Hillsborough County Public Schools Curriculum and Instruction
Action Item

DATE: Tuesday, February 9, 2010
TO: School Board Members
FROM: MaryEllen Elia, Superintendent


Approve Renewal Contract for Services with C. E. Mendez Foundation for Drug Education Teacher Services to Sixth-Grade, Seventh-Grade, Eighth-Grade, High School, and Private School Students Through the Safe and Drug Free Schools Grant (Curriculum and Instruction Division)


We request approval of the renewal contracts with C. E. Mendez Foundation, Inc. for drug education teacher services through the Safe and Drug Free Schools Grant. The following services are provided to district students in this highly successful comprehensive program that includes reading materials for students: C. E. Mendez has provided to the District the Foundation’s drug, alcohol, and tobacco awareness and prevention program of “Too Good for Drugs” and "Too Good for Drugs and Violence" since 1980. In November, federal funds were provided through the Safe and Drug Free Schools Program for the fiscal period July 1, 2009, through June 30, 2010. The contracts with C. E. Mendez Foundation, Inc. for 2009/2010 has been approved by the Foundation’s Executive Director and Director of Local Programs and are being submitted for full execution by our School Board.


* Motivate students to become responsible learners, * Challenge and support all students with an appropriate curriculum


Funds of $702,900 are included in the divisional special revenue/federal programs budget under the Safe and Drug Free Schools Grant, Project 1720


SUBMITTED BY: Barbara B. Hancock, General Director, Elementary Education 
Carol Gilmore, Ed.D., Supervisor/Generalist, Elementary Education

Wynne A. Tye
Assistant Superintendent, Curriculum and Instruction
(813) 272-4221
Gretchen Saunders
Chief Business Officer
(813) 272-4270
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