Bethesda Community Clinic

PARTNERSHIP AGREEMENT

BETWEEN

THE CHEROKEE COUNTY BOARD OF EDUCATION

AND

BETHESDA COMMUNITY CLINIC

This agreement entered into on this 19th day of April, 2012 by and between The Cherokee County Board of Education, hereinafter referred to as the “School Board”

And

Bethesda Community Clinic, hereinafter referred to as BCC.

WHEREAS, the School Board’s mission is to enable all students to become contributing citizens who can communicate effectively, gather and use information, utilize technology effectively, 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, BCC’s mission is to demonstrate the compassion of Christ by providing quality healthcare to those in need, to be a healthcare home for people in need of affordable care,
and a solution for our growing county’s burdened healthcare system; and,

WHEREAS, BCC is a non-profit community health care provider located in Holly Springs, Georgia; and,

WHEREAS, BCC is a primary care provider offering free medical care for citizens of Cherokee County. Additionally, BCC offers low-cost healthcare services for those who are uninsured or underinsured in Cherokee County; and,

WHEREAS, BCC is working with other agencies in Cherokee County to engage the community and assist in providing care to patients in need.

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 BCC programs and events through existing communication channels, as permitted by School Board policy.

2. Provide referrals to BCC when applicable.

3. Explore/pursue joint grant and professional development opportunities in both parties’ best interest.

ARTICLE III
BCC will:
1. See patients, referred by the School Board to BCC for services, in a fashion consistent with BCC’s vision and consistent with BCC’s methods of providing services.

2. Explore/pursue joint grant and professional development opportunities in both parties’ best interest.

3. Accept all children/interested participants for participation within its programs without regard to their gender, race, political affiliation, age, national origin or handicapping condition.
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, BCC must adhere to all local, State or Federal laws regarding education.

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

ARTICLE IV
The term of this contract is April 19, 2012 through April 19, 2013. 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 the Executive Director of Bethesda Community Clinic at 107 Mountain Brook Dr., Suite 100, Canton, GA 30115.