HCPS FL Logo Educational Access, Opportunity, and Alternatives
Action Item
DATE: Tuesday, July 18, 2017
TO: School Board Members
FROM: Jeff Eakins, Superintendent
Approve Contract with AMIkids - YES (Educational Access, Opportunity, and Alternatives)
AMIkids - YES provides a 240-day residential dropout prevention program for 30 boys who are adjudicated delinquent by the courts and under the supervision of the Department of Juvenile Justice.  AMIkids - YES provides the facility and the personnel for the educational program, with support and oversight by Hillsborough County Public Schools (HCPS) Youth Services Program.  HCPS is required to pay private providers like AMIkids - YES 90 percent of all Full Time Equivalent (FTE) revenue earned and provide access to all applicable categorical funds.  Additional funds have been provided through Specific Appropriation 86 with a supplemental allocation for Juvenile Justice Education Programs.
• Improve the high school graduation rate • Provide a student-centered learning environment that engages every child • Develop a culture of respect, trust, and collaboration • Demonstrate "best practices" in all aspects of safety: student, employee, visitor, facility, transportation, and health
Funds in the amount of $188,636.40 will be in project 4507 for the 2017/2018 fiscal year.
This program is evaluated annually by Youth Services Department staff based on a model developed by the Juvenile Justice Educational Enhancement Program.  A review will be completed by June 30, 2018.
SUBMITTED BY:  Greg Harkins, Principal, Youth Services Department
Gretchen Saunders   Dr. Alberto Vázquez
Chief Business Officer
(813) 272-4270
  Chief of Staff
(813) 272-4986
    C 6.14
Hillsborough County Public Schools (Florida) * Mtg.#20170718_816 (Board Meeting) * Section C Item# 6.14