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Action Item
DATE: Tuesday, June 11, 2019
TO: School Board Members
FROM: Jeff Eakins, Superintendent
Approve the Contract with AMIkids - YES (Workforce Connections)
AMIkids - YES provides a 240-day residential dropout prevention program for 30 boys who are adjudicated delinquent by the courts and under the supervision of the Department of Juvenile Justice.  AMIkids - YES provides the facility and the personnel for the educational program, with support and oversight by Hillsborough County Public Schools Youth Services Program.  Hillsborough County Public Schools is required to pay private providers like AMIkids - YES 90 percent of all full-time equivalent revenue earned and provide access to all applicable categorical funds.  Additional funds have been provided through Specific Appropriation 86 with a supplemental allocation for Juvenile Justice Education Programs.
• Improve the high school graduation rate • Provide a student-centered learning environment that engages every child • Develop a culture of respect, trust, collaboration and equity • Continuously improve processes and systems • Demonstrate "best practices" in all aspects of safety: student, employee, visitor, facility, transportation, and health
Funds in the amount of approximately $188,636.40 will be in project 4507 for the 2019/2020 fiscal year.
This program is evaluated annually by Youth Services Department staff based on a model developed by the Juvenile Justice Educational Enhancement Program.  A review will be completed by June 30, 2020.
SUBMITTED BY:  Michael Ramsey, General Director, Career, Technical, and Adult Education
Warren S. Brooks   Gretchen Saunders
Workforce Connections Officer, Workforce Connections
(813) 231-1860
  Chief Business Officer
(813) 272-4270
    C 6.34
Hillsborough County Public Schools (Florida) * Mtg.#20190611_925 (Board Meeting) * Section C Item# 6.34