Hillsborough County Public Schools Business
Action Item

DATE: Tuesday, February 09, 2010
TO: School Board Members
FROM: MaryEllen Elia, Superintendent

SUBJECT / RECOMMENDATIONS

Approve the Subagreement (#1777-1058-01-E) Between the University of South Florida (USF) and Hillsborough County Public Schools (HCPS) for Services Associated with HCPS Role in the State’s Mathematics and Science Partnerships Grant, Florida Partnership to Rejuvenate & Optimize Mathematics and Science Education (PROMiSE), Project #291-2350A-0CM01 (Student Services and Federal Programs Division)

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

The Florida Department of Education (FLDOE) awarded $7,829,513 to USF for year three of the state’s Mathematics and Science Partnerships grant. Partners in the grant include HCPS, Miami-Dade Public Schools, School District of Duval County, Florida State University, and the University of Florida. The purpose of the program is to develop and implement professional development and teacher education programs to significantly improve student learning in mathematics and science by working collaboratively with a state-wide network of stakeholders. The role of HCPS is to provide personnel to create and deliver professional development in K-12 mathematics and science for HCPS teachers. Year three of the project began October 21, 2009, and ends September 30, 2010. Of the total amount awarded in year three, $210,225 is allocated for project services rendered by HCPS.

ANNUAL DISTRICT GOAL(S) AND CRITICAL SUCCESS FACTOR(S)

* Increase promotion rates at all grade levels and the percentage of high school graduates, * Demonstrate consistent and effective teaching methods, * Motivate students to become responsible learners, * Challenge and support all students with an appropriate curriculum, * Recruit, develop, and retain a highly effective, diverse workforce

FINANCIAL IMPACT (Budgeted: No)

Funding for this project is provided by the FLDOE; Project #291-2350A-0CM01. USF is the grant’s fiscal agent and project funds reside at USF. HCPS will invoice USF as outlined in the Subagreement.

EVALUATION

Under the terms of the grant, USF is responsible for project evaluation. A copy of the annual reports and final evaluation report will be provided to HCPS Office of Assessment and Accountability. The anticipated date for the second annual report is March 30, 2010.

SUBMITTED BY: Lynn Fell, Grants and Research Operations Officer

Gwendolyn L. Luney, Assistant Superintendent
Student Services and Federal Programs
(813) 272-4879
Gretchen Saunders
Chief Business Officer
(813) 272-4270
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