HCPS FL Logo Educational Leadership and Professional Development
Action Item
DATE: Tuesday, February 21, 2017
TO: School Board Members
FROM: Jeff Eakins, Superintendent
SUBJECT / RECOMMENDATIONS
Approve the Agreement for Technical Services with National SAM Innovation Project (NSIP) (Leadership Development)
EXECUTIVE SUMMARY
NSIP has provided services to Hillsborough County Public Schools for the past four years. There are currently 114 principals and school teams, as well as Area Superintendents and 8 Principal Coaches using the SAM process to manage time more effectively. The NSIP is a professional development process that provides school leaders with tools and training to focus their time on actions and practices that lead to improved teaching and learning and strong school culture.   

The training and support provided by NSIP, as part of the contract, will allow the 30 new principals in SAM to have their baseline data recollected to show growth after 1 year. The teams will also receive additional training through face-to-face sessions with a SAM facilitator and through the annual SAM conference. An on-the-ground implementation specialist will meet with each SAM team to assess growth and progress and plan for continued improvement in supporting the principals in their instructional leadership work.  The training and support will take place from February 2017 to July 2017.

STRATEGIC OBJECTIVES
• Recruit, support, and retain a highly effective and diverse workforce • Develop a culture of respect, trust, and collaboration • Continuously improve processes and systems
FINANCIAL IMPACT (Budgeted:  Yes)
Funds in the amount of $290,400.00 will be available in the TIF/Power 3 grant and the Title II grant. For tracking purposes, the project number specific to this agenda item is 3205/3190. As of Thursday, February 02, 2017, the remaining balance less encumbrances for this line item equaled $2,348,408.31.
EVALUATION
After five years of SAM implementation, data shows that school leaders engaged in the SAM process have saved an average of 10 to 12 hours per week to focus on activities that will produce greater results for teaching and learning. The principals are focused on instructional leadership activities to include observation and feedback, coaching, professional development and planning, meetings, celebrations, and meaningful work with students and families for an average of 65 percent of their time.   The next step of the evaluation process will be to assess impact of the SAM process on teacher practice and student outcomes.  Teacher performance data and student outcome data will be analyzed for the who have implemented SAM for 4 years by a district internal evaluator.  Results will be available in summer 2017.
SUBMITTED BY:  Tricia McManus, Assistant Superintendent, Educational Leadership and Professional Development
Gretchen Saunders   Dr. Alberto Vázquez
Chief Business Officer
(813) 272-4270
  Chief of Staff
(813) 272-4986
    C 6.07
Hillsborough County Public Schools (Florida) * Mtg.#20170221_807 (Board Meeting) * Section C Item# 6.07