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North Central Georgia Learning Resources System

PARTNERSHIP AGREEMENT

BETWEEN

THE CHEROKEE COUNTY BOARD OF EDUCATION

NORTH CENTRAL GEORGIA LEARNING RESOURCES SYSTEM

This agreement entered into on this 19th day of October, 2017, by and between The Cherokee County Board of Education, hereinafter referred to as the “School Board” and North Central Georgia Learning Resources System hereinafter referred to as “North Central GLRS.”

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, North Central GLRS is funded entirely with federal discretionary funds made available through the Individuals with Disabilities Education Improvement Act (IDEA), in place to lend support to school systems as they provide services to students with disabilities.

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. Provide the use of school system facilities, waiving the rental fee as per the Community Use of System Facilities Policy (KG), for professional development opportunities as coordinated by GLRS.

ARTICLE III
North Central GLRS will:
1. Work in conjunction with the Department of Special Education to provide professional learning and technical assistance to support students with disabilities on a variety of topics related to the Region 2 Special Education District Needs Assessment and indicators in the Georgia State Performance Plan.

  1. Agree to hold harmless and indemnify the School Board against any claims, demands, losses or damages, including reasonable attorneys’ fees which may arise as a result of this contract.

  2. 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, GLRS must adhere to all local, State or Federal laws regarding education.

ARTICLE IV
The term of this contract is October 19, 2017 through October 19, 2018. 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, GA, 30114; and to the Director of the North Central Georgia Learning Resources System, 4731 Old Highway 5 South, Ellijay, GA, 30540.