Manatee County Government Administrative Center Commission Chambers, First Floor 9:00 a.m. - March 12, 2013
March 12, 2013 - Regular Meeting
Agenda Item #25

Manatee County and School Board of Manatee County Mentoring and Shadowing Program


Contact and/or Presenter Information

Ronald J. Koper, Jr., Interim Director, ext. 3511

Action Requested
Approve execution of Agreement for Student Mentoring and Shadowing Program between the School District of Manatee County and Manatee County.

Enabling/Regulating Authority
Chapter 401, Florida Statutes; Section 401.265(1); Chapter 64-J-2.004, Section 401.2701, Florida Statutes; Florida Administrative Code; Section 2-Purposes: pages 1-11 of the Manatee County Comprehensive Plan; Protect the public health, safety, and welfare.

Background Discussion

The School Board authorizes a variety of diverse high school career "academies" wherein students require mentoring or field internship in different county departments.

This agreement provides for student field internship with Manatee County, including the Public Safety Department, Division of Emergency Medical Services. 

The mentoring, shadowing, or field internship provides an enhancement to the High School Program and allows students to be exposed to the business environment of local businesses and government.

EMS field internship involves increased risk exposure, which has been addressed in this agreement.

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

Explanation of Other

Reviewing Attorney

Instructions to Board Records

Please send an executed copy of the agreement to Public Safety Dept., attn:  Sheri Fintel (sheri.fintel@mymanatee.org), and Manatee County School Board, Suzette Ventrone (ventrones@manateeschools.net).

Cost and Funds Source Account Number and Name

Amount and Frequency of Recurring Costs
no financial impact

Attachment:  RLS 12-316 Interlocal Agreement Job Shadowing with school district.pdf
Attachment:  High School Agreement signed by SB.pdf