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Action Item
DATE: Tuesday, November 14, 2017
TO: School Board Members
FROM: Jeff Eakins, Superintendent
Approve the Renewal of Student Licenses for Waterford Early Learning Comprehensive, Computer-Based Curriculum for the Hillsborough County Public Schools Head Start Program for the 2017/2018 School Year (Academic Support and Federal Programs Division)
Waterford Early Learning™ (Waterford) is an online software application utilized in the classroom and home. Waterford starts children with the basics, and adapts automatically to give each student a learning experience that is focused on his or her exact needs.  On-demand reporting gives teachers more insight into the learning process through in-depth analysis of a single student or a snapshot of the entire class.

Waterford Early Math and Science Program provides young learners comprehensive instruction in: early math numbers and operation, geometry, algebra, measurement, and data analysis.  The integrated science curriculum emphasizes exploration and the scientific method while teaching earth, life, and physical science.

In accordance with the Florida Department of Education (FLDOE) Purchasing Policy 6A-1.012(12) (d), commodities or contractual services available only from a single source may be exempted from the competitive solicitation requirements. When a district school board believes that commodities or contractual services are available only from a single source as specified by the FLDOE, the district school board may negotiate on the terms and conditions with the single source vendor.

The term for this agreement shall be from November 15, 2017, through September 30, 2018, and may be renewed for one additional year.  There is a 30-day termination for convenience clause included in this contract. This contract will be reviewed and evaluated annually and may be renewed by the Superintendent per terms of the specifications.
All Strategic Objectives
Funds in the amount of $90,600 will be available in the Head Start budget for software licenses and $45,000 will be available from Professional Development Services for a grand total of $135,600. For tracking purposes, the project number specific to this agenda item is 3302.  As of October 2, 2017, the remaining balance less encumbrances for these line items equaled $135,600.
Results of past evaluations show a significant increase in learning gains in the areas of phonological awareness, print knowledge, oral language, and mathematics.  Based on these gains, Waterford demonstrates to be the best choice in digital learning programs   Data will be used to develop targeted coaching support and cluster trainings, and will be evaluated through continued regular assessments to determine student growth and proficiency.
Marie Caracciola, Director, Early Childhood and HOST Programs
Tracye 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 6.03R
Hillsborough County Public Schools (Florida) * Mtg.#20171114_823 (Reorganization/Board Meeting) * Section C Item# 6.03R