|DATE:||Tuesday, September 6, 2016|
|TO:||School Board Members|
|FROM:||Jeff Eakins, Superintendent|
|SUBJECT / RECOMMENDATIONS|
|Approve Hillsborough County Public Schools (HCPS) Annual Membership with the Council of the Great City Schools (Business Services Division)|
|The Council of the Great City Schools is the only national organization exclusively representing the needs of urban public schools. Composed of 68 large city school districts, its mission is to promote the cause of urban schools and to advocate for inner-city students through legislation, research, and media relations. The organization also provides a network for school districts sharing common problems to exchange information and to collectively address new challenges as they emerge in order to deliver the best possible education for urban youth.
If approved, HCPS will be a member of the council through June 30, 2017.
|All Strategic Objectives|
|FINANCIAL IMPACT (Budgeted: Yes)|
|Funds in the amount of $54,969.00 are available in the Superintendent's Office budget. There is no specific project number assigned for this purchase. As of Monday, August 8, 2016, the remaining balance less encumbrances for this line item equaled $61,910.15.|
|Gretchen Saunders||Dr. Alberto Vázquez|
|Chief Business Officer
|Chief of Staff
|Hillsborough County Public Schools (Florida) * Mtg.#20160906_777 (Board Meeting followed by Public Hearing) * Section C Item# 6.02|