Chattahoochee Technical College

PARTNERSHIP AGREEMENT
BETWEEN
THE CHEROKEE COUNTY BOARD OF EDUCATION
AND
CHATTAHOOCHEE TECHNICAL COLLEGE
This agreement entered into on this 11th day of June, 2015 by and between
The Cherokee County Board of Education, hereinafter referred to as the “School
Board”
And
Chattahoochee Technical College, hereinafter referred to as “Chattahoochee Tech.”
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 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, another of the School Board’s Major System Priorities is to review
the potential for utilizing the school district’s existing public education facilities to
establish self-supporting community school evening/week-end education programs for
interested Cherokee County adults; and,
WHEREAS, another of the School Board’s Major System Priorities is, in
collaboration with technical colleges and local business community, insure that career,
technical and agricultural education programs prepare students for a diverse and
technologically rich society; and,
WHEREAS, Chattahoochee Technical College, a Unit of the Technical College
System of Georgia, is a point of access
for individual, business and industry, and communities
to programs which are occupational or transferable
to associate degrees, diplomas, certificates, non-credit courses, and adult
education
through traditional campuses and online means
in an environment supportive of learning, teaching, retention, and graduation
WHEREAS, Chattahoochee Tech’s vision is to be embraced by its communities as
they would traditionally embrace a two-year college, including a positive reputation, a range of
offerings that match community expectations, a robust access to successful outcomes, and a Golden
Rule culture.
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. In conjunction with Chattahoochee Tech, establish a leadership forum (co-chaired
by the Superintendent and President) and work group(s) to develop joint
recommendations in appropriate areas, including a joint vision for collaborative
education and to develop a joint legislative program in this regard.
2. Participate and provide system designees for the Education and Career Partnership.
3. Provide the use of school system facilities as approved by appropriate Cherokee
County School District personnel, waiving rental fees as contained in the
Community Use of System Facilities Policy (KG), including custodial and
supervisory fees when applicable, to the extent permissible under Georgia Law.
4. Continue to provide and communicate Move On When Ready opportunities for
Cherokee County students and identify programs of study most suitable for
Cherokee County School District students.
5. Promote post-secondary programs at Chattahoochee Tech and work with
representatives to develop more rigorous curriculum standards to prepare students
for post-secondary education.
6. Promote and recruit groups of students from middle and/or high school for tours of
and participatory field trips to Chattahoochee Tech.
7. Provide use of school bus transportation to transport students to Chattahoochee
Tech for an organized tour as part of a career, technical and agricultural education
program, adhering to all field trip guidelines, rules and regulations.
8. Recruit middle and high school teachers, counselors and other appropriate staff to
participate in current and emerging summer professional development hosted by
Chattahoochee Tech as scheduled.
9. Utilize guest speakers from Chattahoochee Tech for elementary, middle and high
school classes.
10. As part of the Cherokee County School District Career, Technical and Agricultural
Education initiative, CCSD students will participate in any career-related
assessment inventories, administered by Chattahoochee Tech at CCSD high
schools and, with the implementation of Career Pathways, blend the Pathways
program seamlessly with the Chattahoochee Tech curriculum.
11. Be responsible for any claims, judgments or demands occasioned by the acts of
their employees, agents or actors.
12. Pursue joint grant opportunities that are in both parties’ best interests.
13. Include CCSD representation by appropriate staff member on Chattahoochee
Tech’s President’s Advisory Council.
14. Cherokee County School District’s three-year Technical/Career initiative will
continue to include opportunities for collaboration with Chattahoochee Tech.
These will include but not be limited to inclusion on district-wide and school-based
advisory committees, career pathways and program of study development, work based
learning experiences and Career Fair participation.
15. Participate in a Cherokee County School District/Chattahoochee Tech annual
meeting forum designed for the express purpose of planning, developing and
implementing programs beneficial to students attending both institutions.
16. Provide notice of opportunities for Chattahoochee Tech students to apply for
positions in After School Programs.
ARTICLE III
Chattahoochee Tech will:
1. In conjunction with the School Board, establish a leadership forum (co-chaired by
the Superintendent and President) and work group(s) to develop joint recommendations in appropriate areas, including a joint vision for collaborative
education and to develop a joint legislative program in this regard.
2. Provide and communicate the offering of a wide range of services to high
school/middle school students, teachers and counselors, including but not limited
to the following: hosting a day annually for Cherokee County School District
designated staff to become more familiar with its programs, instructors visiting
high school classrooms; financial aid and admission counseling; Placement
Testing on high school campuses, large and small group tours of campus;
Chattahoochee Tech Open House for high school teachers, staff and students;
presentations to special high school groups; guest speakers to classes, clubs or
groups; and staff to serve on advisory committees.
3. Continue to honor and participate with the Education and Career Partnership
Statewide Secondary – Post Secondary Articulation Agreement..
4. Provide Move On When Ready opportunities for Cherokee County students.

5. Offer courses and training to students and community as requested and approved
by appropriate Cherokee County School District personnel, such as the Early
Childhood Care and industry certification programs.
6. Be responsible for any claims, judgments or demands occasioned by the acts of
their employees, agents or actors.
7. Abide by the rules and regulations contained in the facility use contract at each
facility and those contained in the Community Use of System Facilities Policy
(KG), including custodial and supervisory fees when applicable, to the extent
permissible under Georgia Law.
8. Conduct an interview with the appropriate supervisor of each facility prior to and
after the use of the facility.
9. Work with appropriate staff from the school district to develop programs of study
which begin in the high school with aligned curriculum, and culminate with postsecondary
study at Chattahoochee Tech.
10. Work with Career Pathway Facilitators and area businesses to coordinate work based
learning programs leading to post-secondary education at Chattahoochee
Tech.
11. Work with appropriate school system administrators, high school teachers and
other appropriate staff to determine feasibility of sharing resources such as labs,
materials, instructors, etc.
12. Pursue the opportunity to involve representatives from the Cherokee County
School District in the planning and development of a future campus in Cherokee
County, as it relates to possible future magnet programs, dual enrollment
opportunities, etc.
13. Provide staff to administer any appropriate assessments to students at CCSD high
schools.
14. Pursue joint grant opportunities that are in both parties’ best interests.
15. Not discriminate against any partnership participant because of race, national
origin, age or disability.
16. Make staff available for mentor/facilitators and/or judges for Senior Projects.
17. Inform students of CCSD requirement that, prior to commencement of an applied
learning experience, they must complete a criminal background check, and
provide clean results indicating no crimes of moral turpitude. Students shall be
responsible for completing, and paying for, such background checks as may be
required by CCSD. CCSD reserves the right to reject any participant who does
not meet its minimum background requirements.
18. Offer contracted courses and training to employees as requested and approved by
appropriate Cherokee County School District personnel to ensure that existing
employees can upgrade their skills, maintain or add industry certification
requirements, develop leadership and management skills, or improve safety
systems.
ARTICLE IV
The term of this contract is June 11, 2015 through June 10, 2016. 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 110 Academy Street, Canton, Georgia
30114, and to Chattahoochee Technical Institute, 100 Campus Drive, Jasper, Georgia
30143.