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Elm Street Cultural Arts Village

PARTNERSHIP AGREEMENT 

BETWEEN 

THE CHEROKEE COUNTY BOARD OF EDUCATION

AND

ELM STREET CULTURAL ARTS VILLAGE

    This agreement entered into on this 18th day of October, 2018 by and between the Cherokee County Board of Education, hereinafter referred to as the “School Board” and The Elm Street Cultural Arts Village hereinafter referred to as “Elm Street.”

    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, Elm Street’s purpose is engaging community with fresh relevant arts experiences every day through arts education, live performances and historic preservation providing a creative outlet for all ages; and,

WHEREAS, Elm Street has provided ongoing arts support and programming to the School Board for more than five years.

    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. Promote Elm Street programs and events through existing communication channels via online and print materials, as permitted by School Board policy, specifically the promotion of Elm Street camps and classes, Main Stage performances, audition announcements, field trips, and other family friendly events at Elm Street.

2. Upon Elm Street’s request, give email access to contact teachers as well as any changes and/or updates at the start of each academic year.  A liaison and/or point of contact will be delegated as needed. 

3. Proclaim, promote, and celebrate March as Theatre in Our Schools Month.

4. Explore professional development opportunities in both parties’ best interests, including student and teacher workshops in the performing arts.

5. Pursue joint grant opportunities in both parties’ best interests by exploring opportunities for arts collaboration.

ARTICLE III

Elm Street will:

1. Continue to provide judges for Young Authors Fair, Governor’s Honors, Speech Contests, Reflections program, One-Act Play competitions, talent shows, and other arts-related activities.

2. Partner with schools, drama programs, and drama program shows to provide specific workshops, lessons, etc. 

3. Continue to bring the RepTouR Troupe into any School District school that requests performances for two shows on the same day at no cost to the school.  Additional performances required by the school will be provided by Elm Street at a low cost.

4. Continue to provide speakers and instructors for Career Days and Cultural Arts Days.

6. Continue to offer field trips at Elm Street for minimal cost for literature-based and other Main Stage performances.

7. Provide printed and online materials for promotion and distribution, as permitted by School Board policy. 


8. Continue to mentor as many as six students per school year for their Senior Projects with the students provided by participating schools. 

9. Provide internship opportunities to qualified high school seniors.

10. Provide character actors to visit schools in collaboration with reading and literacy initiatives. 

11. Support arts integration in schools with Elm Street volunteers and materials such as costumes and props at minimal or no cost.

12. Explore professional development opportunities in both parties’ best interests.

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

14. 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, Elm Street must adhere to all local, State or Federal laws regarding education.

ARTICLE IV

The term of this contract is October 18, 2018 through October 18, 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 PO Box 769, Canton, Georgia 30169, and to Elm Street Cultural Arts Village at 8534 Main Street, Woodstock, Georgia 30188.

IN WITNESS WHEREOF the parties have executed this document the first date referred to herein.