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Action Item
DATE: Tuesday, June 13, 2017
TO: School Board Members
FROM: Jeff Eakins, Superintendent
Approve Agreements for Technical Services Which Provide Services to Florida Instructional Materials Center for the Visually Impaired (FIMC-VI) (Educational Access, Opportunity, and Alternatives Division)
We request approval of these seven Agreements for Technical Services for FIMC-VI.  A synopsis of each vendor providing services is outlined on Attachment A.
  • Allison O'Day
  • Candle Shore, Inc.
  • Keyboard Consultants, Inc.
  • Mary Stoltz, Inc.
  • Micro-Enabling Resources, Inc.
  • SyLNX, Inc.
  • VisTech Consulting, LLC
Since 1972, the Florida Department of Education/Bureau of Exceptional Education and Student Services (FLDOE/BEESS) continues to support FIMC-VI with federal IDEA/Part B, IDEA Trust Funds, and State General Revenue appropriations to meet the instructional materials needs of students with visual impairments enrolled in Florida’s schools.  As defined by Florida Statute, 1003.55, FIMC-VI will produce, procure, distribute, recirculate, and house specialized materials including statewide assessments for students who are blind and visually impaired.  Hillsborough County Public Schools has served as FIMC-VI’s headquarters for the past 44 years.
• Improve the high school graduation rate
Funds in the amount of $84,602.50 will be available in the divisional special revenue/federal programs budget. For tracking purposes, the project numbers specific to this agenda item are Projects 3316 and 3339.
As required in the Additional Assurances included in the 2017/2018 Project Application, quarterly data reflecting all project activities will be maintained in the FLDOE/BEESS Project Tracking System.
SUBMITTED BY:  Wynne A. Tye, Assistant Superintendent, Educational Access, Opportunity, and Alternatives, (813) 273-7033
Kimberly Workman, General Director, Department of Exceptional Student Education
Gretchen Saunders   Dr. Alberto Vázquez
Chief Business Officer
(813) 272-4270
  Chief of Staff
(813) 272-4986
    C 6.19
Hillsborough County Public Schools (Florida) * Mtg.#20170613_814 (Board Meeting) * Section C Item# 6.19