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DATE: Tuesday, November 14, 2017
TO: School Board Members
FROM: Jeff Eakins, Superintendent
Approve Lease Agreement Between the School Board of Hillsborough County, Florida and THA Encore Retail, LLC for Classroom Space for the Early Childhood Head Start Program

The Early Childhood Head Start Department of the School Board  of Hillsborough County, Florida, a body corporate, has been working with the Housing Authority of the City of Tampa, Florida, to develop a community partnership to provide classroom space for the district's Head Start program.  The Housing Authority is constructing the Encore Community within the core of Tampa and worked with Head Start staff to determine a feasible location for the program within this project.

The attached Lease Agreement is for 2,500+/- square feet within the Trio at Encore, located on Ray Charles Boulevard in Tampa.  The initial term of the Lease will be five (5) years, with three (3), five (5) year renewal options; rent will be $1.00 per year; and $1,000 for the initial year common area maintenance charges; with a limit of 5% increase per year over the previous years controllable common area charges.

The Lease Agreement was prepared by legal counsel of the School Board and the Housing Authority.  Upon execution by the School Board, the Lease will be presented to the Housing Authority for signature.

• Establish a strong foundation of financial stewardship • Demonstrate "best practices" in all aspects of safety: student, employee, visitor, facility, transportation, and health • Construct and maintain facilities that create an environment conducive to teaching and learning
Funds in the amount of $1,001.00 will be available in the 422 Subsidized Fund. For tracking purposes, the project number specific to this agenda item is 3302. As of Friday, October 13, 2017, the remaining balance less encumbrances for this line item equaled $5,001.00.
SUBMITTED BY:  Denise A. Taraschi, Property Specialist
Lorraine Duffy Suarez, General Manager, Growth Management & Planning
Tracye Brown, Assistant Superintendent Academic Support and Federal Programs
Christopher Farkas   Dr. Alberto Vázquez
Chief Operating Officer, Operations Division
(813) 272-4004
  Chief of Staff
(813) 272-4986
    C 7.04
Hillsborough County Public Schools (Florida) * Mtg.#20171114_823 (Reorganization/Board Meeting) * Section C Item# 7.04