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Action Item
DATE: Tuesday, January 17, 2017
TO: School Board Members
FROM: Jeff Eakins, Superintendent
Extend Agreement with Hillsborough County Lacrosse Alliance (HALAX) for 2017 Lacrosse Season (Student Services Division)
On November 13, 2012, the Board approved a pilot program with HALAX to provide boys and girls lacrosse interscholastic competition at several high schools; competition began in January 2014.  Currently the district has boys and girls lacrosse teams at Alonso, Bloomingdale, Durant, Freedom, Jefferson, Newsome, Plant, Robinson, Sickles, Steinbrenner, Tampa Bay Tech, and Wharton high schools.  Per this agreement, HALAX provides equipment, supplies, and out-of-pocket expenses while the District provides custodial services, an administrator for the games, and utilities.  

The pilot program concluded in June 2016.  The Athletics Department and HALAX are requesting Board approval for a one-year extension to the current cooperative agreement.  All terms and conditions set forth in the original contract will be extended through the end of the 2016/2017 school year.

• Improve the high school graduation rate • Engage and communicate with families and stakeholders
There is no cost to Hillsborough County Public Schools for the extension of this pilot program.
An evaluation of costs versus benefits of this pilot program will be completed following the completion of this extension.
SUBMITTED BY:  Lanness G. Robinson, Director, Athletics Department, (813) 273-7536
Wynne A. Tye, Assistant Superintendent, Student Services Division, (813) 273-7033
Gretchen Saunders   Dr. Alberto Vázquez
Chief Financial Officer
(813) 272-4270
  Chief of Staff
(813) 272-4986
    C 6.14
Hillsborough County Public Schools (Florida) * Mtg.#20170117_805 (Board Meeting) * Section C Item# 6.14