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Action Item
DATE: Tuesday, October 4, 2016
TO: School Board Members
FROM: Jeff Eakins, Superintendent
Approve Memorandum of Agreement with the University of South Florida (USF) Board of Trustees for the Gaining Early Awareness and Readiness for Undergraduate Programs (GEAR UP): Project Securing College/Career Opportunities Through Rigor in Education (SCORE) Grant (Office of Teaching and Learning)
The purpose of GEAR UP: Project SCORE is to increase early college awareness among targeted students from the GEAR UP sites (Eisenhower Middle School, Giunta Middle School, East Bay High School, and Spoto High School) in Hillsborough County Public Schools (HCPS) by expanding services and enhancing resources to serve students, educators, and as a result, schools as a whole via its proposed project.  This is year three of the six-year grant.

The partnership with USF will include: campus tours and events, guest speakers, off-campus workshops for parents and students on college awareness topics, and assisting the HCPS GEAR UP team with professional development opportunities for teachers.

• Improve the high school graduation rate • Provide a student-centered learning environment that engages every child • Develop a culture of respect, trust, and collaboration • Engage and communicate with families and stakeholders
Funds in the amount of $47,973.00 will be available in the GEAR UP: Project SCORE Grant. For tracking purposes, the project number specific to this agenda item is 3181. As of Wednesday, September 14, 2016, the remaining balance less encumbrances for this line item equaled $124,955.89. The remaining balance less encumbrances for the GEAR UP: Project SCORE Grant is $819,683.29.
HCPS will collect and provide assessment data to an evaluator for the grant.  The outside evaluator will provide a copy of the annual evaluation report and final evaluation report to the HCPS Office of Assessment and Accountability.
SUBMITTED BY:  Elizabeth Agresta, Chief Academic Officer, Office of Teaching and Learning
Eric Bergholm, General Director, Advanced Academics
Gretchen Saunders   Dr. Alberto Vázquez
Chief Business Officer, Business Division
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  Chief of Staff
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Hillsborough County Public Schools (Florida) * Mtg.#20161004_766 (Board Meeting) * Section C Item# 6.12