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Action Item
DATE: Tuesday, June 13, 2017
TO: School Board Members
FROM: Jeff Eakins, Superintendent
Approve Cooperative Agreement with Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office (Educational Access, Opportunity, and Alternatives)
The district's Youth Services Program provides educational services to students enrolled in the K-12 instructional program who are incarcerated in adult jails administered by the Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office (HCSO).  This agreement, which outlines the roles and responsibilities of Hillsborough County Public Schools (HCPS) and the HCSO, is designed to facilitate the effective and efficient delivery of services to students served in jail settings as required by Florida law.  This ensures that students receiving educational services in the HCSO sites will receive Extended Year and Exceptional Student Education (ESE) funding from the Florida Educational Finance Program.  Approximately 50 students are served at any given time by two dropout prevention teachers, an assistant teacher, and an Exceptional Student Education teacher.
• Improve the high school graduation rate • Provide a student-centered learning environment that engages every child • Develop a culture of respect, trust, and collaboration • Demonstrate "best practices" in all aspects of safety: student, employee, visitor, facility, transportation, and health
The HCSO provides the facilities at no cost to HCPS.  In 2016/2017 expenditures for this agreement totaled $1,112,216.  For tracking purposes, the project number specific to this agenda item is 4672.
This program is evaluated by Youth Services department staff based on a model developed by the Juvenile Justice Educational Enhancement Program.  A review will be completed by June 30, 2018.
SUBMITTED BY:  Greg Harkins, Principal, Youth Services
Gretchen Saunders   Dr. Alberto Vázquez
Chief Business Officer
(813) 272-4270
  Chief of Staff
(813) 272-4986
    C 6.21
Hillsborough County Public Schools (Florida) * Mtg.#20170613_814 (Board Meeting) * Section C Item# 6.21