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Rally Foundation for Childhood Cancer Research

PARTNERSHIP AGREEMENT

BETWEEN

THE CHEROKEE COUNTY BOARD OF EDUCATION

AND

RALLY FOUNDATION FOR CHILDHOOD CANCER RESEARCH

This agreement entered into on this 19th day of May, 2016, by and between The
Cherokee County Board of Education, hereinafter referred to as the “School Board”
And
Rally Foundation for Childhood Cancer Research, hereinafter referred to as “Rally”

WHEREAS, the School Board’s mission is to enable all students to become contributing citizens who can communicate effectively, gather and use information, make responsible decisions, utilize technology effectively and adapt to the challenges of the future, 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, Rally is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that empowers volunteers across the country to raise awareness and funds for childhood cancer research to find better treatments with fewer long-term side effects and, ultimately, cures, and

WHEREAS, Rally operates at 94% efficiency, has received the Independent Charity Seal of Excellence and received the highest available ranking on GuideStar, and

WHEREAS, Rally has given more than $9 million in research grants, and

WHEREAS, Rally offers programs for schools that raise awareness and funds for childhood cancer research and offer students the ability to practice generosity and compassion and develop their organizational, team-building and leadership skills.

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 Rally programs through existing communications channels, as permitted by School Board Policy.
2. Encourage CCSD schools to participate in Rally awareness and charitable fundraising activities including the 4 Quarters for Research “4Q4R” program through T-shirt sales and percentage nights. In Fiscal Year 2016, 36 Metro Atlanta schools participated in this program, raising approximately $146,000 for childhood cancer research by “passing the bucket” at athletic games, community events, etc.
3. Provide a liaison/school representative at each interested school site to work in conjunction with Rally to implement aforementioned programs.
4. The liaison/school representatives’ role will include promoting the program using supplied materials; distributing materials to students and teachers; collecting and submitting all donations to Rally for depositing; setting achievable goals; enlisting student and/or adult volunteers; and coordinating the event in conjunction with Rally.
5. Encourage CCSD schools to participate in a “#GoGold” for Childhood Cancer Awareness Day, Week, or Month during September, depending on school preference and availability.

ARTICLE III
Rally will:
1. Conduct an informational planning session with each principal and/or potential liaison/school representative 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 Grade 8 or lower from participating in door-to-door sales.
3. Provide all Rally materials to the participating school sites. Provide in-service and year-round assistance to coordinators, teachers and administrators on how to make the program a school-wide event. Offer and host school presentations by trained Rally staff and/or volunteers in the form of student club coaching/planning sessions, school-wide assemblies, closed-circuit TV presentations, etc. Work with the liaison/school representative to schedule presentations with principal approval.
4. Provide recognition to local media when possible.
5. Accept all children/interested participants for participation in 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. Rally shall adhere to all local, State or Federal laws in connection with the covenants and conditions set forth in this agreement.

ARTICLE IV
The term of this contract is May 19, 2016 through May 19, 2017. 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 Rally Foundation for Childhood Cancer Research at 5775 Glenridge Dr. NE, Building B, Suite 370, Atlanta, Ga. 30328.