual basis.

Florida Administrative Code 6A-1.012(11)(a) Purchasing Policies states: the requirement for requesting competitive solicitations for commodities or contractual services from three or more sources is hereby waived for: the purchase by district school boards of professional services, which shall include, without limitation, artistic services; academic program reviews; lectures by individuals; auditing services not subject to Section 218.391, F.S.; and legal services, including attorney, paralegal, expert witness, court reporting, appraisal or mediator services.
• Establish a strong foundation of financial stewardship
See attached.
Ongoing evaluation regarding pending cases and proposed lawsuits will be reviewed. 
Gretchen Saunders   Dr. Alberto Vázquez
Chief Business Officer
(813) 272-4270
  Chief of Staff
(813) 272-4986
    C 6.23
Hillsborough County Public Schools (Florida) * Mtg.#20170919_819 (Board Meeting followed by Public Hearing) * Section C Item# 6.23