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Action Item
DATE: Tuesday, July 18, 2017
TO: School Board Members
FROM: Jeff Eakins, Superintendent
Approve Contract with PACE Center for Girls - Hillsborough (Educational Access, Opportunity, and Alternatives)
PACE Center for Girls provides a 230-day, non-residential Dropout Prevention Program for 75 at-risk girls, many of whom have been adjudicated delinquent by the courts and are under the supervision of the Department of Juvenile Justice.  PACE provides the facility and all of the personnel for the educational program, with support and oversight by the school district's Youth Services Program.  The school district is required to pay private providers like PACE 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 for a supplemental allocation for Juvenile Justice Education Programs.
• Improve the high school graduation rate • Provide a student-centered learning environment that engages every child • Demonstrate "best practices" in all aspects of safety: student, employee, visitor, facility, transportation, and health
Funds in the amount of approximately $452,267.10 will be available in the Educational Access, Opportunity, and Alternatives Division budget for the 2017/2018 fiscal year. For tracking purposes, the project number specific to this agenda item is 4507.
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 6.04
Hillsborough County Public Schools (Florida) * Mtg.#20170718_816 (Board Meeting) * Section C Item# 6.04