Hillsborough County Public Schools Information and Technology
Action Item

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

TEACHING AND LEARNING PRESENTATION

Approve the Administrative Appointment of the Director for the Intensive Partnerships to Empower Effective Teachers Grant Focusing on Communication and Project Management

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

Hillsborough County Public Schools received the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation's Intensive Partnerships to Empower Effective Teachers Grant. Four director positions were established to manage aspects of the grant such as Evaluation/Compensation, Assessment and Performance Management, Communication and Project Management, and New Teacher Induction.

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, * Align the performance management system with the district’s priorities

FINANCIAL IMPACT (Budgeted: Yes)

The director positions will be fully funded from the Empowering Effective Teachers Grant.

EVALUATION

The project's progress will be evaluated by the District, Gates staff, and external evaluators.

SUBMITTED BY:

Daniel J. Valdez
Deputy Superintendent
(813) 272-4166
David J. Steele, Ph.D.
Chief Information and Technology Officer and Project Director, Empowering Effective Teachers Grant
(813) 272-4600
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