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Leukemia and Lymphoma Society

PARTNERSHIP AGREEMENT
BETWEEN
THE CHEROKEE COUNTY BOARD OF EDUCATION
AND
THE LEUKEMIA & LYMPHOMA SOCIETY, INC.

This Agreement entered into on this 15th day of February, 2018, by and between The Cherokee County Board of Education, hereinafter referred to as the “School Board” And The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, Inc., hereinafter referred to as “LLS”.

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, the LLS mission is to cure leukemia, lymphoma, Hodgkin’s disease and myeloma and to improve the quality of life for patients and their families. The LLS Pennies for Patients® program goal is to educate children about blood cancers and to empower them to make a difference by donating spare change for cancer patients, and

WHEREAS, Cherokee County schools participated in the LLS program, Pennies for Patients®, during the past several school years, and

WHEREAS, the Pennies for Patients® program helps students learn compassion by giving generosity, develop leadership skills within school clubs/organizations by coordinating the program, foster team-building within classrooms and schools by cooperating to earn various prizes, and engage in science by learning about healthy bodies and immune systems.

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. Encourage Cherokee County elementary, middle, and high schools to participate in Pennies for Patients®.
2. Provide a school coordinator at each interested school site to work in conjunction with LLS Student Series Manager to implement aforementioned programs. Typically, school coordinators are nurses, guidance counselors, gym teachers, health teachers or club sponsors.
3. The Coordinator’s role will include promoting the program using supplied DVDs, posters, lesson plans, and/or announcements; distributing parent letters and coin boxes to students and teachers; collecting and submitting all donations, setting achievable goals, enlisting student and/or adult volunteers, and coordinating the event in conjunction with LLS Student Series Manager.

ARTICLE III
LLS will:
1. Conduct an informational planning session with each principal and/or potential Coordinator of each interested school prior to the program.
2. Abide by the rules and regulations contained in the School Board’s Solicitation by Students Policy (JKB/KEBB), that prohibits students in grades eight or lower from participating in door-to-door sales.
3. Deliver education kits and other selected educational items such as posters, videos, coin boxes, stickers, planning guides, and lesson plans (subject to change) to the participating school sites.
4. Provide in-service and year-round assistance to coordinators, teachers and administrators on how to incorporate all areas of the curriculum to make the program a school-wide event.
5. Offer and host school presentations by trained LLS staff and/or volunteers in the form of student club coaching/planning sessions, school-wide assemblies, closed-circuit TV presentations, etc. Work with the Coordinator to schedule presentations with principal approval.
6. Provide all materials and earned thank-you gifts prizes to ensure a successful event. Prizes include certificates, pizza gift cards, Amazon gift cards, school banners, school plaques, and media releases promotion depending on donation total. Provide additional recognitions, such as hosting a Top School Coordinator’s banquet at Olive Garden for select school coordinators and hosting “thank you presentations” at school-wide assemblies, during school announcements, in classrooms, or at club meetings.
7. Provide LLS Student Series Manager and Coordinator to assist with any questions or concerns.
8. Provide feedback and recognition to district office and local media when possible.
9. 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. As a result of this partnership agreement, LLS must adhere to all local, State or Federal laws regarding education.

ARTICLE IV
The term of this Agreement is February 15, 2018 through February 15, 2019. This Agreement 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 Agreement may be terminated by either party upon thirty (30) days written notice to the other party with or without cause. All notice under this Agreement shall be given to the Superintendent of Cherokee County Schools at PO Box 769, Canton, GA 30114 and to The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society, Inc. at 2859 Paces Ferry Road SE, Suite 725, Atlanta, GA 30339.