Manatee County Government Administrative Center Commission Chambers, First Floor 9:00 a.m. - June 20, 2017
June 20, 2017 - Regular Meeting
Agenda Item #30

Suncoast Campaign for Grade-Level Reading Agreement between The Patterson Foundation and Manatee County


Contact and/or Presenter Information

Danny Hopkins / Recreation Division Manager / x6005

Marcus Francis / Recreation Supervisor / x6063

Action Requested

Authorization to execute the Suncoast Campaign for Grade-Level Reading Agreement 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.

The Patterson Foundation (TPF) has presented an opportunity for the Parks & Natural Resources Department's summer camp program to participate in the Suncoast Campaign for Grade-Level Reading.  The department would like to participate as camp activities are already planned for the summer and meet the expectations of the TPF campaign.

To ensure agreement requirements are met, the department's Youth Camps supervisor and staff will be responsible for coordinating all activities, writing weekly blogs, posting updates on social media, and providing all required reports each week.

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 and debbie.voorhees@mymanatee.org.

Cost and Funds Source Account Number and Name

Amount and Frequency of Recurring Costs

Attachment:  Agreement_Suncoast Campaign for Grade-Level Reading.pdf
Attachment:  RLS-2017-0284_Suncoast Campaign for Grade-Level Reading.pdf