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Action Item
DATE: Tuesday, January 17, 2017
TO: School Board Members
FROM: Jeff Eakins, Superintendent
Approve Amendment #1 of the Contract #SR-SDHC1617 the Between 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 Hillsborough County School Readiness Coalition, Inc., doing business as 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, 2016, through June 30, 2017.  The purpose of Amendment #1 is to increase the funding amount to add provider payments for Performance Funding and Contracted Slots.  This amendment was reviewed and approved by the School Board Attorney on November 7, 2016. 

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 $40,618,839 is allocated to the ELCHC contract.  For tracking purposes, project numbers specific to this agenda item are 3262 through 3290.  As of November 1, 2016, the remaining balance less encumbrances for this line item equaled $28,834,491.

The prior contract of $39,245,171 is increased by $1,373,668.  The current total of $40,618,839 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 eligible low-income families.  The total funding includes $4,847,944 in operating costs for intake and eligibility, comprehensive consumer education, provider payment services, and training and coaching to providers; and $35,770,895 for direct child care and quality costs.  These funds will serve approximately 8,599 children at an annual average rate of $4,000 per child and $1,373,668 to increase targeted child care provider payments participating with state quality initiatives.

Each year the financial statements are audited by Hillsborough County School Readiness Coalition 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
  Chief of Staff
(813) 272-4986
    C 6.08
Hillsborough County Public Schools (Florida) * Mtg.#20170117_805 (Board Meeting) * Section C Item# 6.08