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Life University

Last Updated: 4/30/2019 12:46 PM

PARTNERSHIP AGREEMENT

BETWEEN

THE CHEROKEE COUNTY BOARD OF EDUCATION

AND

LIFE UNIVERSITY

This agreement entered into on this 15th day of November 2018 by and between
The Cherokee County Board of Education, hereinafter referred to as the “School
Board” and Life University.

WHEREAS, the School Board’s mission is to educate the emerging generation through learning environments designed to increase the performance of all students; and,

WHEREAS, one of the School Board’s Major System Priorities is to increase
parental and community involvement through public engagement policies and practices
that treat parents, businesses, community-based organizations and agencies, local
institutions of higher learning and other public entities as true partners in the educational
process; and,

WHEREAS, Life University is the leader in vitalistic healthcare education and strives to empower its students to succeed both professionally and personally based on its vitalistic philosophy; and,

WHEREAS, Life University’s Eight Core Proficiencies further students’ dedication to personal integrity, and provide a cornerstone for professional success, social contribution and cultural change; and,

WHEREAS, Life University’s philosophical approach is its guiding principle of Lasting Purpose: To Give, To Do, To Love, To Serve – Out of a Sense of Abundance, which recognizes that everyone – student, faculty and staff alike – has a duty to share their individual gifts with the world; and,

WHEREAS, Life University also fosters students’ commitment to their full potential and peak performance in their educational pursuits and future professional lives through healthy habits that create a flourishing world community.

Now therefore in consideration of the covenants and conditions set forth herein
the parties agree as follows:

ARTICLE I

The parties agree that the foregoing recitals are true and correct and incorporated
herein by reference:

ARTICLE II

The School Board will:

1. Work with Life University to develop a CCSD STEM Day through which select CCSD students would visit the Life campus for a day of STEM learning led by Life University staff and a CCSD Healthcare Science Career Pathways Day through which select CCSD high school students would visit the Life campus for a day of career exploration led by Life University staff.

2. Explore apprenticeship, internship and dual enrollment program opportunities for CCSD students at Life University.

3. Pursue joint grant opportunities in both parties’ best interests.

4. Pursue joint professional development opportunities in both parties’ best interests.

5. Promote Life University programs and events for CCSD students, employees and families through existing communication channels, as permitted by School Board policy.

ARTICLE III

Life University will:

1. Work with CCSD to develop a CCSD STEM Day through which select CCSD students would visit the Life campus for a day of STEM learning led by Life University staff and a CCSD Healthcare Science Career Pathways Day through which select CCSD high school students would visit the Life campus for a day of career exploration led by Life University staff.

2. Explore apprenticeship, internship and dual enrollment program opportunities for CCSD students at Life University.

3. Pursue joint grant opportunities in both parties’ best interests.

4. Pursue joint professional development opportunities in both parties’ best interests.

5. Provide Life University speakers and instructors, when available, for Career Days and STEM activities at CCSD schools.

6. Provide Life University staff, when available, to serve as mentors and presentation review board members for high school Senior Capstone Projects.

7. Share opportunities on the Life University campus, such as the Annual Run of the Lights and Dog Days, through which CCSD students could earn community service hours including to fulfill requirements for extra-curricular clubs.

8. Accept all children/interested participants for participation within its programs
without regard to their gender, race, political affiliation, age, national origin or
handicapping condition or any other discrimination recognized and prohibited by State or Federal Law. Children/participants with handicaps must be provided
all necessary levels of supervision and must be included within the activities of
the partnering organization. As a result of this partnership agreement, Life University must adhere to all local, State or Federal laws regarding education.

ARTICLE IV

The term of this contract is November 15, 2018 through November 15, 2019. This contract shall automatically renew for additional terms not to exceed five years unless either party notifies the other at least 60 days prior to renewal date.

ARTICLE V

This contract may be terminated by either party upon thirty (30) days written
notice to the other party with or without cause. All notice of this contract shall be given to the Superintendent of Cherokee County Schools at P.O. Box 769, Canton, Georgia 30169, and to the President of Life University, 1269 Barclay Cir, Marietta, GA 30060.