Information and Technology|
DATE: Tuesday, August 5, 2008
TO: School Board Members
FROM: MaryEllen Elia, Superintendent
SUBJECT / RECOMMENDATIONS
Approve Agreement with the Tampa Educational Cable Consortium (TECC) to Provide Video Distribution Services
The Tampa Educational Cable Consortium (TECC) can no longer provide video production services due to the elimination of funding from Hillsborough County Government. However, TECC can continue to provide distribution services for programming produced by the School District. Video distribution services will be provided on an a la carte basis according to the rates specified on the attached letter from Ann Goldenberg. The annual cost of these services will not exceed the previously budgeted amount of $158,000. District staff is assuming the production responsibilities for School Board meetings and other original programs which will be telecast on The Education Channel and streamed on the Internet. This agreement provides our community with local educational programs that enhance communication, increase student learning and bring professional development opportunities to the homes of our employees.
ANNUAL DISTRICT GOAL(S) AND CRITICAL SUCCESS FACTOR(S)
Align financial resources to support the
district’s strategic goals
FINANCIAL IMPACT (Budgeted: Yes)
The annual cost of these services will not exceed the previously budgeted amount of $158,000.
TECC and District staff will meet quarterly to assess quality of services and determine status of protocols and usage.
Manager, Services and Support
Jack E. Davis
Chief Information and Technology Officer
Hillsborough County Public Schools (Florida) * Mtg.#20080805_297 * Section A Item# 4.05