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Action Item
DATE: Tuesday, December 05, 2017
TO: School Board Members
FROM: Jeff Eakins, Superintendent
SUBJECT / RECOMMENDATIONS
Approve Agreement for Technical Services Which Provide Services to Florida Instructional Materials Center for the Visually Impaired (FIMC-VI) (Educational Access, Opportunity, and Alternatives Division)
EXECUTIVE SUMMARY
We request the approval of the Agreement for Technical Services for Mary Stoltz, Inc., to provide onsite training, hardware, software, and networking support specific to the needs of the FIMC-VI.  This includes hardware assistance and recommendations related to computers, braille embossers, tactile imager enhancers, and printers that use braille transcription software. The provider will share multi-faceted knowledge of hardware, software, and website activities.  This includes assisting with the transition to Microsoft 365. FIMC-VI is a statewide resource center assisting Florida's schools with the specialized materials needed by students with visual impairments and those with print disabilities. FIMC-VI operates under the Florida Department of Education/Bureau of Exceptional Education and Student Services (FLDOE/BEESS) through an annual grant agreement with Hillsborough County Public Schools.
STRATEGIC OBJECTIVES
• Improve the high school graduation rate
FINANCIAL IMPACT (Budgeted:  Yes)
Funds in the amount of $60,000 will be available in the divisional special revenue/federal programs budget.  For tracking purposes, the project numbers specific to this agenda item are 3317 and 3403.
EVALUATION
As required in the Additional Assurances included in the 2017/2018 Project Application, quarterly data reflecting all project activities will be reported and maintained in the FLDOE/BEESS Tracking System.  All technical services and support facilitation activities will be evaluated quarterly based on timely delivery of reports, number of activities completed, and the quality of deliverables.
SUBMITTED BY:  Wynne A. Tye, Assistant Superintendent, Educational Access, Opportunity, and Alternatives, (813) 273-7033
Kimberly Workman, General Director, Exceptional Student Education, (813) 273-7025
Gretchen Saunders   Dr. Alberto Vázquez
Chief Business Officer
(813) 272-4270
  Chief of Staff
(813) 272-4986
    C 6.25
Hillsborough County Public Schools (Florida) * Mtg.#20171205_824 (Board Meeting) * Section C Item# 6.25