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Action Item
DATE: Tuesday, May 2, 2017
TO: School Board Members
FROM: Jeff Eakins, Superintendent
Approve Continuing Education Fee - 2017/2018 (Workforce Connections)
We request approval of a continuing education fee of $4.50 an hour for a variety of short-term courses designed to meet community needs.  This fee amount has not changed since the 2014/2015 school year.  These courses may be in the areas of technical or corporate training, academic enrichment, driver education, leisure, lifestyle enhancement, or recreation.  Although most classes are offered at school sites in the summer, they may be offered at a variety of venues throughout the school year.

The continuing education program is totally fee-supported and the hourly rate is based on a minimum enrollment of 15 students per class with 1 teacher.  Corporate or group rates are negotiable based on the size and needs of the group and the costs associated with providing the training.  The fee does not include the costs of textbooks, lab materials, consumable items, or kits that may be required in some courses.  Every effort is made to keep these costs at a minimum.

• Provide a student-centered learning environment that engages every child
Continuing education courses are financially self-sustaining.  All fees collected from participating students are utilized for program costs including instructor salary and benefits, normal class supplies, and indirect costs.
Currently for the 2016/2017 school year, 2,026 students have been served through the fee-based continuing education program.  This body of courses is evaluated monthly for fiscal efficiency through a cost and revenue report. 
SUBMITTED BY:  Darrell R. Faber, Director, Workforce and Continuing Education
Warren S. Brooks, Workforce Connections Officer
Gretchen Saunders   Dr. Alberto Vázquez
Chief Business Officer
(813) 272-4270
  Chief of Staff
(813) 272-4986
    C 6.15
Hillsborough County Public Schools (Florida) * Mtg.#20170502_811 (Board Meeting) * Section C Item# 6.15