Hillsborough County Public Schools Curriculum and Instruction
Action Item

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


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.


    * 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.


    SUBMITTED BY: Cosette G. Whitmore, Ph.D., Supervisor

    Pamela Campbell-Peralta
    General Director, Career and Technical Education
    (813) 231-1860
    Wynne A. Tye
    Assistant Superintendent, Curriculum and Instruction
    (813) 272-4221
    A 1.06
    Hillsborough County Public Schools (Florida) * Mtg.#20081021_302 * Section A Item# 1.06