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Action Item
DATE: Tuesday, December 06, 2016
TO: School Board Members
FROM: Jeff Eakins, Superintendent
SUBJECT / RECOMMENDATIONS
Approve Agreement for Technical Services with Keith M. Sturges, Ph.D. for the 2016/2017 Evaluation of the District Instructional Leadership Grant (Office of Teaching and Learning)
EXECUTIVE SUMMARY
This agreement is required to meet the evaluation requirement of the District Instructional Leadership Grant to assess the effectiveness of project activities to fulfill the project purpose, priorities, and expected grant outcomes.  Keith M. Sturges, Ph.D. was selected to serve as a third party project evaluator based on responses to the Request for Proposal (RFP) 11143-DST Program Evaluation Services.  The RFP process provided an opportunity for all interested evaluators to apply as potential Hillsborough County Public Schools (HCPS) program evaluation providers.

The District Instructional Leadership Grant is a one-year grant project.  The evaluation will provide program evaluation in compliance with the grant funding agency regulations and the needs of HCPS.  The purpose of the District Instructional Leadership Grant is to provide professional development to area superintendents for principals and other district administrators in instructional and human resource leadership positions.  The project will assist district administrators to improve instruction, align instruction with the district’s curriculum and state standards, best financial practices, and other leadership responsibilities that support student achievement.

STRATEGIC OBJECTIVES
• Provide a student-centered learning environment that engages every child
FINANCIAL IMPACT (Budgeted:  Yes)
Funds in the amount of $50,000.00 will be available in the General Fund for the district Instructional Leadership Grant. For tracking purposes, the project number specific to this agenda item is 3130. As of Monday, November 07, 2016, the remaining balance less encumbrances for this line item equaled $515,215.00.
EVALUATION
The Coordinator of Grant Evaluations, Department of Assessment and Accountability, has direct supervision of the selected external evaluator. The Coordinator oversees the evaluation activities, tracks progress, and ensures reporting compliance as well as transmission of all required reports to the funding agency.
SUBMITTED BY:  Elizabeth Agresta, Chief Academic Officer, Office of Teaching and Learning
Gretchen Saunders   Dr. Alberto Vázquez
Chief Business Officer
(813) 272-4270
  Chief of Staff
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    C 6.08
Hillsborough County Public Schools (Florida) * Mtg.#20161206_769 (Board Meeting) * Section C Item# 6.08