DATE: Tuesday, October 21, 2008
TO: School Board Members
FROM: MaryEllen Elia, Superintendent
SUBJECT / RECOMMENDATIONS
Approve Technical Services Agreement with The Peace Education Foundation, 2008/2009
School Year - $6,750 (Curriculum and Instruction Division)
Approve Technical Services Agreement with The Peace Education Foundation. Funds will cover the cost of a trainer, all educational books, workbooks, manuals, and materials needed to provide peer mediation training on October 27 & 28, 2008, and bullying prevention training on January 12, 2009. Participants will include Peer Mediation Coordinators in elementary, middle, and senior high schools. Participants will be trained on strategies, skills, and techniques that can be used to enhance the District mandated peer mediation program, and decrease bullying situations in order to create safe and orderly school environments.
ANNUAL DISTRICT GOAL(S) AND CRITICAL SUCCESS FACTOR(S)
* Promote a culture of safety, which is free from harassment, bullying, and aggression
FINANCIAL IMPACT (Budgeted: Yes)
Funds of $6,750 are available from the Part I Budget of the Office of Training and Staff Development, Project 4502.
The success of this training will be determined by tracking student discipline data found in the School District’s Student Information System. This data will show how many successful school mediations were used in lieu of out-of-school suspensions and other disciplinary actions.
Rhonda Harris, Supervisor of Guidance Services
Wynne A. Tye
Assistant Superintendent, Curriculum and Instruction
Chief Business Officer
Hillsborough County Public Schools (Florida) * Mtg.#20081021_302 * Section A Item# 5.11