Hillsborough County Public Schools Student Services and Federal Programs
Action Item

DATE: Tuesday, December 12, 2006
TO: School Board Members
FROM: MaryEllen Elia, Superintendent


Approve the Cost Reimbursable Subagreements by and between the University of South Florida (USF) and the School District of Hillsborough County (SDHC), for Gaining Early Awareness and Readiness for Undergraduate Programs (GEAR UP), CFDA #84.334, Subagreement Account #5830-1175-00-A and #5830-0474-00-H (Student Services and Federal Programs Division)


This continuing project will be implemented at Hillsborough High School between January 3, 2007 and May 23, 2007, and will provide comprehensive services to students to close the achievement gap and prepare them for participation in higher education. The program will incorporate after school tutoring and enrichment activities and Saturday programs. Partners include the Hillsborough Education Foundation and the Children’s Board of Hillsborough County. Under the subagreements, SDHC will provide teachers, staff, and facilities for the after school program, three Saturday programs, transportation for the after school program, and technical assistance to the USF evaluation team by providing data as needed.


Goal 5: The District will close the Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test (FCAT) achievement gap by a minimum of 10 percentage points as reported by No Child Left Behind.


USF agrees to compensate SDHC on a cost reimbursement basis for activities occurring between January 3, 2007 and May 23, 2007, for an amount not to exceed $11,240.00 for Subagreement #5830-1175-00-A and $13,354.00 for Subagreement #5830-0474-00-H.


Under the terms of the grant, USF is responsible for the project evaluation. SDHC will collect and provide assessment data to the outside evaluator for the grant. The outside evaluator will provide a copy of the evaluation report to the SDHC’s Office of Assessment and Accountability. The anticipated date for project evaluation for the 2006-2007 school year is December 30, 2007.

SUBMITTED BY: Lynn Fell, Grants and Research Operations Officer

Gwendolyn L. Luney, Assistant Superintendent
Student Services and Federal Programs
(813) 272-4878
Gretchen Saunders
Chief Business Officer
(813) 272-4270
Hillsborough County Public Schools (Florida) * Mtg.#20061212_189 * Section E Item# 5.07