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Action Item
DATE: Tuesday, February 21, 2017
TO: School Board Members
FROM: Jeff Eakins, Superintendent
Approve the Agreement for Technical Services with Hill and Knowlton Strategies (HK Strategies) (Leadership Development)
HK Strategies has supported marketing and communications efforts for the Hillsborough Principal Pipeline for the past four years.  They have worked with the leadership development team to create photo libraries, videos, infographics, brochures, and other marketing and communications tools enhancing program implementation and innovation.  The contract will focus on the Principal Supervisor Initiative (PSI) also funded by the Wallace Foundation.  It will allow HK strategies to support the development of two videos and other supplemental resources to use as communication tools with both internal and stakeholders, as well as to enhance professional development for current and future Area Superintendents.
• Develop a culture of respect, trust, and collaboration • Engage and communicate with families and stakeholders • Continuously improve processes and systems
Funds in the amount of $40,000.00 will be available in the Wallace PSI grant. For tracking purposes, the project number specific to this agenda item is 2730. As of Wednesday, February 1, 2017, the remaining balance less encumbrances for this line item equaled $85,258.79.
Current tools created by HK Strategies have been shared at over 25 local recruitment events, over 200 local principal and AP meetings and trainings, and at over 60 local and national meetings, conferences, and convenings that support the field of education.  The tools are extremely professional and high quality and have received a great deal of praise from both internal and external stakeholders.  Several of the tools have also been featured in educational journals to highlight the principal pipeline.  Use of the new tools will also be tracked for usage.


SUBMITTED BY:  Tricia McManus, Assistant Superintendent, Educational Leadership and Professional Development
Gretchen Saunders   Dr. Alberto Vázquez
Chief Business Officer
(813) 272-4270
  Chief of Staff
(813) 272-4986
    C 6.10
Hillsborough County Public Schools (Florida) * Mtg.#20170221_807 (Board Meeting) * Section C Item# 6.10