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Action Item
DATE: Tuesday, December 6, 2016
TO: School Board Members
FROM: Jeff Eakins, Superintendent
Approve Memorandum of Agreement with The School Board of Pasco County, Florida for Services Associated with the Implementation of the Tampa Bay Regional Aeronautics/Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) Grant Project and Associated Expenditures (Workforce Connections)
In 2016, Pasco County Schools was awarded $750,000 from the Florida Department of Education (FLDOE) through the Tampa Bay Regional Aeronautics/STEM project. This allocation comes after an initial allocation of $1,500,000 in 2014 and $750,000 in 2015. This project is a collaborative effort with Pasco County Schools, Hillsborough County Public Schools (HCPS), Pinellas County Schools, and the Tampa International Airport. This agreement will cover the third year of the project providing a total of $120,000 for equipment, software, supplies and other types of expenditures, in a variety of Aerospace-related programs in Career and Technical Education.  The expenditures will be covered under existing contracts or will be under the Board approval threshold of $50,000.

Upon School Board approval, the Memorandum of Agreement will be submitted to The School Board of Pasco County, Florida for signature.  The agreement will not become effective until both parties have signed.

• Improve the high school graduation rate • Provide a student-centered learning environment that engages every child
Funding of $120,000 for this project is provided by Pasco County Schools and FLDOE.  Pasco County Schools will serve as the fiscal agent for this grant project.
The first phase of the Tampa Bay Regional Aeronautics/STEM project includes 245 elementary school students, 355 middle school students, and 78 high school students.  The CTE Program Supervisors will evaluate this program based on the number of students selecting and completing Aerospace-related coursework.
SUBMITTED BY:  Warren Brooks, Workforce Connections Officer, Workforce Connections
Gretchen Saunders   Dr. Alberto Vázquez
Chief Business Officer
(813) 272-4270
  Chief of Staff
(813) 272-4986
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Hillsborough County Public Schools (Florida) * Mtg.#20161206_769 (Board Meeting) * Section C Item# 6.14