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Action Item
DATE: Tuesday, June 27, 2017
TO: School Board Members
FROM: Jeff Eakins, Superintendent
Approve Amendment to Service Agreement #ECA-C13-SA-SBHC-FY17 to replace it with Service Agreement #ECA-C13-SA-SBHC-FY18 with Eckerd Youth Alternatives, Inc. d/b/a Eckerd Community Alternatives (Academic Support and Federal Programs Division)
Eckerd Youth Alternatives, Inc., is requesting to replace the current service agreement #ECA-C13-SA-SBHC-FY17 (approved by the School Board on October 18, 2016) with the updated service agreement #ECA-C13-SA-SBHC-FY18 in order to renew the contract for the 2017/2018 school year.

Hillsborough County Public Schools (HCPS) has developed working relationships and services to support the educational success for students placed with licensed foster care families. Several local providers including the Thirteenth Judicial Circuit and Eckerd Youth Alternatives, Inc., work together to support educational success for these students.

HCPS will provide a team of five employees during the 2017/2018 school year to include two high school counselors, one middle school counselor, and two school social workers, with one serving as the education court liaison.
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Funds in the amount of $173,805.12 will be available in the general fund. For tracking purposes, the project number specific to this agenda item is 4238. As of June 20, 2017, the remaining balance less encumbrances for this line item equaled $173,805.12. Eckerd Youth Alternatives, Inc., will provide $173,805.12 to the district for salaries, routine travel, benefits, and equipment/supplies.  Per this agreement, Eckerd Youth Alternatives, Inc., and HCPS will provide equal funding to support the work of this service agreement.
Program services are evaluated on an ongoing basis. Individual support, guidance, and progress monitoring is provided at school sites for each participating student. The Supervisor and Coordinator of School Social Work Services meet with the program staff for program service planning and implementation. An annual report of student achievement is provided in collaboration with the Department of Assessment and Accountability to make recommendations and improve services for youth.
SUBMITTED BY:  Myrna Hogue, Supervisor, School Social Work Services
Holly Saia, Ed.S. Director, Student Services
Tracye H. Brown, Assistant Superintendent, Academic Support and Federal Programs
Gretchen Saunders   Dr. Alberto Vázquez
Chief Business Officer
(813) 272-4270
  Chief of Staff
(813) 272-4986
    C 6.09
Hillsborough County Public Schools (Florida) * Mtg.#20170627_815 (Board Meeting) * Section C Item# 6.09