Hillsborough County Public Schools Business
Action Item

DATE: Tuesday, October 21, 2008
TO: School Board Members
FROM: MaryEllen Elia, Superintendent


Approve Modification of Subagreement (#1777-1037-00-E) with the University of South Florida in the Amount of $193,558 for a No-Cost Extension for Services Associated with Hillsborough County Public Schools’ Role in the State’s Mathematics and Science Partnerships Grant, Florida PROMiSE (Partnership to Rejuvenate & Optimize Mathematics and Science Education), Project #291-2358A-8CM01. (Student Services and Federal Programs Division)


The Florida Department of Education (FLDOE) awarded $5,900,000 to the University of South Florida (USF) for year one of the State’s Mathematics and Science Partnerships grant. Because the FLDOE did not issue the project’s Award Notification until February 2008, year one of the project began February 18, 2008, and was scheduled to end June 30, 2008, with year two beginning on July 1, 2008. USF requested and received a no-cost extension from the FLDOE to extend the end date of year one to September 30, 2008, so that year one project activities could be completed in a reasonable time frame. Partners in the grant include Hillsborough County Public Schools (HCPS), Miami-Dade Public Schools, School District of Duval County, Florida State University, and the University of Florida. The purpose of the program is to develop and implement professional development and teacher education programs to significantly improve learning in Mathematics/Science (M/S) of all students by working collaboratively with a statewide network of stakeholders to implement the new mathematics and science standards. The role of HCPS is to provide personnel to create professional development in M/S to be delivered statewide, to participate in training necessary to deliver the professional development, and to deliver the professional development to teachers in HCPS and adjoining high needs districts. It is anticipated that years two and three of the project will be awarded $8,000,000 each year. Of the total amount awarded in year one, $193,558 is allocated for project services rendered by HCPS.


* Demonstrate consistent and effective teaching methods


Funding for this project is provided by the Florida Department of Education, Project # 291-2358A-8CM01. USF is the grant’s fiscal agent and project funds reside at USF. HCPS will invoice USF as outlined in the Subagreement.


Under the terms of the grant, USF is responsible for project evaluation. Copies of the annual reports and final evaluation report will be provided to the District Office of Assessment and Accountability. The anticipated date for the first annual report is December 30, 2008.

SUBMITTED BY: Lynn Fell, Grants and Research Operations Officer

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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Hillsborough County Public Schools (Florida) * Mtg.#20081021_302 * Section A Item# 5.05