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Action Item
DATE: Tuesday, April 4, 2017
TO: School Board Members
FROM: Jeff Eakins, Superintendent
Approve Extended School Year (ESY) Program - 2017 (Office of Teaching and Learning)

The ESY Program is designed to provide both academic and enrichment programs for students. The district’s ESY Committee, with representation from all divisions, has coordinated the planning and implementation of the program for 2017. The ESY Program supports the district’s Student Progression Plan by addressing options available to students and optimizes the use of Supplemental Academic Instruction (SAI) categorical funds, Federal Title I funds, Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) funds, Migrant Program funds, English Language Learners (ELL) Program funds, fee-based programs, community partnerships, and grant programs.

The ESY Program Handbook 2017 is used as a resource to organize and communicate with all stakeholders, including parents. Additional communication will be as follows:

  • Students and their parents will receive communication from their school which indicates the reason their child has been recommended for the ESY Program. This communication will be delivered in a manner that best ensures that the parents have been informed of the need for their child’s participation, including the use of ParentLink.
  • The ESY Program Handbook 2017 will be available on the district’s website for employees, parents, and students.
  • Information regarding ESY guidelines, schedules, and forms will be available for employees via FirstClass IDEAS.
  • Principals, assistant principals, and ESY Program facilitators will participate in meetings that will provide important information for them to successfully prepare for and implement the ESY Program.
• Improve the high school graduation rate • Provide a student-centered learning environment that engages every child
The cost of the ESY Program 2017 is estimated to be $9,700,000.  Financial impact continued on attachment.
Individual program evaluations depend on the program level and program goals and will include one or more of the following:  reports of enrollment, reports of attendance, course completion data, classroom visits, and student assessment data.
SUBMITTED BY:  Karine Johns, Supervisor, Instructional Materials
Gretchen Saunders   Dr. Alberto Vázquez
Chief Business Officer
(813) 272-4270
  Chief of Staff
(813) 272-4986
    C 6.23
Hillsborough County Public Schools (Florida) * Mtg.#20170404_809 (Board Meeting) * Section C Item# 6.23