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Action Item
DATE: Tuesday, December 05, 2017
TO: School Board Members
FROM: Jeff Eakins, Superintendent
SUBJECT / RECOMMENDATIONS
Approve the Renewal Contract with the East Coast Technical Assistance Center (ECTAC) to Provide Support and Technical Assistance to Hillsborough County Public Schools (HCPS) Title I Basic, Neglected and Delinquent, and Migrant Education Programs (Academic Support and Federal Programs Division)
EXECUTIVE SUMMARY
HCPS has contracted with ECTAC for the last 11 years in order to receive current state and federal technical assistance related to the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA). With the current ESEA waiver implementation, along with the upcoming reauthorization of ESEA, it is imperative that the District have the most current guidance and technical assistance to coordinate Title I programs. 

ECTAC supports 38 school districts across Florida. Services include technical assistance forums and conferences related to current and future ESEA issues, regular networking sessions with district, state, and federal program directors, along with program compliance, evaluation, and legislative support. As a result of the support and expertise HCPS Title I staff provides to ECTAC member districts, this contract has been reduced to $9,500 to reflect the in-kind services provided.
STRATEGIC OBJECTIVES
• Improve the high school graduation rate
FINANCIAL IMPACT (Budgeted:  Yes)
Funds in the amount of $9,500 will be available in the Title I, Part A Budget.  For tracking purposes, the project number specific to this agenda item is 3394.  As of October 23, 2017, the remaining balance less encumbrances for this line item equaled $61,321,389.  The costs associated with this contract will be paid with Title I, Part A funds in the amount of $9,500.
EVALUATION
On June 30, 2018, the Federal Programs Department staff will determine the effectiveness of the technical assistance provided by the ECTAC regarding ESEA issues. The General Director of Federal Programs will inform the ECTAC of any areas in which improvement may be needed in order to help the organization better support the School District.
SUBMITTED BY: 
Debra Arias, General Director, Federal Programs
Tracye H. Brown, Assistant Superintendent, Academic Support and Federal Programs
Gretchen Saunders   Dr. Alberto Vázquez
Chief Business Officer
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  Chief of Staff
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    C 6.08
Hillsborough County Public Schools (Florida) * Mtg.#20171205_824 (Board Meeting) * Section C Item# 6.08