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Action Item
DATE: Tuesday, December 5, 2017
TO: School Board Members
FROM: Jeff Eakins, Superintendent
Approve Amendment #2 of the Contract SR-SDHC1718 Between the Hillsborough County School Readiness Coalition, Inc., D/B/A Early Learning Coalition of Hillsborough County (ELCHC), and The School Board of Hillsborough County, Florida (Academic Support and Federal Programs Division)
This contract with ELCHC is for the provision of early childhood education and child care services for low-income families. The terms of this contract are in effect July 1, 2017, through June 30, 2018. The purpose of Amendment #2 is to amend the contract payment for direct services (child care slots) by $1,700,000 to increase the number of children served.

Amendment #2 was reviewed and approved by the School Board Attorney on October 24, 2017.

The ELCHC requires the School Board’s signature, as the subcontracted agency, to acknowledge acceptance of this contract prior to the ELCHC’s final signature.
• Improve the high school graduation rate
Funds in the amount of $40,945,171 will be available in the ELCHC contract.  For tracking purposes, the project numbers specific to this agenda item are 3462 through 3490.  As of September 29, 2017, the remaining balance less encumbrances for this line item equaled $32,653,103.  The total of $40,945,171 is federal/state funding originating with Florida Office of Early Learning (OEL) flowing through the ELCHC and passed to Hillsborough County Public Schools to provide early education and child care for children of eligible low-income families.  The total funding includes $4,543,888 in operating costs for intake and eligibility, comprehensive consumer education, provider payment services, and training and coaching to providers; and $36,401,283 for direct child care costs.  These funds will serve approximately 8,822 children at an annual average rate of $4,126 per child.  

Amendment #2 changes the total contract amount.
Each year the financial statements are audited by ELCHC as prescribed by law. The funding for ELCHC is provided through federal dollars. The flow-through dollars are channeled by OEL. The School Readiness Program uses these funds to purchase child care in Hillsborough County.  There is no district-generated revenue used for this purchase.
Marie Caracciola, Director, Early Childhood and HOST Programs
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 6.03
Hillsborough County Public Schools (Florida) * Mtg.#20171205_824 (Board Meeting) * Section C Item# 6.03