Curriculum and Instruction|
DATE: Tuesday, October 21, 2008
TO: School Board Members
FROM: MaryEllen Elia, Superintendent
SUBJECT / RECOMMENDATIONS
Approve Affiliation Agreements for Health Science Education, 2008/2009 (Curriculum and Instruction)
We request approval of the following affiliation agreements to provide clinical training for Health Science Education programs.
Brookdale Senior Living
James A. Haley Veterans
Laboratory Corporation of America
Lakeshore Villa Health Care Center
Hillsborough Dental Research Clinic
Florida Department of Education curriculum frameworks require on-site clinical training for Health Science Education enrollees. At this time, we have more than one hundred and twelve clinical facilities that provide hands-on clinical experience for secondary and postsecondary students based on affiliation agreements. The length of programs in which students are enrolled range from three weeks to fourteen months. These standard agreements are necessary to fulfill our obligation to students for clinical experiences. The partnerships we establish with the clinical facilities in this community are essential to our Health Science Education programs and beneficial to the health care industry. We are pleased that the quality of our graduates provides an incentive to the health care industry to continue our long-term mutually beneficial relationship.
ANNUAL DISTRICT GOAL(S) AND CRITICAL SUCCESS FACTOR(S)
* Challenge and support all students with an appropriate curriculum
FINANCIAL IMPACT (Budgeted: Yes)
Clinical facilities are provided by various health care agencies at no cost to the Hillsborough County School District. Funding for the Health Science program is included in the general operating budget.
Cosette G. Whitmore, Ph.D., Supervisor
General Director, Career and Technical Education
Wynne A. Tye
Assistant Superintendent, Curriculum and Instruction
Hillsborough County Public Schools (Florida) * Mtg.#20081021_302 * Section A Item# 1.06