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Action Item
DATE: Tuesday, June 13, 2017
TO: School Board Members
FROM: Jeff Eakins, Superintendent
Approve the Contract Between the Hillsborough County School Readiness Coalition, Inc., D/B/A Early Learning Coalition of Hillsborough County (ELCHC), and The School Board of Hillsborough County, Florida, Contract SR-SDHC1718 (Academic Support and Federal Programs Division)
This contract is for the provision of early childhood education and child care services for low-income families. The terms of this contract are in effect July 1, 2017, through June 30, 2018.  

This contract was reviewed and approved by the School Board Attorney on May 11, 2017.

The ELCHC requires the School Board’s signature, as the subcontracted agency, to acknowledge acceptance of this contract prior to the ELCHC’s final signature.
• Improve the high school graduation rate
The total of $39,245,171.00 is federal/state funding originating with Florida Office of Early Learning (OEL) flowing through the ELCHC and passed to Hillsborough County Public Schools.  The total funding includes $4,543,888.00 in operating costs for intake and eligibility, comprehensive consumer education, provider payment services, and training and coaching to providers; and $34,701,283.00 for direct child care costs.  These funds will serve approximately 8,410 children at an annual average rate of $4,126.00 per child.
Each year the financial statements are audited by the Hillsborough County School Readiness Coalition as prescribed by law. The funding for ELCHC is provided through federal dollars. The flow-through dollars are channeled by OEL. The School Readiness Program uses these funds to purchase child care in Hillsborough County. There is no district-generated revenue used for this purchase.
SUBMITTED BY:  Marie Caracciola, Director, Early Childhood and HOST Programs
Tracye H. Brown, Assistant Superintendent, Academic Support and Federal Programs
Gretchen Saunders   Dr. Alberto VĂ¡zquez
Chief Business Officer
(813) 272-4270
  Chief of Staff
(813) 272-4986
    C 6.08
Hillsborough County Public Schools (Florida) * Mtg.#20170613_814 (Board Meeting) * Section C Item# 6.08