Academic Support and Federal Programs
|DATE:||Tuesday, October 4, 2016|
|TO:||School Board Members|
|FROM:||Jeff Eakins, Superintendent|
|SUBJECT / RECOMMENDATIONS|
|Approve the Purchase of Student Licenses for Waterford Early Learning Comprehensive, Computer-Based Curriculum for the Hillsborough County Public Schools Head Start Program for the 2016/2017 School Year (Academic Support and Federal Programs Division)|
|Waterford Early Learning™ (Waterford) is an online software application utilized in the classroom and home. Waterford starts children with the basics, and adapts automatically to give each student a learning experience that is focused on his or her exact needs. On-demand reporting gives teachers more insight into the learning process through in-depth analysis of a single student or a snapshot of the entire class.
Waterford Early Math and Science Program provides young learners comprehensive instruction in: early math numbers and operation, geometry, algebra, measurement, and data analysis. The integrated science curriculum emphasizes exploration and the scientific method while teaching earth, life, and physical science.
In accordance with the Florida Department of Education, Purchasing Policy 6A-1.012(11)(b), the requirement for requesting competitive solicitations for commodities or contractual services from three or more sources is hereby waived as authorized by Section 1010.04(4)(a), FS for purchase by district school boards of educational services and any type of copyrighted materials where such materials are purchased directly from the owner of the copyright.
|All Strategic Objectives|
|FINANCIAL IMPACT (Budgeted: Yes)|
|Funds in the amount of $90,600.00 will be available in the Head Start budget for software licenses and $45,000.00 will be available from Professional Development Services for a grand total of $135,600.00. For tracking purposes, the project number specific to this agenda item is 2902 and 3102. As of Friday, September 9, 2016, the remaining balance less encumbrances for this line item equaled $90,600.00.|
|Data will be used to develop targeted coaching support and cluster trainings and will be evaluated through continued regular assessments to determine student growth and proficiency.|
Marie Caracciola, Director, Early Childhood and HOST Programs
Tracye H. Brown, Assistant Superintendent, Academic Support and Federal Programs
|Gretchen Saunders||Dr. Alberto Vázquez|
|Chief Business Officer
|Chief of Staff
|Hillsborough County Public Schools (Florida) * Mtg.#20161004_766 (Board Meeting) * Section C Item# 6.07|