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 Amendment #1 of the Contract Between Hillsborough County Public Schools, Early Childhood School Readiness Programs and Tampa United Methodist Centers, Inc. Effective December 12, 2006 (Student Services and Federal Programs Division)


Under this contract, Tampa United Methodist Centers, Inc. delivers child care and early education services to children of eligible low-income families residing in Hillsborough County. The term of the contract is July 1, 2006 and continues through June 30, 2007. On October 25, 2006, the Early Childhood School Readiness Programs received notification from Tampa United Methodist Centers, Inc. of its name being officially changed to Cornerstone Family Ministries as of October 1, 2006. Therefore, Amendment #1 modifies the contract to reflect the new name of the organization.


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


No change in the financial impact of this contract is effectuated by Amendment #1. Approximately $88,000 of the original contract total of $942,400.00 ($3,800 average annual cost per child) has been reimbursed to Tampa United Methodist Centers, Inc. The remaining funds will be expended to the facility under its new name, Cornerstone Family Ministries, for approximately 248 children in the provider’s care. All of the funds are allocated by the Agency for Workforce Innovation Office of Early Learning to the Hillsborough County School Readiness Coalition, Inc., and by virtue of a contract, to the Hillsborough County Public Schools – Early Childhood School Readiness Programs.


This contract is reflected in the year-end financial statements which are audited annually by the Hillsborough County School Readiness Coalition, Inc. as prescribed by law. The Board will receive the audit reports when they are completed. The time of completion will vary based upon the activities of the auditors.

SUBMITTED BY: Beverly Wickson, Ed.D., Director, Early Childhood School Readiness

Gwendolyn L. Luney, Assistant Superintendent
Student Services & Federal Programs
(813) 272-4879
Gretchen Saunders
Chief Business Officer
(813) 272-4270
Hillsborough County Public Schools (Florida) * Mtg.#20061212_189 * Section E Item# 5.12