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Action Item
DATE: Tuesday, October 4, 2016
TO: School Board Members
FROM: Jeff Eakins, Superintendent
Approve the Agreement for Technical Services with Narcotics Overdose Prevention & Education (NOPE) of Hillsborough, Inc. (Student Services Division)
NOPE is a local non-profit agency that provides high-impact narcotics overdose prevention and educational presentations, as well as discussion forums for parents and students at Project Prevent secondary schools.  These schools include:  Adams, Dowdell, Greco, Jennings, Madison, McLane, Memorial, Sligh, Van Buren middle schools; and Chamberlain, Hillsborough, King, and Middleton high schools.

As a result of this ongoing partnership with NOPE, students and families will be exposed to the dangers of prescription pill abuse and overdose.  Students will also be afforded opportunities to build leadership skills as they create awareness through community service work within Hillsborough County under the guidance of Hillsborough County Public Schools (HCPS) and NOPE organizational staff.  NOPE has successfully replicated program activities and continues to expand these activities in non-project schools to ensure sustainability of the program after grant funding ends.

All Strategic Objectives
Funds in the amount of $10,990.00 will be available in the Project Prevent Grant. For tracking purposes, the project number specific to this agenda item is 3110. As of Wednesday, September 14, 2016, the remaining balance less encumbrances for this line item equaled $97,990.00. This amount is approximately 13% of the Year 3 budget allocation.
Under the terms of the grant, an external evaluator, contracted by HCPS, will evaluate the project, providing annual reports to the project directors, the Office of Assessment and Accountability, and the United States Department of Education.  Copies of the report and the final evaluation report will be provided to HCPS project directors and Office of Assessment and Accountability annually.  In addition, the NOPE organization will distribute impact surveys to ascertain the efficacy of the program provided to the various audiences in the schools being served.
SUBMITTED BY:  Wynne A. Tye, Assistant Superintendent, Student Services Division (813) 273-7033
Kristine Hensley, Supervisor, Student Services
Gretchen Saunders   Dr. Alberto Vázquez
Chief Business Officer
(813) 272-4270
  Chief of Staff
(813) 272-4986
    C 6.03
Hillsborough County Public Schools (Florida) * Mtg.#20161004_766 (Board Meeting) * Section C Item# 6.03