Hillsborough County Public Schools Student Services and Federal Programs
Action Item

DATE: Tuesday, August 5, 2008
TO: School Board Members
FROM: MaryEllen Elia, Superintendent


Approve Memorandum of Agreement with the Crisis Center of Tampa Bay, Inc., for the Provision of Services for the Full Service Schools Program (Student Services and Federal Programs Division)


This Memorandum of Agreement is in effect August 6, 2008, through July 31, 2009. The Rapid Response Student Advocacy Program is designed to reduce child abuse and neglect and domestic violence. The program will be offered to students and families at Mort and Miles Elementary Schools.


Goal 5 – The District will eliminate the FCAT achievement gap by a minimum of 10 percentage points as reported by No Child Left Behind.


Funds are generated from various community partners and awarded to the Crisis Center of Tampa Bay, Inc. to implement the Child Victim Rapid Response Program in select elementary schools with the cooperation of the Hillsborough County Public Schools. The funding pays for the on-site program services to students and wrap-around services for their families. These funders include: Attorney General for the State of Florida, The Children’s Board, United Way, Family Support Services of the Crisis Center of Tampa Bay, Inc. (Social Enterprise), and the Crisis Center of Tampa Bay, Inc. (Social Enterprise).


Participating families and select school staff are surveyed regularly regarding program services. The surveys are utilized to evaluate the success of the interventions. Quarterly evaluation reports are submitted to program funders, including the Children’s Board and the Victims of Crime Act (V.O.C.A.). Program data is available on an annual basis, due on July 31, 2009, to the administrators in School Social Work Services and participating principals.

SUBMITTED BY: Ken Gaughn, Supervisor, School Social Work Services

Gwendolyn L. Luney
Assistant Superintendent, Student Services and Federal Programs
(813) 272-4879
Gretchen Saunders
Chief Business Officer
(813) 272-4270
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