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DATE: Tuesday, December 5, 2017
TO: School Board Members
FROM: Jeff Eakins, Superintendent
Approve Agreement for Technical Services Between Military Child Education Coalition (MCEC) and The School Board of Hillsborough County, Florida for Helping Military Children Discover Their Strength, Potential, Aspirations, Resourcefulness, Confidence (SPARC) Training at Tinker K-8 Under the Project Supporting All Learners & Uniting to Excel (SALUTE) Grant (Chief of Schools)
Tinker K-8 School was awarded a five-year grant funded by the Department of Defense Education Activity.  The goal of the grant is to increase the level of social-emotional well-being of military-dependent students in Tinker K-8.  Implementation of programs such as Helping Military Children Discover Their SPARC  will provide the necessary support to the school.  The face-to-face training will be conducted by MCEC trainers who are experienced in youth development, education, counseling, and social work.
• Provide a student-centered learning environment that engages every child • Recruit, support, and retain a highly effective and diverse workforce • Develop a culture of respect, trust, and collaboration • Engage and communicate with families and stakeholders
Funds in the amount of $15,000 will be available in the Project SALUTE grant.  For tracking purposes, the project number specific to this agenda item is 3118.  As of October 25, 2017, the remaining balance less encumbrances for this line item equaled $57,967.34.
Hillsborough County Public Schools (HCPS) will collect and provide assessment data to an outside evaluator for the grant.  The outside evaluator will provide a copy of the annual evaluation report to the HCPS Office of Assessment and Accountability.
SUBMITTED BY:  Kimberly Sukach, District Military Liaison and Communications Specialist
Gretchen Saunders   Dr. Alberto Vázquez
Chief Business Officer
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  Chief of Staff
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Hillsborough County Public Schools (Florida) * Mtg.#20171205_824 (Board Meeting) * Section C Item# 6.27