Manatee County Government Administrative Center First Floor, Commission Chambers 9:00 a.m. - April 10, 2018
April 10, 2018 - Regular Meeting
Agenda Item #25

2018 Suncoast Campaign for Grade-Level Reading Agreement


Contact and/or Presenter Information
Danny Hopkins / Recreation Division Manager / x6005
Marcus Francis / Recreation Supervisor / x6063

Action Requested
Authorization for the County Administrator to execute Agreement For Charitable Services between The Patterson Foundation and Manatee County.

Enabling/Regulating Authority
FS 125

Background Discussion

On April 4, 2017, the Board adopted the "Reach Out and Read Month" Proclamation.  Among others, The Patterson Foundation was recognized as providing funding through their Suncoast Campaign for Grade-Level Reading.  The campaign mission is to bridge the gap between school years, reducing the decline in reading levels by students over the summer.

On June 20, 2017, the Board authorized execution of the Agreement for Charitable Services between The Patterson Foundation and Manatee County.  The agreement presented an opportunity for the Parks & Natural Resources Department's summer camp program to participate in the Suncoast Campaign for Grade-Level Reading. 

Now that the Manatee County Summer Blast Camp programs have been officially recognized as a participating program for 2017, The Patterson Foundation has requested our participation again for the 2018 Summer Camp Program.

We are seeking the Boards approval to execute the agreement whereby staff will identify and commit to how the funding will be spent to ensure we can offer the best program for participants, the children of Manatee County. Our commitments will be the hiring of two additional site supervisors for the summer that are not currently allocated, the purchase of more books, and increased spending for activities and supplies associated with the reading initiative.

This agreement is very similar to the agreement presented last year, with increases to the funding amounts. The agreement has been signed by The Patterson Foundation and is ready for final Board approval and execution.

County Attorney Review
Formal Written Review (Opinion memo must be attached)

Explanation of Other

Reviewing Attorney

Instructions to Board Records

Please provide an approved copy of the agenda to Cynthia.Gray@mymanatee.org, Debbie.Voorhees@mymanatee.org, Luz.McQuiston@mymanatee.org, and Jayne.Roberts@mymanatee.org.

Please send one original executed agreement to Cynthia Gray, Parks and Natural Resources Department.

Cost and Funds Source Account Number and Name
$15,000 - 106.0000000347206 / Youth Camps

Amount and Frequency of Recurring Costs
$15,000 - 106.0012900 / Camps

Attachment:  Suncoast Campaign for Grade-Level Reading - Approved Agenda Memo.pdf
Attachment:  Counselor and Camper.pdf
Attachment:  Olympic Medalist Reads.pdf
Attachment:  Agreement For Charitable Services.pdf
Attachment:  CAO Response to RLS 2017-0284 - Suncoast Campaign for Grade-Level Reading.pdf