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Action Item
DATE: Tuesday, September 6, 2016
TO: School Board Members
FROM: Jeff Eakins, Superintendent
Approve Activities Calendar for Career and Technical Student Organizations (CTSO) - 2016/2017
The CTSO calendar is presented to the School Board each year.  The attached calendar includes activities from the director of each CTSO, district career and technical education staff, and the Florida Department of Education.  This document identifies activities from September 7, 2016 through January 29, 2017.

CTSO are co-curricular and are integral to the career and technical education curriculum.  Involvement in the CTSO activities and competitive events reinforces academic and occupational knowledge, strengthens leadership skills, provides career networking, and improves personal presentation skills.  CTSO membership rewards practical and academic learning.  The business/industry community views our career and technical education programs as a significant source of well-prepared employees and college-ready students.  Approval of this calendar allows students to participate in CTSO activities both in-county and out-of-county.

• Improve the high school graduation rate • Provide a student-centered learning environment that engages every child
Activities will be supported by school internal accounts, Carl D. Perkins federal grant - Project 3128, and the Career and Technical Education Part I budget.
Over 4,000 students participated in CTSO activities in 2015/2016.  Activities will be evaluated by Career and Technical Education supervisors based on the number of students participating and the impact on student achievement.
SUBMITTED BY:  Christopher Jargo, Director, Career and Technical Education
Warren S. Brooks   Van Ayres
Workforce Connections Officer, Workforce Connections
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  Deputy Superintendent
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    C 11.02
Hillsborough County Public Schools (Florida) * Mtg.#20160906_777 (Board Meeting followed by Public Hearing) * Section C Item# 11.02