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Action Item
DATE: Tuesday, January 17, 2017
TO: School Board Members
FROM: Jeff Eakins, Superintendent
Approve Extending the License Agreement with Capstone Digital to Provide myON Reader to all PreK-8 students in Hillsborough County Public Schools (HCPS) (Office of Teaching and Learning)
On January 24, 2012, the Board approved the community-based reading initiative “Read On myON” between HCPS, the Children's Board of Hillsborough County, Hillsborough County Public Library Cooperative, United Way Suncoast, Tampa Housing Authority, Early Learning Coalition and Board of County Commissioners Head Start.  This initiative provides all the PreK-8 students of Hillsborough County with access to myON Reader from Capstone Digital.

myON Reader is a comprehensive personalized reading environment that will enable children and students to access the largest integrated, interactive, and engaging library of digital books at home, school, public libraries, community centers, or anywhere they have access to the Internet. Capstone Digital will continue to provide myON Reader subscription licenses and a full-time project manager who will manage and support the program to ensure consistency in meeting the district and Children’s Board goals for the project. The Children’s Board and its partners will continue to work with the project manager to establish enrollment processes for those children not enrolled in school.

• Provide a student-centered learning environment that engages every child

Funds not to exceed the amount of $1,321,000 will be funded through the following sources (remaining balances as of January 2, 2017):

  • The Children’s Board and Partners:  $363,000 - Project 5065 
  • Reading Categorical:  $265,000 - Project 4528, remaining balance equaled $ 3,311,174
  • Charter Schools:  $125,000 - Project 5067, remaining balance equaled $125,000
  • HCPS Out-of-School Time (HOST):  $478,000 - Project 4302, remaining balance equaled $478,000
  • HCPS Head Start:  $30,000 - Project 0379, remaining balance equaled $526,472
  • Voluntary Prekindergarten:  $30,000 - Project 4530, remaining balance equaled $ 2,283,620
  • English Language Learners (ELL):  $30,000 - Project 3161, remaining balance equaled $2,321,182
See attachment.
SUBMITTED BY:  Elizabeth Agresta, Chief Academic Officer, Office of Teaching and Learning
Barbara B. Hancock, Instructional Leadership Director, Elementary
Gretchen Saunders   Dr. Alberto Vázquez
Chief Business Officer
(813) 272-4270
  Chief of Staff
(813) 272-4986
    C 6.12
Hillsborough County Public Schools (Florida) * Mtg.#20170117_805 (Board Meeting) * Section C Item# 6.12